The department has multiple scholarship opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate level. It also offers graduate assistantships. Applications for scholarships are due by March 15th. Graduate assistantship applications should be made by May 1st to be competitive.
Undergraduate Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarships

The department has several undergraduate scholarships available for incoming and continuing students. Below are listed the scholarships that are typically available. Those listed toward the top tend to have higher amounts. Each scholarship has unique qualification criteria, and a unique application that needs to be filled out. You may apply to more than one scholarship.

Criteria:

  • Enrolled full- or part-time in the online "completer" program (transfer students) with a minimum of 100 credit hours towards an Early Childhood Education degree
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

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Criteria:

  • Student majoring in Early Childhood Education and Kindergarten/primary education
  • Proven financial need
  • Possess a great desire to work with children
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

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Criteria:

  • Majoring in Family and Child or Early Childhood Education
  • Proven financial need

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Criteria:

  • Upper level students majoring in Family and Child or Early Childhood Education
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Proven financial need
  • Preference is given to female students

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Criteria:

  • Incoming freshman pursuing a major in Early Childhood Education

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Criteria:

  • Student majoring in Early Childhood Education
  • Incoming freshman or transfer student with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • SAT score of 1000 (old system) or 1500 (new system)

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Criteria:

  • Full or part-time undergraduate student majoring in Early Childhood Education
  • Member of an underrepresented population as related to the field of early childhood education (preferred)
  • Proven financial need

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Criteria:

  • Junior or senior pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Possess a passion for working with young children
  • Must maintain minimum standards for the program

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Graduate Scholarship

The Scholarship for Advancing Excellence in Early Childhood Education

Criteria:

  • Graduate students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Education with a focus on Early Childhood Education program, with a minimum of 24 credit hours completed;
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0; and
  • First preference given to students graduating by May 2021.

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Graduate Assistantships

Do you need help paying for your graduate work in early childhood? Are you interested in working closely with faculty while gaining hands-on experience in your field? Our department is committed to providing practical opportunities for both professional and personal growth through our graduate assistantships. Students from any department are welcome to apply for an assistantship.

  • Work with faculty members 20 hours per week (fall and spring semesters).
  • Duties depend on specific departmental needs and may include research, teaching, laboratory management, and other specialized duties.
  • Tuition waiver in accordance with university policies (applies to fall, spring, and summer)
  • Stipend based on departmental budget allocation

You must be officially admitted to a graduate degree program in the university and be registered for at least 6 hours of graduate work a semester to be eligible for an assistantship.

Complete the online application form.

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