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MAT Scholarships

Most schools will have a list of scholarships available for their students. We have gathered some of the MAT scholarships available at the time of this article to help show you examples of what is available and from what schools. There are many Federal Loan Forgiveness programs also available that encourage teachers to work in high-need schools and subjects areas that you can consider.

USC Rossier School of Education

Students have the opportunity to be considered for a variety of MAT@USC specific scholarships. Granted in amounts ranging from $3,000 to $6,000, these scholarships will be awarded to aspiring teachers and current educators with the drive and desire to make a difference in education.

Willamette University

Mary Stuart Rogers Scholarship - The $4,000 Mary Stuart Rogers Scholarships are based on academic credentials, leadership and financial need. Strength in service and leadership are the most important criteria. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA to be considered. Up to 14 awards may be given each year.

Private Scholarships

Gates Millennium Scholars Program - Setup by the famous Bill and Melinda Gates, the foundcation selects about 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at ANY college or university of their choice.

Federal Grants/Loan Forgiveness

TEACH Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. Contact your school financial aid department about the TEACH Grant Program for more information.

Stafford Loan Forgiveness Program for Teachers

The Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program was created to help get individuals to enter and continue in the teaching profession. The program is for individuals who teach full time for five consecutive, complete academic years in certain elementary and secondary schools that serve low-income families and meet other qualifications may be eligible for forgiveness of up to a combined total of $17,500 in principal and interest on their FFEL and/or Direct Loan program loans. Check out the requirements for additional details.