Update on T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Waiting List
We have begun to make a dent in our Waiting List with the awarding of renewal contracts to those currently on our waiting list. As in the spring semester, we are prioritizing those individuals who have already begun their educational journey. If you are on our waiting with a Renewal Form that indicates Fall 2017 as your desired start date, you will soon or may have already heard from your T.E.A.C.H. counselor. Some reminders:
- Return your contract promptly and make sure your counselor is aware of your plans for fall coursework.
- If you’re on a degree path, you should already have applied for financial aid and have financial award information available for your counselor, all previous grades should have been submitted, and any outstanding reimbursement requests should be sent to us.
- If you haven’t been on scholarship recently, it’s important to note that cost-sharing among partners has returned to previous levels for the credential scholarship: 75% T.E.A.C.H. – 15% center – 10% scholarship recipient. For family child care providers, the breakdown is 90%-10%. The credential commission fee is also now back to being a shared cost as well (75% T.E.A.C.H. - 25% scholarship recipient).
Please note: We cannot back date a contract for summer activity, nor can we award renewal contracts now for the spring of 2018. If you’re not on the list but interested in a fall 2017 renewal, contact your scholarship counselor.
We will be addressing new application as soon as possible. New scholarship awards will be based on the date applications are received. If you’re not yet on the list, you’ll want to reserve your place in line!
Our advocacy efforts were not successful in expanding the funds we need in the State Budget to eliminate our waiting list. The 2017-19 budget has not yet been passed because issues regarding transportation are still being debated; everything else is considered final. T.E.A.C.H. will continue to be funded at 2015 levels and we can expect a continued, but hopefully shrinking, waiting list. Continue to visit this website for updates. For questions, call 608-240-9880, option 3.