Scholarships & Grants
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Salina Area Retired School Personnel Scholarships
The Salina Area Retired School Personnel Scholarship is available to students who have graduated from a high school in Salina, Ottawa, or Ellsworth counties. This is a $500 scholarship available only during the semester the student is completing their student teaching requirement. Applications are available in the Teacher Education Department.
Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship
The Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship is a merit-based service obligation scholarship program that provides financial assistance to both students pursuing bachelor's degree programs and currently licensed teachers pursuing endorsement in hard-to-fill disciplines or master's degrees in hard-to-fill disciplines or either group planning to teach in an underserved geographic area. Recipients sign agreements to teach one year for each year of scholarship support in Kansas. This scholarship is worth up to $5,200 per year. Click here for more information on the Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship.
Federal TEACH Grant
Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, 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. Recipients sign agreements to teach four of the first eight years after graduation in high-need areas and/or hard-to-fill disciples in the United States. Click here for more information on the Federal TEACH Grant.
The LIFT Program provides up to $5,000 in loans, renewable annually for up to four years (in a five year degree program), to qualified high school graduates, college students, classroom paraprofessionals, and other Saline County residents who seek to become certified teachers. If hired, loan recipients are forgiven up to $5,000 of their loan repayment for each year they teach in USD 305 schools. Click here for more information on the LIFT Program.