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Family and Social Services Administration

Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning Home > Provider Resources > Professional Development > Online Child Care Learning (CCL) > Childcare Learning > Scholarships and Grants Scholarships and Grants

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® INDIANA Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

To qualify for a scholarship, a child care provider must:

  • Be a resident of Indiana;
  • Work 30 hours or more in an early childhood setting;
  • Work in a licensed, registered, or legally exempt early childhood setting;
  • Have a high school diploma or GED certificate;
  • Make under $15.00 per hour as a Teacher or Teacher Assistant; under $18.00 per hour as an Owner or Director;
  • Have an interest in enhancing their education; and
  • Commit to continue working in an early childhood setting.

For more information contact the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® INDIANA Project at 317-356-6884 or 800-657-7577

Pell Grants:

  • What is a Pell Grant?
    Federal Pell Grant money, unlike a loan does not have to be repaid. Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or professional degree. Pell grants provide a foundation of financial aid to which other aid may be added.
  • How does one qualify?
    To determine if an individual is eligible financially, the U.S. Department of Education uses a standard formula, established by Congress, to evaluate the information an individual reports when they apply.

Indiana Student Assistance Commission

  • What is SSACI?
    SSACI has been offering assistance to its college-bound citizens since 1965. To apply for Indiana grants and scholarships, and for federal aid programs, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

You can obtain a FAFSA from the school you plan to attend. FAFSA: Federal Student Aid.

For more information contact Federal Student Aid Information at 800-433-3243

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