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Name Minority Teacher/Special Education Services Scholarship
Number of Awards
Award Value $1,000
Award Type Need-Based Scholarship
Accept Applications
Renewable
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Application

Contact Information

Contact State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana
150 W. Market St.
Suite 500
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Phone (888)528-4719
Fax
Email special@ssaci.state.in.us

Scholarship Description

The Minority Teacher Scholarship was created by the 1988 Indiana General Assembly to address the critical shortage of Black and Hispanic teachers in Indiana. In 1990 the Indiana General Assembly amended the Minority program to include the field of Special Education, and in 1991 the fields of Occupational and Physical Therapy were added.

Eligibility
To be eligible you must be:
1. A minority student (defined as Black or Hispanic) seeking a teaching certification; or
A student seeking a Special Education teaching certification; or
A student seeking an Occupational or Physical Therapy certification.
2. An Indiana resident and an US Citizen.
3. Admitted to an eligible institution as a full time student or already attending as a full time student.
4. Pursuing or intend to pursue a course of study that would enable the student upon graduation to teach in an accredited elementary or secondary school in Indiana.
5. Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
6. Not be in default on a State or Federally-funded Student loan.
7. Meet all minimum criteria established by the Commission.
In addition, students who are already enrolled in college, must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.0 on a scale of 4.0 or the equivalent, or meet the minimum GPA requirements established at the college for its school of education, if it is higher.

Colleges are responsible for making the actual awards. They may not base the awards solely on merit based factors. Financial need may be considered but it is not a requirement. Preference will be given to minority students and students enrolling in college for the first time. Scholarships are non-transferable between universities.