The purpose of the Act is to encourage eligible New Mexico students to attend and complete an accredited public education department approved teacher preparation program at a New Mexico public post-secondary educational institution or a tribal college by providing a scholarship opportunity. The scholarship is intended to help defray the educational expenses charged by the public post-secondary institution or tribal college including tuition, fees, books and course supplies and living expenses.
Students shall contact the teacher preparation program at the relevant institution for scholarship application instructions.
Students shall apply directly to the teacher preparation program at the relevant institution.
Institutions shall make awards based on financial need. Awards shall not exceed $6,000 per academic year.
The scholarship shall continue as the recipient maintains satisfactory academic progress at the eligible educational institution, but in no event shall the recipient receive the scholarship for more than five academic years.
The amount of the scholarship award to the recipient shall be based on financial need not exceed $6,000 per year.
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