Scholarships - College of Education


NSU General Scholarships

The NSU Office of Scholarships is ready to assist students in learning more about applying and earning scholarships at NSU.




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Scholarships for Future Teachers

Bonnie Giese Scholarship

Applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Undergraduate
  • Full-time
  • Elementary Education major
  • Age 23 or older
  • Must submit a one-page essay regarding your reason(s) for studying Elementary Education and what you hope to accomplish by doing so.

1 award of $1,000

Deadline: March 25, 2022

Apply Now (Google Form)

Darrell and Gladys (Chaffin) Gosnell Memorial Scholarship

Qualified Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Full-time 
  • Declared major in Early Childhood or Elementary Education
  • GPA: 3.0
  • Primarily taking classes on the Tahlequah campus
  • Graduated from a high school in one of the following counties: Adair, Cherokee, Mayes, Muskogee, Tulsa, or Sequoyah
  • Demonstrate financial need

Must attach an essay on why you are seeking an education degree. Include any extracurricular or other activities you are participating in that relate to your degree.

1 award of $1,000

Deadline: March 25, 2022

Apply Now (Google Form)

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE)
Future Teachers Scholarship

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.


  1. The student must be a resident of Oklahoma.
  2. The student must be nominated by the college on the basis of one of the following criteria:
    1. Cumulative high school grade point average ranking in the top 15% of his or her high school graduating class; OR
    2. ACT or SAT score ranking in the top 15% for high school graduates of the same year; OR
    3. Admission to a professional education program at an accredited Oklahoma institution of higher education; OR
    4. An undergraduate record of outstanding success, as defined by the institution.
  3. Full-time and part-time students are eligible for the scholarship; however, highest priority will be given to full-time students.
  4. Scholarship recipients must maintain no less than a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
  5. Each recipient must agree to teach in a shortage area (listed below) in Oklahoma public schools for a minimum of three (3) consecutive years upon graduation and licensure as a teacher.
  6. Recipients may receive the scholarship for not more than four years, or the equivalent of four years, of full-time study. 

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Deadline: May 27, 2022

Download Application (PDF)

Please submit or mail completed applications to:

Cari Helm
NSU College of Education
717 N Grand Ave
Tahlequah, OK  74464

(918) 444-3720


I Want to Be a Teacher Stipend

The stipend is for first time, full time incoming freshmen or new transfers enrolled at NSU in one of our teaching degrees, and is for Oklahoma and non-Oklahoma residents in the amount of a one-time award of $1,000 ($500 for fall, $500 for spring) and can be used for any educational expense.

I want to be a Teacher Stipend Application


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ApplY NOW (Google form)

Completion of this form does not guarantee you will be awarded the stipend.

For questions, contact Dr. Meagan Moreland at or Dr. Kelli Carney at



All Majors

SNAG Scholarship

Applicants must meet ALL of the following requirements:

  • Must be enrolled in a degree-seeking course of study within the NSU College of Education.
  • Both undergraduate and graduate students may apply
  • Full-time
  • GPA: 2.75

Please attach a resume and/or list of extracurricular activities you are involved in. 

Preference will be given to students involved in major-related extracurricular activities or who have great financial need. 


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Deadline: March 25, 2022

Apply Now (Google Form)

Dan Hobbs Prize for Research in Oklahoma Higher Education

The Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society has created the Dan Hobbs Prize, to be awarded to an undergraduate and/or graduate student for research done on any aspect of the history of Oklahoma higher education.

The $500 prize is named in honor of Dan S. Hobbs, a longtime and prominent figure in Oklahoma higher education, a distinguished historian of the system, and a founding member of the Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society.

Entries can be of wide-ranging interest in serious research scholarship or scholarly projects relating to any aspect of Oklahoma higher education, to include institutional histories or aspects of those histories; about a particular faculty member or administrator; groups or types of institutions and their development or contributions; the higher education system’s relationship to/or impact on social, political, cultural or economic trends and circumstances; state, national, global, etc.

Entries should reflect recent production during the last three years. If presented as a traditional research paper it should not exceed ten (10) double spaced pages in length including documentation. If entered as a project, an abstract narrative description of no more than two (2) pages will suffice for further consideration. Works will be judged on the basis of the quality of research and the skill in conveying its findings.

We expect evidence of the supervising instructor’s clear oversight reflected in the scholarly priorities and format of the submission and the supervisor’s endorsement that it is worthy of special recognition. Those receiving the Hobbs prize (undergraduate and/or graduate) will receive an award of $500.00. Award recipients and their supervising instructors will be recognized at the Society’s annual Hall of Fame Banquet in Oklahoma City.


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Deadline: September 12, 2022

Download Application (PDF)

Submit by mail or email.

Mail (must be postmarked by 9/12) to:

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
President’s Office
1727 W. Alabama Avenue
Chickasha, OK 73108

Email to Diane Carroll at



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light the way emergency fund

In celebration of the 125th anniversary of Seminary Hall, President Steve Turner issued a challenge to the Northeastern State University Centurions and President’s Circle donors to establish an emergency fund for NSU students in need. This new funding source is designed to assist students (undergraduate and graduate) during times of crisis in order for them to maintain their enrollment. It is designed to enable a student to meet a short-term financial hardship and is maintained by the Northeastern State University Foundation.

See the application and instructions here in PDF format.

light the way emergency fund for nsu students