Education Scholarships


Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Program

The Fellowship program is designed to provide support to active (dues current) Phi Kappa Phi members as they prepare to enter their first year of graduate or professional studies in the upcoming academic year.  One requirement is that the applicant may not have already earned more than nine semester hours of graduate/professional school credits by the application deadline. Click here for more information.

Education Student Crisis Scholarship Fund

Students may request assistance from the Education Student Crisis Scholarship Fund for emergency situations during their final year of teacher preparation. The request is initiated through the Financial Aid office and may be in any amount up to $500. Reasons for requesting funds include, but are not limited to, transportation, food, lodging, medical and babysitting needs. Testing and licensure fees may also be considered. Students must provide a rationale for their need and the need must be putting them in a “crisis” situation.

Learning Disabilities Foundation of Oregon Scholarship

If you are enrolled or about to enroll in a graduate special education teacher preparation program at one of the State of Oregon public universities consider applying for this scholarship. This is a dedicated scholarship for applicants with a special interest in teaching children and youth with learning disabilities. Scholarship information and application

Oregon School Personnel Association (OSPA) Scholarship

OSPA annually awards a $1,500 scholarship to a candidate completing their final year of teacher preparation in an approved Oregon teacher preparation program. Scholarship information and application

Mathematics Education Scholarship Awards (MESA) program at EOU!

Each year, Eastern Oregon University offers up to 10 four year undergraduate scholarships to students interested in pursuing a Bachelors degree and a high school teaching credential in Mathematics. MESA recipients receive $2,000 to 4,000 per year to support their undergraduate degree work at EOU. Graduates of the MESA program then go on to enroll in the Masters of Arts teaching program at EOU. To be eligible for the MESA scholarship, students must commit to majoring in math, have a 3.25 GPA from their previous school (e.g., high school or community college), complete the scholarship application, provide recommendations from their former math teachers, and write an essay about why they want to become a math teacher in Eastern Oregon. MESA Application

Eastern Oregon University Foundation Scholarship

EOU Foundation Scholarship Application Applicable scholarships through the EOU Scholarship Foundation for those pursuing a degree in Education (scholarships are subject to change based on funding):

  • Agnes Plummer Burns Scholarship: Must be a resident of Wallowa County, enrolled full time at EOU and planning to major in Education.
  • Bigfoot Scholarship: Demonstrated financial need, 2.0+ GPA, major or minor in natural science, math, medicine or nursing, agriculture, or education. Award is renewable but not automatically.
  • Nell Colton Seig: Demonstrated financial need, completed freshman year with 3.0+ GPA. Preference given to those preparing to be teachers or nurses, natives of Baker Co., or barring that, Union Co., and single parent or young couple.
  • Dale Wyatt Memorial: Recipient must be a graduate of La Grande HS and studying Education.
  • Hug Buglione Scholarship: Funding is intended for senior “secondary education” majors with excellent academic progress.
  • Irma Klinghammer Undergraduate: This is a scholarship for an undergraduate EOU student who is enrolled in the education degree program. College of Ed. will define additional criteria.
  • Irma Klinghammer Graduate: This is a scholarship for an EOU student who is enrolled in the advanced degree program. College of Ed. will define additional criteria.
  • Margarite Allman Scholarship: Intended for students in the School of Education at EOU. Recipients must be of Junior undergraduate standing, with a 3.0 + GPA and pursuing teaching credentials. Preference given to Native Americans.
  • Ronald Tonack Memorial: Provide two scholarships to incoming freshman who are residents of the ten county region of Eastern Oregon, at the time of application. Preference will be given to Baker and Umatilla counties. Recipients have demonstrated a financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Must be math or education majors (one of each per year). Awards are automatically renewable for up to five years. Recipients must have a GPA of 3.0+.
  • Weeks Scholarship Fund: Current and 3 years prior residence in Harney Co. Admitted to academic program at EOU and in good academic standing. May be grad. or undergrad., if multiple applicants, consideration goes to: Cumulative GPA 2.50+, interest in study of business or education. Demonstrated need. Campus requirement for this award might be waived.

*Please note that you may qualify for other scholarships offered through the EOU Scholarship Foundation, based upon additional criteria other than your field of study. To view a full list of scholarships available, visit:

Oregon Student Assistance Commission (OSAC)

Federal Student Aid

Stafford Loan Forgiveness Program for Teachers To encourage individuals to enter and remain in the teaching profession, the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program grants loan forgiveness of up to $17,500 for teachers in certain specialties, and up to $5,000 for other teachers who teach for five years in low-income schools and meet other requirements. Contact Financial Aid at: 541-962-3550 or e-mail:


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