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Minority Teacher Scholarship

The Indiana Legislation created the Minority Teacher Scholarship Program to address the critical shortage of minorities (defined as Black and Hispanic students in the statute) in the teaching field.


To be eligible the student must satisfy the following:

  • Be a minority student (defined as Black or Hispanic per IC 21-13-6) seeking a teaching certification. For details on teaching licensure, visit the Bayh College of Education.
  • Be an Indiana resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Be admitted to an eligible institution as a full-time student (12 credits or more) or already attending as a full-time student.
  • Be pursuing or intending to pursue a course of study that would enable the student, upon graduation, to teach in an accredited school in Indiana.
  • Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current year.
  • Not be in default on a state or federally-funded student loan or have an overpayment on a federal grant.
To Apply

Submit a completed William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship Application through: ScholarTrack View the Application Filing Deadlines to view the application and submission deadlines.


Minority students demonstrating financial need may receive up to $4,000 annually. Students who do not show financial need are eligible for up to $1,000.


Recipients of the scholarship must:

  • Maintain at least a 2.0 GPA; and
  • Reapply each year.
  • Pursue a program which leads to a teaching degree; and
  • Agree to apply for a teaching position in an accredited school in Indiana following the student's certification as a teacher, and if hired, to teach for at least three (3) years.

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