The Future Teachers Scholarship Program was established by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
The main aim of this award is to encourage the preparation of teachers in critical shortage areas in the public schools of Oklahoma.
Recipients may receive the scholarship for not more than four years, or the equivalent of four years, of full-time study.
An award amount for each nominated student will be determined by the college the student attends.
The current award limits are as follows:
- full-time students with 60 or more hours completed toward a bachelor’s degree can receive a maximum of $1,500;
- full-time students with less than 60 hours completed can receive up to $1,000;
- part-time students with 60 hours or more can receive up to $750;
- and part-time students with 60 hours or less can receive up to $500.
It is very important that you meet the eligibility criteria prior to your application submission, so as not to be rejected.
The student applicant must be a resident of Oklahoma.
The student must be nominated by the college in which they are enrolled on the basis of cumulative high school GPA ranking in the top 15% of his or her high school graduating class; ACT or SAT score ranking in the top 15% for high school graduates of the same year; admission to a professional education program at an accredited Oklahoma institution of higher education; an undergraduate record of outstanding success, as defined by the institution.
He/she can be either a full-time and part-time student, but the highest priority will be given to full-time students
Once you get the award, you have to fulfill some requirements related to the scholarship recipients.
You must maintain no less than a 2.5 cumulative GPA and must agree to teach in a shortage area in Oklahoma public schools for a minimum of three consecutive years upon graduation and licensure as a teacher
How to Apply
Students who are in a degree program working toward Teaching Certification in one of the identified critical shortage areas and who meet the eligibility requirements listed above may fill out an application.
Eligible Critical Shortage Areas are the following:
- Foreign Languages
- Social Studies
- Early Childhood Education Library Sciences
- Arts and Music
- Career and Technical Education Physical Education
- Special Education Business
- English/Language Arts Elementary Education School Counselor Health Education Humanities Computer Science