The William Winter Alternate Route Teacher Scholar Loan Program is a kind of forgivable loan program which is open to the undergraduate junior and senior students who are at the same time residents of the state of Mississippi. In order to be considered eligible for the William Winter Alternate Route Teacher Scholar Loan Program, the candidate is required to first pursue a bachelor’s degree then later on take up a program that will lead him or her to an alternative route teacher license once he or she has completed his or her bachelor’s degree.
Among the requirements for the William Winter Alternate Route Teacher Scholar Loan Program is that the candidate must present his or her scores on the Praxis test, and the scores must be passing and positive. Another requirement is that he or she must have a grade point average with a minimum of 3.0. This scholarship program is awarded by the Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid (MOSFA), and the amount of scholarship award provided by this program amounts to a maximum of $4,000 per year or $2,000 per semester. This scholarship award is renewable for a maximum of two years.
Students who are eligible to apply for the William Winter Alternate Route Teacher Scholar Loan Program may obtain the application from the website of Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid. Apart from the completed application, other necessary documents must also be submitted such as the applicant’s Mississippi driver’s license and a signed copy of the first two pages of the applicant’s parent’s state tax return for the present tax filing year.