Educational Technology Scholarships
Next-Gen Teachers Introduce Instructional Technology into the Classroom
Teachers have access to a wealth of technological tools, but their latest learning curve is how to best implement technology into their classrooms and curriculum, and rating their effectiveness in instruction and learning. Computer technology is racing along at breakneck speed, so keeping current is a challenge for school systems and educators alike.
You will find scholarships designed for working teachers that reward practical efforts to innovate in the classroom, as well as offer cutting-edge continuing education in educational technology tools and methods. Colleges of education offer popular degrees in educational and instructional technology, training next-generation educators in traditional classroom pedagogy while preparing them to instruct within the technological arena. In addition to educational applications, technology presents classroom challenges surrounding other issues, including copyright, cyber-security, and determining the effectiveness on learning outcomes.
Indiana University Northwest offers a generous list of general scholarships for all levels of students, from incoming freshmen to transfers to graduates. The School of Education also offers these scholarships:
- Elsie Kerr Meyer Memorial Scholarship, a maximum $1,500 a person for classes and lab fees, for a graduate or undergraduate with a 2.0 GPA or better.
- Florence Bond IU Northwest Elementary Education Scholarship for students majoring in elementary or special education
- IU Northwest School of Education Scholarship for graduates and undergraduates.
- Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning on the South Bend campus offers research and development awards up to $1,000 for innovative proposals for the use of hardware and software.
University of Michigan Teaching with Technology Institute grants $2,500 awards designed to help instructional teaching faculty, and tenured and tenured-track professors, fund innovative projects on the Ann Arbor campus. The School of Education offers 50 scholarships for incoming students, who are routinely screened for the scholarships and don’t need to file an application.
Through its the Foundation for Technology and Engineering Educators (FTEE), the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association funds a number of scholarships designed to help teaching students and professional educators maintain a competitive edge in technology:
- Litherland/FTEE Scholarship, $1,000, are awarded to undergraduate teaching students majoring in technology education. Qualified applicants must submit a letter explaining their goals for incorporating technology in their future curricula and three faculty recommendations. Students must be members of the association and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA.
- Maley/FTEE Scholarship for Technology Teacher Professional Development, $1,000, is awarded to an outstanding professional teacher who is enrolled in a graduate program in technology education. Applicants are selected for academics and innovation. Students must be members of the association and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA.
- FTEE Undergraduate Major in Technology Scholarship, $1,000, goes to undergraduates in technology education preparing to become a teacher, with a minimum 2.5 GPA and three faculty recommendations. Students must be members of the association.
Virginia Technology Student Association offers two scholarships for Virginia students focused on technology education:
- Thomas A. Hughes Scholarship Award, $1,000, goes to a graduating senior who has been accepted into a university degree program, is a current member of a TSA chapter and is studying to become an educator with certification in technology education.
- John Monroe Scholarship, $500, goes to a graduating senior who has been accepted into a college or university degree program, is a current member of a TSA chapter and is studying to become an educator with certification in technology education.
Northern Illinois University offers scholarships through the College of Education Technology, Research and Assessment:
- Alice H. Hicks Teacher’s Education Scholarship goes to a nontraditional graduate student (over age 25) majoring in instructional technology who is seeking certification as a library information specialist. The students receiving the award should be committed to teaching after graduation.
- Dr. James Douglas Gott Education Scholarship for Doctoral Students in Instructional Technology helps pay for participation in professional meetings and conferences related to instructional technology. The applying graduate student must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours by date of application.