Arizona Teachers Academy Scholarship
Teaching is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling professions and makes a difference in the lives of children every day.
If you are interested in being a teacher, the Arizona Teachers Academy offers tuition coverage for students who agree to teach in Arizona schools.
It’s that simple – earn a degree or certification while we cover your tuition. Plus, you’ll have a job waiting when you graduate.
This scholarship program is available at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona, as well as Scottsdale, Rio Salado and Pima Community Colleges.
“I’m looking for the best and brightest to commit to teach in Arizona public schools. If you make that commitment, we’ll make this commitment; your education will be paid for, a job will be waiting and you will be free of debt.” – Governor Doug Ducey
2017 State of the State Address to prospective teachers
HOW DOES IT WORK?
To be considered for the Arizona Teachers Academy scholarship, apply to either an Arizona public university or participating community college.
Apply for financial aid through the FAFSA program.
The Arizona Teachers Academy program varies at each university and participating community college. Apply to the preferred program and
agree to the teaching service obligation.
Complete your degree or certificate.
Teach in an Arizona public school for every year you received funding to fulfill your service obligation.
Note: Schools vary as to when you can apply for the scholarship. Please review requirements with each institution.
Financial Aid is limited by ABOR policy 4-321(B): “As required by A.R.S. §15-1825, a person who is not a citizen of the United States and who is without lawful immigration status is not entitled to tuition waivers, fee waivers, grants, scholarships, financial aid, tuition assistance, or any other type of financial assistance that is subsidized or paid in whole or in part with state monies.”
“Because of the Arizona Teachers Academy, I’m able to focus on my education rather than stress about my student loans.”
“It’s great to know that I’m not going to be alone and I’ll have some extra support.”
“By being in the Arizona Teachers Academy, I’m able to help students become more independent and build foundational, academic social skills.”