Department of Teaching and Learning Scholarships

2019-2020 SCHOLARSHIPS

Please complete the application via the button provided at the bottom of this page. You will also be required to submit the following:

  • An essay (two pages maximum) in which you: Describe how you meet the criteria for all scholarships for which you are applying Present your professional goals.  Include specific references to awards, accomplishments, and activities relevant to the selection criteria. 
  • Unofficial transcripts of all college/university work. 
  • Two (2) letters of support specific to your scholarship request(s). The same two letters of support can be used for multiple scholarships. If this is the case, make sure you provide your recommender with an inclusive list of criteria to address.
  • 2019-2020 APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 1ST @ 5 PM

Available Scholarships

Walter R. Ames Memorial Scholarship

  • Anticipated Amount: $1,000
  • Criteria: Full admission to a Master’s degree program in Counselor Education, Educational Leadership, or Teaching and Learning; academic performance and potential in the field of education.

George and Laurine Harris Scholarship

  • Anticipated Amount: $5,000
  • Criteria: Must be from Montana (resident for ten years or diploma from accredited Montana high school); full admission (at the time of application) to a graduate program in in Counselor Education, Educational Leadership, or Teaching and Learning, superior academic performance, motivation, character, and potential in the field of education.

ADK Scholarship (Eta Chapter)

  • Anticipated Value: $500
  • Criteria: A teacher licensure student with full admission to the teacher education program; demonstrates promise of becoming an effective teacher

Rhea Jones Ashmore International Student Teaching Award

  • Anticipated Amount: Two awards at $1,500 each.
  • Criteria: Undergraduate or graduate students; full admission to the Teacher Education Program; minimum GPA of 3.0; and scheduled to complete student teaching in an international setting during the next academic year. Applicants will submit an additional two-page essay (double spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman, one-inch margins) that addresses the following:  the reason(s) you want to student teach in an international setting (include any prior international travel experiences); personal and professional attributes that make you an ideal candidate for an international student teaching experience; and how you hope to broaden your understanding of other people and their customs while you live in their country.

Eloise Baird Boldt Memorial Scholarship

  • Anticipated Amount: $3,500
  • Criteria: A teacher licensure student; full admission to the teacher education program; financial need; academic aptitude; holds traditional values, financial need.

Linus J. Carleton Scholarship

  • Anticipated Amount: $3,300 (Award may be divided)
  • Criteria: Undergraduate teacher licensure students who will be juniors or seniors in the award year; full admission to the teacher education program; the potential for excellence in the field of education as indicated by motivation, character, and academic excellence.

Georgine Wright D’Angelo Endowed Scholarship for the Support of Future Teachers

  • Anticipated Amount: $1,800
  • Criteria: A teacher licensure student with full admission to the teacher education program; GPA of 3.5 or higher; desire and commitment to teaching upon graduation; and demonstration of personal perseverance in overcoming adversity.

Georgine Wright D’Angelo Endowed Scholarship for the Betterment of Teachers

  • Anticipated Amount: $1,800
  • Criteria: A teacher licensure student with full admission to the teacher education program; GPA of 3.5 or higher; desire and commitment to teaching upon graduation; and demonstration of personal perseverance in overcoming adversity.

Janet Fowler Dargitz Scholarship

  • Anticipated Amount: $1,000
  • Criteria: An elementary education student; full admission to the teacher education program; financial need; academic excellence; must be a Montana high school graduate (preference to a Montana-born student); financial need.

Mildred DuFresne Memorial Scholarship

  • Anticipated Amount: $500
  • Criteria: A teacher licensure student; full admission to the teacher education program; demonstrates the promise of becoming an outstanding teacher.

Paul Fawley Memorial Scholarship

  • Anticipated Amount: $1,100
  • Criteria: Undergraduate or graduate student returning to the University to pursue a teaching career in elementary or secondary education; desire and commitment to teaching at the P-12 level emphasized more than academic performance.

Orville Getz Memorial Scholarship 

  • Anticipated Amount: $1,000
  • Criteria: Accredited teachers participating in master’s level courses within College of Education and Human Sciences; currently employed as a P-12 licensed teacher or school administrator. Scholarships may be offered during the fall, spring and/or summer academic sessions, and may be offered for students participating in courses on-campus and/or online. Recipients must be from Missoula, Sanders, Mineral, Ravalli and Granite counties. Preference shall be given to current employees of Victor Public Schools and to members of the Montana Educators Credit Union.

