TCG App June 2019
Phone: (651) 642-0567
Toll Free: (800) 657-3866
Fax: (651) 642-0675
Minnesota Teacher Candidate Grant
Grants are awarded, in part, based on the date your application is complete.
• A percentage of award funds are reserved for eligible applicants who belong to a racial or ethnic group
underrepresented in the Minnesota teacher workforce.
• Teacher Shortage Areas are annually identified by PELSB and include shortage areas based on the license field
and the location where the applicant intends to teach after receiving license.
• Recipients who do not complete the student teaching experience may be required to repay the award and if
possible, recipients should contact the financial aid office before withdrawing.
Teacher Licensure Field – Question 17 of the application
List the teacher licensure field(s) in which you will be recommended for a Tier 3 license after completing the
student teaching experience during the term you are applying for the grant. Examples: Elementary Education,
Special Education: Academic and Behavioral Strategist, Communication Arts and Literature, etc.
Alternate Format Available
The Office of Higher Education does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or
employment, in its programs or activities. This document can be made available in an alternative format to individuals by
calling (800) 657-3866 or (651) 642-0567.
Social Security Number
Section 7(b) of the Federal Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a) requires that when any federal, state, or local government
agency asks you to disclose your Social Security Account number, you must be advised whether that disclosure is mandatory
or voluntary, by what statutory or other authority the number is solicited, and what uses will be made of it. The Social
Security number will be used by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education (MOHE) to verify your identity, and as an
identifier of your file in order to record necessary data accurately. As an identifier, the Social Security number is used in the
Teacher Candidate Grant program for such purposes as processing the application form, program evaluation, and reporting.
You are being advised that disclosure of your Social Security number is voluntary. However, failure to submit your Social
Security number may prevent further processing of this form.
Use of Data
Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Sec. 13.04, subd. 2, you are hereby informed that the information supplied in this form may
be used as follows: (1) in the processing and verification of the data supplied to determine your eligibility for this program;
and (2) for compilation and analysis of summary data relative to this program. Private data, including identifying
information, will not be disclosed under Minnesota Statutes, Sec. 13.32, unless otherwise stated by statute or at the request
of the Legislative Auditor. You are not required to provide the information supplied in this form. However, failure to submit
requested data may prevent further processing of this form. The information supplied in this form may be shared with other
public and private individuals and entities in order to use the information for the purposes specified above.
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)
FERPA pertains specifically to education records of students, affording them certain rights with respect to those records.
Education records are records that directly relate to a student and are maintained by an institution or a party acting as an
institution. FERPA applies to all educational agencies and institutions that receive funding under most programs
administered by the Secretary of Education (34 C.F.R. 99.1). Almost all postsecondary institutions, both public and private,
generally receive such funding and must comply with FERPA. Under FERPA, students are given three primary rights: (1)
inspect and review their education records; (2) have some control over the disclosure of information from their education
records; (3) and seek to amend incorrect education records.