If you plan to teach, you may wish to consider the TEACH Grant. Be aware that if you receive the TEACH Grant, but do not fulfill the stringent requirements of the program, the amount awarded in grant money becomes a loan with interest, compounded from the time of the award.
To be eligible at GCU, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
- Complete a FAFSA, although you do not have to demonstrate financial need to be eligible
- Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 throughout your academic program, or demonstrate a score above the 75th percentile on a national standardized college admissions test (ACT, SAT, GRE or GMAT), or be employed as a full-time teacher as a graduate student
- Be accepted into an eligible degree program
You also must:
- Major in education and pursue a certification in a high need subject area, or major in a high need subject area without obtaining certification, if you are already certified. You are only eligible if you are pursuing your first undergraduate degree. You are NOT eligible for the TEACH Grant if you are pursuing a second undergraduate degree.
- Sign an Agreement to Serve and complete entrance counseling each year that you receive a grant
Complete these forms at the Department of Education's website: teach-ats.ed.gov\
You are required to complete entrance counseling through the Department of Education site each year that you accept a TEACH Grant. You will also be required to attend exit counseling when you graduate or leave school.
Within 120 days of completing your program or ceasing enrollment in your program, you must notify the U.S. Department of Education that you are fulfilling (or plan to fulfill) the terms and conditions of your service agreement. You must document your teaching service annually; the chief administrative officer at the school where you teach must certify your documentation.
Amount of Grant
The TEACH Grant program provides grants of up to $4,000 per academic year to qualified students. Due to sequestration legislation these awards are reduced by pre-determined percentage each October 1. In addition, the awards are reduced proportionally based on a student's enrollment status of three-quarter time, half-time and less-than-half time.
SCHOLARSHIPS come from a variety of sources, including the college you plan to attend. Be sure to fill out the scholarship application ( if required) when you complete you application for admission. Scholarships are awarded based on merit and /or need. Money is typically distributed quickly so waiting to apply for scholarships is not a good idea.
Here are a few websites to look for scholarship opportunities:
Scholarships are listed in order of deadline.
Tips to Avoid Scholarship Scams
ACC Scholarships - Deadlines vary
American Psychological Association Scholarships, Grants an Awards - Deadlines Vary
Scholarship Deadlines by Month - Deadlines Vary
Weird Scholarships - Deadlines Vary
Zinch Three Sentence Essay Scholarship - Deadlines Vary
Form Swift - Deadline Varies
Business focused scholarship
Business Degree Scholarships - Deadlines Vary
Texas Tech Scholarships - Deadline Varies
How to Start a Blog Scholarship - Deadline; Applications Accepted Year Round
AFSA Scholarships - Deadlines Vary
Pathevo Scholarship - Deadlines Vary
A No Essay Scholarship This is not college nor major specific.
Imagine America Foundation- Deadlines Vary; Geared for trade school students.
Cherry Gray P.E.O Scholarship - Deadline: January 31, 2018 Must be female to apply.
United Heritage Community Scholarship - Deadline: February 15, 2018
Hays County A & M Mothers Club - Deadline: March 7, 2018
PEC COOP Scholarships - Deadline: March 21, 2018 Two of our 2017 graduates won scholarship money last year.
DSHS Tennis Scholarship - Deadline: March 29, 2018
Austin Area CTE Scholarship Oppotrunities - Deadline: March 31, 2018
Austin Community College Foundation Scholarships - Deadline: April 1, 2018
Young Women's Alliance - Deadline April 1, 2018
Dripping Springs Lions Club Scholarship - Deadline: April 2, 2018
Ann Hohman Scholarship - Deadline: April 2, 2018 For future educators.
Dripping Springs Rotary Scholarship - Deadline: April 2, 2018
DSABC Scholarship - Deadline: April 6, 2018
Dripping Springs Women's Club Scholarship - Deadline: April 9, 2018
Dripping Springs Order of the Eastern Star - Deadline: April 10, 2018
Dripping Springs A & M Club - Deadline: April 10, 2018
DSHS PTSA Scholarship - Deadline: April 13, 2018 Applicant must be a current PTSA member as of 11/15/17.
Dripping Springs Theatre Booster Club Scholarship - Deadline: April 15, 2018
Stephen and Caroline Bradford Entrepreneurial Scholarship - Deadline: April 30, 2018
Brittany Tuck Scholarship - Deadline: May 4, 2018
The expired scholarships are left up for reference only. Scroll down for current scholarship opportunities.
