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The Massachusetts Department of Higher Education wants to make it financially easier for people to earn college degrees that will allow them to pursue a rewarding and fulfilling career in education.

The Tomorrow’s Teachers Scholarship Program seeks to address the teacher shortage in Massachusetts and support individuals with up to $25,000 per year toward their college education. This scholarship makes it more affordable for those enrolling in a baccalaureate program or post-baccalaureate coursework and is intended for applicants who wish to obtain a teaching license and pursue a career in a Massachusetts K-12 public school.

The deadline to apply is October 1. More information is available on the Department of Higher Education’s website, including this frequently asked questions section.

Students perform better in school when they have teachers they can relate to. However, many Massachusetts communities are experiencing a shortage of teachers, particularly teachers of color. Tomorrow's Teachers Scholarships will help put more teachers in our public schools and give children more diverse role models in classrooms throughout Massachusetts.

This program is subject to annual appropriation and is considered a repayment through service scholarship. One year of teaching in a Massachusetts public school will forgive one year of scholarship. Scholarship awards will become loans for those recipients who do not fulfill this requirement.