Students planning to become teachers have many opportunities for scholarships.
Minnesota Student Teacher Grants
The Minnesota Student Teacher Grants provides post-secondary financial assistance to eligible students enrolled in Minnesota teacher preparation programs during one term in which the student is completed 12-week or more student teaching experience. There are two grants available:
The Minnesota Student Teachers in Shortage Areas provides post-secondary financial assistance to eligible students who intend to teach in a license shortage area or rural school district after graduating and receiving their teaching license.
The Minnesota Underrepresented Student Teacher Grant provides postsecondary financial assistance to eligible students who belong to a racial or ethnic group underrepresented in the Minnesota teacher workforce.
Federal Grants for Aspiring Teachers
The federal government offers TEACH Grant program which provides grants to students who intent to teach in an elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, students must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a public or private school serving low income students for at least four academic years with in eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which they received a TEACH Grant.
Minnesota Indian Teacher Training Program
The Augsburg Education Department is proud to be one of the seven post-secondary institutions in Minnesota to partner with different school districts to make this collaborative opportunity available to support aspiring American Indian education professionals.
The Minnesota Indian Teacher Training Program (MITTP) provides scholarships to American Indian students who are pursuing any pre-K through grade 12 career in an educational setting. In addition to teaching degrees, other eligible academic programs include, but are not limited to, American Indian language and culture educators, early childhood educators, counseling or mental health services, paraprofessional services, administration, school healthcare and social work. At least 80% of grant dollars must be used for student scholarships.
Augsburg University Education Department Scholarships
Each year, the Education Department has numerous scholarships available. Scholarships applications are due in the spring for the following academic year. A list of scholarships available is linked here. Education Department students will receive more information in their email when the next scholarship window opens.