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MI Future Educator Fellowship

The MI Future Educator Fellowship will offer $10,000 scholarship to up to 2,500 future educators every year.

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible, the student must:

  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Have begun their first semester or term in the education program in the Fall 2022 semester or after
  • Be a high school graduate
  • Be admitted in an eligible Educator Preparation Program (EPP)
  • Be working on their first teacher certification
  • Have a GPA of at least a 3.0
  • Be a Michigan resident as defined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  

Renewal Requirements:

Fellowship is renewable for up to three years. To renew, the student must:

  • Maintain continuous full-time enrollment
  • Achieve at least 24 credits per year
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Participate in relevant academic and career advising programs offered by the school
  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Maintain Michigan residency

Commitment to Teach in Michigan:

When a student receives this award, they agree to work in Michigan classrooms.

  • If you receive one year of funding from the MI Future Educator Fellowship you agree to work as a certified teacher in a public, nonpublic, or public preschool program in Michigan for three years.
  • If you receive two years of funding from the MI Future Educator Fellowship you agree to work as a certified teacher in a public, nonpublic, or public preschool program in Michigan for four years.
  • If you receive three years of funding from the MI Future Educator Fellowship you agree to work as a certified teacher in a public, nonpublic, or public preschool program in Michigan for five years.
  • If you teach in a critical needs district your service obligation may be less.

If a student does not meet this service obligation requirement and/or does not finish the teacher certification program, the fellowship converts to a 0% interest rate loan with a repayment term of 10 years.

Award Amount:

$10,000 per year or the cost of tuition at the in-district, resident rate + mandatory fees per year, whichever is less. Other tuition specific aid may reduce this award.

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