Applications Available for Prospective Teacher Scholarship Loan (PTSL) Program

January 31, 2011

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Prospective Teacher Scholarship Loan (PTSL) is a competitive, merit-based scholarship-loan program available to high school seniors and current undergraduate students who have chosen to enter the teaching profession. The application is available at CFNC.org/PTSL. The deadline for 2011-12 scholarships is April 15, 2011.

The annual PTSL award is $2,500 per year if the student is a freshman or a sophomore, and $4,000 per year for juniors and seniors. Recipients agree to teach one year in a N.C. public school for each year of funding they receive or repay the funds in cash with interest.

Only students who will enroll in a teacher preparation program at an eligible North Carolina college or university and plan to pursue a degree that leads to teacher licensure as a certified teacher are eligible to apply.

For more information visit the website, call 866-866-CFNC (2362) or email information@ncseaa.edu.

About CFNC

College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) is a free service of the State of North Carolina that helps students plan, apply, and pay for college. CFNC is a partnership of Pathways, the N.C. State Education Assistance Authority, and College Foundation, Inc.

  • Pathways, created by the N.C. General Assembly in 1999, is a state-wide initiative to increase the college-going rate of North Carolinians by providing: comprehensive college and career planning resources; electronic applications and transcripts accepted by all 110 North Carolina colleges and universities; and, information on student financial aid and college affordability. Pathways is administered by The University of North Carolina General Administration in collaboration with the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, the N.C. Community College System, and the N.C. Independent Colleges and Universities.
  • The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA), established in 1965, is the State agency that promotes access to higher education by administering financial aid and savings programs, informing students and families about paying for college, teaching educators about financial aid administration, and advocating for resources to support students.
  • College Foundation, Inc. (CFI), a nonprofit corporation serving North Carolina students and families since 1955, administers a portfolio of more than $3.3 billion, including low-interest federal education loans, in addition to the State’s college grant programs, and the tax-advantaged “529″ college savings program on behalf of the N.C. State Education Assistance Authority. CFI also delivers information to North Carolina students and families about paying for college and provides technology services for CFNC.org.

CFNC offers resources toll-free at 1-866-866-CFNC and at CFNC.org.

SOURCE College Foundation of North Carolina

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