Scholarships Available for Future Educators - SantaFe.com
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Thinking about a new career? What about education? Northern New Mexico College’s Department of Teacher Education has received funding for three education scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year,  and is offering free live Zoom info sessions on Wednesday, July 14, 21, 28, and August 4, to reach aspiring teachers. Register here.

More than $180K was awarded in education scholarships last year to over 70 students, and retention rates approach 100 percent for scholarship recipients. This year there are also job opportunities for education students while earning their degree.


Teacher Preparation Affordability Scholarship Program requirements:

  • Complete and submit a 2021-22 FAFSA application
  • Be enrolled in Education courses, an Education student in good standing and making progress towards program completion.
  • Complete the application at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/tpannmcfa21 (due August 6, 2021)
Grow Your Own Teachers Scholarship requirements:
  • Complete and submit a 2021-22 FAFSA application
  • Be enrolled in Education courses, an Education student in good standing and making progress towards program completion.
  • Be employed at a school for a minimum of two years
  • Complete the application at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/gyotnnmcfa21 (due August 6, 2021)

NM Early Childhood Education & Care Department requirements:

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Enroll in a qualifying NM institution of higher education (IHE) and work towards a degree or certificate in Early Childhood Education
  • Work a minimum of 20 hrs/wk. at a qualifying Early Childhood Program in NM
  • Remain eligible throughout the duration of the scholarship
  • Apply at https://ececdscholarship.org/scholarship-information/

Work While You Earn Your Early Childhood Education Degree – Apply for positions:

  • YDIydinm.org, Durell Spell, (505) 747.1456
  • Family Learning Center, Dr. Catherine Berryhill, (505) 753.2793
 
Northern New Mexico College’s Department of Teacher Education prepares teachers to work in multicultural and multilingual settings. Students can earn associate and bachelor’s degrees in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, and post-graduate students can earn alternative licensure certificates through the Alternative Licensure Program in Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education.
This article was posted by Cheryl Fallstead
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