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What We Do

Goals and Objectives
Reflecting the focus of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, TTT's primary objective is to help recruit quality teachers for schools that serve low-income families throughout the U.S. TTT helps relieve the teacher shortages, especially in math, science, special education and other high-need subject areas, and assists military personnel in making a successful transition to second careers in teaching.

Program Services and Participant Responsibilities
During the initial counseling session, the counselor will:
• Determine which subjects the participant is most eligible to teach
• Discuss licensure options and pathways
• Provide an individualized Teacher Licensure Action Plan
• Generally inform the participant of stipend, bonus, and other financial
assistance available
• Discuss employment opportunities to include substitute teaching
and alternative routes to licensure
• Offer assistance with resume
• Provide letters of recommendation if appropriate

After personalized counseling, the participant is expected to:
• Enroll in and complete a teacher licensure program
• Coordinate with the national office for stipend/bonus funding
• Obtain a substitute license if desired
• Obtain a full-time position within a school district when qualified

State counselors will provide continuous assistance by:
• Providing notification of job openings
• Providing recommendation letters as necessary
• Conducting employment workshops concerning resume
building, interview skills, and financial aid information
Troops to Teachers offers up to a total of $10,000 in financial assistance to eligible participants.
Troops to Teachers participants who accept financial assistance in the form of a Stipend or Bonus incur an obligation to teach for three years in schools or school districts that meet specified criteria as outlined below:

STIPEND: Participants accepting the $5K stipend are obligated to teach for three years in any U.S. public school within a school district that has at least 20% of the students who come from families living below the poverty level, or a U.S. public school house where at least 50% of students are eligible for the free or reduced cost lunch program or have a “high percentage” (determined annually) of students with disabilities, so long as that school is in a school district that has between 10 and 20% of students who come from poverty level families.

BONUS: Participants may accept a bonus of $10K in lieu of the stipend if they are employed as a teacher in a school district that has at least 10% or greater of the students who come from families living below the poverty level and are teaching in a school house where at least 50% of students are eligible for the free or reduced cost lunch program, or teaching in a school that has a “high percentage” (determined annually) of students with disabilities.
Fry Scholarship: Applications will start being accepted November 3, 2014
Click HERE for information
  • Guide with grants, scholarships, fee waivers, student loans, tax incentives, checklists, and a wealth of resources supplied to help further your education provided by the American Legion, HERE
  • Scholarship Essay examples and tips HERE
  • Find Scholarships and Colleges HERE
  • Financial Aid Packet provided by MPTTT HERE
The Rockwell Collins-SVA Wounded Veteran Scholarship will award five (5) scholarships to wounded student veterans in the amount of $5,000 each. Deadline has passed for this calendar year, check back in early 2015 for the new deadline.

The SVA-NBCUniversal Scholarship will award two (2) $12,000 scholarships to veterans pursuing degrees in film, television, media, or communications.  Deadline has passed for this calendar year, check back in early 2015 for the new deadline.

The Disney-SVA Scholarship will award three (3) scholarships at $10,000 each to student veterans pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).  Deadline has passed for this calendar year, check back in early 2015 for the new deadline.

National Scholarship Bank

Other Sources of Finances, not affiliated with TTT:
Operation Promise

Lists of Scholarships Offered:
North Atlantic Region
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Rhode Island
West Virginia
Washington DC

Southeast Region
North Carolina
Puerto Rico
South Carolina
Virgin Islands

Central Region
North Dakota
South Dakota

Western Pacific Region
New Mexico
Job Listings
Assistance is provided in how to best utilize job search tools and techniques. We also provide information on district HR job sites, national job banks, and provide information from school districts on those most needed positions on the state job opportunity tabs.

Network Building
TTT counselors visit school districts and department of education locations to build a network of administrators who are aware of the special talent gained when TTT participants are hired. This network building also identifies which subject areas the school districts are currently seeking to hire, and pass that information onto each participant.

Interview Preparation
Teacher job interviews are unlike most other meetings. These interviews can be confusing and frustrating to mid-career changers, such as TTT participants. Staff members assist participants in preparing for these interviews through counseling, video, written study guides, and seminars.

**Please note that Troops to Teachers does NOT hire anyone or guarantee jobs!

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