Bob Gessler Endowed Scholarship

  • Anticipated Value: $1,000
  • Criteria: Secondary education student with an emphasis in history; undergraduate; full admission to the teacher education program; must intend to teach after graduation. Preference shall be given to residents of Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. If there are no qualified applicants from the listed states, then a qualified applicant from another state may be selected. Financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid need analysis.

Noah Ginnings Scholarship

  • Anticipated Amount: $1,000
  • Criteria:  Undergraduate elementary education senior scheduled to student teach during the award year; full admission to the teacher education program; demonstrates the promise of becoming an outstanding teacher.

Vernon and Myrtle Glascock Scholarship in Education

  • Anticipated Amount: $1,300
  • Criteria: An undergraduate secondary licensure candidate majoring in mathematics, science, or English; full admission to the teacher education program; Montana resident; intention to teach upon graduation; financial need. 

Henderson Foundation Environmental Education Scholarship

  • Anticipated Amount: $50-$1,000 (Dependent upon number and quality of applicants)
  • Criteria: Graduate student preferred in the Department of Teaching & Learning or M.Ed. students who have been admitted to the Teacher Education Program; planning to be engaged in a project, training or research work in the area of or related to Environmental Education during the award year (including summer 2019).

Royal and Norma Johnson Family Scholarship

  • Anticipated Amount: $1,200
  • Criteria: An elementary education student; full admission to the teacher education program; academic excellence; demonstrates the promise of becoming an outstanding teacher.

James and Sody Jones Math and Science Scholarship

  • Anticipated Amount: $2,200
  • Criteria: A secondary licensure candidate majoring in math or science; full admission to the teacher education program; B average or higher maintained since admission to teacher education; must be a Montana high school graduate.

Kleis Larsen Scholarship

  • Anticipated Amount: $2,100  (Award may be divided)
  • Criteria: An elementary education student; full admission to the teacher education program; Montana high school graduate; carrying a minimum of 12 credits per semester; planning to teach in Montana a minimum of four years; academic excellence; character; leadership; and financial need. 

Robert and Linda Larson Family Scholarship

  • Anticipated Amount: $1,000
  • Criteria: Junior or senior teacher licensure student also admitted to the Special Education endorsement program or graduate students completing an endorsement in Special Education; financial need. Recipients must intend to teach in a K-12 school after graduation.

Lovina and Jasper Lewis Scholarship

  • Anticipated Amount: $1,300
  • Criteria: Undergraduate teacher licensure students who will be juniors or seniors in the award year; full admission to the teacher education program; demonstrates promise of becoming an outstanding teacher; preference for candidates scheduled to student teach during the award year; Butte, Montana high school graduate preferred (if there are no qualified applicants from Butte, other Montana students may be selected); financial need.

Alice Lee Lund Rural Education Award

  • Anticipated Amount: $6,000 (Two awards of $3,000; one Fall and one Spring)
  • Criteria: Undergraduate students; full admission to the teacher education program; good academic standing; planning to student teach in a rural area of Montana Autumn 2019 or Spring 2020; clear interest in teaching in rural communities.

Christine Lynn Maristuen Endowed Scholarship for Special Education Teachers

  • Anticipated Amount: $1,000
  • Criteria: Undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of Teaching and Learning; admission to the Special Education Endorsement program; desire and potential to succeed as a K-12 Special Education teacher; residents from one of the following counties along the "Hi-Line" of Montana: Blaine, Daniels, Glacier, Hill, Liberty, Phillips, Pondera, Roosevelt, Sheridan, or Toole Valley.

Darrel and Elsie Minifie Scholarship

  • Anticipated Amount: $1,200
  • Criteria: A graduate student in the College of Education and Human Sciences; pursuing teaching licensure or advanced coursework with a primary focus in special education; have professional goals of teaching in a collaborative K-12 educational environment where educational prevention and intervention are guided by evidence-based practices; reside in Montana and committed to teaching in Montana; grade point average of 3.50 or above.

