21st Century STEM Teachers Scholarship Program

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The 21st Century STEM Teachers Scholarship Program at Purdue University provides scholarships for teacher candidates who pursue a degree and career in STEM teaching. The program expands the number and diversity of students in K-12 STEM teaching and develops enhanced knowledge and skills for integrating engineering design into science, mathematics, agriculture, and technology instruction.

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE UP TO $5,000 PER SEMESTER, $10,000 PER YEAR

High school seniors (accepted to Purdue University) through college-level juniors are eligible to apply if they:

  • will earn a degree in secondary mathematics education, secondary science education (biology, chemistry, physics or earth science education), agriculture education, engineering and technology education, elementary education, or dual licensure in elementary education and special education
  • have at least three semesters remaining in their academic program
  • have an overall GPA of at least 3.0/4.0
  • are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Scholarship recipients will complete:

  • a plan of study in secondary mathematics education, secondary science education, agriculture education, engineering and technology education, elementary education, or dual licensure in elementary education and special education
  • an Integrated STEM Education Degree Concentration in which they develop enhanced knowledge, skills, and practices for integrated STEM instruction
  • teaching for a minimum of one year in a high-needs or rural school or school district in Indiana for each year of scholarship support
  • a two-year induction program that supports and mentors recipients in their professional growth and development

There is a rolling deadline for applications. Applications are reviewed in the order they are received. Review of applications for the upcoming academic year (2022-2023) will begin on March 15.