Scholarships and Internships
Alma Exley Scholarship Program is intended to support and encourage persons of color who are committed to a career in public school teaching in Connecticut. A scholarship award of at least $1,500 a year for two years will be granted to an individual who has been admitted to a teacher-preparation program in a Connecticut college or university. More information and applications can be obtained from the School of Education in Mercy Hall (860.231.5331) or visit http://www.almaexleyscholarship.org/index.html.
The James Madison Foundation Fellowships were created to honor the legacy of James Madison-President, Secretary of State, Father of the Constitution-by providing fellowships for graduate studies that focus on the Constitution and its contemporary relevance to the practices and policies of democratic government. Fellows receive the opportunity to deepen critical research and writing skills, develop professional ties that can significantly affect their career paths, and strengthen their teaching proficiency. More information and applications can be obtained from http://www.jamesmadison.com/.
The Hach Scientific Foundationoffers second career chemical education scholarships to chemists. The Hach Scientific Foundation is a private multi-million dollar foundation dedicated to chemistry and chemical education. The Hach Scientific Foundation provides scholarships across the country to chemists interested in pursuing either a Masters in education or teacher's certificate. The requirements for scholarship acceptance are the following:
Applicant must have a Bachelors degree or higher in either chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering.
- Applicant must have worked in a chemistry-related field.
- Applicant must be in pursuit of become a chemistry teacher.
- Applicant must be accepted into either an education masters program or teacher certification program.
- Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
The scholarship is $6,000 for each year pursuing an education degree for full-year full-time students and $3,000 for part-time students or part-year students. In order for prior accepted scholarship recipients to receive second year funding, send a copy of the transcript from the attending education school. As long as a a 3.0 GPA is maintained, you will continue to receive support through graduation. Click here for more information
The Minority Teacher Incentive Grant Program provides up to $5,000 a year for two years of full-time study to undergraduates in their junior or senior year in a teacher preparation program at a Connecticut college or university. As an added bonus, you may receive up to $2,500 a year, for up to four years, to help pay off college loans if you teach in a Connecticut public elementary or secondary school. To qualify, you must be a full-time college junior or senior of African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American or Native American heritage, and be nominated by the Education Dean (or appropriate official) at whichever participating college or university you attend. If you already have graduated from college and plan to attend the Department of Higher Education's Alternate Route to Certification, you may also qualify. Click here for more information.
Graduate Internship Program at Avon, Berlin, New Hartford and Newington Public Schools
This program is available to University of Saint Joseph students who wish to pursue certification in education or special education with the ability to apply many of these courses toward a Master's Degree. Applicants must hold a B.A. or B.S. degree, be enrolled in a planned program to pursue certification and/or a Master's Degree at University of Saint Joseph, and be willing to spend five days per week during the school year as an intern. Interns will receive 18 pre-paid graduate credits and a $500 per semester (Fall and Spring) supplementary stipend for books, materials, and incidentals. More information and applications can be obtained from Suzanne Shippee the Director of Student Teaching and Clinical Experiences in Mercy Hall, Room 320,or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Click on the following link to view the online version of the usj Teaching Internship Flyer (PDF: 2pp., 87K)
Graduate Literacy Internship Program for Licensed Teachers
This internship program is available to people who currently hold a Connecticut Teaching Certificate. Interns will spend four days a week in an elementary school and one day a week in seminar and staff development activities taught by University of Saint Joseph faculty. Interns will earn 15 free graduate credits (6 credits for seminar courses, 6 credits for internship teaching, and 3 credits for coursework in a graduate Master of Arts planned program at the college) and will also receive a $9,000 stipend. An additional 15 credits, paid by the candidate, is required to complete degree coursework. For more information about this internship opportunity call 860.231.5330 or contact Jill Mack at email@example.com.
School of Education Graduate Assistants
Graduate assistants work a given number of hours per week in exchange for pre-paid tuition credits per semester. Graduate assistants are selected in light of School of Education needs and qualifications of the candidate. A variety of opportunities are available, including assisting professors with courses, assisting office staff with tasks, maintaining the department website, entering and analyzing data, and conducting research for professors. Graduate assistants must be enrolled in a planned program of study in a graduate program at University of Saint Joseph. Interested candidates should contact Lisa Sandstrom, School of Education, Mercy Hall, Room 315, 860.231.5331 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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