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Sharon Christa McAuliffe Memorial 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) or part-time (6-11 credits per semester), degree-seeking undergraduate student or full-time (9+ credits per semester) or part-time (6-8 credits per semester), degree-seeking graduate student. Audited courses cannot be used to reach the minimum credit hours required for full-time or part-time status.  You must enroll in an approved teacher education program in a critical shortage field.FINANCIAL NEEDThis award is not based on need.AWARD AMOUNTRENEWALS ONLY.  The award amount will be based on your enrollment and housing status. The dollar amount of this award may not exceed $18,052. The total amount of all State awards combined may not exceed your cost of attendance as determined by your school’s financial aid office or $19,000, whichever is less. Funds may not be available to award all eligible students.RENEWING AN AWARDRENEWALS ONLY.  Your award may be renewed if you maintain a minimum annual 3.0 GPA and remain enrolled part-time or full-time at a two-year or four-year Maryland college or university in an approved teacher education program. You and your parents must also remain Maryland residents.  The award may be received for a total of two years.SERVICE OBLIGATIONYou must agree to work as a full-time classroom teacher in a Maryland public school in the critical shortage area you have chosen, one year for each year of the award, or repay the scholarship with interest. You must begin the service obligation within twelve (12) 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, 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad,

Type: Merit Based

Num Awards: 1

Min Award: Varies

Max Award: 18052

Deadline: 2017-12-31

Website: http://mhec.maryland.gov/preparing/Pages/FinancialAid/descriptions.aspx

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 

Web: http://mhec.maryland.gov/preparing/Pages/FinancialAid/descriptions.aspx

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