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$1000 Future Dope Teacher Scholarship


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Available: Jul. 08, 2021

Deadline: Aug. 31, 2022


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Meet Gerardo

Gerardo Muñoz began teaching social studies in 2000. A tireless champion of anti-oppression awareness and training, he is the recipient of many awards including the Grogan Family and Jared Polis Foundation Teacher Recognition Award in 2006, the University of Denver Summit Award in 2009, and the Denver Public Schools Mile High Teacher Award in 2012. Muñoz received his Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver.

How to Apply to the Future Dope Teacher Scholarship

We love that you’re becoming a teacher. And so do other Colorado educators like Gerardo. We love it so much that we’re offering a $1,000 scholarship to Colorado teaching program applicants.

As a Future Dope Teacher, we encourage you to apply! Here's how.

  1. Sign up for a TEACH Colorado account.
  2. Submit an application to one of Colorado’s teacher preparation programs.
  3. Complete this form and provide proof of your application by August 31.
  4. Once all of these steps are complete, you'll be entered to win a $1,000 scholarship to help cover the cost of your tuition


Eligible Programs

Apply to a TEACH Colorado partner teaching program. Find a program that fits your needs, here: https://colorado.teach.org/programs-search

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How does the Future Dope Teacher Scholarship work?

The Future Dope Teacher Scholarship is an award for future teachers like you! Simply 1) sign up for a free TEACH account and then 2) apply to any of Colorado’s educator preparation programs (EPPs) to be eligible for the scholarship. All eligible submissions will be entered into a random drawing. You must be admitted to and enroll in a Colorado EPP to receive the scholarship funds.

How many scholarships are awarded?

TEACH Colorado will award one Future Dope Teacher Scholarship. Applying multiple times does not increase your chances of winning, and any duplicate entries for future deadlines will be considered ineligible. Please only submit one application.

Who is eligible to apply?

Only individuals pursuing initial teacher licensure through a Colorado teacher preparation program are eligible. Current teachers looking to add credentials to their license and/or those pursuing administrator certification are not eligible.

When should I apply for the scholarship?

You should apply for the scholarship after you’ve…

1. Created a free TEACH Colorado account (sign up here!)


2. Applied to a Colorado EPP and will be enrolled during the fall 2021 semester.

Is there a GPA requirement?

No. However, your EPP may have its own GPA requirements for admission into their program.

What type of document should I provide as proof?

You should provide a document that includes proof of your application to one of our educator preparation programs. The document should be a copy of an official document or email from the institution, including the date received, and should be provided as a PDF, screenshot or image file.

The document should make clear that you will be enrolled in a Colorado teacher preparation in fall of 2021. 

To submit the form, you’ll need to create a URL that links to the documents you wish to share. You can create a URL by uploading the document to a cloud sharing service like Google Drive, Dropbox, or Office 365.

What if I can’t get the form to work?

To submit the form, you’ll need to create a URL that links to the documents you wish to share. You can create a URL by uploading the document to a cloud sharing service like Google Drive, Dropbox, or Office 365.

If you still aren’t able to submit the form, please contact TEACH Colorado’s Senior Program Manager, Annette Konoske-Graf, at akonoskegraf@teachcolorado.org to submit your application via email.

When will I hear back?

If your name is chosen, you can expect to hear back from us one to two weeks after the scholarship deadline. Because we receive a large number of applications, we do not reach out to scholarship applicants that are deemed ineligible or whose names were not drawn.

When can I use my scholarship? When and how will the money be disbursed?

If you’re selected,your scholarship funds will be awarded within one to two weeks after you’ve provided us with all of the required documentation, including proof you’ve enrolled in the EPP and payment related instructions. Payments can be issued directly to your EPP or to you through PayPal.

Is this scholarship renewable?

The scholarship is a non-renewable, one-time award.

Can I use it with my regular Financial Aid or other awards?


Are there any other scholarships I can apply for?

Yes! Check out other great aid opportunities for Colorado teachers using our Aid Explorer. Don’t forget to apply for our $100 application fee reimbursement program, too!

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