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First MI Future Educator payments awarded to aspiring teachers

Governor Gretchen Whitmer addresses Detroit Regional Chamber on her economic plans.
Rick Pluta
Governor Gretchen Whitmer addresses Detroit Regional Chamber on her economic plans.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announces first in series of payments, lowering costs for more than 600 of Michigan’s next generation of teachers

On Thursday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that the MI Future Educator Fellowship and Stipend programs’ first payments were being awarded to provide financial assistance to college students aspiring to become teachers.

In a news release, Governor Whitmer says, “The MI Future Educator Fellowship and Stipends will strengthen our teacher pipeline and help ensure every classroom has a caring, qualified educator,” she adds, “Together, we can lower the cost of higher education for future educators and pay our hardworking student teachers, so they are encouraged to stay on the path to the classroom. These programs are still open, and I encourage eligible Michiganders to apply.”

The MI Future Educator Fellowship offers aspiring teachers a scholarship to eliminate or lower the cost of tuition while they train to become educators. The MI Future Educator Stipend provides compensation for full-time student teachers while they complete the final stages of their teacher preparation program.

Jennifer is an award winning broadcast news journalist with more than two decades of professional television news experience including the nation's fifth largest news market. She's worked as both news reporter and news anchor for television and radio in markets from Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo all the way to San Francisco, California.
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