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Student Teaching Stipend for High-Need Fields


Stipend for students planning to teach in a "high-need" field. The Commission defines “high-need” as special education or middle or high school level math or science.

The maximum amount a student may receive is up to $4,000. The amount of the scholarship may vary year-to-year based on the amount of the appropriation and the number of applicants. Stipends will be awarded directly to students.


Applicant must:

  • be enrolled in a course of study that would enable the student, upon graduation, to teach at an accredited school in Indiana in a high-need field - special education or middle or high school level math or science;
  • participate in student teaching as part of the student's degree requirements during the semester in which the student applies;
  • have earned a cumulative grade point average upon entering student teaching that is required by an eligible institution for admission to the eligible institution's school of education;
  • be enrolled at an eligible Indiana institution;
  • be a first-time undergraduate student;
  • student teach at an Indiana school authorized by the Indiana Department of Education;
  • meet any other minimum criteria established by the Commission; and
  • agree in writing to apply for a teaching position at an accredited school in Indiana following that student's certification as a teacher and, if hired, teach for at least three years.


Spring 2019:

  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at FAFSA.gov.
  • Submit a complete Student Teaching Stipend for High-Need Fields application in ScholarTrack.
  • The deadline to submit the FAFSA and the Student Teaching Stipend for High-Needs application is January 31, 2019.
  • Students will need to a create a Student ScholarTrack Account to complete the application.

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