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2018-2019 Teach Nevada Scholarship (NVS)

Scholarships to Nevada IHEs and Training Programs
to Support Students Pursuing a Teaching License

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Nevada Department of Education (NDE) - Office of Educator Development and Support

Deadline Date:

02/26/18 5:00 PM Receipt

Description:

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Scholarships of up to $3,000 per semester to Nevada colleges, universities, and other certification programs to support students who are pursuing initial teaching licensure. Licensure providers will distribute scholarships to new students in teacher preparation programs. Students must have the intent to obtain a license to teach grades K-12, early childhood, or special education.

Background/Overview/General Information:

The Teach Nevada Scholarship (Teach NVS) was created in the State General Fund during Nevada’s 78th Legislative Session (2015) via Senate Bill 511 (SB511) and is codified in NRS 391A.550 – 391A.590. The scholarship program was continued in the 2017 Legislative Session through appropriations in Senate Bill 544. The purpose of Teach NVS is to provide scholarships to new students pursuing initial teacher licensure programs through state-approved universities, colleges, or alternative routes to licensure (ARL) providers.

The State Board of Education (SBE):
a) Shall establish the number of annual scholarships based upon the money available;
b) Shall review all applications submitted and award grants of money to approved universities, colleges, or other providers of ARL programs to the extent that money is available in an amount determined by the SBE; and
c) May adopt any regulations necessary to carry out the provisions of the Teach NVS.

Use of Funds

Student (through their program) receives 75% of award during each semester of attendance and the remaining 25% is to be deposited into a trust account established by NDE.

The 25% remains in the trust account until the student completes the preparation program, has maintained employment at a Nevada public school for five consecutive years, teaches for three out of the five years at a school on the eligible school list, and meets any other requirements established by the State Board.

Funds awarded to preparation programs from the Teach NVS may not be used for the purposes of administrative functions related to scholarship activities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172230

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$2,500,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $3,000/semester can be awarded to each student, not to exceed a total of $24,000/student.

The intent of these funds is to provide as close to full scholarships as possible. Therefore, students can only be awarded less if the tuition costs per semester are less than $3,000. If the tuition is higher than $3,000 per semester, a program must award no more than $3,000 per semester.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The purpose of Teach NVS is to provide scholarships to new students pursuing initial teacher licensure programs through state-approved universities, colleges, or alternative routes to licensure (ARL) providers.

Providers which receive Teach NVS funds must award scholarships to newly-recruited students who enter with the intent to complete a teacher preparation program which makes the student eligible to obtain a license to teach early childhood, grades K-12, or special education.

Pursuant to NRS 391A.585, eligible students may include, without limitation:
a) Recent high school graduates who have not yet enrolled in a teacher preparation program;
b) Students who are currently enrolled in a non-education related college/university degree program and change their academic program to teacher preparation;
c) Students who have completed some credits at a university or college who re-enroll in a teacher preparation program;
d) Students who possess a bachelor’s degree in a non-education related field and chose to pursue an ARL program for teaching;
e) Veterans and the spouses of veterans; and
f) Students who have had some experience working in a classroom, including, without limitation, as a paraprofessional or substitute teacher.

* Funding was appropriated by the legislature to increase the number of students pursuing acareer in teaching. Therefore, students who are already enrolled in a traditional or ARL preparation program in Nevada at the time of scholarship application are NOT eligible.

The SBE will prioritize the award of grants to programs which provide scholarships to a greater number of recipients who:
a) Are veterans or the spouses of veterans;
b) Have been economically disadvantaged;
c) Belong to a racial or ethnic minority group; or
d) Will be eligible to teach in a subject area in Elementary, Secondary Language Arts, Secondary Math, Secondary Science, or Special Education.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received by 5:00 PM on Friday, February 26, 2018.

No later than August 31, 2018 at 5:00 PM (Pacific time), entities that are tentatively allocated Teach NVS Funds shall submit scholarship recipient information to NDE.

Timeline:
-February 2, 2018: Application Posted on NDE Website
-February 26, 2018 (5PM): Application Submission Deadline
-Application Review by NDE Staff (applicants may be contacted to provide clarification/additional information)
-March 15, 2018: Initial/Tentative Allocation Recommendations to SBE
-March 16, 2018: Application Status Notification to Program Coordinators (if awardees identified by SBE on March 15)
-August 31, 2018 (5PM): Awardees Submit Scholarship Recipient Information to NDE (Names, programs, projected start / completion date, award amounts, etc.)
-July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019: Programs Submit Requests for Reimbursement and Accompanying Supporting Documents
-End of Each Semester: Awardees Submit Scholarship Recipient Information to NDE (names, program completers, program separators, etc.)

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Matthew Borek, Education Programs Professional
702-486-6489
mborek@doe.nv.gov

Nevada Department of Education
Office of Educator Development and Support
Teach Nevada Application Submissions
c/o Matthew Borek
9890 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89183

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Nevada