Scholarships Make Earning a Master's Degree More Affordable for Educators

By Catherine Groux
Posted July 12, 2012 01:40 PM

Teachers don't need to break the bank to earn a master's degree.
Teachers don't need to break the bank to earn a master's degree.
As teachers play a crucial role in educating the next generation of students, many states require these professionals to advance their skills in the field and earn a master's degree in addition to licensure, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. While some educators may be concerned that they cannot afford to go back to school, they should keep in mind that with financial aid opportunities like scholarships, earning a master's degree does not need to break the bank.

Two educators studying at the University of Scranton recently learned how much financial aid can help them pay for a master's degree when they were awarded the Bisk Foundation Teacher Education Scholarship for the Special Summer 2012, Part A session, according to a press release. The scholarships will cover 25% of the students' current tuition through graduation.

This year, the awards were given to Sister Mary Patrice Matamoros - who is earning a Master of Science in Educational Administration - and Christine Flickinger - who is pursuing a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction.

In order to qualify for the scholarship, which saves students thousands of dollars in tuition, individuals must be enrolled in one of these two master's degree programs, both of which are available online.

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