Funding - Master's Elementary Teacher Certification Requirements

You want to come but don't know how you'll cover the tuition and expenses?

We are committed to helping you find funding to cover tuition and expenses. As part of your admission to the school, we try to match you with numerous scholarships—your application for these funds is automatic, no action is required of you. If you're selected for any of these, based on merit and financial need, we'll let you know.

If you have questions about what financial resources are available to you to help pay for your education, contact Student Affairs Program Manager Eileen F. Brussolo.

Our admissions committee and scholarship awarding team work collectively to identify nominees for scholarships administered by the School of Education. Please also see below for information on additional financial resources that might be available to you.


Scholarships

Brownlee Forgivable Loan The loan was established by Donald S. & Floydene Beardslee Brownlee to provide need-based student loan support to exemplary full-time master’s students who attend the School of Education (SOE) at the University of Michigan. The loan obligation is cancelled if the recipient fullfills an obligation to teach full-time at the kindergarten through 12th grade level.  Documentation that the recipient taught for  a period of one year must be presented to the University's Loan Collections Office within two years of graduation from the University of Michigan. Students who are selected to receive this support will be notified by the Student Affairs Program Manager fo the School of Education Eileen F. Brussolo.  Additional information about this loan program will be provided at that time. 

Levi L. Barbour Fellowship for Women from the Orient In 1914 the bequest of Levi L. Barbour established a scholarship program at the University of Michigan for women of the highest academic and professional caliber from the area formerly known as the Orient (encompassing the lands extending from Turkey in the west to Japan and the Philippines in the east) to study modern science, medicine, mathematics and other academic disciplines and professions critical to the development of their native lands.

Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships has funding opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate level. Funding is not limited to LS&A. Learn more about scholarships, fellowships, summer opportunities, and other resources for which you may be eligible.

Private Scholarships Many private scholarships for college students are offered each year by a variety of organizations. 

Rackham Graduate School administers fellowships, grants, and scholarships for which you may be eligible.

Rackham Master's Award is a competitive award open to newly admitted students in a Rackham graduate degree program; it provides three semesters of funding that includes tuition, two full semesters of fees and living expenses, and an academic year of health and dental insurance.

The Center for the Education of Women may have funding for you if you've been out of school for eight months or longer.

The Fred G. and Edith Carlson Walcott Award provides support to students enrolled in the School of Education who are studying abroad. While preference is given to students wishing to study in England, students studying abroad anywhere should apply.

Travel Grants

The Fred G. and Edith Carlson Walcott Award provides support to students enrolled in the School of Education who are studying abroad. While preference is given to students wishing to study in England, students studying abroad anywhere should apply.

Emergency Funding

The Center for the Education of Women offers Critical Difference Grants for students in emergency situations. To receive Critical Difference Grants students must set up an appointment with a counselor in the Center for the Education of Women (CEW). 

Rackham Graduate School administers a Student Emergency Fund to help in case of medical, dental, or mental health emergencies for yourself or, in some circumstances, for your immediate family members.

The School of Education may have resources for graduate students in emergency situations.

Financial Aid

A Child Care Subsidy may be available to you if you're a parent with child care expenses.

The university's Office of Financial Aid has information about various loan programs for which you may be able to apply.  

A Teach Grant comes from a federal program in which students receive grants if, following graduation, they commit to teaching in a high-need subject in a school serving low-income students.

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