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Teachers Make Teachers Scholarship

Scholarship for future teachers

Supporting education and academic achievement is important to us. At School Furniture Depot, we honor the hard work and dedication of teachers who are critical to students’ success. Great teachers inspire many students to become teachers as well. Every year, we offer one $1,000 scholarship to help an aspiring teacher achieve his or her goal.

To apply, please submit one 300-word essay about the teacher and/or event that inspired you to seek a degree in teaching.

Each year, School Furniture Depot will award 1 applicant a $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship can be used for any school related expenses, such as tuition and/or books.


  • Enrolled full-time (minimum of 12 credit hours) at an accredited technical school, college, or university in the U.S.
  • Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA or equivalent
  • High school seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA pursuing an undergraduate degree focused in education may also apply
  • Submissions must be received by April 30, 2018.

To Apply:

Please Include:

  • First and last name, email address, and phone number.
  • Your submission (make sure to save a copy for your records).
  • Statement of your GPA – unofficial transcripts accepted. Please do not submit any official transcripts.
  • Name of college or institution of attendance. If in high school, name of intended college or institution and intended degree or focus.

Scholarship money

Please Note:

  • There is no printed application.
  • Please submit your contact information and essay only. No resumes, letters of recommendation, CVs, or other documents are required.
  • The 5 finalists will be posted on our website and the winning submission will be chosen from those five.
  • Winner will be announced by May 31st, 2018.
  • Funds will be sent to the winner's institution to be disbursed as financial aid to the student.

Commonly Asked Questions

Can my essay be longer than 300 words?
Certainly. Essays are not scored on their length, but rather on the strength of their content.

Ordering transcripts can get pricey. Can I just tell you my GPA?
We prefer that no official transcripts are sent. We sympathize with how costly receiving an education can be and do not want any applicants spending money in order to apply for our scholarship. Stating your GPA in your email correspondence is sufficient. Some applicants have taken screenshots of their unofficial GPA and sent that.

Can any major apply for this scholarship?
We are only considering applicants whose degree focus is in education.

Will my essay be published if I win?
We will not be publishing any essays, neither in part or in whole. Your essay will not be shared in any form outside of our scholarship committee. If you are selected as a finalist, we will ask your permission to publish your first name, last name, city, and state. Because privacy on the internet is a concern, you may elect to present your first or last name as an initial only. Aside from finalists' names, cities, and states, no other information is made public. If you decline, you will not be considered as a finalist for the award. We receive many top-notch essays and we wish to acknowledge the incredible work for as many individuals as possible.

2016 Finalists and Winner

We are pleased to announce our five finalists and winner of the 2016 Teachers Make Teachers Scholarship Award. Over 550 submissions were received and we are grateful to each of you who participated.

2016 Finalists and Winner

Olivia J.
Boone, North Carolina
Theodore Mavros
Bayville, New York
Alexis Riley
Venice, Florida
Finalist and Winner of the 2016 $1000 Award
Devin Plants
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina

G. Ruben
New Brunswick, New Jersey

2017 Finalists and Winner

We are pleased to announce our four finalists and winner of the 2017 Teachers Make Teachers Scholarship Award. Over 650 submissions were received and we are grateful to each of you who participated.

2017 Finalists and Winner

Amanda Finn
Detroit, Michigan
Dasia May
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Gabriella LaSasso
Boston, Massachusetts
Finalist and Winner of the 2017 $1000 Award
Stephanie Ades
Middletown, Connecticut
Emma Fischer
La Crosse, Wisconsin

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