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Is the MI Future Educator Fellowship renewable?The MI Future Educator Fellowship is renewable up to two additional years, for students who maintain eligibility requirements and agree to the service obligation. Eligible students may receive up to three years of awards.
What are the requirements to renew the MI Future Educator Fellowship?
For a 2023-24 renewal award, students must:
- Complete the annual MI Future Educator Fellowship application.
- File a current-year Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Have earned at least 24 credit hours in the 2022-23 Academic Year or the equivalent of full-time participation for individuals enrolled in an alternative certification program. ‘Alternative Certification Program’ is defined by the Michigan Department of Education as an approved Michigan alternative route program or an approved post-baccalaureate teacher preparation program for which full-time enrollment is less than 24 credits in an academic year. Be maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
- Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
- Maintain Michigan residency
- Complete a Commitment to Teach in Michigan Agreement, which requires that the recipient teach in Michigan in a public school or qualifying public preschool program for a specific number of years, depending on the number of years the recipient has received the MI Future Educator Fellowship.