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Name Incentive Program for Aspiring Teachers Tuition Waiver
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Award Type Merit-Based Scholarship
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Renewable
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Contact Information

Contact Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance
454 Broadway
Suite 200
Revere, Massachusetts 02151
Phone (617)727-9420
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Email osfa@osfa.mass.edu

Scholarship Description

The Incentive Program for Aspiring Teachers Tuition Waiver is designed to complement the Tomorrow's Teachers Scholarship Program which seeks to attract qualified high school students to the teaching profession by providing four-year tuition and fees scholarships. The Incentive Program for Aspiring Teachers provides support to qualified students who after enrolling in college and earning a minimum 3.0 grade point average, decide to enter a certification program in a field with demonstrated teacher shortages. Students who participate in the program must commit to teaching for two years in a public school in the Commonwealth, upon successful completion of a bachelor's degree from the college or university. Students who participate in the program but do not complete their college education within four years of entering the certification program or who fail to complete their two-year teaching commitment within four years following graduation from college, shall be obligated to pay the Commonwealth the full amount of the tuition waivers granted through the Incentive Program for Aspiring Teachers.

Who Is Eligible?
To be eligible for a Incentive Program for Aspiring Teachers, a student must:
* Be in his/her third and/or fourth year of college and enrolled in state approved teacher education program field with teacher shortages.
* Have a cumulative 3.0 grade point average in general education courses.
* Commit to teaching for two (2) years (one year for each year of full or partial tuition waiver received) in a public school in the Commonwealth upon successful completion of a bachelor's degree from the college or university and the appropriate certification pursuant to section 38G of Chapter 71 M.G.L.
* Be deemed eligible by the institution.
* Complete an agreement regarding service and/or repayment (including interest).
* Achieve a 3.0 grade point average in the third year in order to receive the tuition waiver for the second year (senior year).
* Be a per