Department of
Elementary Education / Early Childhood / Special Education

Elementary Education Program

Scholarships

There are many scholarship opportunities for Emporia State students. Below are resources for you to learn more.

  • Patterson Scholarship - The Patterson Scholarship is available to students who will be freshmen education majors beginning in 2018-19. Learn more...
     
  • Elberta Harris Scholarship - For incoming freshmen and continuing undergraduate students who have graduated from Johnson County, Kansas, high schools and are pursuing teaching degrees. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, application, essay, letters of recommendation, transcript, and application for admission to ESU. Contact the Dean of The Teachers College for more information at 620-341-5367 or ttcdean@emporia.edu. The application can be found here.
      
  • Future Teacher Scholarship - Each year college students can apply for scholarships from Kansas PTA.  These scholarships are geared to students wanting to continue their careers as teachers in Kansas are encouraged to apply. Learn more...
     
  • The Kansas Board of Regents offers the Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship. Learn more...
       
  • A TEACH Grant can help you pay for college if you plan to become a teacher in a high-need field in a low-income area. You will be required to teach for a certain length of time, so make sure you understand your obligation. Learn more...
     
  • Wondering whether you can get your federal student loans forgiven or canceled for your service as a teacher? The US Department of Education and Federal Student Aid offers a Loan Cancellation/Deferment Option for Teachers. Learn more...
     
  • The Breidenthal Education Scholars Program provides any student from Wyandotte County majoring in Elementary Education through our JCCC/ESU or KCKCC/ESU Distance Partnership Programs and carrying at least 6 credit hours with a $1,000 annual scholarship, pending available funding.  If the number of eligible students exceeds the available funding, awards will go to those with the greatest financial need. To learn more, email ESUscholarships@emporia.edu.Download the application here.
      
  • The Salina Education Foundation’s LIFT (Loan Initiative for Future Teachers) program provides up to $5,000 per year for Saline County students who are working on her/his initial teaching certification. The application deadline is January 31, 2017. Learn more...   
     
  • Check out the ESU Scholarships and Grants page to find more information.