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Minority Teaching Fellows

Sponsored by: Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation

Applicant must be a Tennessee resident and United States citizen who is a minority student enrolled full-time at an eligible Tennessee post-secondary institution. Applicant must be an entering freshman with a 2.75 high school GPA with at least an 18 ACT/860 SAT on a national test date. Continuing college students with a 2.5 cumulative GPA may also apply.


Application Deadline March 15
Scholarship, Grant, Fellowship or Contest Loan
Number of Applications 200
Required areas of study teacher education, teacher licensure
Awarded every year? yes
Recipient must maintain a 2.5 GPA and full-time enrollment.
Must be repaid?
Recipient will incur a teaching obligation one year for each year award is received; must be repaid if obligation is not met.
Required to attend a specific school? no



Max $5,000
Average $5,000
Min $5,000


Max 116
Average 116
Min 116

Contact Information

Naomi B. Derryberry
Director of Grant and Scholarship Programs
Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation
Suite 1510 Parkway Towers
404 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243-0820 United States

Phone: (615) 741-1346
Fax: (315) 735-1608

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