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Student Teacher Grants Programs


Program Overview

The Student Teacher Grants aim to provide postsecondary financial assistance up to $7,500 to eligible students, who are enrolled in a PELSB-approved Minnesota teacher preparation program, during the term in which the student is completing the required 12 week or more student teaching experience to attain their initial licensure.

The programs have two goals. One, to encourage individuals, particularly those who belong to a racial or ethnic group underrepresented in the Minnesota teacher workforce, to become teachers. Two, to encourage students to teach in a designated license shortage area and in a rural school district in Minnesota.

Complete applications must include the following:

  • Student Teacher Grants application

  • Completed FAFSA or MN Dream Act application

  • Financial data provided by the Financial Aid Office

The financial data form should not be submitted if a student has not completed the financial aid process at their institution for federal and state aid. See STG manual for clarification.

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