The PCPP Grant is sponsored by the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES), Child Care Administration (CCA). It is offered at many community colleges throughout Arizona, for Early Childhood Education classes only, and is for individuals employed as child caregivers.
The PCPP Offers
If you meet the PCPP Grant eligibility criteria contact:
Teacher Education And Compensation Helps (T.E.A.C.H.) Early Childhood® ARIZONA is awarding numerous scholarships for the early care and education workforce to return to college to pursue their Associates Degree or receive a Child Development Associate (CDA) Assessment. These scholarships provide a significant amount of support for college tuition, books, travel, paid release time and bonuses for successful completion of college coursework. MCC is one of the colleges participating in the program. See also http://asccaz.org/teachaz.html
T.E.A.C.H. Eligibility Criteria
Child care center teachers, directors, and family child care home providers may be eligible for a scholarship if they:
If you meet the TEACH Early Childhood scholarship eligibility criteria contact:
The Ken and Martie Martin Scholarship is specifically for Mesa Community College students majoring in Early Care and Education.
Eligibility Criteria for the Ken and Martie Martin Scholarship:
The Martie Martin Scholarship is specifically for Mesa Community College students majoring in Early Care and Education. You may be working toward AAS Early Learning and Development, AAS Early Childhood Administration and Management, and/or CCL Early Care Specialist. The award enrolls the graduating student into a one-year membership in the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Eligibility Criteria for Martie Martin Scholarship to be enrolled in NAEYC membership:
The Herman E. Hendrix (1880-1948) scholarship is specifically for Mesa Community College students majoring in Education. The award to high school seniors is $2,000 ($1,000 per semester) for full-time enrollment. The award to continuing MCC students is $1000 ($500 per semester) for full-time enrollment; pro-rated for less than full-time enrollment.
Eligibility Criteria for High School Seniors:
Eligibility Criteria for Continuing MCC Students
Apply by completing a Maricopa Colleges Foundation application at http://www.maricopa.edu/foundation
In 2007 the U.S. Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that 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. In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, students must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students. Grant recipients must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which you received a TEACH Grant. For complete details, click on this FAFSA link:http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/TEACH.jsp
** NOTE: The federal TEACH Grant program is not available at MCC, since a full teacher certification program is not offered at the college. However, MCC teaching majors are encouraged to ask their transfer university if that institution is participating in the program for bachelor's degrees in education.
The Arizona Loan Forgiveness Program for Math, Science and Special Education Teachers through the Arizona Board of Regents allows selected students to take out loans which will be subsequently “forgiven” for those who meet specific teaching requirements. The program is designed to encourage talented students to enter the teaching profession and teach in Arizona. This program requires a commitment to teaching Math and/or Science in a middle school or high school, or Special Education in K-12. The loan may cover up to the cost of in-state tuition, mandatory fees, and materials. The loan can be received for up to five years of full-time enrollment. For complete details, refer to the ABOR website at www.azregents.edu.
** NOTE: The state's ABOR Loan Forgiveness Program is not available at MCC, since a full teacher certification program is not offered at the college. However, MCC teaching majors are encouraged to ask their transfer university if that institution is participating in the program for bachelor's degrees in education.
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