Scholarships for Majors
Students who are admitted to Western are automatically considered for all available scholarships, including several designated just for education majors. For further information, visit the College of Education's Student Scholarships, Grants and Loans information. Western also offers science scholarships such as the newly established geology/earth sciences education scholarship.
Teacher Incentive Program
Out-of-state students may be eligible for the NC Teacher Incentive Program (NC TIP), which provides in-state tuition rates for selected students. The program requires a commitment to teach in North Carolina public schools after graduation.
Merit- and Needs-Based Assistance
Off campus, there are many state, federal, and private organizations which offer both merit-based and needs-based assistance to students entering teacher education. This is especially true of students who intend to teach science. Western’s financial aid office can assist you with information about grants, loans, and scholarships.