What are the scholarship options?

The answer to this question depends on your end goal (CDA, associate degree, etc), and your current job.  The list below includes options for CDA assessment and renewal, Associate scholarships, and Bachelor scholarships.  This information can also be found in the T.E.A.C.H. application. 

CDA Scholarship Options

CDA Assessment (to pay for application fee)

  CDA+ CDA
T.E.A.C.H. Provides 85% of CDA Application Fee ($360)
Recipient Provides 15% of CDA Application Fee ($65)
Program Provides N/A
Education Requirement Iowa Community College Alliance's 12 recommended college credits 120 training hours or combination of college credits
Compensation $300 bonus (provided by T.E.A.C.H.) after credential is awarded $200 bonus (provided by T.E.A.C.H.) after credential is awarded
Commitment Remain in early childhood field in Iowa for 6 months after credential is awarded

 

CDA Renewal

  CDA-R (renewal, center based) CDA-RF (renewal, family child care)
T.E.A.C.H. Provides
Tuition: 70%
Books: 70%
Travel/Internet: $100
Recipient Provides
Tuition: 10%
Books: 10%
Tuition: 30%
Books: 30%
Program Provides
Tuition: 20%
Books: 20%
N/A
Education Requirement 3 credit hours at an Iowa college
Compensation $150 bonus (provided by T.E.A.C.H.) when class is completed and CDA is renewed.
Commitment Remain in current program for 6 months. 

 

Associate Scholarship Options

Center and Preschool Teacher Options - Associate Level Coursework

  AT1 (raise option) AT2 (bonus option) AT2+ (bonus option 2)
T.E.A.C.H. Provides
Tution: 80%
Books: 80%
Travel/Internet: $100/semester
Release time reimbursement
Tuition: 50%
Books: 50%
Travel/Internet: $100/semester
Release time reimbursement
$400 of bonus
Tuition: 30%
Books: 30%
Travel/Internet: $100/semester
Release time reimbursement
$800 bonus
Recipient Provides
Tuition: 10%
Books: 10%
Employer Provides
Tuition: 10%
Books: 10%
Release time (paid time off)
4% annual raise
Tuition: 40%
Books: 40%
Release time (paid time off)
$400 of bonus
Tuition: 60%
Books: 60%
Release time (paid time off)
Education 9-15 college credits
Compensation 4% annual raise $800 annual bonus $800 annual bonus
Commitment Additional year at sponsoring program

Family Child Care - Associate Level Coursework

  AF1
T.E.A.C.H. Provides
Tuition: 50%
Books: 50%
Travel/Internet: $100/semester
Release time reimbursement
Recipient Provides
Tuition: 50%
Books: 50%
Education Requirement 9-15 credits
Compensation $400 annual bonus
Commitment Additional year in family child care

 

Director Options - Associate Level Coursework

  AD1 (raise option) AD2 (bonus option) AD2+ (bonus option 2) AD3 (director owner)
T.E.A.C.H. Provides
Tuition: 80%
Books: 80%
Travel/Internet: $100/semester
Tuition: 50%
Books: 50%
Travel/Internet: $100/semester
$400 of bonus
Tuition: 30%
Books: 30%
Travel/Internet: $100/semester
$800 bonus
Tuition: 80%
Books: 80%
Travel/Internet: $100/semester
$400 annual bonus
Recipient Provides
Tuition: 10%
Books: 10%
Tuition: 10%
Books: 10%
Tuition: 10%
Books: 10%
Tuition: 20%
Books: 20%
Employer Provides
Tuition: 10%
Books: 10%
4% annual raise
Tuition: 40%
Books: 40%
$400 of bonus
Tuition: 60%
Books: 60%
Extra bonus suggested
Education 9-18 credits
Compensation 4% annual raise $800 annual bonus $800 annual bonus $400 minimum annual bonus
Commitment Additional year at sponsoring program

 

Teacher Options, Part Day Employees - Associate Level Coursework

  AP1 - Part Day (bonus option) AP+ - Part Day (bonus option 2)
T.E.A.C.H. Provides
Tuition: 80%
Books: 80%
Travel/Internet: $100/semester
$150 of bonus
Tuition: 70%
Books: 70%
Travel/Internet: $100/semester
$300 bonus
Recipient Provides
Tuition: 10%
Books: 10%
Employer Provides
Tuition: 10%
Books: 10%
$150 of bonus
Tuition: 20%
Books: 20%
Education 9-20 credits
Compensation $300 annual bonus
Commitment Additional year at sponsoring program

