2013 Scholarship Opportunities for AFT Families

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Horace Mann Scholarship (Deadline: March 14, 2013)

Urban, Suburban, or Rural districts for English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language, Fine Arts, Math, Technology / Media Centers.

Awards 35 scholarships totaling $30,000 to K- 12 educators from around the country.

  • (1) $5,000 scholarship payable over four years.
  • (15 $1,000 scholarships payable over two years.
  • (20)  $500 one-time scholarships.

Scholarships.com lists contact information for the Horace Mann and several specialty grants and scholarships available to Texas students. Phone 847-432-1700.

Robert G. Porter Scholarships (AFT) (Deadline: April 1, 2013)

  • Four, four-year $8,000 scholarships for high school children of AFT members
  • Eight $1,000 one-time grants to active AFT members for courses in their field

Robert C. Byrd Scholarship FEDERAL FUNDING CUT

Scholarships.com lists contact information for specialty grants and scholarships available to Texas students. Phone 847-432-1700.

Loan Repayment

Teach for Texas Loan Repayment Assistance Program: This program is designed to attract and retain teachers to shortage areas. It qualifies teachers in shortage areas for higher education loan repayment for up to $5,000. http://www.hhloans.com/borrowers/TFTLRAPFactSheet.cfm

Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program: Texas residents enrolled part or full time at a Texas college or university are eligible to receive up to $1,250 depending upon need. www.collegefortexans.com and www.everychanceeverytexan.org

For more information, all AFT and Texas loan forgiveness programs are listed on the www.AFT.org website under Tools for Teachers.