Scholarships, Grants, and Loan Forgiveness

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Scholarships:

Mount Holyoke College offers up to $10,000 Emerging Teacher Leader 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 awarded across all five billing cycles, reducing each tuition bill by up to $2,000.

How to Apply:

The scholarship application is embedded in the MAMT 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.

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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:

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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.

For more information, visit http://www.nctm.org/MET/

Federal TEACH Grant:

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Is a TEACH grant right for you? The federal TEACH Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 a year to full time graduate students who are completing or plan to complete the course work needed to become teachers. (A graduate student may receive a total of two scheduled awards for a total of 8,000.)

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 Michael Flynn with any questions at  mflynn@mtholyoke.edu.