Teaching Scholarships in Tennessee

  • Tennessee Teaching Scholars Program

    College junior, senior, or post-baccalaureate candidate; Tennessee resident; must be admitted to teacher education program in a Tennessee college or university; 2.75 GPA; full-time undergrad or at least half-time graduate student; must not be a licensed teacher or have been previously employed as a teacher; commit to teach in Tennessee one year for every year the award was received.

  • Minority Teaching Fellows Program

    Minority Tennessee resident; U.S. citizen; high school senior or college student; 2.75 high school GPA or 2.5 college GPA; must commit to teach in a Tennessee public school one year for each year the award was received.

  • Christa McAuliffe Scholarship Program

    Tennessee resident; rising college junior; enrolled full-time in teacher education program in Tennessee; completed first semester of junior year; 3.5 GPA.

  • Austin Peay State University College of Education Scholarships

    Must be an Austin Peay State University student; enrolled in College of Education; requirements vary by scholarship.

  • Don Sahli-Kathy Woodall Scholarship Program

    Majoring in or planning to major in education; requirements vary by specific scholarship.

  • Metropolitan Nashville Education Foundation

    High school graduate from Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools; plan to become public school teacher.

  • Dr. Henry Frandsen Scholarship for Teachers

    Committed to teaching mathematics in Tennessee at either the secondary or elementary level; declare major in Math, Math Education, Elementary Education, or other appropriate subject.

  • TMT Teacher/Scholar Scholarship

    Must be a Tennessee Mathematics Teachers Association member; currently teaching in Tennessee; pursuing advanced degree to improve math teaching.

  • Tennessee Math and Science Teacher Loan Forgiveness

    Must be a Tennessee public school teacher; seeking advanced degree in a math or science, or a certification to teach a math or science; must work two years in a Tennessee public school system for each year of loan funding received to be eligible for loan forgiveness.

  • NAJA Graduate Scholarship Program

    Working or planning to work directly with children; pursuing graduate level studies for one year in fields that address special needs of children and youth, including special education, exceptional children, remedial skills development, and gifted and talented; not applicable to graduate work in administration or general education.