7 Places to Find Early Childhood Education Scholarships
February 16, 2021
Society benefits in so many ways from early childhood education professionals. Teachers and daycare providers are the people who commit to caring for and shaping our children and preparing them for a lifetime of learning. So it’s no wonder that so many organizations focus on making early childhood education degrees more accessible by providing scholarships for early childhood education students.
The Brian White Early Childhood Education Scholarship awards $1,000, a one-year membership in NAEYC and Michigan AEYC, a Michigan AEYC Early Childhood conference registration with one night’slodging, and an invitation to attend the Michigan AEYC Annual Membership meeting at the Early Childhood conference.
The Brian White Leadership Scholarship for Men in Early Childhood provides $2,000, a one-year membership in NAEYC and Michigan AEYC, and registration to the Michigan AEYC Early Childhood conference with one night’s lodging. It also provides an opportunity to work with leaders in the field of early childhood education and child development.
#3. The Federal Government
You’ll find many federal scholarships to apply for on the Federal Student Aid website. As the site says, “Find and apply for as many scholarships as you can—it’s free money for college or career school!”
This can require a bit of research, but many companies do provide scholarships, and some of them are appropriate for early childhood education students. For example, Bright Horizons offers the Bright Futures Scholarship, a “national program for aspiring ECE teachers,” and Coca-Cola offers the Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship.
Depending on the college you attend, you may have additional scholarship opportunities. Baker College offers scholarships for every kind of student: high school seniors, transfer students, new students, current students, undergraduate and graduate students. The following may be of particular interest to early childhood education students:
Not all scholarships will be appropriate for your circumstances, so you’ll have to look at quite a few before you find the ones that fit. Online scholarship aggregators pull in a high quantity of scholarships for you to review and choose from. For example, Scholarships.com has compiled a list of more than 100 education scholarships.
Financial aid for early childhood education is out there! Keep an organized spreadsheet of all the early childhood education scholarships you find, complete with due dates and award amounts, and start applying. You’ll be on your way to launching your early childhood education career!