Teacher Grant Program (grants of up to $4000 per year)
The Teach Grant Program provides grants up to $4000 a year to students who intend on teaching in public or private elementary or secondary schools. In agreement, you must teach at least four academic years within eight calendar years. How do you qualify? Students must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, complete FAFSA, be enrolled as an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate student in a postsecondary educational institution, enrolled in coursework that is necessary for the career (such as math courses for a math teacher) have at least a 3.25 GPA and sign a TEACH grant agreement to serve.
Apply for TEACH Grants and Forgivable Loans
Fill out the online F.A.F.S.A.application http://www.fafsa.ed.gov and contact the University of Houston Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid webpage: http://www.uh.edu/enroll/sfa/.
Forgivable Loan of Up to $17,500
You can qualify for up to $17,500 in loan forgiveness if you teach full-time for five consecutive years as a highly qualified secondary school teacher of science or math in a school serving students from low-income families.
Read about the Federal Perkins Loan Cancellation for Teachers
Read about the Federal Stafford Loand Forgiveness Program for Teachers
National SMART Grant
The National Science & Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grants (National SMART Grants) are available during the third and fourth years of undergraduate study. Students must be full time and can earn up to $4000 for each of the third and fourth year. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be majoring in science or mathematics. How do you qualify? Students must be a U.S. citizen, Federal Pell Grant recipient, be enrolled full time, be enrolled in a four year institution, have at least a 3.0 GPA and be majoring in math or science.