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General Information

Name Teacher Assistant Scholarship
Number of Awards
Award Value $3,600
Award Type Merit-Based Scholarship
Accept Applications Until April 15
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Contact Information

Contact North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
301 N. Wilmington St.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
Phone (919)807-3300

Scholarship Description

The Teacher Assistant Scholarship Fund provides funding to full-time teacher assistants pursuing initial licensure through a baccalaureate program at a NC college or university with an approved teacher education program or enrolled a in a North Carolina community college transfer program leading to teacher certification at a qualifying four-year campus. Students already holding baccalaureate degrees seeking initial licensure are eligible to apply.

To be eligible for initial TASF consideration, an individual must:

* Be a full-time teacher assistant for at least one year at a public or federal school in North Carolina
* Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes
* Not be in default on a student loan
* Have at least 3.0 cumulative grade point average (students with higher grade point averages will generally be more competitive and stand a better chance of receiving funding)
* Enroll in a program leading toward initial teacher licensure at a North Carolina college (see list of qualifying campuses on application). Enrollment through the Internet or other distance education programs is acceptable
* Enroll in at least six semester hours of coursework at qualifying campuses for each semester in which funds are received
* Demonstrate financial need according to the financial aid office at your institution.