James Madison Memorial Fellowship Scholarship

 

This Scholarship is specific for teachers in pursuit of a graduate degree that will become amazing teachers of the US Constitution. Also all applicants MUST be (or striving to be) Secondary School Teachers

They award $24,000 to an applicant from each state .

That means that you only compete against other applicants in your state of residence and one applicant from each state will be awarded a $24,000 scholarship.

This is an annual scholarship.  The deadline for 2018 is March 1st.  (And most likely will be similar each year.)

Recap:

  • $24,000 scholarship awarded to one applicant from EACH state.
  • Must be pursing a graduate degree.
  • Must be a Secondary  School Teacher (or pursuing this)
  • Must be a pursing to be a teacher of the American Constitution.
  • Application deadline is March 1st, 2018

Click here to apply.

AXA Achievement Scholarship

AXA is a multi-national Insurance firm that offers 1.4 million in scholarships in all 50 states (including Washington DC and Puerto Rico)

They offer $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 Scholarships.

Scholarship Applications are usually accepted from September 5, until 10,000 applications are submitted or December 15. (Be sure to check in to the website as it may vary year to year.)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a US Citizen or Legal Resident
  • Be a current high school senior
  • Plan to enroll full time in a 2 year or 4 year college
  • Show self-drive and great achievement in many aspects of your life, including: school, community and/or work-related.
  • (Special consideration is given to achievements that reduce risk and empower society

Read more and apply here:

 

Education Scholarships

If you are going back to school to become a teacher or just starting out your collegiate journey the bills can add up fast. Having assistance in paying for college can be a big help. There are many scholarships out there to assist in this endeavor. Surprisingly many students do not take the time to research and apply for college scholarships. I am not sure the exact reasons, I am sure there are many. (Perhaps just not making the time to look, maybe low self confidence, or just not thinking the potential reward is worth the hours of time put into researching and applying for college scholarships). What ever the reason, I would like to encourage each and every student to make a few hours available in one day, and use that time to search and apply for at least one scholarship.

Scholarship applications  may differ in their requirements.  Some may need little to no prep work, although  others may require essays or other assignments that may take quite a bit of time. To help in expediting your research I have listed a few websites that appear very comprehensive in their scholarship data base, as well as have many specific parameters to help narrow your search. Here are a few of the websites that I have found helpful! Best of luck!

Federal Student Aid Database

This search tool is a government website from the Federal Student Aid webstie. There is a general scholarship search tool that anyone can use, as well as a “Scholarship Matching Wizard” that the student will have to register and log in to use.

College Board

This website has a very detailed data base with many parameters that can be entered to narrow down your search. You DO NOT need to register to use this site, which is convenient.

Sallie Mae

Sallie Mae also has a scholarship data base for use, but you must register with them to use the data base. It appears free of charge for the use once you register.