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Tennessee Minority Teaching Fellows Program

Tennessee Minority Teaching Fellows Program

The Tennessee Minority Teaching Fellows Program is open to minority high school students and current college students in the state of Tennessee interested in a career in teaching. The scholarship is for students attending or planning to attend an eligible Tennessee college or university.

Award recipients must agree to teach PreK-12 in a Tennessee public school for at least one year, or one year for every year they receive the scholarship; they may renew the scholarship up to four years. Scholarship recipients must attend college full-time and maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or above.

To apply, students need to submit a 250 word essay on “Why I Chose Teaching as a Profession.” In addition to the essay and completed application, two letters of recommendation are required, transcripts and a description of extracurricular or community activities in which they have been active.

The scholarship is offered by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation, created in 1974 by the Tennessee General Assembly. The non-profit organization is responsible for the administration of post secondary educational loan programs. They are located in Nashville, Tennessee.

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in APRIL of each year, and the award amount is usually $5,000.

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