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Scholarship Opportunities

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Online Scholarship Application

Students interested in applying for School of Education scholarships need to complete the Online Scholarship Application found on their OneStart account by March 1st. Students may also visit www.scholarships.iusb.edu for instructions on accessing the application.

The Elisabeth Sailor Memorial Scholarship Fund

Amount to be awarded this year is two $500.00 scholarships. This is a non-renewable scholarship but applicants may chose to re-apply annually

Open to all Undergraduate Education Students.

Application Deadline: March 1.

The Faculty Scholarship

Amount to be awarded this year is 1 $500.00 scholarship. This is a non-renewable scholarship but applicants may chose to re-apply annually.

Open to Undergraduate and Graduate education majors taking over 6 credit hours per semester

Preference given to students with a minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.5

Based on academic merit and need.

Application Deadline: March 1.

The James Parent Scholarship Fund

Amount to be awarded for 2008 is 500.00. Two scholarships will be awarded this year. This is a non-renewable scholarship but applicants may chose to re-apply annually. This scholarship is only available when Donations are received.

Open to Undergraduate Education majors with a 3.5 cumulative GPA.

Preference in awarding the scholarship will be given to education students who exemplify:

Excellence in the classroom

Commitment to leadership in working with youth

Dedication in promoting the well-being of youth through arts, drama, sports and recreational programs

Application Deadline: March 1.

The Joseph and Wilma Stoner Education Scholarship Fund

Amount to be awarded they year is $500.00. This is a non-renewable scholarship but applicants may chose to re-apply annually

Open to Undergraduate education majors enrolled in the Teacher Education Program with preference in awarding the scholarship given to education students who are:

Enrolled in the Teacher Education Program at IUSB

A single parent (through spousal death or divorce)

Gainfully employed outside of the home a minimum of 15 hrs. per week.

Students must have a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester to be eligible

Application Deadline: March 1.

Wayne J. Krepel Scholarship

This is a single $1000.00 scholarship or 2 $500.00 scholarships.
The Scholarship will be given to students who meet all of the following criteria:
Student must be enrolled in the School of Education as a Junior or Senior, with an interest in becoming a teacher; student has a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4-point scale; student must demonstrate financial need as reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); preference given to average students who display potential, leadership and commitment to teacher education.
Application and further information to be announced by March 1.

Additional IU South Bend School of Education Scholarships

Dr. Richmond E. Calvin Scholarship

Dr. Richmond E. Calvin was a professor at Indiana University South Bend for 30 years until his retirement in 2002. He taught at the undergraduate and graduate level in the School of Education focusing primarily on the areas of School Administration, Teacher Education, and Counseling and Human Services. This scholarship was established to serve as a lasting reflection of his commitment to the educators of the future.
Award Amount: $1000 per year ($500 per full-time semester) for tuition and required fees.
Eligibility: This scholarship will support Black/African American sophomore, junior, or senior students at Indiana University South Bend pursuing an undergraduate degree in education with the intention of pursuing a career in education. Students can first apply during the Spring of their freshman year for support starting the Fall semester of their sophomore year.
Award Criteria: Preference shall be given to full-time students. Students shall be selected for the award with primary consideration given to strong academic performance and secondary consideration given to financial need.
Application Process: Candidates must submit the following items by March 1:
1. A completed scholarship application (attached).
2. Submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to U.S. Department of Education. Selection committee will access your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) information through the Office of Financial Aid.
3. Transcript of college courses completed to date.
4. A 500 to 700 word essay discussing a)your career goals and your motivations for
pursuing a degree in education;
b) why you need the Dr. Richmond E. Calvin Scholarship and how it will help you reach your goals.

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Robert Lee Fancil School of Education Scholarship

Amount to be awarded this year is $1,000. This is a non-renewable scholarship but applicants may chose to re-apply annually.
Open to all undergraduate, seniors enrolled in the School of Education, who have a minimum GPA of 3.4 or higher.
A letter of recommendation from their advisor or faculty member is required.

Application Deadline March 1.