Donald C. and Patricia Orlich Scholarship

  • Anticipated Amount: $2,900 (Award may be divided)
  • Criteria: Teacher licensure students who will be juniors or seniors in the award year; full admission to the teacher education program; showing promise of becoming an outstanding teacher; Butte, Montana high school graduates preferred although others will be considered.

Suzy Peters Memorial Teaching Scholarship

  • Anticipated Amount: $1,000
  • Criteria: Juniors or seniors majoring in elementary education with a GPA of 3.2 who have been full time students at the University of Montana for at least two years; who show a strong involvement in community service and illustrate a passion for lifelong learning and who intend to teach in an elementary school setting after graduation. Preference shall be given to graduates of Montana high schools.

Maureen Beasley Rovig Scholarship in Education

  • Anticipated Amount: $7,400 (Award may be divided)
  • Criteria: An undergraduate elementary education student; full admission to the teacher education program; preference is given to graduates of Libby High School (Montana) although students who graduated from other Montana high schools may be considered.

MREA Teaching Fellows Scholarship

  • Anticipated Amount:  $1,500
  • Criteria: Students with a student teaching placement in qualifying rural Montana school are eligible to apply. Applicants must be in good academic standing and demonstrate the potential for excellence in the education field. A Letter of Interest, Unofficial Transcript, and possible Interview will be used to make the final selection.

Pre-Education Scholarship

  • Anticipated Amount: $1,000 Fall semester (additional $1,000 may be awarded for a second semester (spring) if recipient maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. If the scholarship is not renewed, no award will be made spring semester)
  • Criteria: Sophomores enrolled in elementary education courses with a clear direction of entering the Teacher Education Program. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 2.75.

Phi Delta Kappa Chapter 78 Graduate Education Scholarship

  • Anticipated Amount: $1,000
  • Criteria: An education graduate student in a declared masters or doctoral degree program; GPA of 3.6 or higher; active involvement in volunteer service; financial need.

Phi Delta Kappa Chapter 78 Undergraduate Education Scholarship

  • Anticipated Amount: $3,000 (Three $1,000 awards)
  • Criteria: An undergraduate elementary or secondary education student; full admission to the teacher education program; GPA of 3.3 or higher; active involvement in volunteer service; financial need.

Teresa Raye Veltkamp Memorial Scholarship

  • Anticipated Amount: $1,000
  • Criteria: An elementary education student; full admission to the teacher education program; scheduled to student teach during the award year; demonstrates an interest in social justice and minority populations, preferably Native American; preference given to undergraduate students and enrolled members of an American Indian Tribe.

Bruce and Charlotte Whitehead Early Childhood Education Scholarship

  • Anticipated Amount: $1,000
  • Criteria: Undergraduate students seeking Early Childhood (P-3) licensure or graduate students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education M.Ed. option; full admission to the Teacher Education Program or the Department of Teaching and Learning Graduate Program; the potential for excellence in the field of early childhood education as indicated by motivation, active involvement in volunteer or career service to the field of early childhood, and academic excellence

Charles R. and Nancy L. Zadra Scholarship

  • Anticipated Amount:  $1,000
  • Criteria: This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate or graduate students in the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences with a minimum GPA of 3.2 who intend to teach after graduation and who show promise as future teachers. Preference shall be given to students who intend to teach in the field of art or music education or who are minoring in drama or dance.  If no applicants are identified who intend to teach art or music education or who are minoring in drama or dance, a student who otherwise meets the criteria shall be selected. Recipients shall be on-campus students taking the majority of courses on campus.

John and Susan Zaugra Graduate Scholarship

  • Anticipated Amount: $1,200 (Award may be divided)
  • Criteria: Graduate students studying elementary education;awards shall be based on merit;  if no qualified students studying elementary education then graduate students studying education, school counseling, and/or planning to work with disadvantaged or rural children may be considered.

Western Montana Retired Educators Association Scholarship 

  • Anticipated Amount: $1,000
  • Criteria:  An undergraduate teacher licensure student who will be a senior during the award year; full admission to the teacher education program; minimum GPA of 3.5; potential as a teacher as demonstrated by successful completion of at least one field experience; and planning to teach in Montana. Preference will be given to qualifying candidates who include a support letter from a member of the Western Montana Retired Educators Association.

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It is possible to start a new application if your incomplete application is submitted. Please email pjwcehs@mso.umt.edu with your request or call 406-243-4911.