Merit-Based Scholarship Information
All graduate students who are registered for the academic year are eligible. We appreciate the generous private support of the donors who make these awards possible each year.
If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, please send an email to email@example.com indicating why you deserve a merit-based scholarship to either become a teacher or to continue practicing as a teacher. After acceptance into the program, scholarship recipients will be selected by committee based on each student's admissions essay and overall admissions application.
If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following information:
- Name of Scholarship
- Name of Master's Program
- Current GPA
- Expected Graduation Date
- Brief explanation of how you are using your Master's coursework to benefit your students and you as a teacher.
- If you are a Master's with Certification student, please indicate how you intend to use your coursework to benefit your students and you as a teacher.
How much will the program cost?
Graduate students in the program take advantage of SMU's "Master Educator" rate. The tuition rate for the 2012-2013 academic year is $516 per credit hour. The tuition rate for the 2013-2014 academic year will be $541.00 per credit hour.
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Students who are admitted to a degree program (M.Ed., M.Ed. with Certification, M.Ed. in Reading and Writing, or the M.B.E.) and who enroll for a minimum of 6 hours in any one term may be eligible to apply for federal financial aid. Applicants may submit forms to financial aid before being accepted into the program. Students interested in applying for Direct Loans from the federal government can submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. The priority filing deadline for the summer term is March 1, fall term is April 1, and spring term is November 1. (If you plan to apply for summer (academic year 2012-2013) or fall (academic year 2013-2014) financial aid, please be aware that the FAFSA application deadline is prior to the extended program admission application deadlines.)
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Extended Program Admission Application Deadline
Summer 2013: Apply by May 1, 2013
Fall 2013: Apply by June 1, 2013
The Simmons School of Education and Human Development, Department of Teaching and Learning, is pleased to offer the following scholarships to students each year:
Annette Caldwell Simmons Scholarship
Annette Caldwell Simmons was born in Tyler, Texas. She earned a B.S. degree in elementary education from Southern Methodist University in 1957. After graduating, she taught second and third grade at Maple Lawn Elementary School in Dallas and at Clark Field, a U.S. air base in the Philippines.
The Simmons Scholars Program was created to identify highly qualified teachers for acceptance into or to continue studying in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development.
Walker Merit Scholarship
The endowment for the Arthur and Ruth Walker Scholarship Fund came from Mrs. Margaret Wheeler, who established the endowment in 2000 in memory of her brother and sister, Arthur and Ruth Walker. The Walker children (Arthur, Ruth, and Margaret) grew up on a Texas cotton farm during the early part of the last century and attended school in a one-room schoolhouse. Theirs was the story of a pre-depression era family that struggled to survive during desperate times and succeeded despite the odds. Arthur Walker ultimately became a distinguished professor at a university in Virginia and an early innovator of the MBA curriculum, and Ruth Walker taught economics during the Depression. Margaret Wheeler made her money in real estate development in the 1960s.