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Scholarships and Grants
for Teacher Education

For further information or for more resources on financial assistance for college, see the Financial Aid Office at any of the three campuses.



Montgomery College Foundation Scholarships   

Many organizations, businesses, and individuals make generous gifts to the Montgomery College Foundation, which fund the scholarships that help Montgomery College students achieve their educational goals. Scholarships are available for Montgomery College students who are in good academic standing and have financial need. In addition, applicants must be enrolled for at least six credit hours and ideally be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  Limited assistance is available for noncitizens. Students applying for a Montgomery College Foundation scholarship must complete a separate application.  


Early Childhood Funding Programs

Montgomery County Early Childhood Child Care Quality Enhancements Awards provide early childhood professionals working in the child care field the opportunity to further their education or to seek accreditation of their child care site. Both center based and family child care providers are welcome to apply. Application information may be found here: Early Childhood Child Care Quality Enhancement Awards FY 13,  Applicant Information "A", "B" and Award Provider Affidavit "C"

    Child Care Career and Professional Development Fund (CCCPDF) Grant—The CCCPDF grant is a federal grant awarded through the Maryland State Department of Education to Montgomery College to pay for tuition, books and fees of degree seeking child care providers. All applicants must have at least one year of experience in child care, be credentialed with MSDE, and be majoring in one of the following: Early Childhood Development AAS, Early Childhood Education AAT or Elementary Education/Special Education AAT. Grant recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA and remain credentialed and employed in child care while pursuing their degree. Grantees must also commit to staying in child care in the state of Maryland for the period equal to the degree completion time after leaving Montgomery College or the tuition, books and fees will convert to a loan.
    Students are required to apply annually for the grant; first-time applications are due by March 1st and continuation applications are due by June 30th.  See the following documents for more information:

    • CCCPDF Fact Sheet
    • CCCPDF Application
    • CCCPDF Application Check List 

    All applicants should contact Sonia Hernandez at or by phone 240-567-4168.  More information on the grant may be found at Child Care Career and Professional Development Fund. 

    Teach Grant 

    Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in high need fields at schools that serve students fromMoney3 low-income families.

    Recipients of a TEACH Grant must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which a TEACH Grant was received. If the service obligation is not completed, all amounts of TEACH Grants received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan.

    To receive a TEACH Grant (pdf - 267kb) at Montgomery College students must meet the following criteria:

    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), with or without demonstrated financial need, and indicate interest in teaching as a career on the form.

    • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen without a bachelor’s degree.
    • Be identified as a student in the AAT programs for secondary Spanish, Math or Physics.
    • Score above the 75th percentile on a college admissions test (SAT or ACT) or have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25.
    • Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve.

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       Other Scholarships for Teacher Education 

    • The Sherman Program (pdf - 5.28mb) The Sherman Scholars Program at The University of Maryland/Baltimore County seeks to increase the number of outstanding STEM students in the teacher-education pipeline.  Sherman Scholars earn their Bachelors degree in their chosen discipline (including Interdisciplinary Studies, where they can design their own major), benefitting from the knowledge and research expertise of the faculty; additionally, they complete teacher certification either as an undergraduate certificate or graduate Masters of Arts in Teaching degree.   The program awards multi-year scholarships of up to $10,000 annually for undergraduates on a competitive basis.

    The Sherman Program enhances scholars' academic preparation with applied learning experiences, leadership development, academic and professional advising, induction mentoring, and financial assistance.  Scholars say the most salient component of the Sherman Program is community – a community of scholars who are like-minded and share the passions of excellence in STEM, career orientation, and desire to enact social change.   This community has a culture of interdependence and multi-tiered peer support.  Scholars tutor one another, plan their schedules to take classes and study together, and build strong, personal relationships with one another.

    Visit The Sherman STEM Teacher Scholars Program at UMBC to get more information.

    The National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs Scholarship Program: The purpose of the NACCTEP National scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to community college students (undergraduate or alternative certification/post-baccalaureate) who are studying to become teachers. Awards are for a total of $1,000.

    • The Robert Noyce Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) who intend to become a middle or high school science or mathematics teacher within "high need" school districts.  In partnership with National Science Foundation, Towson University provides scholarships of a minimum of $10,000 per year to eligible undergraduate juniors and seniors.

    Contact the Robert Noyce Scholarship program at (410) 704-2261 or

    For other scholarship opportunities that are available to future teachers, see

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