William Winter Teacher Scholar Loan (WWTS)
The William Winter Teacher Scholar Loan is available to the student who:
Is a junior or senior student at a Mississippi college or university. A limited number of awards may be available to freshmen and sophomores should funds be available.
Is a resident of Mississippi.
Can verify the intention to pursue a first baccalaureate's degree in teacher education.
Can document that Praxis I has been passed or that applicant is exempt from this requirement.
Agrees to employment immediately upon degree completion as a former classroom teacher in a public school in the State of Mississippi.
High school senior applicant must meet the requirements listed above and these academic requirements:
Other first-time applicants must meet the requirements listed above (excluding the high school senior requirements and this academic requirement:
Renewal: All continuing participants must:
Remain enrolled full-time
Exhibit satisfactory academic progress as established by the institution throughout the normal time required to complete the teacher education curriculum. For WWTS, the normal time required will be determine when the student began the teacher education curriculum.
Achieve a minimum 2.5 grade point average each semester.
Successfully complete a minimum of 24 credit hours each year.
Document that Praxis II has been passed after no more than three semesters of WWTS participation.
Renew the application each year.
The loan to service obligation can be discharged on the basis of one year’s service for
one year of loan received. Teaching service is defined as being employed as a full-time
classroom teacher in a Mississippi public school. Applicants for WWTS should not
apply for CNTP.
Award amount and length of eligibility: Freshmen and sophomore participants are
eligible to receive up to $1, 000.00 per year. Junior and Senior participants are eligible
to receive up to $3,000 per year. Eligible participants may continue to receive funds for
the normal time required to complete the teacher education curriculum. Maximum
eligibility is $8000.00 for a freshman participants who remains eligible for four years per eight (8) semesters. Maximum eligibility for the participant is one (1) year, two (2) semesters or
Application deadline is March 31.