Gates Millennium Scholarship: Recipients of Gates Millennium Scholarships may be eligible for grants to cover the tuition costs of the Urban Teachers program. Graduate school in education is a priority of the organization.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Education Scholarship: Institutional Scholarships and Awards are made on a rolling basis monthly.
Segal AmeriCorps Education Award: If you successfully completed an AmeriCorps term of service, you may be eligible to receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. The amount available during the summer semester is quite limited due to a short enrollment period. Urban Teachers encourages anyone with AmeriCorps funding to utilize their funds in the fall and spring semesters.
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grants Program: Provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in public or private elementary or secondary schools that serve students from low-income families. TEACH Grant recipients must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which you received a TEACH Grant. All participants of Urban Teachers’ program are eligible to apply.
Troops to Teachers: The Troops to Teachers program is designed to assist separating or retiring military personnel in pursuing a career in public education (elementary, secondary or vocational). It is available in a variety of states. Troops to Teachers will reimburse the costs incurred to earn a teaching credential up to a maximum of $5,000. In return for this assistance, the participant agrees to teach for three years in an economically disadvantaged school district.
Central Scholarship Bureau: Urban Teachers partners with the Maryland-based Central Scholarship Bureau. Urban Teachers residents in the DC and Baltimore cohorts can apply for grants and no-interest loans. Their application opens in January 2018 with an April 1, 2018 deadline.
Maryland Signing Bonus: A $1000 bonus is available for new classroom teachers who graduate with a grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Teachers must remain employed as a classroom teacher and work in the same district for at least three consecutive years.
Teach Maryland Incentives: Maryland has a stipend of up to $2,000 a year for teachers who earn certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Teachers with Advanced Professional Certificates and work in schools designated as challenge, reconstitution-eligible, or reconstituted schools. All Maryland teachers are also eligible for an annual $1,500 tuition tax credit meant to offset graduate tuition expenses needed to maintain teaching certification.