Future teachers have similar scholarship opportunities. The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) grant program administered by the federal government provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching. You pay the scholarship back through teaching for four years in a high-need field at a school serving low-income families. The Perkins Loan Teacher Cancellation program, also through the federal government, will cancel 100% of federal student loans for students who have worked full-time in schools that serve low-income students, who work as special education teachers, or who teach mathematics, science, foreign languages, or bilingual education, or in any field deemed by a state education agency to have a shortage of qualified teachers in that state.
Academic scholarships are based on school and Scouting participation, academic performance, and financial need. Applicants must score a minimum 1800 SAT (if taken before January, 2016), 1290 (if taken after March, 2016), or 28 ACT to apply. These include a varying number of NESA scholarships, and a varying number of Mabel and Lawrence S. Cooke scholarships. The Mabel and Lawrence S. Cooke scholarships are awarded annually and include four $25,000 scholarships (payable at $6,250 per year) and one $48,000 scholarship (up to $12,000 payable for four years), plus a varying number of others.