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Scholarships and Grants for Teacher Education

MC Foundation Scholarships

MC Foundation scholarship recipients at scholarship luncheon

The Montgomery College Foundation offers more than 300 scholarship opportunities, generously provided by businesses, organizations, and individuals. Applicants should have at least a 2.5 GPA or higher, enroll for six credits and be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen. There are two deadlines: June 30 for the fall semester and December 31 for spring semester.

Admitted students can apply for all MC Foundation scholarships by completing one online application through AcademicWorksnew window. This online tool automatically matches you up with relevant scholarships. 

Child Care Career and Professional Development Fund (CCCPDF) Grant

The CCCPDF grantnew window 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 childcare, 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 1 and continuation applications are due by June 30.  See the following documents for more information:

 All applicants should contact Sonia Pruneda-Hernandez or 240-762-0514. 

The Maryland Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant  

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

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.

Robert F. Noyce Scholarship Program for STEM Teachers

For transfer: Students desiring to become secondary teachers of biology, chemistry or mathematics should explore the benefits of becoming a Hood NSTEP scholar at nearby Hood College in Frederick, Maryland.  Hood NSTEPnew window will provide scholarships and specialized programming to students in the final two years of their undergraduate degree work to complete their undergraduate STEM major and teacher certification requirements.

For degree holders: The Montgomery College Noyce Scholars program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics professionals to become secondary mathematics and science teachers. The program supports STEM professionals (minimum bachelor’s degree) who commit to teaching STEM fields in high-need middle schools and high schools upon completion of the Alternative Certification for Effective Teachers (ACET) program

Other Scholarships for Teacher Education  

  • 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. The program awards multi-year scholarships of up to $10,000 annually for undergraduates on a competitive basis.
  • Kahlert Foundation Scholarshipsnew window (up to $4,000 over a two-year period) are awarded to transfer students from Maryland community colleges who enroll at Towson University and plan to pursue a career in secondary school mathematics or science teaching. Information about the Kahlert Foundation Scholarships for Towson UTeach (for Transfer Students), scholarship and admission at Towsonnew window for the University's Transfer Achievement Award.
  • For other scholarship opportunities that are available to future teachers, see Teaching Scholarships and Grants.