Scholarships & Grants

Robert Noyce Physics-Mathematics Scholarship

Are you interested in teaching Physics and Mathematics? Are you a Physics or Mathematics major with a concentration in Education, and are you interested in certification in both areas? The Noyce Physics-Mathematics Teacher Scholarship offers up to $10,000 a year for a maximum of two years. In exchange, the recipient will agree to teach for two years in a high-need Tennessee school for each year of scholarship awarded. For more information and an application, please visit the Noyce Physics-Mathematics Teacher Scholarship website.

Tennessee Teaching Scholars Program

For college juniors, seniors and post-baccalaureate students who intend to go into teaching. For more information, please visit the Teaching Scholars website.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant

Students pursuing licensure in a high-need subject area are eligible for up to $4000 per year. Please visit the TEACH grant website for application information and further grant details.

College of Basic and Applied Sciences Departmental Scholarships

A variety of departmental scholarships are available in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences, Of special interest to students majoring in Biology with an intention to teach, please look at the James R. Kemp Scholarship and the Eugene F. Strobel Scholarship.

College of Education Scholarships

Scholarships are available for students minoring or majoring in Education.

MTSU Foundation Scholarships

Click the link above to search all the scholarships available through the MTSU Foundation. Of special note are the Baxter E. Hobgood Scholarship (for students pursuing a teacher's licensure), the Delmar B. and Mary A. Pockat Education Scholarship (for teacher education students intending to teach in a public school), and the James and Josephine Hitt Scholarship (awarded to a student in secondary education).

Perkins Loan Forgiveness

You may be entitled to receive up to 100% of the original principal loan amount if you perform qualifying service in approved areas. Please visit the Perkins Loan Teacher Cancellation website for more information.

Stafford Loan Forgiveness

For students who have received Stafford loans after October 1, 1998 and engage in teaching full-time at a qualifying public or private non-profit elementary or secondary school that has been designated as "low income" by the U.S. Department of Education for five complete and consecutive academic years. Please see the Staford Loan Forgiveness Program for Teachers website for more information.

Dr. Amy Phelps, Co-Director
Department of Chemistry,
College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Dr. Charles Milligan, Co-Director
Department of Educational Leadership,
College of Education

Leigh Gostowski, Program Coordinator

Robin Bollman, Master Teacher

Mark LaPorte, Master Teacher

Sally Millsap, Master Teacher

Stephanie Steiner, Administrative Assistant

MTSU Box 145
Midgett Building, Room 101
Murfreesboro, TN 37132



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