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MI Future Educator Fellowship

Scholarship Sponsored by Michigan Student Aid

Value: $10,000
Awards Available: 100

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 your first semester or term in the education program in the Fall 2022 semester or after.
  • Be a high school graduate.
  • Be admitted in the Fall 2022 semester or after in an eligible Educator Preparation Program (EPP) approved by Michigan's State Board of Education.
  • Be enrolled at least full-time or its equivalency.
  • Be working on your first teacher certification.
  • Must have earned at least 56 semester credits or 84 term credits.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Be a Michigan resident since July 1 of the previous calendar year.  

If you are a dependent student, your parent on your FAFSA must also be a Michigan resident since July 1 of the previous calendar year.

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.

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