Financial support to help you become a teacher

Scholarships for undergraduate students

You can afford to be a teacher. Every year, our teacher education students receive over $600,000 in scholarships.

Schulze Future Teacher Scholarship Program

Each year through 2020-21, the Schulze Future Teacher Scholars Program will award scholarships of up to $10,000 to eligible undergraduate 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.

Qualified applicants pursuing teaching licenses in ESL, math, science, ESL, or special education will be contacted with application information.


  • Students who plan to complete their undergraduate degrees in the following academic year and are enrolled in one of the following programs:
    • DirecTrack to Teaching students planning to pursue math, science, or ESL in the CEHD initial licensure program. Students in these high need subject areas are also eligible to apply for additional support of up to $20,000 once enrolled in the CEHD initial licensure program.
    • Special education undergraduate majors in their final year completing licensure requirements.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • Commitment to teach for at least 3 years
  • Demonstrable financial need (FAFSA must be submitted.)

Scholarships for all teaching areas:
Audrey Erskine Scholarship Award

  • Awards ranging from $350 to $500 each
  • Applicants must be juniors or seniors enrolled in CEHD with intent to teach at the preschool, elementary, or secondary level in Minnesota.
  • Active membership in Education Minnesota Student Association is preferred.
  • Please contact Clara Waddell at 320-253-2530 or for an application and more information.
  • Deadline: June 1, 2020. Applicants must submit a completed application form, college transcript, and recommendations from student teaching supervisors, professors, classroom teaching supervisors, and/ or department heads.