NC Prospective Teacher Scholarship Loan (PTSL)

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Amount: varies
Awards: Varies
College Level: Freshman - Senior
State: North Carolina
Major: Education
Link: Website

The Prospective Teacher Scholarship Loan is a competitive, merit-based scholarship-loan program created by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1957. This program was designed to provide scholarship loans to qualified individuals who are pursuing college degrees to become teachers in the public schools of North Carolina.


Applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements: Be recommended by a school official such as a high school guidance counselor or principal (high school applicants only) Have maintained a minimum unweighted cumulative grade point average of a 2.5 or better Have received a cumulative score of 900 or better on the SAT (math and critical reading sections only) or equivalent ACT score of 19 (high school applicants only) Enroll as a full time student in a teacher preparation program at any of the eligible institutions in North Carolina Demonstrate a commitment to pursue a degree to teach in the States public schools. The Prospective Teacher Scholarship Loan program no longer provides funding assistance for the following areas of study:

School Psychology School Counseling School Social Work Speech/Language Pathology Audiology Library/Media Services

Value The annual award is: $4,000 per year for juniors and seniors.

$2,500 per year for freshmen and sophomores and community college students planning to transfer into a teacher education program at a four-year institution. One half of the award is made available to the recipients in the fall semester and the remainder in the spring semester. Recipients may renew the scholarship-loan up to three years. Funding for the program is contingent each year upon appropriations made available to the State Education Assistance Authority by the General Assembly.

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