Phi Delta Kappa International Scholarship List for Prospective Educators

Scholarship Provided by : Phi Delta Kappa International

Scholarship Amount

Various Amount

Application Deadline

April 01, 2016


The PDK Educational Foundation awards more than 30 scholarships each year to prospective educators who have a connection to PDK by having a family member or teacher who is a PDK member, or through membership in Educators Rising. All scholarships are available under a single application.


Individuals who meet one of the following criteria may apply directly to PDK International through the online application:

High school senior intending to major in education who is a good standing member of Educators Rising
High school senior intending to major in education who is the child or grandchild of a Kappan in good standing
High school senior intending to major in education who has one of his/her reference letters written by a Kappan in good standing
An undergraduate member of PDK who is enrolled in a college education program

Endowed General Scholarships
The Lowell C. and Mary J. Rose Endowed Scholarship
Edna Wilhelmina Snell Nichols Scholarship
Meissner Endowed Scholarship
The John and Lucy Wood Scholarship
Wilmer and Sal Bugher Endowed Scholarship
Erin Young Memorial Scholarship
Pauline B. Gough Memorial Scholarship
Katherine Swann Scholarship
Ohio State University Scholarship
Donald H. and Verna S. Duncan Scholarship
Awards with Special Criteria
The following scholarships have additional eligibility requirements. Application for these scholarships should be completed on the Prospective Educator Scholarship form. Please indicate special eligibility for any of these awards.

The Connecticut Kappans Endowed Scholarship
High school seniors residing in the State of Connecticut who plan to pursue a teaching career and have a minimum grade-point average of 3.0

Jimmie Moore Elliott Crystal Stair Scholarship
Senior at Parker High School, Birmingham, Alabama

The Marvin and Ruth Fellers/Des Moines Area IA Chapter 1038 Scholarship
Students at Grand View College who are entering student teaching

The Jim Frazier Memorial Scholarship
Students or employees of the Marion County, Florida, public schools who wish to become classroom teachers

Jo Ann Ota Fujioka Scholarship
Students of color pursuing education careers

Bessie Gabbard Scholarship
Preference to students from Florida or Ohio

Pauline B. Gough Memorial Scholarship
High school seniors entering college to study journalism or English who will teach

The Margaret L. Hanshaw and Family Scholarship
Students pursuing careers in music education, especially returning or non-traditional students interested in choral music

Lanny Holm Scholarship
Preference to students in the San Francisco Bay Area or the State of California

Kersey/Oglesby Scholarship
Preference to an elementary education major from the Midwest or the Southeast; preference to a male student

The Petermichel Family Endowed Scholarship
Preference to applicants who are members of one of the following Catholic parishes: St. Patrick’s, Cairo, Illinois; St. Pius X, Chula Vista, California; St. Vincent’s, Bedford, Indiana; St. John the Apostle, Bloomington, Indiana; Holy Spirit Parish at Geist, Fishers, Indiana.

Dave Sanders/Columbine High School Endowed Scholarship
Students from the State of Colorado who plan to major in education; preference given to students from Columbine High School, Littleton, Colorado

George J. and Jessie M. Schmalz Scholarship
Students with demonstrated need

The Donovan R. Walling Family Memorial Endowed Scholarship
High school senior and son or daughter of active or retired United States Army parent; must major in music or art with objective to teach

J. Arnold Webb Scholarship
Preference to a student attending an historically black college

J. Arnold Webb Greensboro (AL) Scholarship
High school senior at Greensboro (Alabama) High School who intends to major in education and demonstrates financial need

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