Student Teaching Stipend for Minorities Online Application
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The 2016-2017 FAFSA must be completed before a student can complete the online Stipend application. The Stipend Application deadline is October 4, 2016 for students who are teaching during the Fall 2016 term and January 31, 2017 for students who are teaching during the Spring 2017 term. It takes 5 to 7 business days from completion of the FAFSA for the data to be available in the state's system. Therefore, the FAFSA must be filed in time for the student to meet the Stipend application deadline. The March 10, 2016 FAFSA completion deadline and the May 15, 2016 FAFSA edit correction deadline still apply for other state grants, including the Frank O’Bannon Grant, 21st Century Scholarship and National Guard Supplemental Grant. Your 2016-2017 FAFSA can be filed at
To be eligible for the Student Teaching Stipend for Minorities, applicant is required to participate in student teaching during the 2016-17 academic year.
To be eligible for the Student Teaching Stipend for Minorities, applicant is required to maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent as determined by your educational institution).
To be eligible for additional Student Teaching Stipend for Minorities funds, applicant is required to maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent as determined by your educational institution.
An individual may apply for this stipend if the individual is a minority student; will participate in student teaching as part of the student's degree requirements; has earned a cumulative grade point average upon entering student teaching of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent as determined by the eligible institution; and meets any other minimum criteria established by the Commission.
Required questions are marked with an asterisk. Your answers to these questions will determine whether or not you are able to apply for the Stipend.
1. Have you filed a
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?
2. Please select your ethnic background.
3. Will you participate in student teaching during the 2016-2017 academic year as part of your degree requirements?
4. Is your cumulative grade point average (GPA) at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent as determined by your educational institution)?