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Scholarships for Teachers/Teacher Candidates


Education and Counseling Scholarship Fund

Scholarship criteria: Eligible students shall be undergraduate students. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and be eligible to receive federal aid by successful completion of the FAFSA. Preferences will be given to students enrolled in one of the School's pipeline programs. SEHD defines the pipeline programs as their pre-college programs that expose students to education and mental health as an academic interest, major or career area. These programs include, but are not limited to: Pathways2Teaching, Community College Urban Education Pipeline Initiative, and Summer Institute for Leadership and Educational Equity. 

Undergraduate Merit Scholarship

Scholarship criteria: Eligible students must be undergraduate, resident, degree-seeking students (not second degree students) and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in their University of Colorado career. 

Robert Noyce Scholarship

Awarded in the Spring for up to two years in the amount of $14,000/year (math) or $12,000/year (science) for undergraduates. Post-baccalaureate students receive funding to cover up to one year of attendance.

The CU Denver Robert Noyce Scholarship Program promotes secondary teaching as a career for undergraduates and post-baccalaureates majors in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Through a generous grant from the National Science Foundation, the program aims to respond to the critical need for high quality math and science teachers by providing scholarships, research and teaching experiences, and professional development for talented students.

Scholarship criteria: All Noyce Scholars must teach for two years in a high needs setting per year of financial support awarded. They must also attend the bimonthly seminars and dedicate eight hours per semester to help with program recruiting efforts. All applicants must: be a United States citizen, national, or permanent resident at the time of application; demonstrate financial need; have a minimum GPA (overall and in major) of 3.0.; enroll full time at CU Denver; be a current math or science major OR have appropriate credits in math and science as a baccalaureate; be on track to complete the requirements of the secondary science or math certifications within two years; and demonstrate a commitment to pursue a teaching career in a high needs school district and to meeting the employment conditions of the Noyce Scholarship Program.

Thank-A-Teacher Scholarship

Up to $500.00 awarded to 2- 4 recipients in Fall and Spring

Scholarship criteria: Eligible students shall be in the first semester of the UCTE program (graduate) or professional sequence (undergraduate). You are enrolled in a minimum of nine credit hours in teacher education coursework, including internships. 

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