FCE Scholarships and Awards

Farrington College of Education Scholarships and Awards

Isabelle T. Farrington Scholarship

Available to students in the junior or senior class at Sacred Heart University who posseses:

  • superior academic performance and potential by ranking in the top 10 percent of their respective class
  • sincere interest in, and practice of, the principles of citizenship and religion on which Sacred Heart University has been established as a Catholic institution of higher learning

4 scholarships in the amount of $6,259 each are available.

Application deadline is April 21, 2017.

Essay required. See application for details.


Sandra Lynn Nobili Scholarship

This award is given to a Catholic student entering senior year at Sacred Heart University and planning a career in elementary education. The recipient must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. 

Scholarship amount is $1,438

Application deadline is April 21, 2017.

Essay required. See application for details.  


Lucy Medaglia Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student in an education-related major, with a 3.0 or higher GPA, and an interest in becoming a teacher. 

Scholarship amount is $506

Application deadline is April 21, 2017.

Essay required. See application for details. 


Dr. Thomas Pepe Scholarship

Awarded to a Sacred Heart University graduate student who have completed at least one term toward an MAT degree or Sixth Year Degree who will be attending in the fall semester.  Must have a 3.0 or higher GPA and be accepted into an education graduate program at Sacred Heart University. 

Scholarship amount is $747.

Application deadline is April 21, 2017.

Essay required. See application for details. 

 

Federal Grants

TEACH Grant

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides a grant in assistance to students who are completing or who plan to complete coursework required for a career in teacher.  Students who have been admitted to the Farrington College of Education with sophomore standing or higher are invited to apply.  Also available for graduate study.

For details and application, visit the TEACH GRANT page of the Student Finanancial Assistance website


Noyce Scholars

Federal grant. Awarded to juniors and seniors who seek Secondary Math or Biology certification.  The scholarship continues to one year of graduate school.

For details and how to apply, visit the Noyce Scholarship Program page. 

 

State Grants

Minority Teacher Incentive Program (MTIP)

This program provides grants and college loan payments stipends to minority group members who are enrolled as undergraduates in Connecticut teacher preparation programs.  

To qualify for the grant portion, a student must be a full-time college junior or senior enroled in an undergraduate teacher preparation program and be of African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American or Native American heritage.

Grants are up to $5,000 a year for two years of full-time study.  Funds are disbursed directly to the college.

Loan Stipends are up to $2,500 a year for up to four years.  Funds are disbursed directly to the individual.

The nomination form is filled out by the nominated student and by the Dean of the Education Department.  The form is then submitted to Connecticut Office of Higher Education (OHE).

Legislative Citation: General Statues of Connecticut, Sec. 10a-168a (Exhibit 5). 

For details and application, download the nominiation form here or visit the Connecticut Office of Higher Education website.