TEACH Grant

$4,000

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  • Scholarship Description
  • The TEACH Grant Program provides grants to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching.

    To receive a TEACH Grant, you must:
    -Meet the basic eligibility criteria for the federal student aid programs
    -Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    -Be enrolled as an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate student at a school that participates in the TEACH Grant Program
    -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). For specific information about the academic requirements, talk to the financial aid office at your college or career school
    -Receive TEACH Grant counseling that explains the terms and conditions of the TEACH Grant service obligation. You must complete counseling each year that you receive a TEACH Grant
    -Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve

    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.

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
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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.

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