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Eriksson M.A.T. Graduate Scholars

Eriksson M.A.T. Scholars are students selected to receive up to $5,000 each fall and spring semesters, to include the semester in which they student teach, to help them prepare for science and mathematics high school or middle school teaching careers.   

These scholars hold undergraduate degrees in STEM fields and are returning to seek credentials for teaching science or mathematics to high school or middle school students.  


Minimum Qualifications:


1. Have an earned B.S. in a STEM field with 3.0 GPA.

2. Be accepted into the APSU College of Graduate Studies for the M.A.T. degree program.

3. Be willing to complete at least two courses per semester of funding. (Completing three courses per semester is recommended.)

Application Materials:


1. Email ErikssonPrograms@apsu.edu to request an application.

2. Submit current resume/vitae.

3. Provide a statement of impact, 500 words or less, in which you address how this opportunity will impact you personally, financially and professionally as well as how it will impact your future students. 

4. Have recommendation from building supervisor, preferably an assistant principal or principal, and/or recommendation from a college faculty member familiar with your academic skills. 

5. Submit a copy of unofficial undergraduate transcript(s) and, if applicable, unofficial copies of graduate transcript(s).

At the end of each semester, Eriksson M.A.T. Scholars who maintain a 3.2 term and cumulative GPA will be invited to continue participation as a scholar without the need for reapplication. When a student accepts Eriksson funding, the student is obligated to teach for one academic for each semester of funding received. Should this obligation not be met, the monies received must be returned.

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