Grants, Scholarships and Special Programs
PATSEL http://www.wpunj.edu/coe/patsel/ Preparing All Teachers to Better Serve English Language Learners (PATSEL): A U.S. Department of Education National Professional Development Grant
Robert Noyce Scholarship http://www.wpunj.edu/cosh/noyce/noyce-scholarships.dot Students studying to teach science or math who intend to spend at least 2 years teaching in a high need school. Scholarships have been made available by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Woodrow Wilson New Jersey Teaching Fellowship http://www.wpunj.edu/coe/about/wwnjtf/woodrow-wilson-new-jersey-teaching-fellowship-(wwnjtf).dot The Woodrow Wilson New Jersey Teaching Fellowship (WWNJTF) seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) backgrounds—including current undergraduates, recent college graduates, mid-career professionals, and retirees—into teaching in high-need secondary schools. Applicants apply online through the Woodrow Wilson National Foundation.
Leaders as Learners http://www.wpunj.edu/news/detail.dot?id=bcc1c8a8-7f53-42c7-8b74-645961661c02 William Paterson University has been awarded $3.2 million in a five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement to support the development, enhancement and expansion of innovative programs to recruit, train, and mentor principals for high-needs school districts.
Teach Grant http://www.wpunj.edu/dotAsset/c6d1ba18-4422-4454-ab70-07fbd64edfce.pdf http://www.wpunj.edu/financial-aid/federal-programs/teacher-education.dot TEACH GRANT: "A federal grant that provides up to $4,000 per year to students who agree to teach for four years at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families and to meet other requirements. If the service obligation is not met, the grant is converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan." U.S. Department of Education (http://studentaid.ed.gov/) *
* Note: Due to the Sequester, New TEACH Grant awards will be reduced by 6% (of the award amount for which you would have been eligible), resulting in a maximum award of $3760.
New Jersey National History Day http://nj.nhd.org/ Funding provides support for all aspects of this statewide program that encourages high school and middle school students to undertake original research projects and then present their findings through a poster exhibit, performance or media-based presentation. Winners of the statewide contest at William Paterson University attend the National History Day event at the University of Maryland.
Fulbright Hays Korea Study Trip http://www.wpunj.edu/coe/2014fulbright-hays/index.dot The US-NJ-South Korea Project: Exploring Korea's History, Culture and Education System through Experiential Learning (U. S. Department of Education Grant)
Federal Student Loan Forgiveness or Cancellation http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/charts/teacher
Dodge University’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) grant funded by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. http://www.wpunj.edu/news/detail.dot?id=4fa96277-feb3-4d9f-9010-ece3bd4d138b An interdisciplinary project, it integrates all the students’ subjects, particularly art, science and math. William Paterson University Receives Funding from Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation in Support of Integrating Arts with Science and Math in Paterson School
The New Vistas Teacher Project *Not Currently Accepting Applicants http://www.wpunj.edu/coe/newvistas/index.dot The New Vistas Teacher Project creates a sustainable "fast track" program that will dually certify and prepare career changers and recent college graduates in the areas of Special Education, ESL, and Bilingual Education along with Elementary, Middle School and High School Education. All hired teachers will be eligible to teach in a high-needs urban school districts.
Garden State Partnership for Teacher Quality *Not Currently Accepting Applicants http://www.wpunj.edu/coe/gsptq/ The Garden State Partnership for Teacher Quality Urban Teacher Residency Program will improve the academic achievement of K-12 students in high-needs, urban schools through the recruitment, preparation and retention of highly qualified teachers in New Jersey. Garden State Partnership for Teacher Quality is fully funded by the USDOE Teacher Quality Partnerships grant.