Foundation Education Based Scholarships
To apply for education based scholarships that are available through the FGCU Foundation, head to the financial aid webpage and fill out your Foundation Scholarship Application.
Schulze Future Teacher Scholarships (Undergraduate) – $7,500 scholarship award that covers tuition ($6,000) and supplies ($1,500) over the academic year. Interested students should contact the Whitaker Center.
Schulze Future Teacher Scholarships (Post-baccalaureate) – $11,400 scholarship award that covers tuition into the Teacher Immersion Program (TIP), a graduate-level teacher education program in the College of Education. Interested students should contact Dr. Cynthia Martelli (firstname.lastname@example.org), TIP coordinator in the College of Education.
$14,000 scholarship award over the academic year. Interested students should contact the Whitaker Center.
External Education Based Scholarships
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants up to $4,000.00 per year to upper-level and graduate students who intend to teach in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. Undergraduate students must major in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, Secondary Math Education, Secondary Biology Education or Secondary Social Science Education; graduate students must major in Special Education. Students must have and maintain a cumulative 3.25 GPA to be eligible for the TEACH Grant. As a recipient of a TEACH Grant, students are required to teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which they received a TEACH Grant. Failure to complete this service obligation will result in the TEACH Grant being converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. Students in the TIP program are not eligible for a TEACH grant.
For more information and additional requirements for the TEACH Grant please visit the TEACH Grant website.