Scholarships and Financial Aid

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If you currently work at a Waldorf school you are encouraged to speak with your school about support for teacher training. 

Federal Financial Aid

If you are a Master's Degree student, you may be eligible for federal financial aid through Mount Mary University.

AWSNA Loan

Read about AWSNA loans and matching grants.

The AWSNA loan will be fully forgiven if any of the following conditions are met:
 

  • Teach 3/4 or full-time in an AWSNA or WECAN member school for one full year after your GLWI graduation IF you also taught 3/4 to full-time for two consecutive years in an AWSNA or WECAN member school leading up to your GLWI graduation
     

  • Teach 3/4 or full-time in an AWSNA or WECAN member school for two full, consecutive years after your GLWI graduation IF you also taught for one full year in an AWSNA or WECAN member school in the preceding year leading up to your GLWI graduation
     

  • Teach 3/4 or full-time in an AWSNA or WECAN member school for three full, consecutive years immediately after your GLWI graduation
     

Because circumstances may change—necessitating repaying of the loan—you must be in a secure financial position to receive an AWSNA loan.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Anyone who has been accepted into the GLWI Early Childhood or Grades 1-8 Teacher Education Certificate Program.

How Do I Apply?

To apply for an AWSNA loan, please complete the online application

 Application deadline is June 30, 2022

AWSNA Matching Grant

Read about AWSNA loans and matching grants.


Who is Eligible to Apply?

Currently practicing teachers in an AWSNA-affiliated school. The school MUST commit to paying a portion of the tuition for the student to be eligible. Applicants must be accepted into the GLWI Early Childhood or Grades 1-8 Teacher Education Certificate Program.

 

How Do I Apply?

To apply for an AWSNA Grant, please complete the online application

Application deadline is June 30, 2022

GLWI General Scholarship

The intent of the general scholarship is to cover some of the tuition costs for those students who need financial assistance. Available money is determined by donations and budget. As this is a new program, the funds are modest and hope to be more in the future.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Those who have been accepted into the Early Childhood or Grades 1-8 certificate program and who express a need for financial assistance in order to participate in the program.

 

How Do I Apply?
To apply for the GLWI General Scholarship, please complete the online application

Application deadline is June 30, 2022

GLWI Diversity Scholarship

At Great Lakes Waldorf Institute, we seek to be active agents of change. We recognize that some of the practices in Waldorf education have aligned with white privilege and have created inequities which we are working to eliminate.  

 

It is the intention of GLWI to have a program as racially diverse as the communities we serve. The GLWI Diversity Scholarship was created to encourage and support people of color who wish to participated in our certificate programs. 

Currently the diversity scholarship is geared to assist students of color in paying a portion of their tuition. Available money is determined by donations and budget. As this is a new program, the funds are modest and hope to be more in the future.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

A person of color who has been accepted into the GLWI Early Childhood or Grades 1-8 certificate program.

 

How Do I Apply?

To apply for the GLWI Diversity Scholarship, please complete the online application

Application deadline is June 30, 2022

The Michael Foundation

The Michael Foundation is a private fund dedicated to supporting the education of Waldorf  teachers. Applications must be received before February 1 in order to qualify for grants to be applied to the June 1- May 31 academic year.