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AWARDS UP TO
$10,000!!

AWARDS UP TO
$10,000!!

APPLICATION IS OPEN!!
FUNDING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED

IMPORTANT:

READ ALL DIRECTIONS BEFORE APPLYING

The MI Future Educator Fellowship will offer $10,000 scholarships to up to 2,500 future educators every year. This is a new program and the application IS OPEN!!

Eligibility Requirements:

 

To be eligible, the student must:

  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    • YOU MUST FILE THE FAFSA BEFORE YOU COMPLETE THE FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION. 

      • NOTE: You will not see #TEACH in the dropdown when completing the FAFSA. As such, the State of Michigan Department of Treasury states that you may file the FAFSA and report any school you wish (i.e., prior undergraduate institution). The Fellowship application will allow you to then report #T.E.A.C.H. as your institution. At that point the Department of Treasury will change your institution in their state record to #T.E.A.C.H. ​

      • If you already filled a 2022-2023 FAFSA there is no need to file a new one.

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  • Be admitted and FULLY enrolled in #T.E.A.C.H. with an enrollment date on or after August 1, 2022.

    • This means if you have not paid your enrollment fee and your program fee (payment plan or in full), you will not qualify for the award.

      • In order to be considered fully enrolled, the following criteria must be met:

        • Admission Letter Received

        • Enrollment Fee Paid

        • Program Fee Paid (i.e. select one of our 15 month payment plans and make the first payment or pay in full)

          • NOTE: If you are awarded the fellowship, any funds paid by you prior to the award will be reimbursed.

  • Be working on your first teacher certification.

  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in your current #T.E.A.C.H. coursework OR;

  • If you recently enrolled in #T.E.A.C.H have yet to complete any courses, a 3.0 in your prior undergraduate or graduate coursework will suffice (GPA & degree awarded date must be on transcript).

  • Be a Michigan resident since July 1 of the previous calendar year.   

    • If you are a dependent student, your parent on your FAFSA must also be a Michigan resident since July 1 of the previous calendar year.

  • Be enrolled at least full-time (or its equivalency if participating through an Alternative Certification Program.) At #T.E.A.C.H., as long as you are on track to complete all courses within 13 months you are considered full time.

Renewal Requirements:

Fellowship is renewable for up to three years. To renew, the student must:

  • Maintain continuous full-time enrollment

  • Achieve at least 24 credits per year

  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA

  • Participate in relevant academic and career advising programs offered by the school

  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Maintain Michigan residency

Commitment to Teach in Michigan:

When a student receives this award, they agree to work in Michigan classrooms.

  • If you receive one year of funding from the MI Future Educator Fellowship you agree to work as a certified teacher in a public, nonpublic, or public preschool program in Michigan for three years.

  • If you receive two years of funding from the MI Future Educator Fellowship you agree to work as a certified teacher in a public, nonpublic, or public preschool program in Michigan for four years.

  • If you receive three years of funding from the MI Future Educator Fellowship you agree to work as a certified teacher in a public, nonpublic, or public preschool program in Michigan for five years.

  • If you teach in a critical needs district your service obligation may be less.

NOTE: If a student does not meet this service obligation requirement and/or does not finish the teacher certification program, the fellowship converts to a 0% interest rate loan with a repayment term of 10 years.

Award Amount:

$10,000 per year or the cost of tuition at the in-district, resident rate + mandatory fees per year, whichever is less. Other tuition specific aid may reduce this award.