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Teaching Funding - Grants and Scholarships

In addition to the general grant, loan, and scholarship programs described on the financial aid Web site, there are several special aid programs targeted directly toward students pursuing teaching degrees.

AACC Foundation Scholarships

The AACC Foundation also offers several scholarships targeted toward teaching students (Ernest and Lena Florestano Scholarship, Drs. Robert E. and Lila R. Schwartz Scholarship, Lisa Lynn Troyer Memorial Scholarship, and the Beverly H. Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship). To apply for all foundation scholarships, please complete the AACC Institutional Scholarship Application.

Maryland Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant

The Maryland Higher Education Commission offers this grant to students who plan to work in certain career fields including teaching. For more information, visit the MHEC web site.

Child Care Career and Professional Development Grant
See the Flyer PDF for more information.

The Child Care Career and Professional Development Grant funded by the Maryland State Department of Education Office of Child Care provides funds for individuals working in child care to pursue coursework that leads to a certificate or degree related to the child care field.

Continuing Education Job Training Scholarship 
If you are completing non-credit training for the CDA, Family Childcare Provider, Nanny/Au Pair, or 90 hour preschool childcare, you may be eligible for funding.  For more information and an application, visit