It's Scholarship Time!

Three times each year, NSEA members are eligible to apply for a scholarship from Blue Cross and Blue Shield that will help make paying for graduate coursework a little easier. Click here to apply. Application deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015.

The funds are for advanced degrees, to seek additional teaching endorsements or to take courses for certification. Stipends may cover up to 50 percent of the cost of a single, three-hour college course. Applicants may seek scholarship dollars for no more than three hours of courses. Books and supplies are not covered.

The goal is to award stipends to the largest number of members from each of NSEA’s six governance districts. To be eligible, NSEA members must be covered by either single or family Blue Cross/Blue Shield health care. Previous applicants, successful or not, may re-apply. Applicants may receive scholarships in only two of the three scholarship cycles during a school year.

Recipients must offer evidence of completion of work at an accredited post-secondary institution to receive funds. Courses must be for credit.

Since 1986, 5,331 NSEA members have shared more than $707,500 in Blue Cross and Blue Shield scholarship dollars. The program does not affect Blue Cross and Blue Shield premiums.

Questions? Reach Sally Bodtke at 1-800-742-0047 or via e-mail at: sally.bodtke@nsea.org

 

2015-16 Scholarship Semester Schedule

Semester Begins Ends  Application Online- Deadline
Fall September December 8/25/2015 - 9/30/2015
Spring January May 12/22/2015 - 2/14/2016
Summer June August 4/20/2016 - 5/24/2016

 

The Application form will be available online in conjunction with the schedule as set out above.  Applications will not be accepted after the semester deadline.

The Application must be submitted during the semester when the course “ends” – not when it “begins”.