The Illinois Student Assistance Commission is asking colleges and universities to remind students who may be eligible that they can still apply for the 2017-18 Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program. Although the priority application consideration date for this program was March 1, 2017, ISAC will continue to accept applications through (including) Thursday, February 15, 2018. Eligible students who receive funds for 2017-18 can use them as reimbursement for tuition, room and board and other school expenses.
The MTI Scholarship Program encourages academically talented minority students to pursue careers as teachers at nonprofit Illinois preschool, elementary and secondary schools. The program also aims to provide minority children with access to a greater number of positive minority role models.
Qualified students may receive up to $5,000 per academic year for a maximum of 8 semesters or 12 quarters of assistance. Please note: as outlined in the Teaching Agreement/Promissory Note/ Terms and Conditions, MTI Scholarship recipients must agree to teach in Illinois. If this teaching commitment is not fulfilled, the scholarship converts to a loan that must be repaid in full, plus interest.
For Questions regarding the MTI Scholarship Program or the application process, contact ISAC Call Center at 800-899-4722 or firstname.lastname@example.org