DePaul offers funding for many types of special programs for students who qualify.

Minority Teacher of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship

The Minority Teacher of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program is one of the Teacher Education Scholarship Programs administered by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.

The MTI Scholarship Program was developed to encourage academically talented minority students to pursue careers as teachers at nonprofit Illinois public, private or parochial elementary or secondary schools with no less than 30% of the enrolled students considered minorities.

Amount of the Scholarship

The scholarship awards up to $5,000 per academic year for a maximum of eight semesters or 12 quarters of assistance. The scholarship and other aid cannot exceed the cost of attendance.

Application Priority Consideration Date

The application priority date is March 1, preceding the academic year for which you are applying. Funding is limited so ISAC encourages students to apply early.

Things to Consider Before Applying

You must make a commitment to teach in a specific Illinois school with the criteria aforementioned. If you do not follow through on the commitment, the scholarship will convert into a loan, and the student must repay the entire amount plus interest.

How to Apply

For complete information about the MTI Scholarship program and the online application, please visit