College Scholarships for Careers in Education

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May 4
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  • Offered by
    National Association for Gifted Children
    1707 L Street NW
    Suite 550
    Chair, Awards Committee
    Washington, DC 20036
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be teachers of gifted students of grades K-12 and be continuing their education. Applicants must also have been members of NAGC for at least one year. Selection is based on commitment to teaching as shown by reviews from students, parents, principal and peers and admission into a graduate or certification program in gifted education.
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    American Legion Auxiliary, Department of California
    401 Van Ness Avenue
    Room 113
    San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. One of the applicant's parents must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces during an eligible period. Applicants must be California resident high school seniors or graduates who have had to postpone school due to health or financial reasons and plan to attend a California college or university. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need.
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Deadline
May 2
Amount
$2,000-$10,000
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  • Offered by
    Rhode Island Foundation
    One Union Station
    Providence, RI 02903
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in learning about and practicing art. Preference will be given to visual artists. Students must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a master's or doctoral program that will lead to a career in art education.
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  • Offered by
    American Indian Science and Engineering Society
    P.O. Box 9828
    Albuquerque, NM 87119-9828
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must reside in one of the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota or Washington. Applicants must also major in one of the following areas: business, engineering, math, medicine/health administration, natural/physical sciences, technology or education and belong to AISES.
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  • Offered by
    California School Library Association Paraprofessional Scholarship
    1001 26th Street
    Sacramento, CA 95816
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a school library media credential program or master's degree program. Candidates must be residents of the California School Library Association Southern Section region and must provide three letters of recommendation.
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Up to $900 ($300 per course)
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  • Offered by
    Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
    Office of Student Financial Assistance
    454 Broadway
    Suite 200
    Revere, MA 02151
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must pass all three parts of the Massachusetts Teachers Test. They must be teaching at a Massachusetts public school in the same year that the award is used and they must be residents of the state. Applicants must also enroll in graduate courses at one of the nine Massachusetts State College campuses or the University of Massachusetts.
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Deadline
March 15
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$400
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    No
  • Offered by
    Tau Kappa Epsilon Educational Foundation
    8645 Founders Road
    Indianapolis, IN 46268
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be undergraduates seeking a degree in education or science with the intention of pursuing a career in teaching or the sciences.
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Deadline
February 28
Amount
$300
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  • Offered by
    Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
    Office of Student Financial Assistance
    454 Broadway
    Suite 200
    Revere, MA 02151
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be public school teachers living and working in the state of Massachusetts. They must also agree to mentor a student teacher from a state college or university in their own classroom, and they must be planning to attend graduate school at one of the nine campuses of Massachusetts State College or the University of Massachusetts.
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Deadline
February 20
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Deadline
June 1
Amount
$500
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  • Offered by
    North Carolina Federation of Republican Women
    Joyce Glass, Chairman
    4413 Driftwood Drive
    Clemmons, NC 27012
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be current college students planning to enter the field of education. The scholarship committee is especially interested in students who want to go into the fields of child guidance and counseling to make a difference in the lives of North Carolina children. Applicants must include an essay addressing their reasons for applying, career goals, plans for teaching in North Carolina, a description of their financial situation, why they should receive the scholarship and information on their personal values.
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Deadline
February 1
Amount
$1,000
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    No
  • Offered by
    BOCES Geneseo Migrant Center
    27 Lackawanna Avenue
    Mt. Morris, NY 14510
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be the children of migrant workers or migrant workers themselves and must have teaching as a career goal. Selection is based upon scholastic achievement, financial need and recent history of movement for agricultural employment, with priority given to applicants who have moved within the last three years before applying.
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  • Offered by
    International Technology and Engineering Educators Association
    Foundation for Technology and Engineering Educators
    1914 Association Drive, Suite 201
    Reston, VA 20191
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be members of ITEA, be full-time undergraduate students and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
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Varies
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Up to $1,500
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    No
  • Offered by
    Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
    655 Research Parkway
    Suite 200
    Oklahoma City, OK 73104
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be residents of Oklahoma who have been nominated by their institution on the basis of rank in the top 15 percent of high school class, rank in the top 15 percent of students in SAT or ACT scores, admission to an education program at an accredited Oklahoma institution or high academic achievement in undergraduate coursework. Applicants must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher and agree to teach in a shortage area in an Oklahoma public school for at least three years after graduation and licensure.
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Deadline
January 15
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Up to $5,000
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  • Offered by
    Illinois Department of Public Health
    535 W. Jefferson Street
    Springfield, IL 62761
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be Illinois high school seniors or college sophomores at one of the 53 partner universities in Illinois who are interested in teaching. There are a limited number of spots for college sophomores, and all college students must be nominated by a university liaison. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. Students must commit to teaching in an Illinois school of need for five years after graduation.
