Varies
Avg. Amount Awarded
236
Days
August 1 2022
Application Deadline
N/A
Renewable
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Paraprofessional Teacher Preparation Grant Program

Description

The Paraprofessional Teacher Preparation Grant Program provides financial assistance to Massachusetts residents who are currently employed as paraprofessionals in Massachusetts public schools but wish to become certified as full time teachers. Applicant must not be in default of any federal or state Student Loans for attendance at any institution or owe a refund for any previous financial aid received; and must not have received a prior bachelorÔÇÖs degree or its equivalent. Applicant must also be employed, for a minimum of two years, as a paraprofessional in a Massachusetts public school. If employed less than two years as a paraprofessional, a student may qualify for the grant only if the undergraduate course of study will lead to teacher certification in high-need disciplines: Math, Science, Special Education, Foreign Languages, or Bilingual Education. The award under this program shall be as follows: a) up to $625 per credit at an independent college or public university, not to exceed $7,500 per academic year, or $3,750 per semester. b) up to $450 per credit at a public four-year college, not to exceed a maximum of $6,000 per academic year, or $3,000 per semester c) up to $250 per credit for public two-year colleges, not to exceed a maximum of $4,000 per academic year, or $2,000 per semester. Kindly visit the sponsorÔÇÖs website for more information.

Amount Details

$250
Low Amount Awarded
$7,500
High Amount Awarded

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a four-year college, two-year college or a vocational-tech school
  • CheckmarkMust not be attending high school currently
  • CheckmarkBoth full-time and part-time students
  • CheckmarkRestricted to residents of Massachusetts
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying in Massachusetts
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying Education

How to Apply

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Contact Ms. Stephanie Perez
Program Manager
sperez@dhe.mass.edu
Tel: 617-391-6082 Address 75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148