The Minority Teacher Education Scholars (MTES) program is a collaborative performance-based scholarship program for African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, and Native American students administered by the Florida Fund for Minority Teachers, Inc. (FFMT).
The participating institutions include Florida College System institutions and public and private universities that have teacher education programs. A listing of eligible institutions and contact information is available at Florida Fund for Minority Teachers.
Applications are available on the FFMT website. The application deadline for the fall semester is July 1 and for the spring semester is November 1. A 100-300 word essay is required with the application.
The student will:
A) Be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. A student's residency and citizenship status are determined by the post-secondary institution. Questions regarding such status should be directed to the financial aid office or admissions office of the institution the student plans to attend.
B) Have not earned more than 18 hours of upper-division-level courses in education at the time of application.
C) Belong to one of the following racial groups: African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaskan native.
D) Be admitted into a teacher education program at any of the program's eligible participating post-secondary institutions.