T.E.A.C.H. Scholarships for Family Support Professionals

T.E.A.C.H. provides comprehensive scholarships to family support professionals who wish to obtain college credits toward a degree relevant to their work in family support. View our flyer for common questions and answers. 


  • Be employed at least 30 hours/week with a minimum of 20 hours/week in a direct family support or supervisory role for at least 90 days.
  • Be employed at an Iowa-based family support program that receives state or federal funds. Eligible programs include home visiting and group-based parent education programs.
  • Plan to obtain college credits towards an approved degree at an Iowa-based college.  Must have completed at least 60 college credits or obtain a waiver from T.E.A.C.H. to start at a four year institution.

Scholarship Requirements

  • Must complete at least 9 and up to 24 credits per contract year.
  • Must apply for federal financial aid using FAFSA.
  • Must obtain and follow an approved course outline from college.

Scholarship Overview

  • The scholarship employee pays 10% of tuition and book costs.
  • The employer will pay 20% of tuition and book costs for courses at an Iowa college for the scholarship employee.
  • Scholarship recipient will receive an $800 compensation bonus from T.E.A.C.H. for the successful completion of an associate degree contract, or a $1000 compensation bonus for the successful completion of a bachelor’s degree contract.
  • If the sponsoring program is funded by MIECHV, the program will receive a participation stipend of $500 for staff attending a community college or $1000 for staff attending a four-year school after the successful completion of a contract.
  • Scholarship supports an Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Family Support relevant field, or the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate at Iowa State University.

Interested in learning more?

Tierney Sothman

T.E.A.C.H. Counseling Specialist

Ready to Apply?

Complete the application and submit to T.E.A.C.H. via fax 515-331-8995, email to teach@iowaaeyc.org, or mail to 6200 Aurora Ave, Suite 605E, Urbandale, IA 50322.

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