South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program

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Amount
Awarded

$24,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

December 1, 2020

Tuesday
Awarded By:

Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Up to 200 awards offered annually. This number is subject to change based on funding.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must plan to attend one of the following Teaching Fellows institutions in South Carolina: Anderson College, Charleston Southern University, College of Charleston, Columbia College, Furman University, Lander University, Newberry College, South Carolina State University, USC-Upstate (formerly USC-Spartanburg), USC-Columbia, or Winthrop University.
  3. Must be a resident of South Carolina.
  4. Must plan to enter the teaching profession.
  5. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  6. Must graduate from a South Carolina high school.
  7. Must be a high school senior at time of application.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: South Carolina high school seniors who are graduating from a South Carolina high school and who plan to enter the teaching profession may apply for this program. Students must attend an eligible South Carolina college.

Application requirements for the South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program are:

  • Application form
  • Recommendation letter (3)
  • Essay
  • Official Transcript
  • Activities list
  • Interview (semi-finalists only)
Additional Information: Teaching Fellows participate in advanced enrichment programs in Teaching Fellows institutions, professional development opportunities during summer months, and involvement with communities and businesses throughout the state. The regional committees forward their recommendations for fellowships to CERRA. These recommendations are presented to the center's policy board for final approval. In addition, alternates are selected and notified. In the event that a new Teaching Fellow declines or no longer meets the requirements of the fellowship, the alternate with the highest rating will be selected. Fellows may be selected from the pool of alternates until the end of the first fall term following high school graduation. A fellow must agree to teach in South Carolina one year for every year he/she received the fellowship. If he/she does not fulfill the service requirement, the fellowship converts to a loan and all monies received must be paid back at 10 percent interest.

Award Amount: Up to $6,000 annually, renewable for up to three years. Most of the award (up to $5,700) can be used for tuition and board; part of it (up to $300) is used for summer enrichment programs. All amounts are subject to change based on funding.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $24,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Applications are available online on the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement (CERRA) website. Each student must apply online and complete the online application by the December 1 deadline date. In addition to the completed online application, the student must submit two copies of the official reference form and have the forms completed online. Forms should be completed by one of his/her current teachers, a current or former high school teacher, or another adult person who is not related to the student. The student must instruct his/her references to seal the completed online form. If the student's SAT or ACT scores are NOT included on his/her transcript, an official score report must be sent to CERRA, between Sept. 1 and Dec. 1. All applications and supporting documents must be received online no later than the deadline.
Contact: Iris Williams
Address: CERRA, South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program Stewart House at Winthrop University Rock Hill, South Carolina 29733

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