NC Teaching Fellows, will receive up to $4,125 a semester in forgivable loans for a commitment to serve as a science, mathematics, or special education teacher.

Funding for NC Teaching Fellows at UNC-Chapel Hill ranges from one to four years, depending on the entry point for each student.

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The NC Teaching Fellows funding will get distributed 3 times per year – in the summer*, fall, and spring.

*NOTE: If students are NOT taking summer school, then no summer funding will go into their account. Students intending to take summer classes must notify the Teaching Fellows Director in order to receive summer funding.

Funding Amount & Academic Requirements

High School Students

Funding: Up to $4,125 per semester for up to 8 semesters.

Academic Requirements: 2.7 minimum cumulative GPA with more than 24 hours of college credits or minimum unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 and scored at least 24 on ACT or 1,100 on SAT with fewer than 24 hours college credits

Programs: UNC-BEST, pre-MAT/MAT

Transfer Students

Funding:Up to $4,125 per semester for up to 6 semesters.

Academic Requirements: 2.7 minimum cumulative GPA with more than 24 hours of college credits or minimum unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 and scored at least 24 on ACT or 1,100 on SAT with fewer than 24 hours college credits

Programs: UNC-BEST, pre-MAT/MAT

UNC-BEST: UNC students majoring in biology, physics, mathematics, geological sciences, and chemistry can add secondary teacher licensure through additional coursework through the UNC-BEST program.

UNC Undergraduate Students

Funding: Up to $4,125 per semester for up to 4 semesters.

Academic Requirements: 2.7 minimum cumulative GPA with more than 24 hours of college credits

Programs: UNC-BEST, pre-MAT/MAT

Students with a Bachelor's Degree

Funding: Up to $4,125 per semester for up to 4 semesters.

Academic Requirements: 2.7 minimum cumulative GPA with more than 24 hours of college credits

Programs: UNC-BEST, pre-MAT/MAT

NOTE: NC law defines “Students with a Bachelor Degree” as individuals with a bachelor’s degree seeking preparation for teacher licensure