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Grow your own teacher Scholarship for EAs

Degrees Offered

If you are an Educational Assistant (EA) who is currently working in the classroom, this opportunity is for you!  The Grow Your Own Teacher Program is an opportunity provided by the State of New Mexico for assistance to defray the cost of tuition, books, supplies and living expenses.  This is a needs-based scholarship and financial need is determined by Highlands’ Financial Aid Office.  Also, preference for this scholarship will be given to EAs who work in bilingual and/or ESL classrooms.  The eligibility requirements are:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and resident of NM
  • You must have been working as an EA for two years
  • You must be in good standing with your school district
  • You must be enrolled at least 1/2 time
  • You must complete the FAFSA

Apply for your scholarship today!

  • Personal Information

  • Gender
  • Predominant Ethnic Background (required for federal reporting)
  • Educational Information

  • List the current undergraduate courses in progress
  • Educational Assistant Experience:


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