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Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship Program

  • Website Address
  • http://www.isac.org/students/during-college/types-...
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Committee
  • Address
  • 1755 Lake Cook Road
  • Deerfield, IL 60015-5209
  • Email Address
  • isac.studentservices@isac.illinois.gov
  • Application Deadline
  • March 1, 2016
  • Number Of Awards
  • See Description
  • Maximum Amount
  • $5,000
  • Scholarship Description
  • If you plan to become a preschool, elementary or secondary school teacher and are of African-American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American or Native American origin, you may qualify for up to $5,000 per year as part of the Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program to pay for tuition, fees and room and board, or commuter allowances, if applicable. This scholarship may be received for a maximum of eight semesters or 12 quarters.

    As part of the application process, you must agree to the terms and conditions that are outlined in the application's Teaching Agreement/Promissory Note. By receiving this scholarship, you must teach in Illinois. If this teaching commitment is not fulfilled, the scholarship converts to a loan and you must repay the entire amount plus interest.

    - be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen
    - be a resident of Illinois
    - be a minority student of either African-American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American or Native American origin
    - be a high school graduate or hold a General Educational Development (GED) certificate
    - be enrolled on at least a half-time basis as an undergraduate or graduate student
    - be enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an Illinois institution of higher education in a course of study which, upon completion, qualifies you to be certified as a preschool, elementary or secondary school teacher by the Illinois State Board of Education
    - maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
    - maintain satisfactory academic progress as determined by your college

    For full details on eligibility, applying and deadlines, please visit the host website.

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