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  • The TEACH Grant Program provides grants to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching. You must be enrolled as an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate student at a school that participates in the TEACH Grant Program and meet certain academic achievement requirements (generally, scoring above the 75th percentile on one or more portions of a college admissions test or maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25).

    As a condition for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve in which you agree to (among other requirements) teach in a high-need field, at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families for at least four complete academic years within eight years after completing (or ceasing enrollment in) the course of study for which you received the grant.
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Ashley T  on 12/19/2022 12:30:33 PM

I am interested in the Teach grant. I am currently pursuing my Master's in special education. I currently am an instructional assistant in an emotional support room for a low socio-economic elementary school. I attend the university of East Stroudsburg in PA.

Marissa P  on 11/23/2022 5:39:56 PM

Hello, My name is Marissa Pellegrino and I came across your scholarship for Family and Consumer Science Education. I am currently going to CUNY Queens College to get my degree. I would love to hear more and apply for this opportunity. Sincerely, Marissa Pellegrino

Alex G.  on 1/31/2021 10:23:14 AM

I am interested in TEACH grant. I have been teaching in the special education severe/profound class for 5 years here in SC for one of the Title 1 schools. I finished one course at the University of Texas Permian Basin for an MA-SPED major in Autism and Developmental disabilities but unfortunately, I stopped because of my debt. I was recognized as Teacher of the year last 2019 by my school. I am very determined to finish my Master's degree and be one of the specialists someday. I'm so determined to finish my studies if I will be given a chance. Please help me to make my dreams come true. Thank you.

Tara L  on 1/24/2021 8:58:39 PM

I am interested in the Teach grant. I graduated in December with my Liberal Studies degree and am starting the credential program this semester. I am 33 years old and the mother of three children. Being in the credential program it is impossible to work and earn money. I would be very grateful for this grant to help support my family while I earn this credential. Thank you

Cindy Eproson  on 1/9/2021 6:22:31 PM

I am interested in a teach grant so that I can finish my credentialing process. I just need one more class and I'm done! I'm lucky enough to serve in a district where many of the children are English Language Learners or are from families with little means. I love these children and look forward to continue working with them. The teach Grant is an excellent way to pay for the last class so I can be finished! Thank you.

Christina C  on 12/18/2020 2:47:01 PM

I'm interested in the Teach Grant. I am set to attend WGU starting the beginning of the year. I am a 43 year old black female that is majoring in special education. I'm not you typical college student. I am a Instructional Assistant at a middle school in Kentucky. There are not enough black teachers anywhere, let alone in Kentucky. Please consider me for this grant. It would help tremendously. Thank you

Kelly K  on 9/3/2020 3:47:54 PM

I am in need of grants for my education teacher degree. I am set to start November 1,2020 to finish. I have lost my job due to Covid-19. I am working very hard and leaving college with little to no debt.

Victoria Adams  on 7/31/2020 10:20:31 PM

I am interested in the Teach Grant. I am aiming to enroll as an undergraduate in the Fall of 2020. I also will be graduating with my Bachelor's Degree. I have passed my certification test yet, but I have been studying. I am so ready to have my own classroom and initiate what i have learned to my very own students. I have quite a few loans and i am trying to minimize by getting a grant to help out with my classes.

Ashley J  on 6/19/2020 1:29:07 PM

I am wanting to further my education and want to apply for as much help as possible.

 on 9/2/2018 4:10:49 PM

For all of those that are worried that this may turn into a loan, as long as you stay within the requirements and obligations, you should all be okay. Based on their website, "IMPORTANT: If you do not complete your service obligation, all TEACH Grant funds you received will be converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan. You must then repay this loan to the U.S. Department of Education, with interest charged from the date the TEACH Grant was disbursed (paid to you or on your behalf)."

Shianne S  on 8/7/2018 9:01:31 PM

My one concern for the grant, is if it turns into a loan, what would the interest be. I want to keep my mother from paying all my tuition for my choice in schooling. I just hope I'm eligible to make this happen. I am looking into early childhood education and a minor in art.

Mia F  on 6/27/2018 10:19:32 AM

I was interested in the scholarship, but worried about the potential for it to turn into a loan. Does anyone have more information on that part? Did yours turn into a loan? Was it hard to keep it as a scholarship? Would it be feasible for an early childhood educator (Birth to 5)?

Mark S  on 5/23/2018 3:16:01 PM

I am a senior citizen who did not want forty-five years of educational experience to atrophy. The TEACH grant would assist me in completing my Teaching Credential for High School teaching. Sincerely, Mark S.

vicki n  on 7/27/2016 12:51:48 PM

I am very interested in this award because my up and most important thing that I want to do in my life is to become a Special Ed teacher and work with the students that hold a special part in my heart. I have been an aide in the special ed department for the past 10 years and I would love to be able to tell them that I am there teacher now and show them what I can do. But in order to do that I need to finish my degree and with this award it could help me out a lot. Please please consider me in this award because I know that I can make a difference in these students lives. My name is Vicki Nelson thank you so much and god bless you.

Biancka D  on 7/20/2011 1:49:30 AM

This scholarship sparked my interest instantly!!! Not only because of the award amount, covering tuition and books and such, but I have an extensive work history in this very same field! Eventhough my major is psychology, I have a passion to educate young minds. Also, I have much experience teaching in this demographic. I'm going to apply for this scholarship until I win! ;)

Sarah U  on 9/3/2009 3:17:27 AM

The TEACH grant is designed to promote enrollment in areas of shortage in the Educational arena. Currently there is a high need for Math, Foreign Language, Science and Sped teachers. The other aspect of this grant is that you must be highly qualified in the area that you are teaching. In otherwords, you probably don't want to apply for this grant if you want to teach general education at an elementary level. However, I am excited to find a program that supports the high demand fields, especially at the graduate level. I will be applying and hope that I meet the standards of requriements for this opportunity. A previous post asked you to consider the types of people that you would have to interact with in a lower economic school. I would encourage you to indeed consider that. YOu would work with students who deserve a quality education, parents who want what we all want for our children, a better life, and educators who have commited themselves to serving the needs of members of our community who will walk through the hallowed halls of the educational institute. I have worked in both upper and lower income schools, and the reality is that when you take away the tags and labels, they are all just children.

Angela M  on 8/7/2009 10:55:43 PM

The key words here are "teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families."!! So let's just let the cat out of the bag... decide on whether or not you're willing to work in a school such as this... do your research and find out where these schools are, what the administration is like, what do they expect out of the children, what type of parents you will be dealing with... etc!! Think it through!! Unfortunately, my parents somehow make too much for me to get grants and funds but they don't make enough to be able to help me so I am paying all of it on my own but being all of 100lbs and 5ft tall, this type of "college funding" is not for me - I am simply not cut out for working in that type of environment.