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Please select your area of interest below to learn more about the resources available to students interested in VolsTeach, including scholarship opportunities, Praxis information, and math and science professional organizations.

Scholarship Opportunities

  • The Nivedita Ganguly Memorial VolsTeach Scholarship Fund. To honor Nita Ganguly, PhD, her husband Ranjan Ganguly, PhD, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Professor of Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology (BCMB), created an endowment that will provide scholarships for VolsTeach and BCMB students. The VolsTeach scholarship is named the Nivedita Ganguly Memorial VolsTeach Scholarship in her honor.
  • The Brent L. and Rachel W. Trentham Endowed Scholarship, established in 2013, recognizes and awards a VolsTeach student who has demonstrated high-quality math teaching skills and commitment to the education profession. Brent and Rachel Trentham are alumni of the University of Tennessee. Apply here.
  • The Stringer-Thompson-Taylor-Richardson-Cox Endowed Scholarship. This endowment was established by University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) alumni Jeanne and Neal Richardson, to support those students who show high academic performance and are planning to teach science. The name given to this scholarship honors four generations of Jeanne’s family and the positive influence they shared about the importance of good education. Apply here.
  • The Cleonelda B. and Leo Harner Scholarship. This endowment was established through an estate gift of the Harners. Cloenelda Braden Harner was a UTK alum, having graduated with a degree in Home Economics.
  • ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship. The mission of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people. This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate chemistry majors who attend one of ACS-Hach Land partner institutions and express an interest in teaching high school chemistry.
  • Math Departmental Scholarships: Apply here.
  • College of Education, Health & Human Sciences Scholarships: Apply here.

Professional Organizations

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) is a public voice of mathematics education, providing vision, leadership, and professional development to support teachers in ensuring equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students.

The National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA) is a nonprofit educational organization, founded in 1983, whose purpose is the advancement, stimulation, extension, improvement, and coordination of Earth science education at all educational levels.

The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) was established in 1930 with the fundamental goal of ensuring the “dissemination of knowledge of physics, particularly by way of teaching.” They currently have more than 11,000 members in thirty countries around the world.

The National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) is “the leader in life science education.” To date, more than 9,000 educators have joined NABT to share experiences and expertise with colleagues from around the globe, keep up with trends and developments in the field, and grow professionally.