Workforce diversity and access to postsecondary education are both key to creating a more creative and productive workforce.
That’s why McDaniel College (MD) is partnering with the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) to create Teachers for Tomorrow (T4T), a college scholarship program aimed at increasing higher education access and affordability for low-income students and developing a more diverse workforce in Howard County.
The first-of-its-kind program will offer full scholarships to successful low-income HCPSS students who commit to work in the school district after graduation for three years. Students selected for T4T will receive full tuition, room and board from McDaniel.
Students can choose any major as long as they minor in Education and complete a period of student teaching. Participants must also maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 in their major and graduate within four years. After they successfully complete the Maryland State Board of Education certification process, they can choose to teach or work in HCPSS for three years.
McDaniel hopes the program will create a teaching corps with a “more diverse, well educated, well trained workforce” able to apply the skills learned at McDaniel and HCPSS post-graduation.