AEPA Scholarship: Application Form & Information AEPA Scholarship

The Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments (AEPA) program measures current and prospective educators' readiness to teach Arizona students. In order to secure educator certification in the state, teachers must earn a passing score on specific AEPA program exams and meet other certification requirements. The AEPA program offers exams that have been custom-developed for use in Arizona and created by the National Evaluation Series (NES). The exams cover a variety of subject areas, including art, chemistry, general science, mathematics, dance, early childhood education, geography and theater.

The steps involved in preparing for an AEPA exam can require tremendous money, effort and time.'s AEPA Scholarship options are designed to make your journey toward passing your exam and earning certification a bit easier. To learn more about the scholarships, read the information below.


AEPA Scholarships are available at three award levels: $500 for first prize, $300 for second prize and $200 for third prize with one winner per award level. Each winner will have his or her name printed on the scholarship check as provided on the application form. Notifications will be sent out by phone or email using the address or number listed on the application form. Applicants who do not win a scholarship will not be contacted.

Award Amounts

First Prize: $500

Second Prize: $300

Third Prize: $200

Eligibility Requirements

Be sure to meet the following requirements before filling out and submitting an AEPA Scholarship application form. Applicants who do not meet these requirements will not be considered for a scholarship award.

  • Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time the application is submitted.
  • Applicants must be planning on taking the AEPA by April 1, 2020.
  • Applicants must not be a previous AEPA Scholarship winner.

How to Apply for the AEPA Scholarship

Each test taker interested in winning an AEPA Scholarship must complete and submit an online application form. Scholarship entries are limited to one per applicant. Among the questions applicants will be asked to answer are the following:

  1. What are your goals for taking the AEPA?
  2. What are your professional goals for the future?
  3. How would winning a AEPA Scholarship help you?
  4. What is the biggest challenge you have had to overcome while preparing for the AEPA?

AEPA Scholarship Deadline

All AEPA Scholarship applications must be completed and submitted by April 1, 2020. Applicants who submit their applications after this date will not be eligible for a scholarship award.

Tips for Application Responses

When filling out your AEPA Scholarship application, you might feel unsure about how best to create quality responses. Below are some tips to consider:

  • Write unique responses: Make each of your responses completely original to help us learn what makes you unique. Originality also ensures you never plagiarize others' content.
  • Align responses with prompts: We recommend reading the prompts carefully and revisiting them more than once to create concise responses that clearly answer questions posed.
  • Craft in-depth answers: Spend as much time as needed to review and respond to each prompt. This enables you to develop in-depth responses that offer amazing insight into your specific goals and ideas.

Terms and Conditions

Please view the Terms and Conditions here.

All application materials must be submitted through the online application form. No physical application materials will be accepted. All entry information in connection with this scholarship contest submitted to become the property of upon submission.

All applicants will be asked to provide their name and a photograph, which will be used only in the event the applicant wins one of the three prizes.

What is the AEPA Test?

Prospective Arizona teachers may be required to sit for several certification examinations, including a test of essential academic skills, an assessment of professional knowledge, subject area tests, and a test on the U.S. and Arizona constitutions.

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