Supporting diverse educators
Oregon Teacher Scholars is a program to aid in diversifying Oregon’s educator workforce.
The Oregon Teacher Scholar Program offers scholarships of
$5,000 for the 2019-20 school year for racially or linguistically diverse
teacher candidates accepted and enrolled in a state-approved educator
preliminary licensure preparation provider. Recipients of a scholarship from the Oregon Teacher Scholars Program may be
eligible for a second year of funding ($5,000) if still enrolled in the
preliminary licensure educator preparation program.
The scholarship may be used to pay for classes, fees, or
help defray costs of required licensure assessments and student teaching.
In addition to the scholarship, the program coordinator provides recipients with mentoring, networking opportunities and other resources.
The Oregon Legislature created this initiative through Senate Bill 182, to support an educator workforce which increasingly reflects Oregon student demographics.
Apply for the scholarship
1. Go to the Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) website*.
2. Enter “772” or “Oregon Teacher Scholars” into the search box and follow the instructions.
3. You must register with OSAC to apply.
*other scholarship opportunities may be available
Donate to the scholarship
and use the drop-down menu to select “Oregon Teacher Scholars.”