CTE STAR Scholarship Open

Applications for Spring 2019 Scholarship Cohort for the STAR program are open - Apply today!

The UIC Council on Teacher Education (CTE) has been awarded the prestigious Student Success Innovation Fund by the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Academic Programs in order to initiate the CTE Scholarship for Teacher Assessment Resources (S.T.A.R.) program! This scholarship is designed to provide financial support in the form of test vouchers to students enrolled in secondary teacher preparation programs to ease the financial burden associated with becoming a teacher.  There are two types of opportunities: edTPA and content test retake.

Now Accepting Spring 2019 Scholarship Cohort Applications

$100 edTPA Scholarship

  • Who: secondary and foreign language education students planning to student teach Spring 2019
  • Voucher Amount:  $100
  • Scholarships Available: 10
  • Requirements: Complete scholarship application (includes 3 essay questions)
  • Deadline: November 30th, 2018 – January 25th, 2018

$25 Content Test Scholarship

  • Who: secondary and foreign language education students planning to retake a content test during Spring 2019
  • Voucher Amount: $25
  • Scholarships Available: 20
  • Requirements: Complete scholarship application (includes 4 essay questions)
  • Deadline: November 30th, 2018 – January 25th, 2018

Essay Questions

  • How do you currently pay for college/graduate school? Please describe your current financial situation and describe any financial aid or scholarships you receive. Please include information on financial challenges and any extenuating circumstances you deem relevant.
  • List all activities you have participated in and honors you have received since you enrolled at UIC, or for the past four years, whichever period is longer. List extracurricular activities, volunteer/service work, honors/awards and employment. For each item listed, include the name of the activity/job/honor, your role/office (if applicable), dates of involvement, and average hours per week.
  • How will this scholarship support your educational goals?
  • Describe your test preparation study plan to prepare for your retake. (Only applicable to students applying for content test retake scholarship).

Important Voucher Information

  • Vouchers are applied during registration for the applicable test.
  • Vouchers are intended to be used only by the recipient.
  • Vouchers cannot be combined or used for multiple attempts.
  • Students who are awarded a scholarship are required to send official receipt of the test registration to the Council on Teacher Education within 30 days of receiving the scholarship funds.
  • Students can only earn one voucher per each type of scholarship.

Apply for Spring 2019 Cohort Scholarships