We’re looking for juniors who want to better the lives of children, adolescents and families in underserved communities — and who want to help us pioneer a new way to supply teachers for rural and semi-rural areas in North Carolina.
The NC State College of Education and The Innovation Project (TIP), a collaborative of 24 school districts in North Carolina, have established a partnership to provide a $10,000 financial award to at least 10 juniors who teach for at least two years after graduation in one of five public school districts facing teaching shortages.
As part of the first cohort in this new TIP Teaching Scholars Award Program, you will help create a pipeline of highly qualified teachers for school districts that most need teachers. You will also receive enrichment and mentoring opportunities that will further prepare you to meet the needs of your students.
5 Reasons to be a TIP Teaching Scholar
Receive four installments of $2,500 at the end of each of the first four semesters of teaching in the district
Take part in free professional development opportunities like the Beginning Teacher Institute
Network with other TIP Teaching Scholars and experienced teachers across N.C.
Have priority for work opportunities during the summer before your teaching commitment
- Oct. 15, 2017 | Application opens for juniors
- Jan. 15, 2018 | Application closes
- February 2018 | Finalists participate in Interview Day with districts
- March 2018 | Awards ceremony for inaugural TIP Teaching Scholars cohort
- Spring 2018-Fall 2019 | TIP Teaching Scholars engage in enrichment opportunities
- Spring 2019 | TIP Teaching Scholars student teach in district if possible
- Summer 2019 | TIP Teaching Scholars attend Beginning Teacher Institute
- August 2019 | TIP Teaching Scholars begin teaching
About Our Pilot TIP Districts
The TIP Teaching Scholar Awards Program will begin with five school districts in North Carolina. Each district will employ at least two teachers who will graduate in May 2019 and begin teaching in Fall 2019.
These five districts are located across North Carolina, but all are near culturally rich and vibrant areas that make them attractive places to live and work.
Lenoir County Public Schools
As a regional leader in digital learning, we educate over 90 percent of Lenoir County's school-age children and adolescents, making us the area's schools of choice.
Cabarrus County Schools
Located only 15 minutes from Charlotte, Cabarrus County Schools is predicted to grow by 500 to 1,000 students each year and has ranked No. 1 in teacher effectiveness for three straight years.
Onslow County Schools
Located in southeastern North Carolina on the coast, Onslow County Schools is one of the few school districts in the state facing directly on the ocean.
Johnston County Public Schools
Johnston County Public Schools' student population has doubled in the past 15 years thanks to strong community support, parental involvement, teachers and proximity to Raleigh/Durham.
Wayne County Public Schools
Wayne County Public Schools encourages innovation in the classroom and provides financial support beyond salary thanks to strong partnerships with local businesses.