Friends of Teacher Education

Welcome to Friends of Teacher Education

The purpose for the Chowan Friends of Teacher Education (CFTE) is to provide scholarship assistance to students preparing to be teachers. The CFTE began in May 2008 when beneficent friends felt the need to help provide financial assistance for Teacher Education students. Out of their dream, vision, and commitment has come a passion for sharing in educating and preparing future teachers.

Membership in the CFTE is open to dedicated individuals who are interested in and committed to helping students fulfill their calling to the teaching profession. For more information, contact Brenda Tinkham, Dean, School of Education at or (252) 398-6304.

Friends of Teacher Education Scholarship

The Friends of Teacher Education Scholarship is given by the generosity of the Chowan Friends of Teacher Education (CFTE) and is awarded to students who are enrolled full-time and have been accepted into the Teacher Education program. Recipients must be students preparing to become teachers and maintain the highest ethical standards.

Application requirements for the Teacher Education Scholarship include:

Minimum 2.75 GPA.
Acceptance in the Teacher Education program.
Two listed references.
PRAXIS I documentation with a minimum 522 composite score.
Criminal Background Questionnaire (provided by the School of Education).
Short essay.

For more information regarding the Friends of Teacher Education Scholarship, please contact the School of Education at (252) 398-6377.

Scholarship Application

To apply, download and complete the scholarship application. Mail completed applications to:

Chowan University, School of Education
One University Place
Murfreesboro, NC 27855