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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
Renewable
Scholarship Links More Information
Application

Contact Information

Contact North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
301 N. Wilmington St.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
Phone (919)807-3300
Fax
Email scholars@dpi.state.nc.us

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.

ELIGIBILITY
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.