Scholarships and Financial Aid

South Carolina Teaching Fellows

Contact: Lynn Dowd, Newberry College Teaching Fellows Director

Teaching Fellows participate in advanced enrichment programs in Teaching Fellows Institutions, professional development opportunities during summer months, involvement with communities and businesses throughout the state and receive up to $6000 in yearly scholarships for four years while they complete a degree leading to teacher certification. The scholarship provides up to $5700 for tuition and board and $300 for summer enrichment programs (contingent on funding from the S.C. General Assembly) administered by the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, & Advancement (CERRA). A Fellow agrees to teach in South Carolina one year for every year he/she received the Fellowship.

Applications are available from High School Guidance Counselors, Teacher Cadet Instructors, and may be downloaded from the Cerra Website.  The application, which is the first phase of the process, includes documentation of academic achievement as well as school activities, a separate indicator for Teacher Cadet and ProTeam participation, three references, and a short narrative. High school seniors who are legal residents of South Carolina , enrolled in any public, private or home school at the time of application are encouraged to apply to become a S.C. Teaching Fellow.

South Carolina Teacher Loan Program

Contact: Newberry College Financial Aid Office

The South Carolina Teacher Loan Program was established by the State of South Carolina through the Education Improvement Act of 1984 to entice talented and qualified students into the teaching profession. This loan is cancelled by teaching in South Carolina public schools in an area of critical need. For more information regarding cancellation benefits and current critical geographical and subject needs, visit the SC Student Loan Corporation's web site at Note: Due to limited funding, meeting all criteria and deadlines does not mean you will be accepted into the Teacher Loan Program.

Call Me MISTER - Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models

Contact: John Lesaine, Campus Director

The mission of the Call Me MISTER initiative is to increase the pool of available teachers from a broader more diverse background particularly among the State's lowest performing elementary schools. Student participants are largely selected from among under-served, socio-conomically disadvantaged and educationally at-risk communities.

RE - MAST - Recruit and Engage Math and Science Teachers

Contact: Colette Reamer, RE-MAST Master Teacher

RE- MAST is a National Science Foundation grant awarded to Newberry College for the purpose of supporting and recruiting both current undergraduate students and career changers to become math or science teachers. More details can be found on theRE-MAST Program link.

Scholarships and Financial Aid