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General Information

Name Minority Teacher Loan
Number of Awards
Award Value $250 - $2,500
Award Type Loan
Accept Applications
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Contact Information

Contact Mary Kuzdas
Program Coordinator
Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board
Post Office Box 7885
Madison, Wisconsin 53707
Phone (608)267-2212

Scholarship Description

The Minority Teacher Loan Program provides loans to Wisconsin resident, minority, undergraduate juniors or seniors or graduate students who are enrolled at least half-time in programs leading to teacher licensure at an independent or University of Wisconsin Institution. The maximum award per year is $2,500 with an overall maximum of $5,000. According to the statutes, a minority student is defined as a student who is either an African American; American Indian; Hispanic; or Southeast Asian from Laos, Cambodia, or Vietnam admitted to the U. S. after December 31, 1975. The student who participates in this program must agree to teach in a Wisconsin school district in which minority students constitute at least 29% of total enrollment or in a school district participating in the inter-district pupil transfer (Chapter 220) program. For each year the student teaches in an eligible school district, 25% of the loan is forgiven. If the student does not teach in an eligible district, the loan must be repaid at an interest rate of 5%.