Who Is Eligible?
To be eligible for a Tomorrow’s Teachers Scholarship Program, a student must:
Rank in the top 25% of his/her graduating high school class (at time of application)
Be a permanent legal resident of Massachusetts.
Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
Agree to enroll and complete a four year bachelor’s degree program in an eligible college or university leading to teacher certification.
Agree to teach for four years in Massachusetts public schools.
The Tomorrow’s Teachers Scholarship Program provides payment of full tuition and required fees at eligible public colleges and universities. For students attending a Massachusetts private college or university, the scholarship award is capped at the highest level awarded at a public institution. The scholarships are awarded at a maximum of four years.
Priority in granting Tomorrow’s Teachers Scholarship awards will be given to eligible students who:
Commit to teach in a subject area for which there is a documented teacher shortage in Massachusetts.
Commit to a geographic region or school district where there is a documented teacher shortage in Massachusetts.
What Are The Obligations For Accepting The Scholarship?
Enroll as a full time student at an eligible college or university.
Pursue studies, as a full time student, in a program leading to teacher certification.
Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA on all college work.
Agree to teach in a Massachusetts public school one year for each year of scholarship assistance received.
Forfeiture of Scholarship Award
Students who participate in the Tomorrow’s Teachers Scholarship Program, but do not complete their college education within six years of entering college, or who fail to complete their teaching obligation, must repay the scholarship. Repayment of the all scholarship proceeds will be prorated according to the fraction of teaching not completed, with interest, as determined by the Board of Higher Education.
How Do I Apply?
Interested students must complete the Tomorrow’s Teachers Scholarship application. Two letters of recommendation are required, as well as a copy of the student’s high school transcript.
Year of Need: College Freshman,
Type: Merit Based
Num Awards: Multiple
Min Award: Varies
Max Award: Varies
Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance
454 Broadway, Suite 200
Revere, MA 02151
Phone: (617) 391-6070
Fax: (617) 727-0667