Scholarships and Financial Opportunities

Photo of UTeach Dallas studentsAll eligible students may apply for the following scholarships through UTeach Dallas:

Robert Noyce/NSF: Not currently accepting applications.
Awards up to $10,000/year for juniors, seniors and post-bacs who must commit to teach science or math in high-need schools for two years for each year of scholarship support.

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Scholarships for students with a drive to complete the program but are hitting financial obstacles and do not qualify for the Noyce Scholarship.

Additional Teaching Scholarships

  • TEACH Grant – A full-time TEACH Grant recipient may receive four scheduled awards of up to $4,000 each, or a total of $16,000, for the first baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate programs combined minus any reduction due to the sequester.
    • Students must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students. Recipients must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which the TEACH grant was received. 75th percentile or higher on college admissions tests or cumulative GPA of at least 3.25. Students interested in TEACH grants should contact the Office of Financial Aid as soon as possible.
  • Veteran’s Benefits – There are several financial aid opportunities available to veterans pursuing a teaching certification. Please see the following websites for details:

Texas Troops to Teachers

UTD Financial Aid for Veterans

  • AFCEA Educational Foundation – Offers scholarships for pre-service teachers in STEM fields, including degree holders.The AFCEA Educational Foundation is offering 50 scholarships of $5,000 each to students actively pursuing an undergraduate degree, graduate degree or credential/licensure for the purpose of teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) subjects at a U.S. middle or secondary school. Deadline is usually the end of March/beginning of April.
  • Knowles Foundation Teaching Fellowships – Each year, KSTF awards Teaching Fellowships to exceptional young men and women committed to teaching science and mathematics in United States high schools. The fellowship is designed explicitly to meet the needs of teachers from the time they begin working on a teaching credential through the early years of their career .The result of this approach is one of the most comprehensive fellowship programs in the United States. KSTF Teaching Fellowships combine extensive financial and professional support. The total award for each Fellow is valued at nearly $150,000 over the course of the five-year Fellowship. Fellows receive tuition assistance while participating in a teacher credentialing program, monthly stipends and grants for professional development and teaching materials.
  • Other Financial Aid – The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board administers a variety of grants for attending college. You may also qualify for other financial aid, student loans or scholarships. Always check with UTD’s Office of Financial Aid.

Student Internships

  • UTeach Dallas Student Internships are available to assist with classes, camps, peer tutoring, assist with education labs, and workroom/check in-out. Opportunities vary by semester.  See more information on the Internship page.

After Graduation and Hired

  • Stafford Teacher Loan Forgiveness: Under this program, if you teach full-time for five complete and consecutive academic years in certain elementary and secondary schools and educational service agencies that serve low-income families, and meet other qualifications, you may be eligible for forgiveness of up to a combined total of $17,500 on your Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans and your Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans.