The shortage of minority teachers in Alabama and across the nation has been linked to multiple educational, social, and economic issues. The University of Montevallo College of Education recognizes this shortage and established The Minority Teachers Scholarship Program to increase the number of minority students completing teacher education programs. Graduate students who received this scholarship as undergraduates are not eligible to re-apply. Eligibility requirements include a minimum MAT score of 399, or a minimum of 900/old format or 340/new format on the verbal and quantitative portions of the GRE and a minimum grade point average of 2.5 earned in undergraduate work. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 or better grade point average on graduate work, must maintain “full-time” status, and must complete the Alternative Master’s Degree Program within two years of admission. Recipients must grant an exit interview upon leaving the program.
Applicants may apply in the College of Education Dean’s Office. Application deadline is April 1 for award in the upcoming year.