Department of Teacher Education

Scholarships

Application for Department of Teacher Education Scholarships & Awards

The Department of Teacher Education at Salisbury University invites all early childhood and elementary education majors to apply for any and all of the following scholarships if they meet eligibility criteria.  On-line applications will be accepted beginning January 1, 2014.  Applications received prior to this date with not be considered, nor returned.

Available Scholarships-

Dorothy Spedden Hall Award $250.00

Awarded to an Elementary Education or Elementary Education/Early Childhood Education student who has been formally admitted to the Professional Teacher Education Program.  Must be from Dorchester County, have graduated from a high school in Dorchester County, and intend to return to Dorchester County to teach.  Awarded to a student who evidences academic scholarship and shows promise of becoming a successful teacher.

Amy Stephens Meekins Cohort Award $250.00

Awarded to a "Block D" Elementary Education major enrolled in the cohort program at the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center and who has completed all of the methods courses required for internship via the cohort program.  Awarded to a student who evidences academic scholarship and shows promise of becoming a successful teacher.

Delta Kappa Gamma Beta Chapter Award $100.00

Awarded to a senior woman majoring in education who is currently student teaching or who has completed student teaching.  Must have graduated from a Worcester, Wicomico, Dorchester, or Somerset County high school and show promise of becoming a successful teacher. 
Awarded in May 2010.

Anne H. Matthews Award $150.00

Awarded to a junior education major who shows promise of becoming a successful teacher.  Must evidence good relationships with fellow students, have desire for knowledge and professional growth, and show involvement in campus and/or community activities.
Awarded in May 2010.

Caruthers Memorial Award $125.00

Awarded to a junior or senior education major who evidences academic scholarship, leadership skills, involvement in campus and/or community activities and who shows promise in becoming a successful teacher.
Awarded in May 2010.

Penelope Jarman Memorial Scholarship $ 750.00

Awarded to a junior early childhood education major who has a 2.75 or better cumulative GPA,  SAT score of 1250 or better, and who demonstrates financial need.  Students must also evidence leadership and scholarship.  Students may receive this scholarship for two years, but they must reapply for the second year. Awarded in May for use in following academic year.

Institute for Retired Persons (IRP)  Education Scholarships $1000.00

The Institute for Retired Persons provides a scholarship for Early Childhood and/or Elementary Education majors.  Recipient must be a full-time junior with a cumulative grade point average of 2.85 or greater for the previous three semesters.  Recipients are selected by the Scholarships/Awards Committee in the Seidel  School of Education and Professional Studies.  The number of scholarships given annually may vary.  Awarded in May for use in the following academic year.  Recipients attend an IRP celebration meeting in the fall.

Worcester County Teachers' Association Scholarship $1000.00

Awarded to a junior education major who is a graduate of Worcester County public school system.  Must have a 2.75 cumulative GPA or better at Salisbury University. Awarded in May for use in following academic year.

Carey Simons Scholarship $1000.00

This scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a career in public school education in Maryland. Applicants must have been residents of the Pittsville, Willards, Powellville or Gumboro election district of Wicomico County, MD for at least five years and must have completed two years of successful undergraduate study. Applicants are judged on merit, achievement and potential. Recipients are selected in March by the Scholarships/Awards Committee in the Seidel  School of Education and Professional Studies.  The number of scholarships given annually may vary. Awarded in May for use in the following academic year.

Clinton Bradway, Jr. Scholarship $1000.00

This scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior education major. Recipients of this renewable scholarship must meet the following criteria: be a resident of Dorchester County, agree to teach in Dorchester County upon graduation--one year for each year of funding*, and be admitted into the professional teacher education program at Salisbury University. Verification of financial need must also be submitted (FAFSA).

Note: Failure to fulfill the county teaching obligation will resulting recipient's obligation to return the scholarship funding plus10% APR Interest within 5 years.

Wood-Miller Scholarship (up to a maximum of $ 5,000 annually)

This scholarship targets student(s) who demonstrate the potential for becoming outstanding teachers and leaders in the fields of science and mathematics education at the middle school or high school level. Awards are renewable for up to four years providing student(s) remain in good academic standing and continue their studies in teacher education.

Class of ’43 Scholarship $ 1000.00

This scholarship was established to recognize a rising junior education major. The scholarship may be renewed if the recipient maintains a 2.5 gpa. Awarded in May for use in the following academic year.

Hattie M. Strong Foundation Scholarship $ 5, 000.00

This scholarship was established by the Hattie M. Strong Foundation  for candidates who: are in their final year of study; have exhibited outstanding success and enthusiasm in field experience; demonstrate financial need; and have achieved a minimum 3.0 GPA in the two semesters prior to their final year. Candidates must submit: (1) a statement on the attributes and experiences you will bring to the profession that define you as young educators of promise; and (2) a reference letter from your mentor teacher describing your strengths based on your field experience performance to Stephanie Staab (administrative assistant of Department of Teacher Education).

 Teacher Education Scholarship

This scholarship is intended to assist any candidate who demonstrates need and maintains a 3.5 grade point average overall. It may be used as a book award, to offset cost of PRAXIS tests, internship, or unforeseen need. Candidates must write a letter to the Scholarship Committee explaining why they should be considered for this award.

For additional information Contact, Dr. Ron Siers 410-677-5486