2015-2016 School of Education Scholarship Application

Applications and all supporting documents must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. Monday, February 16, 2015.


Requirements for Scholarship Application


Application, Resume, and Essay
  • Application
  • Current resume, with all academic and career experience noted
  • Essay (limit is 2 sheets, double spaced) that explains why you are a good candidate for the scholarship(s) for which you are applying. Please review the history and information about each scholarship for guidance about what to include in your essay.

Letter of Recommendation

All applicants must include at least one letter of recommendation from any of the following references:

  • UAB Faculty member from the School of Education
  • High School teacher
  • Current or former employer


Application



First Name *

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Middle Name

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Last Name *

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Student ID Number (UAB Student Number) *

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Date of Birth (mm/dd/yy) *

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Phone Number - Preferred (###-###-####) *

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Phone Number - Other (###-###-####)

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E-mail *

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Current Mailing Address *

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Hometown (Include State) *

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What degree are you currently pursuing? *

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What is your Major/Field of Study? (If you are a high school senior, what major are most interested in studying at UAB?) *

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Current Class Status *

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Overall GPA (Please do not round up) *

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Have you applied for 2014-2015 FAFSA through the UAB Financial Aid Office? *

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Expected College Graduation Date (mm/yy) *

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Are you a resident of Alabama? *

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Are you employed? *

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If employed, what is the name of employer? (Put none if not employed) *

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FYI: Some employers offer tuition benefits. Please check with your employer to find out if you qualify for such benefits.

Select the scholarships you are applying for





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  • Applicant must be a Junior or Senior student seeking a degree in Secondary Education from the School.



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  • Applicants must be pursuing a degree in a Health Education-related major.
  • Applicants should demonstrate solid academic promise and have earned at least a 3. 3 grade point average.
  • Preference will be given to members of the Beta Chi Chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma.



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  • Preference will be given to students who wish to teach in schools that serve predominantly disadvantaged students and/or in an urban setting in Alabama.
  • Applicants should have earned at least an overall 3.0 GPA (based on a 4.0 scale) in coursework prior to the time of application.
  • Preference will be given to those deserving financial assistance as determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid.



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  • Applicants must be enrolled in or admitted to the Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education Program in the School.
  • Applicants should have at least a 3.0 GPA.



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  • Preference will be given to students enrolled in Early Childhood Education and Development of Health Education/Health Promotion in the School.
  • In the absence of such applicant, consideration may be given to exceptional doctoral students in the School of Education, then exceptional graduate students in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or Secondary Education.
  • Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA in all coursework.



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  • Applicants must be an undergraduate enrolled in or admitted to TEP;
  • In the absence of such an applicant, consideration may be given to students enrolled in the Alternative Master’s Program.
  • Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a successful work and/or leadership experience.
  • Preference will be given to must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid.



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  • Applicants must be learning and/or physically challenged.
  • In the absence of such applicants, recipients must be preparing to teach learning and/or physically challenged individuals.
  • Recipients must be accepted into TEP or a degree-seeking education program in the graduate school of the School of Education,
  • Candidates must be full-time and have completed 24 hours (undergraduate) or 18 hours (graduate)
  • Preference will be given to must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid.



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  • Preference will be given to those involved with quality literacy instruction in pre-K through 6th grade.
  • Applicants should have at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Preference will be given to those who show financial need as determined by UAB Office of Student Financial Aid.



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  • Students should be able to demonstrate solid academic promise and leadership qualities
  • Applicants should have at least a 3.0 GPA.



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  • Recipients must be majoring in physical education.
  • Preference will be given to must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid.



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  • Applicants must have a faculty advisor’s approval to begin an Educational Specialist Research Project.
  • Preference will be given to students beginning their research project.
  • If no first-time research students apply, students already engaged in a research project may be eligible.
  • Recipients should have a strong academic record of performance, and evidence of continued professional excellence will be expected.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with teaching or other professional experience commensurate the goals of their respective program field(s).
  • Preference will be given to applicants currently employed in their respective field(s).



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  • Preference will be given to entering freshmen students with ADD/ADHD registered through UAB Disability Support Service.
  • Applicants must be a full-time undergraduate student.



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  • Preference is given to students that do not own a computer.
  • Applicants must be a junior or senior admitted to the teacher education program.
  • In the absence of such applicants, students admitted to the Alternative Master’s Program may be considered.
  • Recipients must maintain a 3.25 GPA.



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  • Applicants must have graduated from the Jefferson County Public School System, or Spain Park, Leeds, Hewitt-Trussville, or any high school in Bibb, Blount, Cullman, St. Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa or Walker Counties.
  • Preference will be given to entering freshman
  • If no freshmen apply, consideration may be given to transfer students from community colleges that attended previously mentioned schools.
  • Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA.



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  • Applicants must be accepted in the TEP as an undergraduate
  • In the absence of undergraduate candidates, students accepted into the Alternative Master’s Program may be considered.
  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid.
  • Preference will be given to underrepresented, low-income and minority students.



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  • Recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA.
  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UAB Office of Student Financial Aid.
  • Preference will be given to first generation college students.
  • Preference will be given to students who are active in their communities, including the UAB community.



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  • Preference will be given to students who maintain a 3.0 GPA.
  • Preference will be given to those who show financial need as determined by UAB Office of Student Financial Aid.



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  • Applicants must be enrolled in or admitted to a graduate degree-granting program in Early Childhood Education.
  • Preference shall be given to students pursuing a doctoral degree.
  • The Award is not renewable.

Upload your resume

Include pertinant information relative to the scholarship for which you are applying. Preferably uploaded as a PDF *

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Upload your essay

Write an essay that describes why you are a good candidate for the scholarship(s) for which you are applying. Limited to two pages. Preferably uploaded as a PDF *

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Upload your letter(s) of recommendation

Only one letter is required.

Upload first letter of recommendation Preferably uploaded as a PDF

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Upload second letter of recommendation Preferably uploaded as a PDF

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CERTIFICATION
By clicking submit, I hereby certify that the information provided on this scholarship application is true, and I personally composed the essay included herein. I grant permission to release information from my educational and financial records to scholarship donors. If awarded a scholarship, I grant permission to UAB and the scholarship donor to issue news releases.