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What is T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® MICHIGAN? National, Comprehensive Scholarship Initiative that: – Recognizes the Challenges of the Workforce – Provides Support for the Working Student – Links Educational Accomplishments with Compensation Incentives Began July 1, 2001 Funded by Office of Great Start/Michigan Dept. of Education Administered by the Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children (MiAEYC)
Eligibility Requirements Must be working a minimum of 20 hours per week. As a teacher/teacher’s assistant make $14.25 or less per hour. As a director/owner make $15.00 or less per hour. Bachelor degree scholarship requires FAFSA application and credit articulation.
How do I apply for a Scholarship? Contact T.E.A.C.H. Michigan @ (866) 648- 3224 X312 for pre-screening and to obtain an application Fill out and submit an application along with all required documentation Apply to the school you wish to attend
What Scholarships Are Available from T.E.A.C.H. MICHIGAN? Associate Degree Scholarship Part-Time Associate Degree Scholarship CDA Assessment Scholarship Building Foundations Scholarship Bachelor Degree Scholarships
So you’ve decided to go to school (or back to school)? Choose a college Apply for financial aid Talk with your employer and family Apply for T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® MICHIGAN scholarship Sign up for classes, and do your best!
Participating Community Colleges Bay de Noc Community College Bay Mills Community College Delta College Glen Oaks Community College Gogebic Community College Grand Rapids Community College Henry Ford Community College Kellogg Community College Kirtland Community College Lake Michigan Community College Lansing Community College Macomb Community College Mid Michigan Community College Monroe County Community College Montcalm Community College Mott Community College Muskegon Community College North Central Community College Northwestern Community College Oakland Community College St. Clair County Community College Schoolcraft Community College Southwestern Michigan Community College Washtenaw Community College Wayne County Community College West Shore Community College Baker College
Choose a College Costs to attend Academics Admission requirements Location, size Course offerings (online, hybrid, face-to- face)
Responsibilities of T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Program Contribute 80% for the cost of tuition and books Issue a travel stipend of $50 for every semester/term on scholarship Reimburse sponsor a portion of paid release time given to recipients Give a bonus to student at the end of each completed contract
Responsibilities of Recipients Contribute 10% of the cost of tuition and books Submit grades to scholarship program Complete a minimum of 9 credits per contract (year) Stay with sponsoring facility one year at the end of the contract Responsibilities of Sponsors Contribute 10% of the cost of tuition and books Give paid release time to eligible recipients (working 30 or more hours per week) Give a bonus or raise to student at the end of each completed contract
What are the T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Components? Scholarship Education Compensation Commitment
Associate Degree, - MICHIGAN Community College Example ScholarshipCompensation 80 % Tuition $300 Bonus Paid by 80 % Books T.E.A.C.H. $50 Per Semester Travel Stipend 2% Raise or $375 bonus paid by sponsoring program. Maximum of 6 Hrs. Paid Release Time/Week (50% Time Reimbursed at $10/Hr.) EducationCommitment 9 credits minimum One year in sponsoring toward a degree in ECE Child Care
Associate degree example *based on average figures Average cost for 6 credits tuition and fees= $799 Average cost of books for 2 classes= $100 T.E.A.C.H. will cover 80% or $719 Sponsor will be responsible for 10%: – $89.90 (Tuition/fees/books) – 50% of release time for up to 6 hours per week (if eligible) Recipient will be responsible for 10% or $89.90
Associate Degree for Center Option 3 - MICHIGAN ScholarshipCompensation 50 % Tuition $675 Bonus Paid by 50 % Books T.E.A.C.H. $50 Per Semester Travel Stipend Maximum of 6 Hrs. Paid Release Time/Week (50% Time Reimbursed at $10/Hr.) EducationCommitment 9 credits minimum One year in sponsoring Child Care
Option 3 Example* *based on average figures Average cost for 6 credits tuition and fees= $799 Average cost of books for 2 classes= $100 T.E.A.C.H. will cover $449.50 Sponsor will be responsible for: – $359.6 (40% of tuition/fees/books) – 50% of release time for up to 6 hours per week Recipient will be responsible for $89.90 NO bonus/raise requirement from the sponsor (paid by T.E.A.C.H.)
Part-Time Associate Degree - MICHIGAN ScholarshipCompensation 80 % Tuition $150 Bonus Paid by 80 % Books T.E.A.C.H. $50 Per Semester Travel Stipend $100 paid by Sponsoring Program EducationCommitment 9 Semester hours minimum One year in Sponsoring toward an AA or AAS in ECE Child Care Program
Building Foundations - MICHIGAN ScholarshipCompensation 80 % Tuition $100 paid by T.E.A.C.H. 80 % Books after commitment is $50 Per Semester Travel Stipend fulfilled EducationCommitment Approved 3 or 4 credit course 6 months to Sponsoring at a participating community college/ Child Care or home program university
CDA Assessment- MICHIGAN ScholarshipCompensation 85 % of Assessment Fee $300 Bonus or $200 Bonus from T.E.A.C.H. EducationCommitment Completion of 120 clock hours of One year in Sponsoring ECE training required by Council Child Care Program or One year in the field (minimum 6 months with Sponsoring Program)
Participating Universities Baker College Central Michigan University Ferris State University Lake Superior State University Madonna University Michigan State University Northern Michigan University Rochester College Siena Heights University University of Michigan-Dearborn Western Michigan University
Bachelor Degree Scholarship Limited # of scholarships awarded each year Degree must be in Early Childhood Education, not a teaching degree or endorsement Minimum of 55 credits must articulate into the Bachelor degree Must apply for FAFSA Must be accepted into college/university
Bachelor Degree - MICHIGAN ScholarshipCompensation 80% Tuition & fees $400 paid by T.E.A.C.H. 80% Books $375 paid by Sponsoring $50 Travel Stipend per semester/term Program Maximum of 6 Hrs. Paid Release Time/Week (50% Time Reimbursed at $10/Hr.) EducationCommitment 9 credits minimum One year in Sponsoring toward a BA or BS in ECE Child Care Program
Bachelor degree example *based on average figures Average cost for 6 credits tuition and fees= $2470 Average cost of books for 2 classes= $100 T.E.A.C.H. will cover 80% or $2056 Sponsor will be responsible for 10%: – $257 (Tuition/fees/books) – 50% of release time for up to 6 hours per week (if eligible) Recipient will be responsible for 10% or $257
Common questions Application deadlines Willingness of sponsor Financial aid Release time Commitment Affordability
Questions? For more information or other questions, please contact (866) 648-3224 X312 or visit www.MiAEYC.org Thank you for your participation!
Financial Aid Sources – U.S. Federal Government FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) – College Specific – Nonprofit or private organization