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 from 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.
Towson UTeach is once again pleased to
announce the availability of Kahlert Foundation Scholarships (up to $4,000 over
a two-year period) to be awarded to transfer students from Maryland community
colleges who enroll at Towson University during the 2017-2018 academic
year and plan to pursue a career in secondary school mathematics or science teaching. See http://www.towson.edu/fcsm/departments/uteach/scholarships.html
for information about the Kahlert Foundation Scholarships for
Towson UTeach (for Transfer Students)
and http://www.towson.edu/admissions/financialaid/programs/scholarships/admissions.html for
the university's Transfer Achievement Award. The final
deadline for submitting an application is September 22, 2017. However,
applications for the Kahlert Foundation Scholarships for Towson
UTeach received prior to April 3, 2017 will be evaluated early in an
effort to send award notifications prior to the May 1st decision deadline.
Students who complete the Towson UTeach Program
earn a bachelor’s degree in their chosen content area (mathematics, biology,
chemistry, earth-space science, or physics) along with the necessary education
coursework for secondary school (grades 7-12) teaching certification in
Maryland. Towson UTeach incorporates several hallmark approaches to
teacher preparation: 1) early and frequent field placements in local public
schools; 2) education courses focused on and dedicated to the pedagogy of
mathematics and science; and 3) on-campus master teachers, former
exemplary public school teachers, who mentor students in their
professional growth. Additional information about the program can be found
For other scholarship opportunities that are available to
future teachers, see teacher.org/scholarships-grants/
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