Teacher Preparation Affordability Scholarship Program

The TPAS application is currently closed. Thank you for your interest.

The purpose of the Act is to encourage eligible New Mexico students to attend and complete an accredited public education department approved teacher preparation program at a New Mexico public post-secondary educational institution or a tribal college by providing a scholarship opportunity. The scholarship is intended to help defray the educational expenses charged by the public post-secondary institution or tribal college including tuition, fees, books and course supplies and living expenses.

Eligibility Checklist

▫ Submitted FAFSA AY 20-21

▫ A resident of New Mexico or is eligible for the nondiscrimination waiver.

▫ Enrolled at least half-time in a teacher preparation program

▫ Has not earned appropriate educational credentials to be licensed