Scholarship and Funding

Through Arizona’s Master Teacher Program, scholarship funding is available for Arizona teachers who wish to pursue National Board Certification. For the 2014-2015 cycle of certification, scholarship applications are available for first time, advanced, and renewal candidates for National Board Certification. Scholarship applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis and all applicants must meet the requirements set forth by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (i.e., hold a bachelor’s degree, completed three full years of teaching/counseling experience, possess a valid state teaching/counseling license for that period of time, be within their renewal window, etc.).

Use the information and links below to learn more and/or apply for Arizona K12 Center scholarship assistance:

First-Time Applicants











Advanced Candidates

  • Four levels of funding assistance are available and are determined by the number of NBPTS Components candidates plan to declare, in addition to the successful completion of Pre-Candidacy and National Board Institute events; see “Scholarship Request” section of application for more details.
  • Applications will be accepted from only those individuals who have completed a National Board Pre-Candidacy class, or are currently enrolled in a Pre-Candidacy class with the intention of completing the course. These classes are typically offered free of charge in school districts throughout the state as well as at the Arizona K12 Center.
  • Larger funding considerations will only be given to those who register to attend a National Board Institute in addition to completing a Pre-Candidacy class. 
  • Click here to view additional terms and conditions and access the online scholarship application.


  • One level of funding assistance available. 
  • Provides support for one NBPTS retake entry or assessment center exercise.
  • Click here to access the online scholarship application. 


Renewal Applicants


  • One level of funding assistance is available.
  • Click here to view additional terms and conditions and access the online scholarship application.

Pursuing National Board Certification is an experience like no other. While rigorous, it is one that brings great rewards. Please contact us at should you have any questions about the scholarship application process. The Arizona K12 Center looks forward to supporting you on your journey towards National Board Certification!