Scholarships for Education Majors

Empowering students to become PROFICIENT educators!


Endowment Scholarship


Purpose of the ETE Scholarship:

The Fort Valley State University (FVSU) Foundation in cooperation with the FVSU College of Education and Professional Studies (COEPS) Teacher Preparation Program (TPP) developed this scholarship to recruit, engage, and retain FVSU Education majors. The intention is to support and encourage these outstanding students to pursue and complete a Baccalaureate Degree in Education and to become PROFICIENT educators in the following areas:  Elementary/Special Education, Middle Grades Education, Agricultural Education, or Health and Physical Education.

ETE Scholarship Eligibility

The scholarship will provide financial assistance up to $1,250 per semester.  To be eligible for the scholarship, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be an undergraduate student
  • Must be enrolled full-time at the University
  • Must be an Education major
  • Must have and maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA (competitive)
  • Must demonstrate financial need (FAFSA)

Required Documents:

  • Completed, signed and dated online application
  • Current, official transcript
  • Completed FAFSA form on file with the FVSU Financial Aid Department
  • A minimum 300 word essay describing the applicant’s desire to become an educator and the reason they feel they are deserving of this scholarship opportunity.
  • Video (Three Minutes) -How will you benefit from the scholarship? or 300 Word Essay answering, “What are your Educational Career goals?”
  • One Professional Reference

Additional Scholarships for Education Majors:

Dr. Judy Carter Scholarship

  • Undergraduate
  • Full time
  • GPA 3.0
  • $500/semester
  • Major: Family Consumer Science &
  • Education
  • Demonstrate financial need
  •  One-page essay answering, “Why do you need this scholarship?” & “How will this scholarship help you?”

Education Department Scholarship

  • $1,000/semester
  • Undergraduate
  • Education Majors ONLY
  • Full time
  • GPA 3.0
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Video (Three Minutes) -How will you benefit from the scholarship? or 300 Word Essay answering, “What are your Educational Career goals?”
  • One Professional Reference

Fuller Heard Education

  • Scholarship Fund
  • $500/year
  • GPA “B”
  • Major: Education

Reverend “Dean” Julius C. Simmons Educational Scholarship

  • Entering Freshman
  • GPA 3.0
  • Sophomore and an upper classman
  • GPA 2.7
  • Full Time
  • $1000/year
  • 20 hours of community service within the last year
  • Major Counseling, History, or Education
  • Recommended but not required, recipient must embrace a love of reading and keeping abreast of current events.

St. Benedict the Moor

  • $1500/year
  • Sophomore
  • Major: business education, Computer
  • Science, Criminal Justice, Education, Premed, Dentistry, Science or Social Sciences

Ulysses & Annamozel Byas Teacher Education Scholarship

  • Major: education
  • Resident of GA
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • GPA 2.5
  • $500/year
  • Full time
  • LaVerne D. Byas-Smith

Click Here to Apply to any of the scholarships listed above