who are selected for the MTES must:
a resident of the State of Florida.
a member of one of the following racial groups:
American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific
or American Indian/Alaskan Native.
newly admitted into a teacher education program
at any of FFMT's participating universities/colleges.
a junior and have not earned a baccalaureate degree
earned 60 credit hours or an AA degree.
not exceeded 18 hours of upper division education
courses at the time of application.
participating institution appoints a screening committee
to review each application. The committee nominates
candidates to FFMT’s administrative office,
which announces its final selection each semester.
Each new scholar will receive a congratulatory letter
and a promissory note that must be signed and returned
within 30 days of receipt. Scholars must keep a copy
of the promissory note to refer to the terms and conditions
of the scholarship. Scholars are selected on the basis
of qualities that would indicate their potential to
become good teachers. These qualities include writing
ability, communication skills, overall academic performance,
and evidence of commitment to the youth of America,
preferably demonstrated through volunteer activities.
consideration is given to community college graduates.
annual amount of the Minority Teacher Education Scholarship
Awards are only disbursed during the Fall and Spring
semesters, in the amount of $2,000 per semester. Students
may be eligible to receive the scholarship for up
to two consecutive years.
Florida Fund for Minority Teachers, Inc. hosts an
Annual Recruitment and Retention Conference. Scholars,
community college students, board members, school
district representatives, and institutional contacts
attend the conference each year. Conference sessions
and workshops provide participants with professional
development and networking skills. Community college
students are invited to attend the conference to learn
more about the advantages of entering the teaching
profession. District recruiters from across the state
use the conference as a recruiting venue.
conference is mandatory for all students who receive
receiving the scholarship must attend the Annual Recruitment
and Retention Conferences and maintain satisfactory
academic progress. The recipient's institution determines
satisfactory academic progress, however for the MTES,
recipients must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point
average and maintain full time enrollment. Upon graduation,
recipients are required to teach one year in a Florida
public school for each year they received the scholarship.
If recipients do not graduate within 2-3 years, or
if recipients do not teach in a Florida public school,
they will be required to repay the total amount of
the scholarship received at an annual interest rate
of eight percent (8%).
colleges and universities have been selected on the
basis of overall quality of the institution's teacher
education program, its record of commitment to the
education of minorities, and its stated goals to improve
teaching in Florida's public schools.
should contact the primary contact at the participating
institution for additional information on the MTES.
All applications must be turned into the primary contact
at the institution the student is attending or desires
Fall Semester: July 1
For Spring Semester: November 15