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West Teaching Scholarships

Scholarships for Education Majors at Catawba College


Catawba College offers Education students the opportunity to apply for Teaching Scholarships.

The West Teaching Scholarship awards students in the education field up to $5,000 in addition to academic scholarships awarded by Catawba, with the exception of McCorkle Scholarships. 

In order to be eligible, students must have a combined SAT score (quantitative + critical reading scores) of 1170 RSAT/24 ACT and a GPA of 3.4. Conditional acceptance will be considered for 1070 RSAT/21ACT and a GPA of 3.4.


  • An inspiring, supportive learning community of peers, business and community leaders, and faculty
  • Transformative participation in leadership seminars, community, service, and scholarly researched presentations
  • Early, real world field experiences beginning in the freshman year
  • Regional travel opportunities and cultural events
  • Training in the integration of technology to enhance student learning
  • Catawba College's nationally accredited Teacher Education Program
  • A wellness program
  • A rich tradition of Teacher Education excellence since 1925
  • A strong history of employment after graduation
  • Optional international study opportunities, such as a summer term in Costa Rica
  • Professional development seminars featuring national speakers
  • Freshman retreats
  • Mentoring program


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about the west teaching scholars

pathway.jpgThe first cohort of 14 West Teaching Scholars entered Catawba College as first-year students in the fall of the 2007-2008 academic year. These education majors, who came to Catawba from both inside and outside of the State of North Carolina demonstrated leadership, community involvement and a strong commitment to teaching. Each of them also completed a special scholarship application for students in this education program. 

The West Teaching Scholars at Catawba College are so designated in honor of College alumna, trustee and former Teacher Education faculty member, Dr. Martha Kirkland West of Salisbury, N.C.

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