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Scholarships for Education Majors at Catawba College


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

West Teaching Scholarship

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. 

Essay Contest
Students applying for the West Scholarship may also enter an essay contest for an opportunity for a $10,000 scholarship award. One essay winner will be selected from qualified West Scholarship candidates. To enter the essay contest, submit your application for the West Scholarship online. Email your completed essay in response to the prompt below to Dr. Kim Creamer at Please note recipients of the $10,000 scholarship award are required to major or minor in Education and to successfully complete student teaching as part of their Teacher Education program at Catawba. Read More 

West Scholar Essay Contest Prompt: Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, once stated, “One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” In 500-700 words, use this statement as a springboard to describe your own reasons for becoming a teacher. Your essay should speak specifically about how you will use your education major or minor to "change the world" and make a difference in the lives of your future students and the profession of teaching.

Eligibility for West Scholarships
In order to be eligible for these scholarships, 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.

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"Commit to Teacher Education" Scholarship

For students who do not qualify for the West Teaching Scholarship, the Teacher Education Department also offers the "Commit to Teacher Education Scholarship." Recipients of this scholarship will receive $1000 per year, with an increase to $2000 per year once successfully accepted in the Teacher Education program. To apply, complete the online application for the scholarship, noting your intent to major or minor in Education. To continue to receive the scholarship, recipients must declare a major or minor in Education by the end of their first semester, qualify for admittance to Teacher Education for the junior year, and complete the coursework required for the major or minor selected in Education. 

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