Teacher Education Funding Opportunities


Curry's Teacher Education program participates in many award, fellowship, and scholarship programs!

The list below features many of our fellowship and loan/scholarship programs. The department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education offers additional scholarships. The Teacher Education office will contact incoming and current students as opportunities for additional awards arise.

Teacher Education Funding Opportunities


  • African American Teaching Fellows

    Funding: $5000 for each year as a fellow

    Commitment during the Teacher Education program: Participate in a summer institute, ongoing mentoring activities, and professional development activities

    Post-graduation commitment: 1 year of teaching per year of funding; must teach in Albemarle County or Charlottesville City Schools

    Eligible students:

    • Review the eligibility requirements here
    • Students receiving this fellowship may accept an additional fellowship offer as long as the second fellowship does not require they teach outside of Albemarle County or Charlottesville City Schools

    Application:

    • Students not currently enrolled in the Teacher Education program must submit an application per the deadlines provided on each program page
    • Interested students must simultaneously submit an application to AATF through their website

    More information: https://www.aatf.org/

    Contact: Jaime Hawkins

    Curry Contact: Jillian McGraw

  • America Reads (Work Study Opportunity)

    With the radical changes in schooling due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our community’s children and teachers need tutoring assistance more than ever. America Reads is a federal work-study program that assigns UVA students to tutor community school children in reading and math. While our tutors have worked in schools in the past, this fall they may primarily tutor students online. America Reads tutors not only provide a valuable service to our community, they build rewarding relationships with children, teachers and schools.

    Funding: Federal Work Study Award

    • Undergraduate students: $11/hour
    • Graduate students: $16/hour

    Commitment: fall and spring semesters (both semesters preferred if possible)

    Eligible students: 

    • Undergraduate and graduate students who have been awarded federal work-study awards
    • Note: Graduate students who were not awarded work-study as part of their financial aid package but are interested in a tutoring position should contact Donna Lewis-Wagner, America Reads Coordinator

    Application:

    More information: https://curry.virginia.edu/services-outreach/america-reads

    Contact: Donna Lewis-Wagner

  • Curry Teaching Fellows: Albemarle

    Funding: Stipend determined by the local school division

    Commitment during the Teacher Education program: After the fall internship ends, fellows remain on staff as part-time teaching assistants through the end of the school year

    Post-graduation commitment: None

    Eligible students:

    • Current B/MT and 2-year PGMT students in the class of 2021
    • Students receiving this fellowship may accept an additional fellowship offer as long as the second fellowship does not require they complete their clinical experiences in a school division other than Albemarle County

    Application: An application will be sent to all eligible students in January

    More information: https://curry.virginia.edu/curry-school-teaching-fellows

    Contact: Tisha Hayes

  • Curry Teaching Fellows: Augusta, Chesterfield, Frederick, Goochland, Virginia Beach

    Funding: Stipend determined by the local school division

    Commitment during the Teacher Education program: After the fall internship ends, fellows remain on staff as part-time teaching assistants through the end of the school year

    Post-graduation commitment: 1 year in the employing school division; ongoing coaching from UVA is provided

    Eligible students:

    • Current B/MT and 2-year PGMT students in the class of 2021
    • Students receiving this fellowship may accept an additional fellowship offer as long as the second fellowship do not require they complete their clinical experiences or commit to teaching in a school division other than the division for which they have received the fellowship

    Application: An application will be sent to all eligible students in January

    More information: https://curry.virginia.edu/curry-school-teaching-fellows

    Contact: Tisha Hayes

     

  • Project VIDEO: Special Education Fellowship

    Funding: $12,000

    Commitment during the Teacher Education program: Take a course in Clinical Phonetics as part of a collaboration with the Master of Education in Speech Communication Disorders; participate in evaluation activities, including surveys, interviews, and focus groups

    Post-graduation commitment: 2 years as a special education teacher or in a closely related role serving students with disabilities; participate in evaluation activities, including surveys, interviews, and focus groups

    Eligible students: 

    • Students entering the Special Education post-graduate Master of Teaching program (must be in the full-time, on-grounds 1-year program)
    • Students receiving this fellowship may accept an additional fellowship offer with the exception of the Noyce Scholarship, which requires students to complete the Science Education program

    Application:

    • Students must apply to the Master of Teaching program by April 1 (priority deadline: February 1)
    • Dr. Kennedy will contact admitted students with Project VIDEO application materials

    More information: https://curry.virginia.edu/project-video-fellowships-special-education-and-speech-language-pathology

    Contact: Michael Kennedy

  • Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program: Science Education

    Funding: Up to $20,000

    Commitment during the Teacher Education program: Participate in evaluation activities, including surveys, interviews, and focus groups

    Post-graduation commitment: 2 years per $10,000 received in a school division with high-needs schools (determined based on teacher qualifications and rates of attrition); participate in evaluation activities, including surveys, interviews, and focus groups

    Eligible students: 

    • Incoming Science Education students
    • Students receiving this fellowship may accept an additional fellowship offer with the exception of the Project VIDEO fellowship, which requires students to complete the Special Education program, or the TEACH grant

    Application:

    • Students must apply to the Master of Teaching program by April 1 (priority deadline: February 1)
    • Dr. Mumba will contact admitted students with Noyce application materials

    More information: https://www.nsfnoyce.org/

    Contact: Frackson Mumba

     

  • TEACH Grant

    Funding: up to $4000 per year (pro-rated for part-time students)

    Commitment during the Teacher Education program: None

    Post-graduation commitment: 4 years (within an 8 year period) of teaching in a high-need subject area at schools that serve low-income families

    Eligible students: 

    • This opportunity is open to undergraduate and graduate students; review the eligibility requirements.
    • Students receiving this fellowship may accept an additional fellowship offer with the exception of the Noyce Scholarship

    Application: Review the application process. Note that you must complete several financial aid forms even if you are not applying for additional aid

    More information: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/teach

    Contact: Debbie Davis

    Curry Contact: Jillian McGraw