Eriksson Scholarship Programs
In honor of Martha Dickerson Eriksson, the Eriksson Scholarship Program funds support Austin Peay State University students preparing as middle or high school STEM educators. There are three scholarship programs: Eriksson Undergraduate Scholars, Eriksson MAT Scholars, and Eriksson Graduate Teaching Fellows.
Eriksson Undergraduate Scholars
Eriksson Undergraduate Scholars are pre-service educators preparing to teach in middle or high school in a STEM field. Eriksson Undergraduate Scholars can receive an award each fall and spring semester during their junior and senior years.
Minimum eligibility requirements are (1) Admitted to APSU, (2) Declared major in STEM or STEM education discipline, and (3) Earned 60 semester student credit hours prior to funding semester.
Eriksson MAT Scholars
Eriksson MAT Scholars are pre-service educators who hold a Bachelor degree in a STEM field and are preparing to teach in middle or high school in a STEM field. Eriksson MAT Scholars can receive an award each fall and spring semester for up to 2 years.
Minimum eligibility requirements are (1) Admitted to APSU’s College of Graduate Studies, (2) Earned BS in a STEM field with a 3.0 GPA and (3) Enrollment in at least 2 courses each semester of funding.
Eriksson Master Teaching Fellows
Eriksson Master Teaching Fellows are mathematics educators with current licensure and teaching in a middle or high school setting. This program is intended to enhance the mathematics content knowledge and further develop master teachers to provide curriculum leadership in the schools in which they are employed. The program is delivered as a 2-year cohort program that begins each June of odd-numbered years.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements: (1) Admitted to the College of Graduate Studies, (2) Earned BS in mathematics or mathematics education with a 3.0 GPA, and (3) Enrollment each semester in the cohort coursework.