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Oregon Teacher Scholars Program

Supporting the field of education

Oregon Teacher Scholars is a program to aid in diversifying Oregon’s educator workforce.


The Oregon Teacher Scholar Program offers a scholarship of $10,000 per school year for ethnically diverse or Heritage Speakers of a language other than English. Undergraduate students must be entering or already enrolled in the final two years of an approved Oregon preliminary teacher licensure program or education major. Graduate students can apply upon enrolling in, or if currently enrolled in, an approved Oregon preliminary teacher licensure program. Recipients of a scholarship from the Oregon Teacher Scholars Program may be eligible for a second year of funding ($10,000) depending on funding availability.


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 networking, paid admissions to professional development conferences, teaching resources, employment assistance, 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 in the “Scholarship Catalog” and follow the instructions. 

3. You must register with OSAC to apply.

*other scholarship opportunities may be available

Donate to the scholarship

Instructions for donating can be found here and click here for the link to the site.


Contact us

Lala Rangel, Coordinator 
Oregon Teacher Scholars Program


Learn more

Oregon Teacher Scholars - Student Information Flyer


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