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Master of Arts in Education: Teacher Licensure


You may apply for both scholarships and be awarded more than one scholarship. Students who are awarded a Make a Difference Scholarship will be placed in a Title I school for student teaching.

Robert M. Barr & Roberta Armstrong Barr Scholarships:

  • Amount: Up to $3,000/year scholarships
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Criteria:  Colorado resident who has financial need and 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Disbursement: Scholarships will be disbursed in equal amounts for Fall and Spring terms.

Make a Difference Scholarships:

  • Amount: $1,000/year scholarships
  • Number of Awards: five $1,000/year scholarships
  • Criteria: Student teaching placement will be in a Title I school where 50% or more students qualify for free and reduced lunch.
  • Priority Application Deadline:  April 1, 2020 (application is available until all funds are allocated)
  • Notification Date:  April 15, 2020 (may be extended if funds still available)
  • Disbursement: Scholarships will be disbursed in equal amounts for Fall and Spring terms. Candidates need to reapply each year. Candidates who have a 3.0 GPA and are teaching in a Title I school may reapply for funding in the second year.

NOYCE: STEM K-12 Teaching Scholarship

  • Amount: up to $10,000 during licensure year
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline and interest in K-12 teaching
  • Must have passed PRAXIS exam
  • Must be admitted to MAE: Teacher Licensure program
  • Two years of teaching in a high need district are required after completion of the program
  • Visit NOYCE Scholarship website for application requirements and deadline

Scholarship application process:

Email the following documents to with your name and the word "scholarship" in the subject line:

  • PDF copy of your completed FAFSA application
  • One-page cover letter formally introducing yourself and which scholarships you are applying for
  • Personal statement including your need, larger purpose, and long-term goals in teaching, and the type of school (low income, charter, middle, high, rural or urban) where you would like to teach.