Rutherford B. Porter Scholarship

Amount to be awarded for 2008 is 500.00. Two scholarships will be awarded this year. This is a non-renewable scholarship but applicants may chose to re-apply annually.

This scholarship is for both traditional and non-traditional (part-time) junior/senior or graduate students who have demonstrated academically a sincere commitment to the field of special education.

Two annual $500.00 scholarships are available.

The State generally sends IUSB information/ applications by March 1st. All applications are due by April 19.

The Miholic Loan

The Miholich Loan fund was established to provide low interest financial assistance to a student in the special education teacher preparation program. The loan can be approved as needed through the appropriate committee in the School of Education. The loan is open to current and entering graduate and undergraduate students preparing to be licensed in some area of special education. Applicants must show promise for completing the program within three years.

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The Minority Teacher and Special education Service Scholarship

Amount to be awarded this year is 1000.00 full-time enrollment or 500.00 for part-time enrollment. This is a renewable scholarship.

Minority Teacher Scholarship was created by the 1988 Indiana General Assembly to address the critical shortage of Black and Hispanic teachers in Indiana. In 1990 the Indiana General Assembly amended the Minority program to include the field of Special Education, and in 1991 the fields of Occupational and Physical Therapy were added.

To be eligible you must be:

A minority student (defined as Black or Hispanic) seeking a teaching certification; or A student seeking a Special Education teaching certification; or A student seeking an Occupational or Physical Therapy certification.

An Indiana resident and an US Citizen.

Admitted to an eligible institution as a full time student or already attending as a full time student.

Pursuing or intend to pursue a course of study that would enable the student upon graduation to teach in an accredited elementary or secondary school in Indiana.

Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Not be in default on a State or Federally-funded Student loan.

Meet all minimum criteria established by the Commission.

In addition, students who are already enrolled in college, must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.0 on a scale of 4.0 or the equivalent, or meet the minimum GPA requirements established at the college for its school of education, if it is higher.

Application deadline March 1. - Disbursement Fall Semester

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Popular and reputable links to various outside resources for Scholarships

http://orphan.org/student-center/
Various scholarships available-must create account

http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
high school seniors and current college students

http://www.astraeafoundation.org/
Lesbian Foundation for Justice

http://www.chci.org/
Hispanic/Latino scholarship opportunities

http://www.chci.org/resources/page/for-students
Hispanic/Latino scholarship opportunities

http://www.CollegeIsPossible.org/
American Council on Education

http://www.counseling.org/Students/Opportunities/TP/Home/CT2.aspx
American Counseling Association Ross Trust Graduate Student Scholarship Competition.

http://www.familiesoffreedom.com/
For Children & Spouses of the Victims of the 9/11/01 Attacks

http://www.finaid.org/
The smart student's guide to financial aid

http://www.hsf.net/
Hispanic Scholarship Fund

http://www.iie.org/gilman
Awards scholarships to American undergraduates for study in foreign countries and world regions critical to U.S. national security

http://www.in.gov/ssaci/
State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana

http://www.mcsf.org/
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is looking for students who qualify for academic year 2006-07 scholarships. Information on qualifications and downloadable applications are available at www.mcsf.org.

http://www.multiculturaladvantage.com/opportunity/scholarships/scholarships.asp#masthead
For a listing of undergraduate scholarships for diverse populations.

http://www.nasfaa.org/
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

http://www.nea.org/grants/grantsawardsandmore.html
National Education Association Grants and Resources

http://www.orphan.org/
Scholarships for students that have experienced the Foster Care System in their youth.

http://www.schoolcounselor.org/content.asp?pl=325&sl=127&contentid=176
American School Counselor Association Foundation Scholarship. This scholarship awards $1,000 for up to 10 deserving students in a full-time master's level school counseling program.

http://www.students.gov/
This site links to over 100 different rated scholarship sites

http://www.thepointfoundation.org/
Scholarships for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students. Awards vary from $5,000 to $28,000 per year.

http://www.unionplus.org/college-education-financing/union-plus-scholarship
For students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education

LBGT and other sources for financial aid, scholarships and foundations