Scholarships/Financial Aid I should look into?

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  1. noone1982

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    Hello,

    I am graduating with my BS in Physics this semester, well I should! I would like to enter a one year teaching program this spring. What type of scholarships or financial aid should I look into?

    I figure that wanting to be a physics teacher should open me up to alot of grants, scholarships, etc but how do I get it? Is it available?
     
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  3. Malcolm

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    What state are you in?
     
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    Massachusetts

    I am trying to search for grants and such, but they all seem too petty to matter i.e. $250 and such. Blah.

    How did you guys get through your masters program whilst a student? Just accrue loans?
     
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    I funded my credential with a combination of Pell grants, state university grants, and Federal direct loans. The loans are eligible for forgiveness under a state program, up to $19,000 for four years qualifying teaching. IIRC $5000 is eligible for forgiveness under a Federal program. So, almost all of it will eventually be paid for by the government.

    Check out the Robert Noyce scholarship, $10,000 or more. Should be right up your alley.
     
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    This scholarship states I must teach in a high need school district. Is this basically the same for all forgiveness programs? That I must teach in an urban school or similar?
     

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