The JAM Paper Teacher Scholarship
Invest in Yourself. JAM Paper Believes in You.
According to a 2013 Marketplace Morning report, 99.5% of American school teachers spend their own money on school supplies and instructional materials. All this while many are facing paycuts. At JAM, we see hundreds of these selfless teachers come through our doors for binders, folders, paper and other school supplies. While we appreciate their business, we appreciate their sacrifies even more. To thank them, we will be holding an annual $500 scholarship to students studying education. This money can be used to buy supplies for classrooms they might be student teaching in, personal course supplies like textbooks or planners, or their own school supplies.
The importance of teachers cannot be understated. They are responsible for imparting children with knowledge during their most impressionable years.
Certain teachers have profound effects on their students. Teachers who connect with students at a young age have the ability to mold their futures. These children often become valuable additions to our society. At JAM Paper, we want to thank you aspiring teachers for guiding our younger generations by offering a rolling scholarship. This scholarship will be available every semester for the foreseeable future. Please see "Submission Deadlines" below for more details.
Who: Any student who is pursuing a career in Education. A degree in Education and other related fields will be considered. Must be enrolled at any accredited American college or university.
What: One $500 scholarship will be awarded; this money can be used toward tuition, books, rent, mortgage, or fraternity or sorority dues.
When: Submission deadline for the 2015 spring semester is November 15, 2014. We are currently only accepting submissions for the spring semester.
How: Applicants must submit an essay of 400-500 words to the email address below. One exceptional essay will be chosen. Please answer the following question: Why do you want to become a teacher?
Please submit the essay as an attachment. The subject line should read Your Name: Why do you want to become a teacher?
Fall semester submission deadline is July 15. This deadline will apply for all future fall semesters.
Spring semester submission deadline is November 15. This deadline will apply for all future spring semesters.
Fall award date: August 20. This deadline will apply for all future fall semesters.
Spring award date: December 20. This deadline will apply for all future spring semesters.
Interested in what teachers are buying? Take a look at our "School Supplies" section.