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Minority Teacher Education Scholarship

Offered by Florida Fund for Minority Teachers, Inc.

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Nov 29, 2022
Multiple awards worth up to


Grade level

College Upperclassmen & Graduate Students

Application deadline:


Scholarship Overview

Are you a minority, Florida resident, and aspiring teacher? If so, we may have the perfect opportunity for you: The Minority Teacher Education Scholarship! Each cycle, the scholarship awards $4,000 to aspiring teachers studying at public Florida universities. The scholarship is biannual, with priority deadlines of August 1st and November 30th. In order to apply, applicants must be enrolled in state-approved Educator Preparation Programs at select Florida institutions. If awarded the scholarship, you must maintain certain eligibility criteria, attend the annual symposium, and agree to teach in Florida for the same number of years you received funding. The scholarship is funded by the Florida Fund for Minority Teachers, Inc., an organization with a mission “​​to increase the number of minority teachers in Florida to better reflect our state’s diverse population.”

If you’re a minority in Florida wanting to help educate and foster the next generation, we encourage you to apply for the Minority Teacher Education Scholarship!

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to full-time students studying at one of Florida’s state-approved Educator Preparation Programs. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

College Upperclassmen & Graduate Students


US Citizens, Permanent Residents

Minimum GPA



Black/African, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Asian/Pacific Islander

Academic Interest




Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application in addition to the below application materials. If approved as an applicant, you will be sent a promissory note that you must complete within 30 days. If you fail to sign it within that time period, it is considered a rejection of the reward and you must reapply if you wish to be considered for the scholarship.

300-word essay

Academic transcript

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship open to international students?

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

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The Minority Teacher Education Scholarship winner will be announced: biannual.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Florida Fund for Minority Teachers, Inc. at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, the Minority Teacher Education Scholarship is not renewable.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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