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SFA > Awards/Scholarships - By Program > Student Teaching Stipend for Minorities Student Teaching Stipend for Minorities

The State's biennial budget was passed by the Indiana General Assembly, and one of the provisions in the budget is to create new student teacher stipend programs for students.

This program is for minority students (defined as black and Hispanic individuals) who plan to teach.

An individual may apply for this stipend if the individual:

  • is a minority student;
  • will participate in student teaching as part of the student's degree requirements;
  • has earned a cumulative grade point average upon entering student teaching of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent as determined by the eligible institution; and
  • meets any other minimum criteria established by the Commission.

The student must show that he/she will engage in student teaching during the upcoming academic term. The stipend will be a maximum of $5,000 (if the student has a GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale) or $4,000 (if the student has a GPA of at least 3.0 and less than 3.5 on a 4.0 scale). The actual amount of the stipend will depend on the number of eligible applicants.

Individuals who will be student teaching during the fall 2015 term must complete the stipend application by October 4, 2015. Those who will be student teaching during the spring 2016 term must complete the stipend application by January 31, 2016. The 2015-2016 FAFSA must be filed before a student can complete the online stipend application. It takes 5 to 7 business days from filing for FAFSA data to be available in the state's system. Therefore, the FAFSA must be filed in time for the student to meet the application deadline.

Stipends will be awarded AFTER the application deadlines for each term.

If you are the appropriate contact for an institution's School of Education and have not already done so, please provide your contact information (name, phone number, email address) to

Questions about the program may be directed to Dominick Chase at


The 2015-2016 Student Teaching Stipend for Minorities Application will be available in August.