The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) launched a new full tuition program for prospective teachers! The
Teaching Fellows for Maryland Scholarship 2019-20 is now accepting applications:
Teaching Fellows for Maryland scholarships are awarded to students who pledge to work as public prekindergarten or public school teachers in the State upon completion of their studies at schools that have at least 50% of the students in the school eligible for free or reduced price meals (FRPM). Individuals interested in pursuing UMD’s undergraduate professional teacher preparation programs or one-year master’s certification (MCERT) program are strongly encouraged to apply for these funds. This award is a great way to fund your undergraduate or graduate education.
(NOTE: Due to stipulations associated with these funds, we encourage undergraduate students to apply for this scholarship upon acceptance into the professional program or completion of the sophomore year. High school students and college freshmen and sophomores who are interested in UMD’s teacher preparation programs may wish to consider applying for other scholarships and financial aid opportunities to help cover educational experiences during the first two years of college. For more information: College of Education Scholarships and Financial Aid Opportunities.)
How to Apply:
In order to apply a student must:
Complete the Teaching Fellows for Maryland Scholarship Application;
Submit both the application and all documentation by October 11, 2019 to MHEC. Documentation received after this date will not be accepted.
Scholarship Award Amount
A recipient of the Teaching Fellows scholarship is eligible to receive an award amount equivalent to 100% of the annual tuition, mandatory fees, and room and board of a resident undergraduate student or graduate student, as appropriate.
Service Obligation Requirement
A recipient must sign and return a promissory note agreeing to begin fulfillment of the service obligation as follows:
A recipient of the Teaching Fellows scholarship must teach in a public school or public prekindergarten program that has at least 50% of its students eligible for FRPM for the periods specified below:
For a recipient who receives a scholarship as an undergraduate student, the service obligation is 1 year for each year that the recipient receives a scholarship.
For a student who receives a scholarship as a graduate student, the service obligation is 2 years for each year that the recipient receives a scholarship.
A recipient is eligible for a renewal award if the recipient:
Continues to be a resident of the State;
Continues to be a full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student;
Maintains a GPA of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale; and
Continues to make satisfactory progress toward a degree, and maintains the standards of the institution.
Details about the Teaching Fellows for Maryland Scholarship, including application procedures, eligibility criteria, and service requirements: https://mhec.maryland.gov/preparing/Pages/TeachingFellowsMDScholarship.aspx