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Edwyna Wheadon Postgraduate Training Scholarship Fund – $500 – Apply annually by January 31

The Wheadon Scholarship awards $500 to an English/Language Arts teacher working in a public educational institution, every year!


  • Applicants must be teachers of English/Language Arts in a publicly funded institution.
  • The recipient must be a member of NCTE at the time of the award.

How to Apply:

  • Complete an application form with your information.
  • Submit a written statement of no more than 500 words indicating the professional development experience for which you seek support, why you feel that you should be considered for this scholarship, and how it will serve you in your career.

Amount: $500

Deadline: January 31

[See Website] Inspire Our Future Scholarship – $500 – Apply annually by April 1 supports teachers and believes that teachers have the power to inspire our future. This is why they are offering this annual scholarship to award an experienced or aspiring teacher!


  • Applicants are limited to legal residents of the United States who are at least 18 years of age and are currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States, as listed on the U.S. Department of Education website.
  • Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA.

How to Apply:

  • Fill out a short form with your information.
  • Respond to a question with 500-700 words.

Amount: $500

Deadline: April 1

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Edwyna Wheadon Postgraduate Training Scholarship Fund – $500 – Apply annually by January 31

Are you an English teacher who could use a hand financially? Then check out this scholarship!


  • Applicants are required to be teachers of English/Language Arts in a publicly funded institution. At the time of the award, the recipient must also be a member of NCTE.

How to Apply: 

  • Applicants must complete the application form and submit a written statement of no more than 500 words indicating:
    • the professional development experience for which you seek support and include specific details such as course titles, planned dates of study, fees, etc.
    • why you feel that you should be considered for this scholarship and how it will serve you in your career.
  • Send your application form and essay to

Amount: $500

Deadline: January 31

Don’t miss out and apply as soon as possible!

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James Madison Fellowship – $24,000 – Apply annually by March 1

This fellowship is for all those teachers who are history buffs!


  • Applicants are limited to United States citizens who are teaching full time in the subjects of American history, American government, social studies, or political science in grades 7-12.
  • For full terms of eligibility, click here.

How to Apply:

  • Create an account by registering online.
  • Complete the application form.
  • Upload your transcipt as a PDF file. If you choose to mail them, they must be received by March 1 at the following address:
  • James Madison Fellowship Program

    One Scholarship Way

    Saint Peter, MN 56082

  • Submit your recommendations online by 5:00 P.M., Central Time, March 6.

Amount: $24,000

Deadline: March 1

You might love history but don’t leave this scholarship in the past!

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#ShareTheGoals Scholarship – $10,000 – Monthly Winners Plus A Grand Winner

In September of 2015, the member states of the United Nations agreed upon a 15 year blueprint to tackle the world’s most troubling problems in an effort to end poverty, fight inequality, and reverse climate change.

The University Network believes that all students and educators should be aware of these goals and thus have created this scholarship to help get the word out. Today’s students are the first generation that may be able to end extreme poverty and the last generation that may be able to to reverse climate change.

Share the Goals Scholarship

>>> How To Enter <<<

1. Create & post

➯ Create a video explaining why the Global Goals are important and post it to Facebook or YouTube.


➯ Create an infographic illustrating the importance of the Global Goals and post it to Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest.


➯ Write an Essay of 500 words or less explaining the importance of the Global Goals and post it to Medium, Linkedin, or Facebook.


🔹For Facebook submissions (whether video, infographic, or essay): tag us and use the hashtags #SharetheGoals and #TUNscholarship at the end of your post. Also include a link to this scholarship post in your submission.

🔹For Youtube submissions: videos should be titled “#ShareTheGoals Scholarship – The University Network – Your Name.” Include a link to this scholarship post in the description box.

🔹For Pinterest submissions (for infographic): use the hashtags #SharetheGoals and #TUNscholarship in your pin description and link your pin to this scholarship post. The infographic must detail your ideas.

🔹For Medium or Linkedin submissions: include the link to this scholarship post at the end of your essay.

2. Then let us know

🔸Email us the link of the video, infographic or essay at to be officially entered.

The Global Goals

There are 17 Sustainable Development Goals, summarized as follows:

  1. No Poverty – End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
  2. Zero Hunger – End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
  3. Good Health and Well-being – Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
  4. Quality Education – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
  5. Gender Equality – Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
  6. Clean Water and Sanitation – Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
  7. Affordable and Clean Energy – Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and clean energy for all.
  8. Decent Work and Economic Growth – Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
  9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure – Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
  10. Reduced Inequalities – Reduce inequality within and among countries.
  11. Sustainable Cities and Communities – Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
  12. Responsible Consumption and Production – Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
  13. Climate Action – Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
  14. Life Below Water – Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
  15. Life on Land – Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
  16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions – Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
  17. Partnerships for the Goals – Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

➨ Scholarship Rules

Applicants must be:

  • Current college students or high school seniors, attending school in the United States, or an educator at any level teaching in the United States.

Applicants may not be:

  • Children or grandchildren of employees, officers or owners of TUN, Inc.

Other Rules:

  • By applying for a scholarship, applicant grants TUN permission to post their name on or in other marketing communications in the event they are awarded the scholarship.
  • Scholarship recipients will be required to submit a current photo and a publicity release granting TUN  permission to use their photo on and in other marketing communications.


First Place – $5,000 – One winner – awarded on July 15, 2017 – the winner will be  picked from the pool of monthly winners.

Second Place – $500 – 10 winners – awarded each month from September 2016 through June 2017.