Federal TEACH Grant
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.
TEACH grant recipients must teach in a school serving low-income families for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which he or she received the grant. If a student fails to complete the service obligation, all TEACH grant amounts received by the student will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan which must be repaid to the U.S. Department of Education. The student will be charged interest from the date the grant(s) was disbursed.
The Federal TEACH grant will only be awarded to students who specifically request the grant, complete the TEACH entrance counseling and "ability-to-serve" certification, and file the FAFSA.
LOUISIANA GEAUX TEACH SCHOLARSHIP
The Louisiana GEAUX TEACH Scholarship has been established to provide scholarships to students who are enrolled in teacher preparation programs or alternate certification programs. The GEAUX TEACH Scholarship for full-time students ranges from $250 to $5,000 per academic year. Eligibility criteria: Louisiana resident, major or minor in Education. Students need a 2.5 college GPA