Educators Rising Scholarship

Opening January 3, 2019

Educators Rising is sponsored by PDK International. One of the many ways that PDK supports Educators Rising and fulfills its vision of cultivating great educators for tomorrow is through the PDK Educational Foundation. The PDK Educational Foundation awards more than 30 scholarships each year to prospective educators who have a connection to PDK through membership in Educators Rising.

All scholarships are available under a single application. Typically, award amounts range from $500-$1,500.

The application period is now closed. The application period will open on January 3, 2019.

ELIGIBILITY

High school seniors intending to attend college and major in education, who are members of Educators Rising, can apply through the online application.

APPLICATION PROCESS

The PDK Educational Foundation offers more than 30 scholarships, but — good news! — you only need to fill out one application to apply for all Prospective Educator Scholarships.

There are two types of scholarships: general endowed scholarships and scholarships with special criteria.  All applicants will be considered for the general endowed scholarships. If you would like to be considered for any of the scholarships with special criteria, you will be asked to answer additional questions. Please read through the scholarships listed below to see if you qualify for any of the scholarships with special criteria.

GENERAL ENDOWED 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

SCHOLARSHIPS WITH SPECIAL CRITERIA

The following scholarships have additional eligibility requirements;

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 (There is no need to indicate eligibility for this award on the application. If you qualify for this award, your application will automatically be submitted.)

The Marvin and Ruth Fellers/Des Moines Area IA Chapter 1038 Scholarship
Students at Grand View College who are entering student teaching (There is no need to indicate eligibility for this award on the application. If you qualify for this award, your application will automatically be submitted.)

Sandra Joy Crowther Scholarship
Students with demonstrated financial need who are planning to pursue careers in education at any level in any subject. A copy of the student’s FAFSA form must be included.

Jo Ann Ota Fujioka Endowed Scholarship
Students of color pursuing education careers

Schmalz Family Scholarship
Students with demonstrated financial need who are planning to pursue careers in education at any level in any subject. A copy of the student’s FAFSA form must be included.

Walling Family Scholarship
Students whose parents are on active duty or retired from the United States Army and who intend to study music or art and to pursue a career in teaching. Parents’ current U.S. Army status and years of service required.

Questions? Email info@educatorsrising.org.