Critical Needs Scholarship
CRITICAL NEEDS SCHOLARSHIP 2018-2019
Use this link to apply for the Critical Needs Scholarship:
4:30 p.m. Friday, February 1, 2019, for fall 2018 semester
4:30 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2019, for spring 2019 semester
Applicants must be full-time employees of a Delaware public or charter school who teach on a valid Emergency Certificate in a critical need area as defined by the Delaware Department of Education.
Districts and charter schools will reimburse teachers for all or part of tuition and registration fees paid for up to three credits/term (fall and spring) of coursework that will enable them to achieve Standard Certification, within program funding limitations.
Recipients must complete course with a 2.0 GPA or higher on 4.0 scale ("C" or higher).
Delaware residency is not required.
Recipients can attend any regionally accredited college.
Teacher Shortage Areas in 2018-2019:
Bilingual - 1561
ELL - 1562
World Language -1565
Math - 1532 Middle Level and 1542 Secondary
Science - 1533 Middle Level and 1543 Secondary
Special Education: 1570 Early Childhood; 1571 Students with Disabilities; 1573 Autism; 1574 Deaf/Hard of Hearing; 1575 Visual Impairments
Business Education - 1551
AgriScience - 1550
Family and Consumer Sciences - 1554
School Nurse - 1582
Library/Media Specialist - 1580
English - 1531 Middle Level and 1540 Secondary
Immersion (Elementary/World Language) - 1521 Elementary Teacher (only if seeking Immersion position with demonstrated language proficiency)
Reimbursement is made for up to the cost of three credits per term (fall and spring). The maximum reimbursement per term for the 2018-19 academic year is:
- $1,531 for undergraduate coursework
- $5,481 for graduate coursework
- $30 for the registration fee (if any)
Higher Education Office / Critical Need Reimbursement Program
Complete the online application through the link below:
FALL Once you complete the online application please forward the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org before the application deadline of 4:30 PM February 1, 2019.
SPRING Once you complete the online application please forward the following documents to email@example.com before the application deadline of 4:30 PM June 28, 2019.
- Unofficial college transcript showing your name, the course name and the course grade for which reimbursement is being requested.
- Tuition statement from your college showing your name and indicating the tuition and fee for the course for which you are seeking reimbursement.
- A copy of your valid Emergency Certificate or Certificate of Eligibility for the critical need area in which you are currently teaching.
Please use the following deadlines to allow the Human Resource Office to process your requests:
January 25, 2019 (Fall)
June 21, 2019 (Spring)
Please contact Mrs. Karen Maske, HR Secretary, if you have questions.