Scholarships & Financial Support
UTeach Columbus offers paid internships at Columbus State University to a limited number of students each fall and spring semester. Students will work directly with either middle school or high school students, tutor college students in introductory math or science content, and-or assist in public relations and recruiting or in the management of Step 1 course resources. Internships may involve working at CSU outreach or student centers such as the Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, Columbus Regional Mathematics Collaborative, or CSU's Math and Science Learning Center. Students will work an average of 10 hours a week, a maximum of 150 hours per semester, for $10 an hour. All active UTeach students with a cumulative CSU GPA of 2.5 or higher are eligible to apply for an internship.
Internships are awarded at the beginning of fall and spring semesters. The deadline for fall internship applications is April 26.
Students majoring in math or science education may apply for scholarships of up to $1,000. To apply for a scholarship, students must meet the following requirements:
- Successful completion of Step 1 course (UTCH 1201)
- Currently enrolled in a UTeach course beyond Step 1
- Full-time student at CSU
- GPA of at least 3.0
- Active member of the student group WeTeach
- Submit letter of recommendation from a person who can address the applicant's work ethic and academic endeavors
Scholarships are awarded annually, as funding allows. The deadline for scholarship applications is April 26.
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant provides up to $4,000 per year to full-time undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in eligible CSU programs of study. Students must agree to serve four academic years as a full-time teacher in a high-need field at an eligible school. To qualify for a TEACH Grant, students must meet and maintain academic requirements of a 3.25 GPA or score above the 75th percentile on a national college admissions test. Failure to complete the service obligation will result in the TEACH Grant funds converting to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan with interest charged from the date the grant was disbursed.
Other Future Teacher Scholarships
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation is accepting applications for the 2013 cohort of Science and Mathematics Teaching Fellows. The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation was created by Janet H. and C. Harry Knowles in 1999 to cultivate and support exemplary science and mathematics high school teachers and develop the next generation of leaders in education.
Georgia Intern Fellowships for Teachers
Other Financial Aid
Many other grants, scholarships and loans are available for students majoring in science or mathematics.