Up to $7,500
Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
The Paraprofessional Teacher Preparation Grant is available to undergraduate students who are legal residents of Massachusetts. You must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program leading to teacher certification in an eligible Massachusetts public college and have been employed for at least two years as a paraprofessional in a Massachusetts public school. You must also be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, not be in default of any state or federal education loan or grant, and have not earned a bachelor's degree to be eligible for this award. If you have been employed for less than two years, you may qualify for the grant only if the undergraduate course of study will lead to teacher certification in high need disciplines: math, science, special education, foreign languages, or bilingual education.