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Full tuition
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  • Offered by
    Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
    Office of Student Financial Assistance
    454 Broadway
    Suite 200
    Revere, MA 02151
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be in their third or fourth year at a public college in the state of Massachusetts, and they must be enrolled in a field with teacher shortages. They must have a 3.0 GPA in general education courses, and they must remain in satisfactory academic standing while receiving the scholarship. Students must agree to work in a public school in Massachusetts for two years after earning a bachelor's degree.
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Deadline
January 1
Amount
$10,000
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    No
  • Offered by
    Alpha Delta Kappa
    1615 West 92nd Street
    Kansas City, MO 64114
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be single women with no dependents, between 20 and 35 years of age. Eligibility is restricted to non-U.S. citizens living outside the U.S. Applicants must have completed at least one year of college and may have earned an undergraduate degree. However, the program is not intended for doctoral students. Students must be ranked in the top quartile of their class and intend to enter the field of teaching.
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Deadline
July 15
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$500
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  • Offered by
    Jam Paper and Envelope

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  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in education or a related field and be enrolled at an accredited U.S. college or university.
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Deadline
September 30
Amount
Up to $10,000
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  • Offered by
    Maryland Higher Education Commission
    Office of Student Financial Assistance
    839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400
    Annapolis, MD 21401
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must live in Maryland, and they must be employed full-time by Maryland state or local government or nonprofit organizations that serve low income or underprivileged people. They must have a degree from a Maryland college or from any law school, or certification from the Maryland State Department of Education. Priority is given to individuals who have graduated in the past three years. Applicants must also have college loans on which they have not defaulted, and each person's annual gross salary must be under $60,000. Applicants must work in one of the following positions: lawyers, teachers, nurses, nurse faculty members, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, speech pathologists or physician assistants.
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Deadline
October 1
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$1,500
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    No
  • Offered by
    California School Library Association
    950 Glenn Drive, Suite 150
    Folsom, CA 95630
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be members of a traditionally underrepresented group attending or planning to attend an accredited library media teacher credential program and plan to work in California for three years after completing the program. Applicants must provide a 250-word statement about their qualifications, career goals, financial situation and commitment to supporting multicultural students and two letters of reference.
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Deadline
February 1, June 1, October 15
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$2,000
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December 1
Amount
$1,000
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  • Offered by
    International Technology and Engineering Educators Association
    Foundation for Technology and Engineering Educators
    1914 Association Drive, Suite 201
    Reston, VA 20191
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be members of ITEA, be full-time undergraduate students majoring in technology education teacher preparation and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
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Deadline
December 1
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$1,000
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  • Offered by
    International Technology and Engineering Educators Association
    Foundation for Technology and Engineering Educators
    1914 Association Drive, Suite 201
    Reston, VA 20191
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be members of ITEA and plan to pursue or continue graduate study. Candidates must provide their plans for graduate study, description of need, college transcript and three recommendation letters.
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Deadline
February 21
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  • Offered by
    California Teachers Association (CTA)
    CTA Human Rights Department
    P.O. Box 921
    Burlingame, CA 94011-0921
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander or Hispanic students pursuing a teaching-related career in public education. Candidates must also be active members of the California Teachers Association or Student California Teachers Association or the dependents of an active, retired-life or deceased California Teachers Association member.
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Deadline
March 15, April 15 and September 15
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$500-$5,000
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  • Offered by
    Catching the Dream
    Attn.: Scholarship Affairs Office
    8200 Mountain Road NE
    Suite 203
    Albuquerque, NM 87110
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be 1/4 or more degree American Indian, enrolled in a tribe and attend or plan to attend college full-time. Students must apply to all other sources of funding at the same time they apply for this scholarship. Selection is based on grades, SAT or ACT scores, work experience, leadership, clear goals, commitment to the American Indian community and the potential to improve the lives of American Indian people.
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  • Offered by
    National Association for Campus Activities
    13 Harbison Way
    Columbia, SC 29212
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be enrolled in master's or doctorate degree programs in student personnel services or a related area. Applicants must be attending a graduate school in Washington, DC, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York or eastern Pennsylvania, be involved in campus activities and plan to pursue a career in campus activities.
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  • Offered by
    National Association for Campus Activities
    13 Harbison Way
    Columbia, SC 29212
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students taking at least six credits per semester and be enrolled in or have previously earned a degree from a college or university in Wisconsin or the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Applicants must also have demonstrated leadership and service to their campus community.
