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Minority Teaching Fellows Scholarship

Minority Teaching Fellows Scholarship

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College Upperclassmen & Graduate Students

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About This Scholarship

The Minority Teaching Fellows Program is a scholarship and mentorship program offered by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission to support minority students who are pursuing a career in teaching. The program aims to increase the diversity of Tennessee’s teaching workforce and improve the educational outcomes for all students.

The Minority Teaching Fellows Program is awarded based on academic achievement, leadership potential, and commitment to teaching. The program provides financial assistance of up to $5,000 per year for up to four years of undergraduate study or up to two years of graduate study in a teacher education program.

The application process for the Minority Teaching Fellows Program typically opens in the fall of each year, and the application deadline is usually in the early spring. Applicants are required to submit an application form, academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, and a personal statement about their academic and personal achievements, as well as their commitment to teaching.

Eligibility Criteria For Minority Teaching Fellows Scholarship

The eligibility criteria for the Minority Teaching Fellows Program (MTFP) may vary depending on the specific program and institution offering the fellowship, but in general, the following criteria may apply:

  • Applicants must be a member of a minority group recognized by the program, such as African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, or Pacific Islander.
  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in or accepted into a graduate program leading to a teaching degree, such as a Master of Arts in Teaching or a Master of Education.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to teaching in a high-need school district or in a subject area with a shortage of teachers, such as math or science.
  • Applicants may need to provide letters of recommendation, transcripts, and a personal statement as part of the application process.

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