In order to deliver an exceptional educational experience to students, the College of Education seeks to address the financial needs of students and reward academic achievement.  Through the generosity of donors, the College of Education offers scholarships based on financial need, academic achievement and career aims.

$5 for 4 Scholarships and Promise Fund Scholarships

The $5 for 4 Scholarship and the Promise Fund Scholarship help to support students who display a financial need that will impede their continued enrollment in the College of Education.  To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time in College of Education programs in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need.  Scholarships awarded will range in amount up to $2,500 and are not renewable.

Aimee Strawn Math and Science Scholarship in Urban Education

This scholarship is being offered to students who are specializing in the teaching of mathematics and science to urban elementary school students in Chicago in memory of Professor Aimee Strawn.

Call Me MiSTER

The mission of the Call Me MiSTER (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) Initiative is to increase the pool of available teachers from a broader more diverse background, particularly among the lowest performing elementary schools. Student participants are largely selected from among under-served, socio-economically disadvantaged and educationally at-risk communities.  The program includes tuition support, among other opportunities.

CWK Urban Teacher Scholarship

The Urban Teacher Scholarship helps support first-year MEd students who want to become certified teachers in Chicago’s urban schools. To be eligible students must apply to and enroll in one of the MEd certification programs in any term, have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0, and demonstrated financial need. The scholarship will be applied to tuition and fees for new MEd students in their first fall semester of matriculation.

Janet Currer Stewart Scholarships in Education

This fund is used to provide scholarships to undergraduate students who are enrolled in the UIC College of Education. Preference shall be given to transfer students with a demonstrated financial need. The scholarship may be renewable for up to two years as long as the recipient continues in good academic standing in the College of Education.

Make an Impact Scholarship

The Make an Impact Scholarship helps support undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need. All new and current full-time students who enroll in any term within a calendar year can apply. Students must also have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and demonstrated financial need.