Teacher Certification Scholarship updates

School's out for summer...time for long days of hanging by the pool, family vacations and barbeques. And for a lot of teachers, it also means long days of studying for teacher certification exams. Don't fret though- has got your back and is awarding scholarships to three current and prospective teachers pursuing their credentials.

Scholarship Description

As part of our mission to make education more accessible, we are awarding three scholarships to those current and prospective teachers that are taking their certification exams in 2021. We want to help teachers pass this critical milestone!

This scholarship is available to current or prospective teachers of any grade level, residing anywhere in the United States. One Time Award.

Award Amounts

  • First Prize: $1,000 & 1 year of access to
    • Deadline: May 31, 2021
  • Second Prize: $500 & 1 year of access to
    • Deadline: June 15, 2021
  • Third Prize: $500
    • Deadline: June 30, 2021

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Applicants should be pursuing a teacher credential.

Selection & Eligibility Criteria

Selection will be based on content of personal statement and adherence to eligibility criteria. Financial need will not be considered.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident
  • Aged 18 years or older at the time of entry
  • Must consent to provide a digital photograph of self and quote for display on if notified as the award winner by the selection committee.


The winner will be notified following the deadline and the award will be sent directly to the recipient. All tax liability is the responsibility of the recipient.

Academic Award Provider

The academic award is provided by The application process is completely online.

Read the full scholarship terms and conditions.

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Earning Your Teaching Certification

To become a certified teacher in any state, you will need to check off a few requirements. Most states will require you to earn a bachelor's degree, complete student teaching, and pass the teacher certification exam specific to the state and subject you plan to teach. For example, in California prospective teachers will be required to take the CSET exam, while those in Texas will take the TExES exam. Another test is the Praxis exam which is a common exam required by several states including Tennessee and Pennsylvania. Be sure to check your states specific requirements to ensure you are taking the correct exam.

Regardless of the state exam, all the teacher certification tests are knowledge- and skills-based ensuring you are prepped to teach the specific subject and grade level in your state.

By Koby Wong
August 2021

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