Teaching scholarships available

Posted on 12 April 2012 by srichey@tusculum.edu

Scholarship Opportunity 1

The Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) is offering a scholarship opportunity to minority students who are preparing to enter or are currently enrolled in a college or university. The Minority Teaching Fellows Program offers a $5,000 per year scholarship designed for students desiring to enter the teaching field following graduation. The program requires students to teach in a Tennessee Pre K-12 public school for the number of years they received the award. In order to be eligible for the program, students must meet the following criteria:

 

1. Be a minority student

2. Be a Tennessee resident and a US citizen

3. Be a Tennessee high school senior achieving a 2.75 GPA

4. Obtain a minimum composite score of 18 on the ACT or 860 on the SAT

-OR-

5. Be a continuing college student without a prior degree achieving at least a 2.5 GPA

6. Be enrolled and accepted for enrollment full-time at an eligible Tennessee institution

 

Students interested in applying for the scholarship should complete an online application, which can be accessed at the following link:

https://clipslink.guarantorsolutions.com/StudentSignon/Default.aspx

 

Along with the application, students will be required to submit to TSAC the following items to be considered for the scholarship:

1. 250 word essay on “Why I Chose Teaching as a Profession”

2. Letter of Recommendation from an Educator

3. Letter of Recommendation from a Community Member

4. Official High School or College Transcript

5. Documentation to Verify Standardized Test Scores

6. List of Extracurricular Activities

 

Scholarship Opportunity 2

TSAC is offering a scholarship opportunity for students who will be or are enrolled in a teacher education program at an eligible Tennessee college or university. The Tennessee Teaching Scholars Program offers a $5,000 per year scholarship designed for students desiring to enter the teaching field following graduation. The program requires students to teach in a Tennessee Pre-K-12 public school for the number of years they receive the award. In order to be eligible for the program, students must meet the following criteria:

 

1. Be a Tennessee resident and a US citizen

2. Earned at least a 2.75 GPA

3. Be enrolled full-time (undergraduate) or half-time (graduate)

4. Be enrolled in an eligible Tennessee institution

5. Be formally admitted to a state-approved teacher education program

6. Not be a licensed teacher

7. Not be employed or previously employed in a teaching position

 

Students interested in applying for the scholarship should complete an online application, which can be accessed at the following link:

 

https://clipslink.guarantorsolutions.com/StudentSignon/Default.aspx

 

Along with the application, students will be required to submit to TSAC the following items to be considered for the scholarship:

 

1. Letter of Recommendation from an official of a state-approved teacher education program

2. Official College Transcript

3. Documentation to Verify Standardized Test Scores

 

 

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