Critical Language Scholarship Program

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. students.
The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.

American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)

AAPT sponsors several grant opportunities for educators and a scholarship for an aspiring physics teacher. Below is a complete list of the grants and scholarships available from AAPT:

  •  AAPT Venture Fund

The Venture Fund is a resource for AAPT members, created to promote the development and marketing of innovative teaching products and services for physics and other sciences.

  • Barbara Lotze Scholarship for Future Physics Teachers

The AAPT Executive Board offers scholarships for future high school physics teachers. Undergraduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in physics teacher preparation curricula and high school seniors entering such programs are eligible. Successful applicants receive a stipend of up to $2,000. The scholarship may be granted to an individual for each of four years.

  • Frederick & Florence Bauder Endowment

The Frederick and Florence Bauder Endowment for the Support of Physics Teaching (Bauder Fund) was established to support special activities in the area of physics teaching.

  • High School Physics Teacher Grant

The Frederick and Florence Bauder Endowment for the Support of Physics Teaching (Bauder Fund) was established to support special activities in the area of physics teaching.

Breakthrough Collaborative

Breakthrough teachers are outstanding high school and college students who serve as role models and inspire our students to get onto the road to college. Given a great responsibility, they write their own lesson plans, teach classes and connect with students on a personal level as young mentors and role models. To ensure their success in and out of the classroom, Breakthrough offers training and support under the supervision of professional educators known as Mentor Teachers.
The new recruits apply for teaching internship positions at any of the 33 Breakthrough sites. Those accepted then embark on an award-winning 8-week internship program that offers a truly hands-on teaching experience.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship provides funding (tuition, living allowance, research or conference expenses, and roundtrip airfare) to pursue either a second Bachelor's degree, one year of post-graduare course work or research leading to a Ph.D. in any field at Cambridge University in England. Students must be U.S. citizens with an outstanding academic and leadership record, strong supporting references and clear reasons how study at Cambridge will further their long-term academic and professional goals.

Fulbright Scholarship

The Fulbright Program offers opportunities in all fields of graduate coursework, research or English language teaching in 140 countries. Grants are usually for one academic year and provide round-trip transportation, language courses (as appropriate), tuition and fees, living allowance and basic accident/health insurance. U.S. citizens who are graduating seniors, hodls a B.S./B.A. degree, are master's or doctoral degree candidates or young professionals or artists are eligible.

James Madison Fellowships

The Madison Fellowships provide a maximum of $24,000 (tuition, fees, books, room and board) and are intended exclusively for graduate study leading to a Master’s degree in one of the following fields: MA in American history or political science; MAT in American Constitutional history or American government, political institutions and political theory; MEd in American history, or American government, political institutions and political theory. Upon completion of the degree, candidates are expected to teach American history, American government or social studies full-time in grades 7-12 for one full year for each academic year of aid received. Fellowships are available for Junior Fellows (Seniors or recent graduates without teaching experience) and Senior Fellows (current teachers.) Eligible candidates must be U.S.citizens or nationals and hold at least a Bachelor’s degree by August 31st of the application year.

Marshall Scholarships

The Marshall Scholarship provides full funding (university fees, cost of living expenses, annual book grant, thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, RT airfare and, where applicable, a contribution towards the support of a dependent spouse) for 2 years (with a possible 3rd year extension) of graduate study at any British university or associated institutions. All academic fields are eligible. Candidates must be U.S.citizens and hold a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum GPA of 3.7 at the start of the grant period.

MATCH Teacher Residency

Located in Boston, MA, the MATCH residency gives recent college graduates a year of intensive pedagogical training and helps program participants find teaching positions in high-need urban charter schools. Open to students from all majors.

