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Scholarships and Grants
for Teacher Education

For further information or for more resources on financial assistance for college, see the  Financial Aid Office at any of the three campuses.



Montgomery College Foundation Scholarships   

Many organizations, businesses, and individuals make generous gifts to the Montgomery College Foundation, which fund the scholarships that help Montgomery College students achieve their educational goals. Scholarships are available for Montgomery College students who are in good academic standing and have financial need. In addition, applicants must be enrolled for at least six credit hours and ideally be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  Limited assistance is available for non-citizens. Students applying for a Montgomery College Foundation scholarship must complete a separate application.  


Early Childhood Funding Programs

Montgomery County Early Childhood Child Care Quality Enhancements Awards provide early childhood professionals working in the child care field the opportunity to further their education or to seek accreditation of their child care site. Both center based and family child care providers are welcome to apply. Application information may be found here:  Early Childhood Child Care Quality Enhancement Awards FY 13,   Applicant Information "A", "B" and Award Provider Affidavit "C"

    Child Care Career and Professional Development Fund (CCCPDF) Grant—The CCCPDF grant is a federal grant awarded through the Maryland State Department of Education to Montgomery College to pay for tuition, books and fees of degree seeking child care providers. All applicants must have at least one year of experience in child care, be credentialed with MSDE, and be majoring in one of the following: Early Childhood Development AAS, Early Childhood Education AAT or Elementary Education/Special Education AAT. Grant recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA and remain credentialed and employed in child care while pursuing their degree. Grantees must also commit to staying in child care in the state of Maryland for the period equal to the degree completion time after leaving Montgomery College or the tuition, books and fees will convert to a loan.
    Students are required to apply annually for the grant; first-time applications are due by March 1st and continuation applications are due by June 30th.  See the following documents for more information:

    •  CCCPDF Fact Sheet
    •  CCCPDF Application
    •  CCCPDF Application Check List 

    All applicants should contact Sonia Hernandez at or by phone 240-567-4168.  More information on the grant may be found at Child Care Career and Professional Development Fund . 

    The Maryland Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant  


    The Maryland Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant (WSSAG) program is for students who plan on working in specific career/occupational programs upon graduation, including these two areas in education: 

    Hattie N. Harrison Memorial Scholarship (Child Development or Early Childhood Education): Recipients must become employed full-time in the State of Maryland as a director or senior staff member in a licensed Maryland childcare center or as a licensed family day care provider in Maryland. You may NOT be a teacher to serve this obligation.

    Sharon Christa McAuliffe Scholarship (Education): Approved teacher education program leading to certification in a critical shortage field, which includes:

    Chemistry (grades 7-12); Chinese (grades7-12); computer science (7-12); earth/space science (7-12); ESOL (preK-12); Family and Consumer Sciences (7-12); mathematics (7-12); physical science (7-12); physics (7-12); Spanish (7-12); special education: [infant/primary (birth-grade 3);elementary/middle (grades 1-8); secondary/adult (grades 6-adult); hearing impaired; severely & profoundly disabled;  or visually impaired]; and technology education.

    NOTE:  Elementary Education is not a critical area. 

    Recipients must become certified teachers in Maryland in the certification area in which they applied and were awarded and then be employed in a Maryland public or private elementary or secondary school as a full-time classroom teacher in that area.

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    Other Scholarships for Teacher Education

    The Sherman Program (pdf - 5.28mb) The Sherman Scholars Program at The University of Maryland/Baltimore County seeks to increase the number of outstanding STEM students in the teacher-education pipeline.  Sherman Scholars earn their Bachelors degree in their chosen discipline (including Interdisciplinary Studies, where they can design their own major), benefitting from the knowledge and research expertise of the faculty; additionally, they complete teacher certification either as an undergraduate certificate or graduate Masters of Arts in Teaching degree.   The program awards multi-year scholarships of up to $10,000 annually for undergraduates on a competitive basis.

    The Sherman Program enhances scholars' academic preparation with applied learning experiences, leadership development, academic and professional advising, induction mentoring, and financial assistance.  Scholars say the most salient component of the Sherman Program is community – a community of scholars who are like-minded and share the passions of excellence in STEM, career orientation, and desire to enact social change.   This community has a culture of interdependence and multi-tiered peer support.  Scholars tutor one another, plan their schedules to take classes and study together, and build strong, personal relationships with one another.

    Visit The Sherman STEM Teacher Scholars Program at UMBC to get more information.

    The National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs Scholarship Program: The purpose of the NACCTEP National scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to community college students (undergraduate or alternative certification/post-baccalaureate) who are studying to become teachers. Awards are for a total of $1,000.

    Towson UTeach is once again pleased to announce the availability of Kahlert Foundation Scholarships (up to $4,000 over a two-year period) to be awarded to transfer students from Maryland community colleges who enroll at Towson University during the 2017-2018 academic year and plan to pursue a career in secondary school mathematics or science teaching.       See  for information about the Kahlert Foundation Scholarships forTowson UTeach (for Transfer Students) and for the university's Transfer Achievement Award.  The final deadline for submitting an application is September 22, 2017.  However, applications for the Kahlert Foundation Scholarships for TowsonUTeach received prior to April 3, 2017 will be evaluated early in an effort to send award notifications prior to the May 1st decision deadline.    

    Students who complete the Towson UTeach Program earn a bachelor’s degree in their chosen content area (mathematics, biology, chemistry, earth-space science, or physics) along with the necessary education coursework for secondary school (grades 7-12) teaching certification in Maryland.  Towson UTeach incorporates several hallmark approaches to teacher preparation: 1) early and frequent field placements in local public schools; 2) education courses focused on and dedicated to the pedagogy of mathematics and science; and 3) on-campus master teachers, former exemplary public school teachers, who mentor students in their professional growth.  Additional information about the program can be found at the website

    For other scholarship opportunities that are available to future teachers, see

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