Distinguished Scholar Teacher Education Award

Scholarship Description

ELIGIBLE MAJORSAn approved teacher education program.ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTSYou and your parents (if you are a dependent student) must be Maryland residents. You must enroll at a two-year or four-year Maryland college or university as a full-time (12+ credits per semester), degree-seeking undergraduate student. Audited courses cannot be used to reach the minimum credit hours required for full-time status.  You must enroll in an approved teacher education program. Applicants planning to teach in a critical shortage area receive priority; remaining applicants are ranked on the basis of GPA by class standing.FINANCIAL NEEDThis award is not based on need.AWARD AMOUNTThe award is $3,000 each year. This program is competitive. Students who are not funded initially will be placed on a waiting list. Funds may not be available to award all eligible students. The total dollar amount of all State awards may not exceed your cost of attendance as determined by your school’s financial aid office or $19,000, whichever is less.RENEWING AN AWARDYour award is renewed automatically if you and your parents are Maryland residents, retain your Distinguished Scholar award, maintain an annual, minimum 3.0 GPA, and remain enrolled full-time at a two-year or four-year Maryland college or university in an approved teacher education program. Your parents must also remain Maryland residents. The award may be renewed for an additional three years of full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate study.SERVICE OBLIGATIONYou must agree to work as a full-time classroom teacher in a Maryland public school, one year for each year of the award, or repay the scholarship with interest. If you fail to remain eligible for a Distinguished Scholar award, you must still fulfill the obligations of the Distinguished Scholar Teacher Education promissory note. You must begin the service obligation within nine (9) months of graduation. If you hold this scholarship with any other award requiring a service obligation, you must perform your service in consecutive years.

Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior,

Type: Merit Based

Num Awards: Multiple

Min Award: 3000

Max Award: Varies

Deadline: 2018-12-31


Sponsoring Organization Maryland Higher Education Commission
Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) 839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400
Annapolis, MD 21401

Contact Person:

Phone: 410-260-4565 / Toll Free: 1-800-974-1024

Fax: (410) 260-3200