One of the hallmarks of the aggieTEACH-Arts & Sciences Program has been the contributions of the funding pieces necessary to make teacher certification affordable, attractive, and financially feasible. The aggieTEACH-Arts & Sciences program provides a number of scholarship opportunities each year that are awarded to deserving students in pursuit of their dreams of becoming educators.

Learn more about aggieTEACH-Arts & Sciences scholarship opportunities:

Certification Exam Fee Assistance

We don’t want money to prevent you from registering for your exams. Thanks to Lift High Foundations, students may apply for financial assistance to cover the costs of their teacher certification exams. Fill out the Fee Assistance Application and please return it to Kristy Anderson (

Texas A&M University Robert Noyce Scholarship Program 2019-2024

This Noyce Scholars project, Strengthening Mathematics Instruction for Elementary and Middle Schools, supports students who are willing to major in a STEM field and teach elementary, middle school, or high school mathematics in a high need school district. Benefits of this scholarship include tuition and fees up to $10,000 per semester (2 years for undergraduates and 1 year for post graduates). Funded by National Science Foundation DUE Award #1852942. Go to this website for more information:

Aggie Teacher Education Residency Model (aggieTERM)

aggieTERM provides prospective TAMU beginning teachers with a year-long clinical residency to develop the classroom expertise to become effective, long-term educators in high need school districts in Texas. Candidates may be offered a teaching position upon successful completion of the residency.  aggieTEACH students are eligible for Track 2 if they graduate before clinical teaching and apply to the Graduate Certification Program to complete their teacher certification and a Master’s Degree. Talk to an advisor to explore several options for aggieTERM.

Federal TEACH Grant (Loan Forgiveness Program)

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program, established through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. For more information on the TEACH Grant visit the federal TEACH Grant website. If, after reading all of the information on the TEACH Grant fact sheet, you are interested in learning more about the TEACH Grant Program, you should contact the Texas A&M financial aid office.

ACS-Hach Land Grant Scholarship (Chemistry Teaching)

The ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship awards 4 annual pass-through scholarships to undergraduate chemistry majors at Texas A&M University who express an interest in teaching high school chemistry. Students are selected on the basis of chemistry aptitude, interest in teaching, and need.  Scholars receive $10,000 per academic year for up to six years. Students must meet the award criteria to renew a scholarship.  Eligible students must:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at Texas A&M University
  • Major in chemistry or a Chemistry-related discipline and complete an educational program
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Express the intention to teach high school chemistry after graduation

Interested students should go to Chemistry Scholarship Application Page .

AAPT-Barbara Lotze Scholarship for Future Physics Teachers

Undergraduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in physics teacher preparation curricula and high school seniors entering such programs are eligible. Successful applicants receive a stipend of up to $3,000 and a complimentary AAPT Student Membership for one year. The scholarship may be granted to an individual for each of four years.

Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for the Barbara Lotze Scholarship for Future Teachers.  Applicants must declare their intent to prepare for, and engage in, a career in physics teaching at the high school level and must, at the time the scholarship funds are received by the student, be:

  • an undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited two-year college, four-year college or a university; or a high school senior accepted for such enrollment.
  • pursuing, or planning to pursue, a course of study leading toward a career in physics teaching in the high schools.
  • showing promise of success in their studies, and
  • a citizen of the United States of America.

Applications require 3 letters of recommendation from “individuals who are able to comment on the wisdom of giving you a scholarship intended to encourage excellent physics teaching.”  Interested students should go to the AAPT Barbara Lotze Scholarship Page.

NOTE: Applicants will need to create an AAPT account before being able to submit applications.

Dr. Dudley T. ’79 and Angela R. Smith aggieTEACH Scholarship

The Dr. Dudley T. ’79 and Angela R. Smith aggieTEACH Scholarship was established in November 2013 by Dudley T. Smith ’79 and Angela R. Smith to provide scholarships to full-time students enrolled in the aggieTEACH program at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. For more information about scholarships within the College of Science, you should visit the undergraduate scholarships page.

Scholarships for students in public service degree programs

These online scholarship guides are the most up-to-date resource for finding scholarships.  You can search, read about, and apply to scholarships in 9 different public service fields, including teaching.

30 Top Scholarships for Public Service Students:
How to Get Financial Aid for Your Public Service Degree:

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