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Deadline
March 15, April 15 and September 15
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$500-$5,000
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  • Offered by
    Catching the Dream
    Attn.: Scholarship Affairs Office
    8200 Mountain Road NE
    Suite 203
    Albuquerque, NM 87110
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be at least 1/4 degree American Indian, enrolled in a tribe and current paraprofessionals in an American Indian school who are attending or plan to attend college full-time studying education, counseling or school administration. Students are required to apply for all other sources of funding at the same time as applying for this scholarship. Scholarships are based on grades, ACT or SAT scores, work experience, leadership, commitment to the American Indian community, goals and potential to improve the lives of American Indian people.
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January 31
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  • Offered by
    California Mathematics Council - Southern Section
    Dr. Sik Kolpas, CMC-S Scholarships
    Glendale Community College Math Department
    1500 N. Verdugo Road
    Glendale, CA 91208-2894
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be current teachers of mathematics and active CMC-S members. They must submit a course of study that includes educational goals and specifies the college, classes and estimated cost. Applicants must also submit verification from an administrator that at least 60 percent of their teaching schedules are in mathematics.
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$4,800
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    No
  • Offered by
    University Interscholastic League
    1701 Manor Road
    Austin, TX 78722
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be Texas residents who have participated in a University Interscholastic League (UIL) academic event. They must have plans to become a K-12 public school teacher in Texas and be planning to attend Texas Wesleyan University or a four-year public university located in Texas. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.
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Deadline
October 31
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$1,000
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April 1
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$2,500
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  • Offered by
    Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
    1514 Gibbons Drive
    Alameda, CA 94501
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be full-time junior, senior or graduate students in an accredited four-year college in Northern California, Nevada, Oregon or Washington who plan to pursue illumination as a career. The application, statement of purpose and at least three letters of recommendation are required. Students should review the IESNA Lighting Handbook to see the available fields of study.
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Deadline
March 31
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$1,000
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  • Offered by
    American Federation of Teachers
    555 New Jersey Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20001
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be AFT members who have been in good standing for at least one year and intend to pursue courses in their field of work. Applicants must submit an essay on a labor-related topic.
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Deadline
May 31
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$2,500
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January 25
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  • Offered by
    American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA)
    P.O. Box 391089
    Cleveland, OH 44139-8089
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be a member of AOSA. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have lived in the United States for the past five years. Programs should focus on music/movement learning.
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Deadline
February 1, June 1, October 15
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$2,000-$5,000
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  • Offered by
    NEA Foundation
    1201 16th Street NW
    Suite 416
    Washington, DC 20036
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be current public school teachers in PreK-12, public school education support professionals or faculty or staff at public higher education institutions. Preference is given to those who work with economically disadvantaged students and NEA members. The grants may be used for materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, software or scholars-in-residence and in some cases professional development. The work should "engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepens their knowledge of standards-based subject matter."
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February 15
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$1,000
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  • Offered by
    Texas Retired Teachers Foundation
    313 E. 12th Street, Suite 200
    Austin, TX 78701
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in education.
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Deadline
April 1
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$1,000
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  • Offered by
    Pi Lambda Theta
    P.O. Box 6626
    Bloomington, IN 47407
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be pursuing a career as a physical education teacher, adapted physical education teacher, coach, recreational therapist, dance therapist or related profession at the K-12 level. They must be at least college sophomores with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Applicants must also demonstrate leadership abilities and involvement in extracurricular activities related to their chosen profession. This scholarship is only awarded in odd years.
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Deadline
February 3
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Up to $30,000
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  • Offered by
    Truman Scholarship Foundation
    712 Jackson Place NW
    Washington, DC 20006
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be juniors, attending an accredited U.S. college or university and be nominated by the institution. Students may not apply directly. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals, complete an application and write a policy recommendation.
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Deadline
March 31
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Up to $4,000
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  • Offered by
    Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid
    3825 Ridgewood Road
    Jackson, MS 39211
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time students in programs leading to a Class 'A' teaching license and must have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher and an ACT score of 21 or higher. Sophomores, juniors, seniors and persons seeking a second baccalaureate degree leading to a Class "A" teaching license must have a cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or higher. Applicants must also agree to serve for one year in any Mississippi public school for each year they receive the scholarship. Awards are made on a first come, first served basis.
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Deadline
February 1
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$500
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  • Offered by
    National Council for Geographic Education
    Jacksonville State University
    206-A Martin Hall
    700 Pelham Road North
    Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602
  • Eligibility
    Unknown may apply. Applicants must be enrolled in a program leading to a career in geographic education, submit an essay on the provided topic and have an overall GPA of 3.0 and a geography GPA of 3.5. The winner receives an additional $300 travel stipend if she attends the NCGE Annual Meeting.
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