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You may be eligible for a private scholarship or grant from an outside organization or agency. Some sources to explore are employers, unions, professional organizations, and community or special interest groups. Various free and paid scholarship search services are available online. The scholarships and information presented by such services and listed below are not verified or endorsed by Relay Graduate School of Education. *


*You must notify Student Financial Services if you receive funds from outside organizations.


** Outside scholarships are considered a financial aid resource and must be added to a student's financial aid award. Student Financial Services includes the outside scholarship in a student's estimated financial assistance (EFA), the total of all financial aid received, and calculates your maximum federal aid eligibility. In some cases, loans not based on financial need may be reduced (private loans, federal unsubsidized direct loans) to accommodate the addition of an outside scholarship. Total aid (including outside assistance) cannot exceed the cost of attendance.


**State-Based Grants 


Name & Link 



Student Educator Stipend 

Funds passed from the Colorado Department of Education (CDHE) to Relay provide up to $22,000 per eligible first-year Resident, based on financial need. 


Student Educator Test   Stipend 

Funds passed from the CDHE to Relay to cover the cost of certification exams ($180+)   for eligible first-year Residents who are pursuing an Early Childhood or   Elementary endorsement. 



Educator Recruitment and   Retention Program 

Colorado Department of Education (CDE) provides up to $10,000 in one-time financial assistance toward Relay tuition for most Residents and Alternative Licensure candidates who commit to teaching for three years. Applications for 2023-24 are expected to open in   July 2023, and funds are awarded first-come first-serve. 



TEACH Colorado 

Provides up to $100 in   fee reimbursements (including certification exam costs) and multiple scholarship   opportunities, including: 

    • TEACH   Colorado Classic Scholarship:   $1,000 for any future educator applying to a Colorado teaching program. Deadline is April 30, 2023. 
    • Future   Pre-K Educator Scholarship: $1,000   for future early childhood educators applying to a teaching program. Deadline is May 31, 2023. 
    • Future   Latinx Teacher Scholarship: $1,000   for future Latinx educators applying to a teaching program. Deadline is May 31, 2023. 
    • “Answering the Call” Scholarship: $1,000 to future educators pursuing a Colorado shortage-area subject. Deadline is May 31, 2023. 



** Additional Resources: Scholarship Search Websites (Source

Name of Search Site Description divides scholarships by a variety of unique categories, including GPA, military affiliation, ethnicity, artistic ability, ACT or SAT score, and residing state. When you select one of these categories, you’ll likely see a large list of subcategories, where you can then view all eligible scholarships. This system helps students find niche awards with smaller applicant pools that they’re more likely to win.
Fastweb Fastweb aggregates awards from both large and small directories. You have to make a profile to search for scholarships, which is similar to other sites. However after the initial sign-up process, you can easily search for scholarships and filter your results based on several data points. Fastweb will also notify you when a new scholarship matching your description is posted and when you have upcoming deadlines.
College Board You’re probably familiar with the College Board if you’ve taken the SAT, AP tests, or other college entry exams. But the College Board can help you after you’ve been accepted into a school—its scholarship search helps you find awards to help you pay for college.
Going Merry Applying to scholarships can feel repetitive; that’s why Going Merry lets students type in information once and apply for multiple scholarships at the same time. If you’re in a time crunch, look for awards on Going Merry before checking out the other major sites.
ScholarshipOwl ScholarshipOwl is a popular scholarship website that compiles awards and organizes them by amount, types of requirements, number of winners, and length of time until the application is due. While many scholarship sites are difficult to navigate, has one of the cleanest interfaces. It’s easy to search and find different scholarships you may be eligible for and you can filter by your education level, award category, award amount, and deadline. You can even toggle on the “no-essay” button to find scholarships that don’t require a written essay.
Cappex Cappex claims to be the biggest online scholarship database, so it could pay to check the site for possible leads. Like other sites, you have to create an account to see all the scholarships you might qualify for. Their filter system lets you sort awards by year in school, scholarship amount, gender, ethnicity, and award deadline. You can also search for renewable scholarships, which offer college funding for multiple years.
Scholly When you fill out a profile on Scholly, their algorithm will comb through available scholarships and create a list of eligible awards. Each scholarship will have a Scholly score, which ranks how good of a fit it is for your background and experience. The higher the Scholly score, the stronger match you are with the scholarship’s requirements.
CareerOneStop The U.S. Department of Labor has its own scholarship website through the CareerOneStop portal. More than 8,000 scholarships are listed, and you can filter awards by keyword or sort them by amount, deadline, residing state, and state where you’ll be studying.


**Externally shared scholarships

Name of Scholarship Description Links for More Information Audience
PDK Educational Foundation Scholarship Program PDK International supports educators throughout the arc of their career     All
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans  Graduate school fellowship for immigrants and children of immigrants All
Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund  The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice All
SR Education Group Graduate Scholarship Needs-based scholarship aimed at making higher education more accessible All
TCB's Imagine Scholarship For students in  interested in pursuing a career in early childhood education. All

TEACHDFW Scholarship

TeachDFW is offering a limited number of $1,000 scholarships to teacher preparation program applicants. All

Hispanic Scholarship Fund 

The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a university degree. All 

William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship

The Commission offers scholarships for minority students (defined as black and Hispanic individuals) planning to teach in an accredited school in Indiana. Indiana

Lowell C. Kruse Healthy Choices Healthy Lives Scholarship

The Lowell C. Kruse Healthy Choices Healthy Lives Scholarship is currently open for students accepted and enrolled in an accredited graduate-level program. All

Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Resources for African American Students Guide.

Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Resources for African American Students All

NYS Math & Science Teaching Incentive Program. 


The NYS Math and Science Teaching Incentive Program is offered to encourage students to pursue careers as math and science teachers in secondary education (grades 7-12).


New York
There's Space for Everyone Scholarship program Extra Space Storage to share an exciting opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students. They are offering multiple $3,000 scholarships for the fall 2024 semester through our There's Space for Everyone Scholarship program

Their scholarship is aimed at promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion by asking applicants to submit a 500-800 word essay on how they have contributed to these values in their communities. We believe this aligns well with your efforts to provide valuable resources to students.
Application requirements and deadlines: All


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