Scholarships & Grants
TEACH GRANTWhat is the TEACH Grant?
The TEACH Grant Program will provide up to $3,490 per year (up to $6,980 total for graduate studies) in grants to master's level students who plan to teach full-time in high-need subject areas at schools that serve students from low-income families. Full-time students (12+ credits/points) may receive up to $3,490 per academic year, while three-quarter time students (9-11 credits/points), half-time students (6-8 credits/points), and less-than-half-time students (1-5 credits/points) may receive lesser amounts that correlate with their enrollment.
How did the federal budget sequestration affect the TEACH Grant?
The federal sequestration caused the TEACH Grant allocations to be reduced. Previously, students were able to receive up to $4,000 per year in TEACH Grant funding, however, that is no longer the case as of March 1, 2013. The most you are able to receive per year is $3,490 and the least you may receive is $870.
I am in another grant program that has a service component similar to the TEACH Grant. Will I be able to use my service to satisfy that requirement both programs at once?
Yes. For example, if you receive the TEACH Grant and some other form of grant that requires a teaching component, you will be able to use your teaching time to fulfill both of those service components at once.
How do I apply for the TEACH Grant?
First, complete the FAFSA, then complete the Teachers College TEACH Grant application, which is available on our website and in our office. If you are awarded, we will e-mail you with directions on how to accept the grant.
How often are TEACH Grant applications reviewed?
The TEACH Grant applications are reviewed every semester. The award amounts are determined after the add/drop period ends because it is based on your enrollment and your Grade Point Average (GPA). If you are a new student, the GPA from your most recent transcript will be used during the TEACH Grant review process. The TEACH Grant applications will not be reviewed until after the add/drop period. You will be notified of a decision via e-mail.
Where can I learn more about the TEACH Grant?
You can learn more about the TEACH Grant by following this link or by contacting our Associate Director, Ana Lissette Bonilla, at firstname.lastname@example.org.