Graduate Scholarships for Teachers


The University of Scranton, in partnership with University Alliance, is pleased to offer the availability of Bisk Foundation Teacher Education Scholarships for students newly enrolling into one of the two online Master of Science in Education programs. The University of Scranton’s Master of Science in Education degrees are designed for working teachers committed to gaining the skills needed to teach in today’s ever-evolving classroom. Bisk Foundation Teacher Education Scholarships support the ongoing career and professional development of teachers who have already made a difference in the lives of others.

Bisk Foundation Teacher Education Scholarship

The Bisk Foundation Teacher Education Scholarship program will award two (2) scholarships each session for one year (four sessions in the 12-month year) commencing with Special Fall 2013 Part B, then again in Special Spring 2014 Part B, Special Summer 2014 Part A, and Special Summer 2014 Part B. Each scholarship is valued at $363.75 per course which represents 25% off the current tuition price and will be applied to every course through to graduation. The amount is based on the 2014-2015 tuition rate of $1,455 for a 3-credit graduate level course. The minimum amount awarded will be $4,275 for the Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction and $4,631.25 for Master of Science in Educational Administration. The dollar value will adjust with any tuition changes, with the percent value remaining at 25%. The scholarship is in effect as long as the recipient continues to be an active degree seeking student. Find out how to become a student

Who’s Eligible?

These scholarships will be awarded to first-time applicants of The University of Scranton’s online Master of Science in Education degree programs. The scholarships awarded will be determined by The University of Scranton representatives.

How to Apply

  • Applicants must submit a written essay of no more than 750 words demonstrating how they have made a difference in the lives of others. Each applicant should include all teaching-related awards, recognitions, etc., received, including attainment of National Board Certification, if applicable.
  • Each applicant must submit a written recommendation of no more than 500 words from the principal of the school where they are currently teaching, on school or district letterhead, including contact details for the principal.
  • Scholarship applicant must have at least a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) from a regionally accredited school, regardless of when course credits were earned; or, be a graduate of a regionally accredited master’s, specialist or doctoral program in which a cumulative graduate GPA of at least 3.0 was earned.

For more information about these scholarships, please contact a program representative toll free at 855-300-1471 or click here to view detailed eligibility requirements.


Bisk Foundation Scholarship

Annual Bisk Foundation Scholarships Pay One Quarter of Master’s Program Tuition

The University of Scranton, in partnership with Bisk Education, Inc., is pleased to offer the Bisk Foundation Scholarship program. Created to reward academically outstanding students who demonstrate a commitment to social justice, the program awards eight scholarships annually — four in the Fall A semester and four in the Spring A semester. Each pays one quarter of the cost of tuition for either Master of Science online degree programs.

Applicants must submit a presentation documenting how they have made a difference in the lives of others. The presentation may be written or presented in an alternative format such as video or sound recording. Documentation such as newspaper clippings or other materials may be included in the presentation.

Who’s Eligible?

The scholarships, open to first-time applicants to The University of Scranton education online degree programs, are awarded to new students entering the Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Administration programs. Selection decisions will be made by The University of Scranton representatives.

Application Deadlines

Fall A – First working day of August
Spring A – First working day of December

Click here to view detailed eligibility requirements and complete the scholarship application form.

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