CLOVIS (KSMX) – The New Mexico Higher Education Department announced yesterday, that they are awarding millions of dollars in scholarship funds to New Mexico colleges and universities for teaching and education scholarships, providing up to $3,000 per semester toward each eligible applicant’s tuition and fees beginning this fall.
The Teacher Preparation Affordability Act was signed into law by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham this year, providing up to $10 million for students studying education with the intention to become teachers.
The Grow Your Own Teachers Act, was also signed into law this year, providing more than half a million dollars for educational assistants to complete programs of study and become licensed teachers. Scholarship recipients under this program receive up to an additional $3,000 per semester as well as paid time off from their schools to complete their degree and licensure requirements.
Teachers are needed all across the state and at all grade levels. These scholarship programs have been designed to help address this widespread teacher shortage.