Scholarships, Grants, and Loan Forgiveness
Mount Holyoke College offers scholarships for K-8 teachers and coaches who are invested in the learning and teaching of mathematics and are interested in developing their leadership potential. The scholarships will assist with the tuition toward our Master of Arts in Mathematics Teaching (MAMT) program beginning in July. The scholarship funds are distributed across seven billing cycles.
The two competitive scholarships that you can apply for are the Critical Impact and the Emerging Leader scholarships.
We also have Distinguished Leaders scholarships for educators that have received the following awards/distinctions:
State Teacher of the Year
Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching
Pioneer Valley Excellence in Mathematics Teaching
* Awardees may nominate a colleague to receive their scholarship in their place if they choose not to apply to our program.
Find more information on all of our scholarships here.
How to Apply:
The scholarship application is a separate application in the form of an essay. Scholarships are issued on a rolling basis at the end of each month beginning in January until all the funds are awarded. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early to ensure the availability of scholarship funds.
Teacher Loan Forgiveness: www.studentaid.ed.gov
The Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program is intended to encourage individuals to enter and continue in the teaching profession. Under this program, if you teach full-time for five complete and consecutive academic years in certain elementary and secondary schools and educational service agencies that serve low-income families, and meet other qualifications, you may be eligible for forgiveness of up to a combined total of $17,500 on your Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans and your Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans. If you have PLUS loans only, you are not eligible for this type of forgiveness.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Education Trust:
The Mathematics Education Trust (MET) was established in 1976 to channel the generosity of contributors through the creation and funding of grants, awards, honors, and other projects that support the improvement of mathematics teaching and learning.
We are honored that in recent years, the recipients of the Program in Mathematics Study and Active Professionals Grants have been students in our program.
For more information, visit http://www.nctm.org/MET/
Federal TEACH Grant:
Is a TEACH grant right for you? The federal TEACH Grant Program provides grants of up to $3,724 a year to full time graduate students who are completing or plan to complete the coursework needed to become teachers. (A graduate student may receive a total of two scheduled awards for a total of $7,448.)
If you think the TEACH grant may be right for you, please review the Federal TEACH grant website for more information and be in touch with Student Financial Services to determine your eligibility. More information can be found here.
Please contact our director Mike Flynn with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.