FFMT congratulates you on being awarded the Minority Teacher Education Scholarship (MTES). As always, FFMT hopes your semester is going well as you work closer to joining the ranks of Florida’s educators.
Please remember that as a FFMT scholar, you are obligated to teach in a Florida public school for the number of years you receive the MTES or you must repay the funds at an annual interest rate of 8 percent. For a copy of the promissory note that you were required to submit as a recipient, click here: Promissory Note.
Your scholarship may be renewable, up to 4 semesters, if you meet the following conditions each semester:
- Be enrolled in a teacher education program.
- Maintain at least a 2.50 grade point average.
- Maintain full-time status (12 credit hours).
- Attend FFMT's mandatory annual symposium.
In addition, it is your responsibility to update your file with FFMT to continue to receive important information regarding your scholarship. You can update your permanent or preferred mailing address, phone number, expected graduation date and other important information online.
You may request a deferment for any semester if you will not meet the requirements, such as full-time enrollment. In order to request a deferment, you must submit a Scholarship Deferment Request Form. Submission does not indicate automatic acceptance. You will be notified of approval or denial via electronic mail and/or US Postal Service mail.
Due to a limited number of scholarships available, it is important that FFMT is updated if there are any changes to your graduation date. Although the MTES is renewable for up to 4 semesters, you may be eligible for additional funding, depending on the length of your program. To be considered for a scholarship extension, submit a Scholarship Extension Request Form to our office. You will be notified of approval or denial via electronic mail and/or US Postal Service mail.
Contact Information Update
It is vital that FFMT have the most recent and up to date contact information for you. This will ensure that important letters and/or emails that you may receive concerning your scholarship are received. You can find the update form here.