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T.E.A.C.H.

 











Bachelor's Degree Scholarship

A Bachelor’s Degree is usually earned at a four-year college or university. Articulation agreements with eleven four-year colleges and universities in Michigan allow providers working in the field of early childhood to transfer credits earned from a community
college, and apply them toward a Bachelor’s Degree.


Eligibility
Requirements:
  • Work a minimum of 30 hours per week in a licensed child care center, group home or registered family home.
  • Are working toward a degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development.
  • Earn $14.25 or less per hour as a teacher, assistant, or aide.
  • Earn $15.00 or less per hour after expenses as a family home provider or a group home owner.
  • Earn $15.00 or less per hour as a director.
  • Have been admitted to one of the participating colleges/universities.
  • Are eligible to receive Michigan in-state student tuition rate.
  • Have a minimum of 55 semester credits that will articulate towards a Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education or child development.
  • Provide evidence that you have applied for financial aid.
  • Work for a center or group home, and the center or group home agrees to sponsor you.

Application Deadline:                  There is not a set deadline for Bachelor’s Degree applications. T.E.A.C.H. accepts applications daily. A limited number of
scholarships will be awarded each year. If you are interested in receiving a scholarship or being reimbursed for your current
semester/term classes, please call us at 866-648-3224.

Scholarship:

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® MICHIGAN pays for a major portion of the cost for tuition and books, provides a travel stipend and provides a $400 bonus after the successful completion of the minimum contract requirements.


Education: Complete 9 – 18 credits in a contract year at a participating college or university.

Compensation:

  • T.E.A.C.H. provides all recipients with a bonus upon completion of a contract.
  • Center or group home provides recipient with a bonus at the completion of a contract.

How to Apply:

To apply, submit a completed T.E.A.C.H. application with:

Center Provider or Group Home Provider

  • Proof of income and documentation of the number of hours worked per week
 
    1. A current pay stub that indicates: hourly wage, number of hours worked per week and length of pay period.

      or

    2. A letter from the center director (on company letterhead) stating hourly wage and number of hours worked per week.
 
  • Documentation of acceptance or denial of a PELL Grant.
  • Documentation of articulation of 55 credits towards a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development.
  • Appropriate signatures on the application for sponsorship.
  • Recipient commits to continuing to work for sponsoring center or group home for one year after the completion of a contract.
 

Family / Group Home / Center owners

  • Verification of income requires the completion of a monthly income worksheet (provided with the application).
  • Copies of DHS Child Care Subsidy and Child and Adult Care Food Program reimbursement statements are also required (if currently participating).
  • Documentation of acceptance or denial of a PELL Grant.
  • Documentation of articulation of 55 credits toward a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development.
  • Family provider or group home owner commits to continuing home program for one year after the completion of a contract.

 
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