Early Childhood or School-Age Care Provider Scholarship

Minnesota Community Foundation

Family child care providers, center-based staff, or school-age care staff can receive funding to take credits toward an associate or bachelor’s degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education at an accredited Minnesota college or university. T.E.A.C.H. Scholarships cover 85% of the cost of tuition and books for up to 18 credits per year. Recipients also receive a travel stipend and release time. Upon successful completion of nine or more credits, recipients may receive a two percent raise (center-based only) and/or a $250-$300 bonus. Scholarship recipients commit to remaining at their place of employment for at least one year after their scholarship end date. Other scholarship options are available for care providers wishing to pursue fewer credits or who choose to complete their CDA trainings at an approved college or university. Sign Up to Start Applying
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Deadline Rolling Deadline
Number of Awards Granted1

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Eligibility Requirements

Enrollment Levels
Accredited University Required
Eligible Majors