Applications are now open for the MI Future Educator Fellowship and the MI Future Educator Stipend, offering $10,000 scholarships for up to 2,500 future Michigan educators and $9,600 payments for student teachers.
By lowering the cost of higher education, the state can hire and train more qualified teachers. Getting this done will help bring down class sizes and provide individualized attention to support students and get them on track for long-term success. The scholarships were created and funded in the bipartisan education budget the governor signed earlier this year which also included the highest state per-student investment in Michigan history and record investments in school infrastructure, mental health, and school safety.
“Not only will this program help lower the financial barrier many face when seeking to become an educator, it will help our state reinvigorate the ranks of those seeking to become educators, which will help address the shortage of staff across the state,” said David Hecker, President of AFT Michigan.
See Gov. Whitmer’s October 31, 2022 press release for more details about the MI Future Educator Fellowship.