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SFA > Awards/Scholarships - By Program > Minority Teacher Scholarship Minority Teacher Scholarship

House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1001-2013 makes changes to IC 21-13-2, the Minority Teacher and Special Services Scholarship, effective July 1, 2013. HEA 1001-2013 removed the special education and occupational and physical therapy fields from this scholarship beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year.

An individual is eligible for this Scholarship, if the individual:

  1. is a minority student (defined as Black or Hispanic);
  2. is admitted or already attends an eligible Indiana institution as a full-time student;
  3. intends to pursue or is pursuing a course of study that would enable the student, upon graduation, to teach in an accredited school in Indiana;
  4. agrees in writing to apply for a teaching position in an accredited school in Indiana following that student's certification as a teacher and, if hired, to teach for at least three years; and
  5. meets other minimum criteria established by the Commission for Higher Education.

Minimum criteria to receive state financial aid, including the Minority Teacher Scholarship, include:

  1. Be an Indiana resident and an eligible U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
  2. Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); and 
  3. Not be in default on a federal student loan or in overpayment status on a federal student grant.  

The Scholarship application and FAFSA must be filed by the Commission's published deadline dates.

To renew the Scholarship, a minority student who qualified for the initial Scholarship must maintain the cumulative grade point average (GPA) required for admission to the institution’s school of education or at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent if the school does not require a minimum GPA.


2014-2015 Minorty Teacher Scholarship applications will be available mid-Summer 2014.

Additional Resources

If you have any questions regarding this program, including detailed program requirements, please email or call (888) 528-4719.