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Minnesota Student Teacher Grants

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About Opportunity

The Minnesota Student Teacher Grants provides postsecondary financial assistance to eligible students enrolled in Minnesota teacher preparation programs during one term in which the student is completing a required 12-week or more student teaching experience.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be enrolled in an eligible Minnesota college or university in an eligible teacher preparation program that requires at least 12 weeks of student teaching;
  • Be meeting satisfactory academic progress;
  • Demonstrate financial need; and
  • Meet one or more of the following requirements:
    1. Intend to teach in a designated rural school district in Minnesota.
    2. Intend to teach in an identified license shortage area.
    3. Belong to a racial or ethnic group underrepresented in the Minnesota teacher workforce.

A student must submit a complete application to the Minnesota Office of Higher Education for the term in which the student is completing a required 12-week or more student teaching experience.

Benefits

On a funds available basis, selected undergraduate and graduate students may receive awards of up to $7,500 for one term.

Application Procedure

  • Student Section including all the required information that is signed and dated;
  • College or University Section completed by an authorized representative at the college or university you attend that includes all of the required information; and
  • Completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Minnesota Dream Act application.

Official Website: Minnesota Student Teacher Grants

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