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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR EDUCATION MAJORS

The following four endowed scholarships are available to help students who meet the respective criteria.  Recipients will be announced in the spring with funding for the following fall.

All scholarships require a letter of application specifically addressing the scholarship criteria.  With the exception of the Jesse James Shelton Scholarship, all scholarship funds awarded must be applied to Creighton tuition.  Eligible students for all scholarships must be accepted into the Education Department/ Program by the scholarhsip deadline below.  For those scholarships requiring "financial need," letters of application should be accompanied by "need verification" from Creighton's Office of Student Financial Aid. 

All letters of application must reach Dr. Beverly Doyle in the Education Department.  Click here for 2014-2015 informational flyer.

JESSE JAMES SHELTON ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

This endowed scholarship is open to both elementary and secondary future teachers AND graduate students within the Education or School Counseling Programs.

Applicants must be defined as MINORITY STUDENTS by Creighton's report on diversity and should be of high academic standing and demonstrate financial need as determined by Creighton's Office of Student Financial Aid. 

Funds from this scholarship may be used for tuition, housing, books, technology related materials and other areas as deemed appropraite by the Scholarship Committee.

ADELE M. JOHNSON ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Creighton University's newest endowed scholarship for elementary education majors and secondary education co-majors within the traditional full-time undergraduate curriculum is the result of an exceptionally generous gift designed in the will of Adele M. Johnson.

A very dedicated Catholic, Miss Johnson had the highest regard for the teaching profession.  Her mother, and many of her family members, chose the teaching profession and it was her desire to assist financially those individuals aspiring to that profession. Letters of application for this scholarship should reflect the origins of their interest in the teaching profession.

GERTRUDE BECKERS KING ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Endowed in 1995, the Gertrude Becker's King Endowed Scholarship was established in memory of Ms. King whose first teaching position was in a rural school in South Dakota.  "Her greatest joy was to see the light of discovery on the face of students, and her family hopes that this scholarship eventually will enable future teachers to have the same joy."

The recipient will be an undergraduate student who: 1) has been officially admitted to the Education Department with a major in elementary education; and 2) has a willingness to assist him/herself through some type of part-time employment (including summer jobs).

JOSEPH HARRISON JACKSON ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Endowed on 12/20/96, the Joseph Harrison Endowed Scholarship is for students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Education who are of high academic standing and are able to demonstrate, according to accepted practices, the need for financial aid in order to continue their education. 

The scholarship is renewable, based upon the student's progress and availability of funds.  Applications are accepted from any student who has been accepted as a major or co-major in the Education Department.

ENHANCING EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING PROGRAM

The Enhancing Excellence in Teaching Program (EETP) provides a limited number of forgivable loans to Nebraska teachers enrolled in an eligible graduate program.

Applicants can apply for loans of $175 per credit hour up to a maximum of $3000. 

Eligible graduate coursework includes classes that begin during the period of July 1 through June 30 of the award year.

Download the application materials from the Nebraska Teacher Education web site

Send applications via mail, email, or fax to: 
     Dr. Beverly Doyle, bdoyle@creighton.edu
     Education Department, Eppley 442
     2500 California Plaza
     Omaha, NE  68178
     Fax:  402-280-2562

For additional information, please click on these links:  flyer, program information, shortage survey.

CATHOLIC EDUCATORS SCHOLARSHIP (Leo Jack's Catholic Educator Endowment Fund)

Who is Eligible:

  • Teachers and administrators currently employed full-time in K-12 Catholic schools

 Program details:

  • 3 credits per semester qualify for a reduction fall/spring; 6 credits in summer
  • Courses must be taken in the Graduate School
  • Students in all graduate education programs are eligible except students in the Magis program
  • Students must complete and submit remission form each semester

 Amount of Reduction Available:

  • of full tuition cost
  • of full tuition cost when combined with either the M.Ed. Scholarship or the K-12 School Teacher Improvement Program
  • Applicable fees must be paid by student

 Creighton University Program Contact Person:

          LuAnn Schwery
          402-280-2870
          Graduate School
          Eppley B11

MASTER'S IN EDUCATION (M.Ed.) SCHOLARSHIP

Who is Eligible:

  • Students in Graduate Secondary Teaching Program

Program Details: 

  • To qualify, students must be enrolled in the graduate secondary teaching program or be completing prerequisite coursework in anticipation of application to the program
  • Discount applies to both certification courses & subject area courses
  • Director of Secondary Education Program sends memo listing students who qualify for scholarship to Ann O'Dowd in Business Office each term:  fall, spring, summer

Amount of Reduction Available:  

