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Professional Development Scholarships

The College of Education has partnered with local area school districts to offer tuition scholarships to eligible district employees.

CHANGE EFFECTIVE SUMMER 2021: This agreement provides a 10% discount on up to 18 credits per year, summer through spring, to eligible employees of participating organizations. Some organizations have limits on the number of credits their employees may be reimbursed for; this is between the employee and the organization. Lehigh COE is simply offering a 10% discount on up to 18 credits. It is your responsibility to manage your coursework within the parameters of your organization's contract with its employees.

The following school districts/organizations are currently participating in the Professional Development Scholarship Program: Allentown School District, Bethlehem Area School District, East Penn School District, Easton Area School District, Palisades Area School District, Salisbury Township School District, Saucon Valley School District and Wilson Area School District.

Professional Development Scholarship Procedures

In order to obtain approval from your organization as an eligible employee (as well as receive a fee waiver code for your application if you have not already applied) through Lehigh’s College of Education and your organization, you must fill out the Organization Approval/Fee Waiver Code Request FormOnce you have submitted this form, the Office of Admissions will confirm with your H.R. representative that you are eligible to take courses in a COE program under the existing scholarship agreement. If you have any questions regarding the agreement your district has with the College, please see your H.R. representative. 

Once it is confirmed that you are an eligible employee, the Office of Admissions will send a fee waiver code to you via email. Application fees are non-refundable. If you have already applied, we cannot refund your application fee.

CHANGE EFFECTIVE SUMMER 2021: All billing will be sent to the student. It is the student's responsibility to pay the bill, set up a payment plan or request payment deferral from the Bursar's office. Direct billing to the organization is no longer offered.

Please refer to this FAQ document for additional information.

Professional Development Scholarship Request Form (Must be completed prior to registration each semester)

In order to continue receiving the scholarship benefit between your district/organization and Lehigh’s College of Education, you must complete this form prior to registering for courses in the upcoming semester. If you fail to compete the form, you may not be eligible to receive the scholarship. Please Note: Do not complete this form unless you have accepted an offer of admission to the College of Education.

*If you need any assistance with the Professional Development Scholarship Awards, please contact Donna Johnson or Shannon Weber.