If you plan to teach at a non-profit Illinois public, private, or parochial preschool, elementary school, or secondary school, for which the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has determined that no less than 30% of the enrolled students are African American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American, or Native American; and you are of African American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American or Native American origin, then you may qualify for the
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 more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.