Scholarships & Financial Support
UTeach Columbus offers paid internships at Columbus State University to a limited number of students when funding is available. Students will work directly with either middle school or high school students, tutor college students in introductory math or science content, and-or assist in public relations and recruiting or in the management of Step 1 course resources. Internships may involve working at CSU outreach or student centers such as the Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, or the Columbus Regional Mathematics Collaborative. Students will work an average of 10 hours a week, a maximum of 150 hours per semester, for $10 an hour. All active UTeach students with a cumulative CSU GPA of 2.5 or higher are eligible to apply for an internship.
Internships are awarded at the beginning of fall and/or spring semesters, as funding is available.
Students majoring in math, science, or computer science education may apply for scholarships of up to $1,500. To apply for a scholarship, students must meet the following requirements:
- Successful completion of Step 1 course (UTCH 1201)
- Can demonstrate progress in a UTeach program of study, toward a degree and teacher certification in STEM
- Full time student at CSU (preferred)
- Minimum 2.5 GPA
- Active participant in WeTeach activities
Scholarships are awarded annually, as funding allows.
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant provides up to $4,000 per year to full-time undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in eligible CSU programs of study. Students must agree to serve four academic years as a full-time teacher in a high-need field at an eligible school. To qualify for a TEACH Grant, students must meet and maintain academic requirements of a 3.25 GPA or score above the 75th percentile on a national college admissions test. Failure to complete the service obligation will result in the TEACH Grant funds converting to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan with interest charged from the date the grant was disbursed.
Other Future Teacher Scholarships
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation was created by Janet H. and C. Harry Knowles in 1999 to cultivate and support exemplary science and mathematics high school teachers and develop the next generation of leaders in education. The Knowles Teaching Fellowship is an intensive and cohesive, five-year program that supports early-career, high school mathematics and science teachers in their efforts to develop teaching expertise and lead from the classroom.
Georgia Intern Fellowships for Teachers
Founded in 1991 as a program of the Georgia Institute of Technology's CEISMC, GIFT provides paid summer STEM internships in industry workplaces and university laboratories for K-12 science, mathematics, and technology teachers. Teachers spend 4 to 7 weeks experiencing first-hand how industrial scientists and researchers approach problems, design experiments, interpret data, communicate findings, and develop and implement workplace solutions.
Other Financial Aid
Many other grants, scholarships and loans are available for students majoring in science or mathematics.