TAR Creative Content Writing Scholarship- Deadline: September 30, 2017
Hiking Ambition Wellness Scholarship - Deadline: September 30, 2017
Voy Media Entrepreneur Scholarship - Deadline: September 30, 2017
The Beauty + Wellness Scholarship - Deadlines: September 30, 2017, Jan. 1, 2018 ,Mar. 31, 2018 , June 30,2018. This scholarship is awared every quarter. Students are asked to write a brief 500 word essay on their experiences maintaining health + wellness while enrolled in school.
Amazelaw Scholarship - Deadlines: September 30, 2017, January 15, 2018 and March 31, 2018. This scholarship is run three times a year. Type a 500-1000 word essay on the following question: What types of legal penalities would you believe would effectively deter drivers from texting while driving.
Maid Sailors Scholarship - Deadline : Sept 30, 2017
Create a 2-4 minute video explaining why you think education is the key to a brighter future, and how you can shape society.
Hispanic Heritage Scholarship - Deadline Oct. 2, 2017
Wendy's Heisman Scholarship - Deadline: Oct. 2, 2017
United States Presidential Scholars - Deadline: Oct. 6, 2017
Coca Cola Scholars Program Scholarship - Deadline: Oct. 31,2017
Real Estate Scholarship - Deadline: Oct. 31, 2017
Furious Grill Eat Healthy Scholarship - Deadline: Nov. 15,2017
Internet Marketing Scholarship - Deadline: Nov. 30,2017
Griswold Home Care Annual Scholarship - Deadline: Nov. 30, 2017
The Uncomfortable Scholarship - Deadline: Dec. 1, 2017. It's a fact of life that sometimes we’ll find ourselves in some not-so-comfortable situations. But it’s overcoming these challenges that make us grow. Tell your story about how you faced an uncomfortable situation and how you handled it.
Pillow For Life Scholarship - Deadline: Dec. 15, 2017
Lead Roster B2B Sales & Marketing - Deadline: Dec. 15, 2017
Houzz Scholarship Opportunities - Deadline: Dec. 15, 2017 Geared for the student interested in Architecture, Residential Design and Construction Management
The Publicity.ai SEO &Content Marketing - Deadline: Dec. 15, 2017
Discover Student Loans Scholarship - Deadline: Dec. 31, 2017
NHS Scholarship - Deadline: Jan. 30, 2018
A+Federal Credit Union - Deadline: February 5, 2018
Design a Better Future - Deadline: February 11,2018
University of Houston Frontier Fiesta 2018 Scholarship - Deadline: February 15, 2018 Offered to incoming freshmen who will be attending the University of Houston.
TXDOT Engineering Scholarship Opportunities - Deadline: March 1, 2018
Austin Board of Realtors Scholarship - Deadline: March 2, 2018
Microsoft DisAbility Scholarship - Deadline: March 15, 2018
Phi Delta Kappa ( PDK) Prospective Educator Scholarship - Deadline: March 21, 2018 Application procedures and guidelines.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Deadline: March 30, 2018
Texas Rural Education Association Scholarship - Deadlline April 1, 2018 Intended for the future teacher.
Young Women's Alliance Scholarship - Deadline: April 1, 2018
Wedding Retouching Scholarship - Deadline: April 24, 2018
Texas Interscholastic League Foundation- Deadline: May 11, 2018 TILF provides scholarships to students who participate in UIL academic and music competitions. Aug. 31, 2018
Fannie Bowzer and Gomillion Byars Scholarship - Deadline: April 25, 2018 Must be African American to apply.
iVisa Annual Scholarship - Deadline: May 15, 2018
Write a 500 word story. The story must discuss how you learned a new culture, and how the cultural experience improved your life.
Best Mattress Reviews Scholarship - Deadline: May 19, 2018
Quit Smoking Scholarship - Deadline: May 31, 2018
Ziprecruiter Scholarship - Deadline: June 30, 2018
CardRates.com Financial Futures Scholarship - Deadline: July 31, 2018
Aspiring Nurse Scholarship - Deadline August 31, 2018
Annual $2400 Student Scholarship - Deadline August 31, 2018
The Unsullyd Annual $2000 Student Scholarship Program - Deadline: October 31, 2018. Write a word articile on the topic " The Power of Natural Skin Care and Organic Makeup"