Arizona Teachers Academy

Scholarship Details
  • The scholarship covers all tuition and mandatory fees for participating teacher certification programs at the University of Arizona once an applicant has already accepted all other non-loan aid, such as institutional and private scholarships and federal Pell grants. The ATA Scholarship does not cover course fees or study abroad charges.
  • Applicants awarded an ATA scholarship will not be charged tuition or mandatory fees for the duration of their time in a participating certification program. Undergraduate students have a maximum of eight semesters to complete their teaching certification program (enrollment must be full-time, continuous, and in good standing).  Graduate students have a maximum of four semesters.
  • In exchange, each teacher, upon successful completion of their participating teacher certification program, commits to teaching full-time in any public or charter school in the state of Arizona for as many years as they received Academy funding — one-year minimum for any funds received.
  • Failure to honor this service commitment may result in students having to repay all or a portion of the ATA funds they received.  Scholarship recipients have a one-year grace period from when they complete their teaching certification program to find a full-time position at a public or charter school in Arizona.
  • You may apply for the ATA Scholarship prior to being accepted into a participating teacher certification program at the University of Arizona.  However, your scholarship application will not be considered until you are accepted into a program.
  • Application Deadlines
    • ATA Scholarship applications for Spring 2020 are no longer being accepted. Applications for Spring 2021 will open late Summer 2020.
    • Those starting their teacher certification program in Summer 2020 must submit their ATA application by Friday, February 28, 2020. Applicants should expect to be notified of the selection committee's decision by mid-Spring 2020.
    • Those starting their teacher certification program in Fall 2020 are encouraged to submit their ATA application by Monday, June 8, 2020. Applicants should expect to be notified of the selection committee's decision by late June 2020.
  • Once scholarship recipients complete their certification program, they are eligible for new teacher support during their first year of certified teaching. This support includes instructional coaching, access to content and instructional resources, and opportunities to participate in professional development events exclusive to the ATA.
  • For additional questions about the ATA Scholarship itself, please contact us by email.