  • 1/2 of full tuition cost
  • Applicable fees must be paid by student

Creighton University Program Contact Person:

Director of Secondary Education
Education Department, Eppley 450
education@creighton.edu

K-12 SCHOOL TEACHER IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

Who is Eligible:

  • Teachers and administrators currently employed full-time in a K - 12 school

Program Details:     

  • 3 credits per semester qualify for a reduction fall/spring; unlimited in summer
  • Courses can be taken in Graduate School or University College
  • Students in all graduate education programs are eligible except students in the Magis program
  • Student must complete and submit remission form each semester

Amount of Reduction Available:

  • 1/2 of full tuition cost
  • Applicable fees must be paid by student

Applications: 

Creighton University Program Contact Person: 

        LuAnn Schwery
        402-280-2870
        Graduate School
        Eppley B11    

THE BISHOP JOHN R. SHEETS, S.J. SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE MASTER'S OF ARTS IN THEOLOGY

Who is Eligible:

  • Students pursuing the MA in Theology (THL)

Program Details:

  • Scholarships are limited to number of students program funding can support per semester
  • Student must demonstrate financial need (see scholarship form)
  • Student must complete and submit form every semester
  • Students seeking the MA in THL with a K-12 Religious (RE) Endorsement are not eligible for this scholarship

Amount of Reduction Available:

  • Awards vary
  • Maximum funding is 1/4 of full tuition cost
  • Applicable fees must be paid by student

Creighton University Contact Person:

        Dr. Susan Calef
        402-280-5807
        Theology Department
        HC # 125

THE FATHER RICHARD J. HAUSER, S.J. SCHOLARSHIP

Who is Eligible:

  • Students pursuing K-12 Religious Education (RE) Endorsement

Program Details:

  • Scholarships are limited to number of students program funding can support per semester
  • Students in the Masters of Theology or Religious Education programs are given funding priority
  • Student must demonstrate financial need (see scholarhsip form)
  • Student must currently be teaching or preparing to teach religion in a K-12 Catholic school
  • Student must take at least 3 credits per semester and maintain 3.0 G.P.A.
  • EDU & THL courses qualify
  • 12 credits per semester eligible for reduction fall/spring/summer
  • Student must complete and submit form every semester

Amount of Reduction Available:

  • 1/4 of full tuition cost
  • A student in the Religious Education program may combine a Hauser Scholarship award with a Ministry Tuition Remission Award and an M.Ed. Scholarship to receive a 3/4 reduction of full tuition cost on EDU and THL courses
  • Applicable fees must be paid by student

Creighton University Program Contact Person:
       Dr. Susan Calef
       402-280-5807
       Theology Department
       HC # 125

       OR

 Father Tom Simonds, S.J.
 thomassimonds@creighton.edu
 Education Department     
 Eppley 440

Scholarship Fund Account Managers: 
       Bob Walker, Barb Archer 402-280-2414, & Don Bishop

SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE CERTIFICATE IN CATHOLIC SCHOOL LEADERSHIP

Who is Eligible:

  • Teachers and administrators currently employed full-time in a K-12 Catholic school and enrolled in Certificate in Catholic School Leadership (CSL)

Program Details:

  • 3 credits per semester qualify for funding fall/spring/summer
  • Courses must be taken in the Graduate School
  • Eligible courses are EDU 520, EDU 602, EDU 603, EDU 604, EDU 605, EDU 60_ (final course for CSL certificate to be developed and course number to be determined)

Amount of Reduction Available:

  • 3/4 of full tuition cost for full-time educators in Catholic Schools (school teacher improvement funds provide 1/2 and CSL funds provide 1/4
  • Applicable fees must be paid by student

Creighton Contact Program Person:    

        Dr. Timothy Cook
        tcook@creighton.edu
        Education Department
        Eppley 438

MINISTRY TUITION REMISSION PROGRAM

Who is Eligible:

  • Persons working full-time OR part-time in church ministry

Program Details:    

  • Only THL courses qualify for reduction
  • Students seeking MA in THL with K-12 Religious Education endorsement may apply for tuition reduction of their THL courses through this program
  • 9 credits per semester qualify for reduction fall/spring; unlimited in summer
  • Courses may be taken through University College or the Graduate School
  • Student must be engaged in Church ministry (see remission form)
  • Student must be enrolled in a Creighton University graduate program (see remission form)
  • Student must complete and submit remission form every semester

Amount of Reduction Available:

  • 1/2 of full tuition cost
  • Applicable fees must be paid by student

Creighton University Contact Person:
       Maureen Crouchley
       402-280-2669
       University College
       Eppley B11

Click here for further University scholarships:  www.creighton.edu/soar .