A new scholarship is available for student teachers at Grand Valley State University. The Detroit Student Teacher Scholarship is available for up to 20 students this fall. It is available to students that do their students teaching at an approved charter schools in Detroit.
The scholarship will cover the tuition cost for the semester, roughly $6,500. Leaders in the school of Education say the scholarship provides an opportunity for students to teach in a new environment, and open doors to possible job opportunities after graduation. Tim Wood, Grand Valley's associate vice president for charter schools says "They will also be serving students who need the highest amount of additional academic assistance."
Seven students earned the scholarship this semester. All of them are teaching in one of three GVSU authorized Detroit charter schools.