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House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1001-2013 makes changes to IC 21-13-2, the Minority Teacher and Special Services Scholarship, effective July 1, 2013. HEA 1001-2013 removed the special education and occupational and physical therapy fields from this scholarship beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year.
An individual is eligible for this Scholarship, if the individual:
Minimum criteria to receive state financial aid, including the Minority Teacher Scholarship, include:
The Minority Teacher Scholarship application must be completed by October 4, 2014. The FAFSA must be filed before a student can complete the online Scholarship application. It takes 5 to 7 business days from filing for the FAFSA data to be available in the state's system. Therefore, the FAFSA must be filed in time for the student to meet the application deadline.
To renew the Scholarship, a minority student who qualified for the initial Scholarship must maintain the cumulative grade point average (GPA) required for admission to the institution’s school of education or at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent if the school does not require a minimum GPA. Only first time undergraduate students are eligible to receive the Minority Teacher Scholarship.
If you have any questions regarding this program, including detailed program requirements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (888) 528-4719.