Teacher education award available to Maryland college students
ANNAPOLIS - The Sharon Christa McAuliffe Memorial Teacher Education Award is a scholarship awarded to Maryland residents who have earned at least 60 college credits, college graduates and teachers in a noncritical shortage area. The goal of the program is to encourage students to teach in shortage areas, which include chemistry; computer science; earth/space science; English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL); mathematics; physical science; physics; Spanish; special education (generic); special education for the severely and profoundly handicapped and visually impaired; and technical education.
To be eligible, a student must enroll full time or part time at a four-year college or university in a degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate program that offers a major in the shortage area. Recipients of the scholarship must maintain a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. The maximum award of the scholarship is $14,775.
Persons receiving the scholarship must agree to work as a teacher in the shortage area one year for each year the award was received.