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The Minority Teacher Scholarship was created by the 1988 Indiana General Assembly to address the critical shortage of Black and Hispanic teachers in Indiana. In 1990 the Indiana General Assembly expanded the program to include the field of Special Education, and in 1991 the fields of Occupational and Physical Therapy were added. The Scholarships are administered by the Division of Student Financial Aid (SFA) which is responsible for record keeping and for allotting funds to approved colleges and universities
Minority students demonstrating financial need may receive up to $4,000 annually; for non-minority students the maximum award is $1,000. Colleges will determine the actual amount when reviewing a scholar's financial aid package. Colleges may not reduce a scholar's state or federal gift financial aid, if any, when awarding the scholarship. The scholarship amount will be divided into semester or quarterly disbursements, the same as other financial aid.
Scholarships are non-transferable between universities. Students must re-apply if they transfer.
To be eligible the student must be:
Recipients of the scholarship must:
Students should check with their chosen college to see if it is eligible to participate in the program; not all programs at all colleges are approved. Colleges are responsible for making the actual awards. They may not base the awards solely on merit based factors. Financial need may be considered but it is not a requirement. Priority of granting scholarships will be in the following order: 1) Minority students seeking a renewal scholarship; 2) Newly enrolling minority students; 3) Special education services students seeking a renewal scholarship; and 4) Newly enrolling special education services students
Scholars must agree to:
Applications by Term:
The 2013-2014 Minority Teacher/Special Services Scholarship Application will be available May 2013.
For scholarship consideration, applications should be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid at the college the student plans to attend. 2012-2013 applications filed through the online system will be provided to the first eligible institution listed on a student's FAFSA after May 31, 2012. Applications should not be submitted to SFA. Awards will be announced by each college according to their awarding schedule.
If you have any questions regarding this program, including detailed program requirements, please email email@example.com or call (317) 232-2350.