Teacher College Grant

The U.S. government has recently put an emphasis on teachers. To encourage students to enter into teaching careers, numerous government and private sources have made grant money available to help teacher college students achieve their dreams of becoming teachers. Here are some key college grant opportunities for teachers:

  • The TEACH Grant Program awards teacher college students interested in obtaining a degree in education.-subsidized grant, individuals must complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.
  • American Federation of Teachers - Robert G. Porter Scholars Program grants four 4-year, $8,000 post-secondary scholarships to students who are dependents of AFT members, as well as 10 one-time $1,000 grants to AFT members to assist with their continuing education.
  • The Federal Pell Grant Program awards student grants based on financial need. The maximum amount a student can receive a year is $5,500.

The best thing you can do as a prospective college student is to research grants that may be available. Remember that college is one of the best investments you can make, so try to utilize resources that are available to you to ease tuition costs. Visit www.Grants.gov for more financial aid opportunities.

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