Financial support for future teachers

Every year, our students receive over $600,000 in scholarships. The scholarships below are for prospective students who are applying or are enrolled in one of CEHD's initial licensure/M.Ed. programs.

Students pursuing licensure in math, science, or ESL may be considered for the Schulze Future Teacher Scholarship Program.

Scholarships with separate applications

Students who have completed licensure but are completing final M.Ed. requirements are eligible for the M.Ed. Award of Recognition, which requires a separate application.

How to apply

The deadline for the 2022-23 academic year is January 17, 2022. Submit the online scholarship application by the deadline date.

Available Scholarships

You only need to submit one application form to be considered for all scholarships.

For all teaching areas

  • Ann Jaede Scholarship in Urban Education
  • Lucille and Gustav Bauermeister Scholarship
  • Marian L. Campbell Scholarship
  • Campbell Scholarship for Education
  • Centennial Scholarship
  • Joan L. & Denneth C. Dvergsten Education Scholarship
  • Isabel Graham Giddings Endowed Scholarship in Education (preference for African American women)
  • Dr. Max W. and Frances Halpern Goldberg Scholarship (preference for someone planning a rural teaching career)
  • Michael J. & Susan F. Johnson Annual Scholarship (preference for a first-generation college student)
  • Rev. Dr. Robert and Pauline Olson-Koenig Scholarship
  • Dr. Carlus Selvig Family Scholarship in Education
  • Felix & Marion Ugland Mallinger Scholarship
  • Judy D. Walter Endowed Scholarship (preference for someone planning an urban teaching career)
  • Daniel and Kathleen Wetterstrom Scholarship
  • Promise of Tomorrow Scholarship - Alumni Society
  • Carol and Glen Fuerstneau Fellowship
  • Martha Andersen Wilder Fellowship
  • Ruth and Harlen Hansen Scholarship

Agricultural education

Art education

  • Myrtie G. and Donald T. Houpt Fund
  • Carol Ann Noreen Memorial Scholarship
  • Judith Philipp Meyers Art Education Scholarship

Early childhood education

  • Elizabeth Louise Noreen Memorial Scholarship
  • Emily A. Kernkamp Endowed Scholarship
  • L. Ray Henderson Scholarship in Early and Elementary Education
  • Puzak Family Scholarship
  • Luttegen Scholarship in CEHD (preference for young female)

Elementary education

  • Roger M. Adams Scholarship for Elementary Teachers
  • Rosamond Dols Endowment in Elementary Education
  • David and Merece Johnson Scholarship
  • Emily A. Kernkamp Endowed Scholarship
  • Elizabeth V. Koenig Scholarship
  • Nancy L. Lersch Endowed Scholarship
  • Rodney Nelson Scholarship (preference for someone planning a career in urban education)

English education

  • Charlie and Iris Post Fried Family Scholarship
  • Betty Roith Seifert Scholarship
  • Dora V. Smith Scholarship
  • Donna M. Traphagen Scholarship
  • Mabel Gran Ulsaker Scholarship
  • T. Patrick Mullen Scholarships for Literacy Education

Mathematics education

  • Lorena Jacobson Scholarship
  • Frank L. Kernik Memorial Scholarship
  • Sidney and Bernice Page Scholarship
  • Caryl and Ernest Pierson Scholarship
  • Hannah Stocker Scholarship

Science education

  • Randall E. & Judith L. Johnson Scholarship

Second language education

  • Mae Johnson Scholarship
  • Marilyn Nordstrom Olson and Valdemar Olson Scholarship
  • Teacher Education Scholarship
  • Donna M. Traphagen Scholarship

Secondary education

  • Alpha Marie Gustafson Endowed Scholarship

Social studies education

  • Betty Roith Seifert Scholarship
  • Edith West Scholarship

Schulze Future Teacher Scholarship Program

The Schulze Future Teacher Scholars Program will award scholarships of up to $20,000 to eligible CEHD initial licensure (ILP) students and undergraduate special education students. Recipients are recognized as members of the Schulze Future Teacher Scholars cohort. An expectation of Scholars will include participation in publicity of the program and cohort specific events.


  • Eligible students who plan to complete their CEHD initial licensure program in the 2021-22 academic year in ESL, math, science or special education (undergraduate students).
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • Commitment to teach for at least 3 years
  • Demonstrable financial need (FAFSA must be submitted.)


A separate application is not required for the Schulze scholarship. You will be considered for the Schulze scholarship when you complete the online application linked above.

M.Ed. Award of Recognition

  • $1000 award
  • Applicant has completed initial licensure within the past five years and is in the process of completing coursework needed for the M.Ed. degree for that licensure area. Past recipients of this scholarship are not eligible to receive it a second time.
  • Deadlines:
    • January 15, 2022 for receipt of applications for spring 2022
    • May 20, 2022 for receipt of applications for summer 2022
    • August 25, 2022 for receipt of applications for fall 2022
  • To apply, each candidate must submit the following as attachments to
    • A cover letter including demographic and contact information (student ID, phone number, email address); the candidate’s licensure/M.Ed. area; and a description of the course or courses planned for the term
    • A resume or vita
    • A personal statement describing personal and professional goals in the teaching profession
    • A letter or email of support from one college faculty member or advisor to include a description of remaining courses and requirements needed for completion of the M.Ed. degree