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The Essential Money Guide for Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education Students

Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education

·       Undergraduate Scholarships: http://www.ou.edu/education/resources/undergraduate-scholarships

·       Graduate Scholarships: http://www.ou.edu/education/resources/graduate-scholarships

·       Research and Travel Funds for Graduate Students: http://www.ou.edu/education/resources/research-and-travel-funds-for-graduate-students

Graduate College

·       Graduate Assistantships: http://www.ou.edu/gradcollege/funding/graduate-assistantship

·       Fellowships: http://www.ou.edu/gradcollege/funding/fellowships

·       Travel and Research Grants:

The Robberson Conference Presentation and Creative Exhibition Travel Grant provides financial assistance to academically outstanding students who are presenting significant research information or creative activity.

http://www.ou.edu/content/dam/gradweb/documents/Forms_and_packets/Funding/GC_Robberson_Travel_Application_2018.pdf

The Robberson Research and Creative Endeavors Grant provides financial assistance to academically outstanding students who are pursuing significant research or creative endeavor.  Such activities include the preparation of a doctoral dissertation or a master’s thesis, research for publication or the development of creative activity.

http://www.ou.edu/content/dam/gradweb/documents/Forms_and_packets/Funding/GC_Robberson_Research_Application_2018.pdf

The Graduate Student Senate Research and Travel Grant assists graduate students of the University of Oklahoma in research and scholarly endeavors. These grants are designed to facilitate scholarly research and encourage graduate students to participate in professional and graduate conferences, creative exhibitions, and career fairs. 

http://www.ou.edu/sga/graduate-student-senate/grants           

Other Funding: http://www.ou.edu/gradcollege/funding/other-funding-opportunities

University of Oklahoma

·       Financial Aid Office: http://www.ou.edu/content/financialaid.html

·       Tuition Estimator: http://www.ou.edu/bursar/tuition_fees/calculator

·       College of International Studies: http://www.ou.edu/cis/scholarships/international-students

·       CASH (Centralized Academic Scholarship Hub) – The University has gone to an online application for all OU scholarships, including College of Education scholarships.  Through this system,    students can apply for all the scholarships that they are eligible for, campus-wide.  The CASH portal will open October 1 and close on February 1 each year. http://www.ou.edu/scholarships

Loan Forgiveness Programs

Debt-Free Teachers Initiative

A merit and need based assistance initiative directed toward outstanding students in the College with significant debt associated with their education. This fund will target high need subject areas in Oklahoma education in order to recruit and retain the nation’s best students. For each year they teach in the state, $5,000 of their student loans will be forgiven up to four years or up to a total of $20,000.

http://www.ou.edu/debtfreeteachers

TEACH Grant Program

The College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program which provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school serving low-income families.

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/teach

Teacher Shortage Employment Incentive Program (TSEIP)

TSEIP is a legislative program that reimburses eligible student loan expenses or pays an equivalent cash benefit to individuals who graduate from an Oklahoma accredited teacher education program, receive teaching certification in math or science and agree to teach in an Oklahoma public secondary school for at least five years.

https://www.okhighered.org/otc/tseip.shtml

Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program

Teachers with Stafford Loans may qualify for loan forgiveness if certain eligibility requirements are met. The Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program was created by Congress in 1998 to encourage individuals to enter and continue in the teaching profession in certain designated elementary and secondary schools serving low income families.

http://www.ocap.org/Pubs_Forms/forgiveness.shtml

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Under this program borrowers may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance due on their eligible federal student loans after they have made 120 payments on those loans under certain repayment plans while employed full time by certain public service employers.

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation#public-service-loan

Future Teachers

The Future Teachers Scholarship Program was established by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education as an incentive to encourage the preparation of teachers in critical shortage areas in the public schools of Oklahoma  These areas include: Early Childhood, Elementary, English, World Language, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Special Education.  Graduate-level certification areas include: Library and Media Studies, Reading and School Counseling. Maximum award is $1,500 per year.

https://www.okhighered.org/admin-fac/finaidresources/fts.shtml

 

For more information please contact the Graduate Programs office located in Collings Hall, room 150E.

Phone: 405-325-4525   Email: jrcoe_gps@ou.edu