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T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Eligibility

TEACH college scholarship eligibility and requirements

Eligibility and Requirements

Who is eligible?

Early care and education teachers, assistant teachers, family child care providers, and center directors who meet the criteria below:

  • Are employed fulltime in a licensed child care setting or at least 20 hours a week if working towards Early Childhood Teacher qualifications. Have worked at current child care program for at least 90 days by the start of the scholarship.
  • Are earning $17/hour or less (teacher and assistants), or $25/hour or less (owners, directors) at the time of application.
  • Are pursuing an undergraduate Early Childhood degree, Early Childhood Credential, Early Childhood Teacher Qualification or Director Qualification.

What kind of commitments are recipients required to make?

Each recipient must pay a portion of the cost of the tuition, and must attend and successfully complete all courses. Recipients must remain at the sponsoring center for six months to one year following the scholarship year.

What kind of commitments are programs required to make?

Programs are required to pay a portion of the tuition costs. Each program must reward a bonus upon completion of the scholarship requirements, and must provide the recipient 2 hours of paid release time from work each week to attend classes or study.

Where can I go to college and what kinds of classes would I take?

To learn more about Colorado colleges, their early childhood curriculums, and the various credential and degrees available to early childhood education professionals, visit the Early Childhood Professional Development Team.

Review Colorado College and University Directories to learn more about the credential and degree programs available. College or university advisors can help you select the program that is right for you. 

Scholarship Types

T.E.A.C.H. Colorado offers three scholarship models - licensing, associate degree and bachelor's degree. Download the scholarship guide to compare each model.