BALTIMORE COUNTY—Baltimore County Public schools are looking in its own classrooms for their future teachers—and offering scholarships loans to those who plan on becoming a teacher.

“Our students are exactly the kinds of people we want teaching in our schools – intellectually curious, creative, and hardworking,” said Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams.

“Teaching offers so much – the opportunity to inspire others, share knowledge, and help shape the community and the future workforce. It is a high-impact career and one with great employment opportunities.”

Through the BCPS Scholarship Loan Program, BCPS students can apply for a loan scholarship worth $4,000 per year for up to four years.

Renewal awards are automatic, pending transcript verification of grade point average (in good academic standing) and full-time status. The award may be used for tuition, fees, books, or educational supplies.

The application and a fact sheet about the program are available online. The application deadline is March 2, 2020.

To apply, BCPS high school seniors must have a minimum GPA of 2.80 and submit an application accompanied with a resume documenting school and community activities and three letters of recommendation.

Once accepted into the program, recipients must sign a promissory note, agreeing to teach full-time in a Baltimore County public school, one year for each year of the award; enroll full-time in an approved teacher education program at a Maryland institution; maintain Maryland residency; and begin employment within six months of college graduation. Failure to maintain eligibility for the award based on GPA, full-time status or Maryland residency requirement, will require that the recipient repay the scholarship.

The BCPS Office of Human Resources will notify scholarship recipients of their award by April 1, 2020. For more information, please contact Carla Simons at csimons@bcps.org.

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