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ISEA Scholarships

The ISEA is committed to recruiting, placing, and retaining profession-ready teachers and supporting efforts to address shortage and lack of diversity. It is important to focus on the entire teaching continuum, starting with potential educators and teacher candidates.

Kathy Williams Scholarship for BIPOC Students

Increasing the number of BIPOC educators requires intentional preparation, hiring, providing ongoing support and addressing college affordability. The ISEA Kathy Williams Scholarship for BIPOC students helps address college affordability at the beginning of the program when a student needs it most. The scholarship will be available to a BIPOC student applicant once they are accepted into their respective college of education program. In addition to the scholarship, the student will be enrolled into the NEA Aspiring Educators program. The deadline for application is January 15.

Scholarship for Future Teachers

The ISEA offers scholarships to help sons or daughters of association members become teachers. Applicants must be a member of the NEA Student Program and have completed 60 semester hours (or equivalent) or they must be considered a junior at the college or university in which they are enrolled. A statement of enrollment in the teacher education program is also required. In addition, applicants must indicate by their transcript and a written statement their intent to become a teacher. The deadline for application is January 15.


Leading in our schools, communities, and state.

The Iowa State Education Association works to promote, advance, and protect public education, the education profession, and the rights and interests of our members. When you join the ISEA, you’re joining forces with the power and influence of 3.2 million members nationwide.