TEACH Grant Funding Opportunities

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Now available for qualifying education students

The School of Education and Child Development at Drury University has gained approval from the U.S. Department of Education to offer TEACH Grant funding opportunities. This program is designed to target high need areas of teacher education, including certification tracks in high needs education areas. Specific information regarding high needs areas can be found here. Participants in this program receive funding to offset costs associated with training in these high need areas.

It is possible for candidates in elementary degree completion programs who pick up additional training in one of the high need areas to receive this funding provided they are committed to working in low income school as defined by the federal government. Drury’s Financial Aid department has developed an application process and the School of Education and Child Development will be making every effort to see that candidates preparing for work in these areas of certification have access to funding. Please contact us on the status of this opportunity at (417) 873-7271.

For any 2021-2022 TEACH Grant first disbursed on or after October 1, 2021 and before October 1, 2022, the maximum award of $4,000 is reduced by 5.7% ($228), resulting in a maximum award of $3,772.

For any 2022-2023 TEACH Grant first disbursed on or after October 1, 2022 and before October 1, 2023, the maximum award of $4,000 is reduced by 5.7% ($228), resulting in a maximum award of $3,772.

TEACH Grant Application

*2nd Bachelor's degree is NOT eligible.

*Current teachers or retirees must have expertise in a high-need field and be pursuing a Master's degree.

Student Eligibility Requirements

To receive a TEACH Grant you must:

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at
  • Be a US Citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Be enrolled in coursework that is necessary to begin a career in teaching.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 throughout your academic program for which you receive a Teach Grant.

Once you have been emailed by us that you are approved for the grant, you may then:

Teaching Obligation

  • To avoid repaying the TEACH Grant as a loan with interest, you must be a highly-qualified, full-time teacher in a high-need subject area at a school serving low-income.