Onee Class Model - Associate Level Coursework

  Family Child Care Teacher/ Director
T.E.A.C.H. Provides
Tuition: 70%
Books: 70%
Travel/Internet: $100/semester
$100 bonus
Recipient Provides
Tuition: 30%
Books: 30%
Tuition: 10%
Books: 10%
Employer Provides N/A
Tuition: 20%
Books: 20%
Education Requirement 3 credit hours at Iowa College 
Compensation $100 bonus when final grade is submitted
Commitment  9 months committment in current program after grade is awarded

Bachelor Scholarship Options

Teacher Options - Bachelor Level Coursework

  BT1 (raise option) BT2 (bonus option) BT2+ (bonus option 2)
T.E.A.C.H. Provides
Tuition: 80%
Books: 80%
Travel/Internet: $100/semester
Release time reimbursement
Tuition: 70%
Books: 70%
Travel/Internet: $100/semester
Release time reimbursement
$500 of bonus
Tuition: 55%
Books: 55%
Travel/Internet: $100/semester
Release time reimbursement
$1000 bonus
Recipient Proivdes
Tuition: 10%
Books 10%
Employer Provides
Tuition: 10%
Books: 10%
Release time
4% annual raise
Tuition: 20%
Books: 20%
Release time
$500 of bonus
Tuition: 35%
Books: 35%
Release time
Education 9-18 credits
Compensation 4% annual raise $1000 annual bonus $1000 annual bonus
Commitment Additional year at sponsoring program

 

Family Child Care - Bachelor Level Coursework

  BF1
T.E.A.C.H. Provides
Tuition: 60%
Books: 60%
Travel/Internet: $100/semester
Release time reimbursement
Recipient Provides
Tuition: 40%
Books: 40%
Education 9-18 credits
Compensation $450 annual bonus
Commitment Additional year in family child care

 

Director Options - Bachelor Level Coursework

  BD1 (raise option) BD2 (bonus option) BD2+ (bonus option 2) BD3 (director owner)
T.E.A.C.H. Provides
Tuition: 80%
Books: 80%
Travel/Internet: $100/semester
 
Tuition: 70%
Books: 70%
Travel/Internet: $100/semester
$500 of bonus
Tuition: 55%
Books: 55%
Travel/Internet: $100/semester
$1000 bonus
Tuition: 60%
Books: 60%
Travel/Internet: $100/semester
$400 bonus
Recipient Provides
Tuition: 10%
Books: 10%
Tuition: 10%
Books: 10%
Tuition: 10%
Books: 10%
Tuition: 40%
Books: 40%
Employer Provides
Tuition: 10%
Books: 10%
4% Annual Raise
Tuition: 20%
Books: 20%
$500 of annual bonus
Tuition: 35%
Books: 35%
Extra bonus suggested
Education 9-18 credits
Compensation 4% annual raise $1000 annual bonus $1000 annual bonus $500 minimum annual bonus
Commitment Additional year at sponsoring program

 

Teacher Options, Part Day Employees - Bachelor Level Coursework

  BP1 - Part Day (bonus option)  BP+ - Part Day (bonus option 2)
T.E.A.C.H. Provides
Tuition: 70%
Books: 70%
Travel/Internet: $100/semester
$275 of bonus
Tuition: 60%
Books: 60%
Travel/Internet: $100/semester
$550 bonus
Recipient Provides
Tuition: 10%
Books: 10%
Employer Provides
Tuition: 20%
Books: 20%
$275 of bonus
Tuition: 30%
Books: 30%
Education 9-20 credits
Compensation $550 annual bonus
Commitment Additional year at sponsoring program

3 Credit Model - Bachelor Level Coursework

  Family Child Care Teacher/Director
T.E.A.C.H. Provides
Tuition: 70%
Books: 70%
Travel/Internet: $100
$200 Bonus
Recipient Provides
Tuition: 30%
Books: 30%
Tuition: 10%
Books: 10%
Employer Provides N/A
Tuition: 20%
Books: 20%
Education Requirement 3 credit hours at Iowa College 
Compensation $200 Bonus when final grade is submitted 
Commitment 9 months commitment in current program after grade is awarded