One of the hallmarks of the aggieTEACH Program has been the contributions of the funding pieces necessary to make teacher certification affordable, attractive, and financially feasible. The aggieTEACH program provides a number of scholarship opportunities each year that are awarded to deserving students in pursuit of their dreams of becoming educators.
Learn more about aggieTEACH scholarship opportunities:
The Jim and Betty Sitton Award
The Jim and Betty Sitton Award for Aggie Science Teachers establishes the most prestigious honor bestowed upon an Aggie student on a career path to becoming a high school science or mathematics teacher. The award will annually provide educational grants of $5,000 to four students. Eligible applicants are full time students with teaching as the “Plan A” career choice. They may come from one of two categories: a) aggieTEACH seniors pursuing a degree from the College of Science or b) graduates from the College of Science who are in the process of completing the Graduate Certification Program in the College of Education and Human Development. Applications are sent to eligible students each January, and they are due in mid-March.
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program, established through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. For more information on the TEACH Grant visit the federal TEACH Grant website. If, after reading all of the information on the TEACH Grant fact sheet, you are interested in learning more about the TEACH Grant Program, you should contact the Texas A&M financial aid office.
Chemistry Teaching (ACS-Hack Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship)
The ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate chemistry majors at Texas A&M University who express an interest in teaching high school chemistry. Students are selected on the bases of chemistry aptitude, interest, and need. Scholars receive $6,000 per academic year for up to six years. Students must meet the award criteria to renew a scholarship. Eligible students must:
- Be enrolled as a full-time student at Texas A&M University
- Major in chemistry and complete an educational program
- Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0
- Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
- Express the intention to teach high school chemistry after graduation
Interested students should go to Chemistry Scholarship Application Page .
Dr. Dudley T. ’79 and Angela R. Smith aggieTEACH Scholarship
The Dr. Dudley T. ’79 and Angela R. Smith aggieTEACH Scholarship was established in November 2013 by Dudley T. Smith ’79 and Angela R. Smith to provide scholarships to full-time students enrolled in the aggieTEACH program at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. For more information about scholarships within the College of Science, you should visit the undergraduate scholarships page.