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Teacher of the Year Grant Application

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The Teacher of the Year grant is a renewable $375 or $750 grant for new A&M-Commerce graduate students beginning graduate oursework in Spring 2023 semester that have been named teacher of the year. This grant is limited to educators teaching in Texas. 

Funding for this grant is limited. Please complete the information at the bottom of this page.

In order to qualify for the Teacher of the Year grant you must:

  • Complete and submit the information below.
  • Be a NEW graduate student at A&M-Commerce.
  • Apply and gain full, conditional, or nondegree admission to a master’s, specialist, doctoral, graduate certificate, or professional certification program at A&M-Commerce through ApplyTexas.
  • Submit proof of having won a Teacher of the Year award (certificate of Teacher of the Year or email from principal)
  • Enroll in a minimum of three hours of graduate coursework no later than  January 17, 2023 for Spring 2023 to be eligible for a $375 award or enroll in a minimum of six hours of graduate coursework no later than January 17, 2023 for Spring 2023 to be eligible for a $750 award.

All above requirements must be met by January 17, 2023 for Spring 2023 in order to be eligible for the Teacher of the Year grant.  

Funds cannot be awarded in combination with any other Graduate Funding Initiative (CAG, TRIO, Stop-Out, Quick Start).

You will be notified if you are awarded the Teacher of the Year grant and your account will be credited the appropriate amount. If you are receiving financial aid during the Spring 2023 semester there may be a need to adjust your total financial aid package. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships (903-886-5096) FAO.Web@tamuc.edu if you have questions regarding your financial aid package. If you have questions regarding this grant, please email Gilbert.Naizer@tamuc.edu.

Please review and initial below:

I understand that if I am awarded this grant, I must be enrolled in a minimum of three hours of graduate coursework no later than or January 17, 2023 for Spring 2023 to be eligible for a $375 award or enroll in a minimum of six hours of graduate coursework no later than January 17, 2023 for Spring 2023 to be eligible for a $750 award I will forfeit this award.