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Federal TEACH Grant

Offered by United States Department of Education

Reviewed by Brian GeigerLast updated Jan 31, 2023
Multiple awards worth up to


Grade level

College & Graduate Students

Application deadline:


Scholarship Overview

If you are a college or university undergraduate or graduate student planning on becoming a teacher, you might consider applying for a Federal TEACH Grant. This renewable grant is open to aspiring teachers who demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is funded by the US Department of Education, which strives to recruit highly skilled teachers to teach low-income students in high-need fields. If you’re passionate about teaching and are looking for some help funding your education, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students who meet certain academic achievement requirements (e.g. scoring above the 75th percentile on at least one college admissions test or maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.25+) and also meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

College & Graduate Students


US Citizens, Permanent Residents

Minimum GPA


Academic Interest


Application information

To apply for the Federal TEACH Grant, complete the FAFSA by the deadline. Applicants must be (or plan to be) enrolled in a college that participates in the TEACH Grant Program. Applicants’ specific academic programs must also be TEACH-Grant-eligible. Lastly, you must have the below application materials ready before your state’s FAFSA application deadline.

No essay

Proof of enrollment

Academic transcript

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Scholarship FAQ

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact United States Department of Education at 1-800-433-3243.

Is this scholarship renewable?

Yes, the Federal TEACH Grant is renewable.

Is this scholarship open to international or DACA students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.
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