• Scholarships for Aspiring Teachers who Are People of Color or American Indian

    Become a teacher with the support and expertise of the region’s premier teacher education program.

    The Center for Excellence in Urban Teaching at Hamline University, through a grant from the State of Minnesota that seeks to diversify the teaching force, offers a limited number of scholarships to students who are People of Color or American Indian pursuing a teaching license.

    Students awarded a scholarship must be enrolled in at least four credits and maintain satisfactory academic progress. Scholarships are dependent on availability of grant funds. 

    PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent legislative changes in 2019, notification of scholarship availability is expected in mid-September for spring 2020.

    More about the Urban Educator Leadership Fellows who went above and beyond the eligibility requirements to come.

    Eligibility Requirements

    • Junior or Senior undergraduate students with an Education declared major or
    • Admitted MAT (MAT) and Initial License program student
    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is eligible to work in the U.S.
    • Identifies as a person of color or American Indian Heritage
    • Plans to become a licensed teacher in the state of Minnesota with a preference given to candidates seeking licensure in high-needs areas in urban public schools
    • Satisfactory academic progress is required for renewal
    • Active, ongoing, and engaged participation in the CEUT mentor program is highly encouraged for increased benefit

    Application Deadlines

    Eligible students should apply at the same time that they apply for admission to the program or no later than:


    • Scholarship availability is expected in mid-September. Please check back to see the updated status.
    • If scholarship funds to become available, the application deadline for spring semester will be December 1.

    Students must be admitted to the program in order to have their scholarship application reviewed. Questions or inquiries can be directed to CEUT@hamline.edu.