Scholarships

Step 1 and Step 2

Through generous donations to the UTeach Dallas program Step 1 and Step 2 students receive reimbursement for tuition (up to $275 per course) after successful completion of the course. These scholarships are processed after grades are turned in for the semester.

All eligible students may apply for the following scholarships through UTeach Dallas:

Robert Noyce/NSF: Award up to $15,000/year for Juniors and Seniors who must commit to teach science or math in high needs schools for two years for each year of scholarship support. Click here for more details.

UTeach Dallas: Award up to $2000/semester with a max of $20,000 available total. For students with a drive to complete program, but are hitting financial obstacles. Click here for more details.

Additional Teaching Scholarships available:

  • TEACH Grant -  Award up to $4000/year.  Students must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students.  Recipients must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which the TEACH grant was received. 75th percentile or higher on college admissions tests or cumulative GPA of at least 3.25.  Students interested in TEACH grants should contact the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible.
  • Teach for Texas – Texas offers loan repayment assistance for teachers who teach in critical shortage areas (such as math and science). Click here for details.
  • Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program – The Taxpayer-Teacher Protection Act, signed into law in 2004, authorizes up to $17,500 in loan forgiveness for eligible, highly qualified math, science and special education teachers. To be eligible, teachers (with no outstanding loan balances before Oct.1, 1998, and who have borrowed before Oct. 1, 2005) must be highly qualified, as defined by the No Child Left Behind Act; must have taught full-time, for five consecutive years, in a Title I school; and must have taught secondary math or science or elementary or secondary special education to students with disabilities. Click here for details.
  • Veteran’s Benefits – There are several financial aid opportunities available to Veterans who wish to pursue a teaching certification.  Please see the following websites for details:

Texas Troops to Teachers

UTD Finacial Aid- Veterans

  • AFCEA Educational Foundation – offers scholarships for pre-service teachers in STEM fields, including degree holders. The AFCEA Educational Foundation is offering 50 scholarships of $5,000 each to students actively pursuing an undergraduate degree, graduate degree or credential/licensure for the purpose of teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) subjects at a U.S. middle or secondary school. Deadline usually the end of March/beginning of April.  Click here for details.
  • Knowles Foundation Teaching Fellowships – Each year, KSTF awards Teaching Fellowships to exceptional young men and women committed to teaching science and mathematics in United States high schools. We believe the commitment to teaching merits the deepest respect and support. Our Teaching Fellowship is designed explicitly to meet the needs of teachers from the time they begin working on a teaching credential through the early years of their career.The result of this approach is one of the most comprehensive fellowship programs in the United States. KSTF Teaching Fellowships combine extensive financial and professional support. The total award for each Fellow is valued at nearly $150,000 over the course of the five-year Fellowship. Fellows receive tuition assistance while participating in a teacher credentialing program, monthly stipends, and grants for professional development and teaching materials. Click here for details  
  • Texas Council of Teachers of Mathematics -  $2000 Math Pre-Service Teacher Scholarship, April deadline.  Click here for details.
  • Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers -  Up to $2000 per year for future high school physics teachers.  December deadline. Click here for details.
  • Prospective Middle School Mathematics Teacher Course Work Scholarship – $3000; applicant must be currently completing Junior year in college and be a member of NCTM.  May deadline.  Click here for details.
  • Prospective Secondary Math Teacher Course Work Scholarship – Up to $10,000; applicant must be currently completing Sophomore year in college and be a member of NCTM.  May deadline. Click here for details.
  • Other Financial Aid – The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board administers a variety of grants for attending college. You may also qualify for other financial aid, student loans, or scholarships. Always check with UTD’s Financial Aid Office.