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The JAM Paper Teacher Scholarship

Update (8/21): The 2017 winner is announced! Read more on our blog!

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 for every fall semester; this money can be used toward tuition, books, rent, mortgage, or fraternity or sorority dues.

When: Submission deadline for the 2018 fall semester is July 13, 2018. 

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 in the body of the email. Do not submit as an attachment. The subject line should read: Your Name: Why do you want to become a teacher?

Submission Deadline:

Fall semester submission deadline is July 13. This deadline will apply for all future fall semesters.

Award Date: 

Fall award date: August 20. This deadline will apply for all future fall semesters.


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 pay cuts. At JAM, we see hundreds of these selfless teachers come through our doors for binders, folderspaper and other school supplies. While we appreciate their business, we appreciate their sacrifices 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.

Interested in what teachers are buying? Take a look at our "School Supplies" section.