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Eriksson Scholars

If you are interested in teaching mathematics or science to high school or middle school students, consider applying for one of these prestigious scholarships to receive funding to help prepare you for a career as a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) educator. Below you will find an overview of each of the programs.

The three scholarship programs are:


 

Eriksson Undergraduate Scholars 

Eriksson Undergraduate Scholars are selected students who receive up to $5,000 each fall and spring semesters, to include the semester in which they student-teach, to help them prepare for science and mathematics high school or middle school teaching careers.

 Minimum Qualifications:


1.     Be admitted to APSU with at least 60 semester credit-hours earned.

2.     Declare major in a STEM field with a 3.2 grade-point average.

Application Materials:


1.     Complete “Eriksson Undergraduate Scholars for Juniors and Seniors Scholarship Application” form.

2.     Submit current resume/vitae.

3.     Provide statement of impact, 500 words or less, in which you address how this opportunity will impact you personally, financially and professionally. 

4.     Have recommendation from a college faculty member familiar with your academic skills. (Provide name and contact information on the application.)

At the end of each semester, Eriksson Undergraduate Scholars who maintain a 3.2 term and cumulative GPA will be invited to continue participation as a scholar without the need for reapplication. When a student accepts Eriksson funding, the student is obligated to teach for one academic for each semester of funding received.  Should this obligation not be met, the monies received must be returned. 

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Eriksson M.A.T. Scholars 

Eriksson M.A.T. Scholars are students selected to receive up to $5,000 each fall and spring semesters, to include the semester in which they student teach, to help them prepare for science and mathematics high school or middle school teaching careers.   

These scholars hold undergraduate degrees in STEM fields and are returning to seek credentials for teaching science or mathematics to high school or middle school students.  


 Minimum Qualifications:


1.      Have an earned B.S. in a STEM field with 3.0 GPA.

2.      Be accepted into the APSU College of Graduate Studies for the M.A.T. degree program.

3.      Be willing to complete at least two courses per semester of funding. (Completing three courses per semester is recommended.)

Application Materials:


1.      Complete “Eriksson Graduate Scholar Application” form. 

2.       Submit current resume/vitae.

3.       Provide a statement of impact, 500 words or less, in which you address how this opportunity will impact you personally, financially and professionally as well as how it will impact your future students. 

4.       Have recommendation from building supervisor, preferably an assistant principal or principal, and/or recommendation from a college faculty member familiar with your academic skills. 

5.       Submit a copy of unofficial undergraduate transcript(s) and, if applicable, unofficial copies of graduate transcript(s).

At the end of each semester, Eriksson M.A.T. Scholars who maintain a 3.2 term and cumulative GPA will be invited to continue participation as a scholar without the need for reapplication. When a student accepts Eriksson funding, the student is obligated to teach for one academic for each semester of funding received. Should this obligation not be met, the monies received must be returned.

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Eriksson Mathematics Graduate Fellows

Eriksson Graduate Fellows are students selected to receive up to $10,000 annually to participate in a cohort program that results in earning a Master of Education in curriculum and instruction with a mathematics specialization. The purpose of the program is to create highly qualified mathematics teachers in high schools and middle schools demonstrating a need for such expertise. The goal is to develop master teachers to provide curriculum leadership to their schools, encourage these skilled teachers to remain in the field of teaching and to create exceptional classrooms in which college students can observe and student teach.

When a student accepts Eriksson funding, the student is obligated to teach for one academic for each semester of funding received.  Should this obligation not be met, the monies received must be returned

For more information about the scholarships and the application process, call 931.221.7633, email erikssonprograms@apsu.edu, or visit Eriksson Scholarship Programs at the Center for Teaching and Learning

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