U.S.-Ireland Alliance Mitchell Scholarship

The Mitchell Scholarship provides full funding for one year of post-graduate study in any discipline at any university or associated institutions in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Candidates must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 18-29 and have a Bachelors’ Degree by the start of the grant.|%20US-Ireland%20Alliance.html

Rhodes Scholarships

The Rhodes Scholarship provides full funding (tuition, living allowance, travel to and from Oxford) for 2 to 3 years of study at Oxford University in England. Scholars can pursue either a second Bachelor’s Degree or a Graduate Degree. All academic fields are eligible, providing the course of study is available at Oxford. Graduating seniors or recent graduates who are U.S. citizens, ages 18-23 are eligible.

Soros Foundation Fellowships for New Americans

The Soros Foundation Fellowships for New Americans fund up to 2 years of graduate study at any accredited institution in the U.S. Studies in all professional or academic fields are eligible. A New American can represent any national origin and is defined as a green card holder (resident alien), a naturalized citizen or the child of parents who are both naturalized citizens. Candidates must be under the age of 30 at the start of the grant period. Candidates must show strong evidence of originality, creativity, and leadership, accomplishments that reveal dedication and sustained efforts, and commitment to the values expressed in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics

Whatever the answer to essential questions of society and individual human beings may be, education is surely its major component. But what would education be without its ethical dimension? That is why this Prize in Ethics Essay Contest was established in 1989 by the Elie Wiesel Foundation. Thousands of students from hundreds of colleges and universities across the nation have participated. Through their writing, they explored their concerns and beliefs, their fears and their hopes. Applicants are encouraged to choose any subject they feel strongly about, provided it is related to the domain of ethics.

Ernest F. Hollings NOAA Scholarships

The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year. The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the Scholars with "hands-on"/ practical educational training experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory Hollings Scholarship Program orientation, conferences where students present a paper or poster, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Fellowship

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.

Math for America

The Math for America School Leader Fellowship is a two-year program for mathematics teachers who have moved into leadership positions in their schools. The program offers a mathematics-rich community for professional administrators in the New York City Department of Education who are looking for support and enrichment opportunities to further the development of the mathematics community in their school.

The MƒA School Leader Fellowship requires a commitment of two years and is currently available in New York City.

Phi Delta Kappa Scholarships

The PDK Educational Foundation annually awards scholarships to prospective educators who have a connection to PDK. Various scholarships available with more detailed information for each on their website.

Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship

Every year, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi awards fifty-seven Fellowships of $5,000 each and three at $15,000 each to members entering the first year of graduate or professional study. Each Phi Kappa Phi chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for the Society-wide awards.

William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose

The William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose was founded to recognize graduating college seniors who are pursuing lives dedicated to and distinguished by honor, generosity, service, and respect. The Simon Fellowship is a $40,000 unrestricted grant awarded to those graduating college seniors who have demonstrated passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society. In addition, awards of $20,000 and $10,000 are made to two other outstanding students.

Society of Physics Students Future Teachers Scholarship

Based on scholarship and SPS participation, this $2,000 award is presented annually to an SPS member who is participating in a teacher education program and who plans to pursue a career in physics education.

Teach for America

Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates of all academic majors and career interests who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity. TFA's mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting our nation's most promising future leaders in the effort.

USA Today Academic Team Competition

Each year, USA Today chooses 20 students for its All-USA College Academic First Team. Winners receive $2,500 and a trip to Washington, D.C. The Second and Third Teams contain 20 members each and receive certificates and recognition; another 20 students receive honorable mention. The selection criteria are designed to identify students who excel in scholarship, creativity, and leadership roles on and off campus. Students are nominated by a faculty member. Unlike other types of awards, the USA Today Academic Team is a recognition honoring students for what they have accomplished in college-not for what they plan to do after graduation.

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

The Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need Indiana, Michigan and Ohio secondary schools. The Fellowship includes:

  • a $30,000 stipend
  • admission to a master’s degree program at one of four participating Indiana universities
  • preparation in a high-need urban or rural secondary school
  • support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment
  • guidance toward teaching certification
  • lifelong membership in a national network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows who are intellectual leaders