Paraprofessional Scholarship

Supporting our schools, supporting our educators

ACET’s Paraprofessional Scholarship Program

Get the chance to pursue your dream of becoming a full-time educator with ACET’s paraprofessional scholarship program in Texas.

Eligibility Requirements

Our Association offers four $1,000 scholarships to paraprofessionals who are currently working in a compensatory education program and do not currently hold a bachelor’s degree. Applicants must be pursuing a degree and teacher certification. Compensatory Education includes programs such as Title I, Bilingual/ESL, State Compensatory Education (SCE), Migrant, and Homeless.

Step 1:
Find your Region

Click the button below to find your region. All scholarship applications will be rated by region, so please ensure you select the correct region according to your home address.

Step 2: Gather Your Documents

All applicants must have documented proof (i.e. diploma, GED Certification, latest college transcript, letters) of employment in a compensatory education program. 

Step 3: Complete the Application

Eligible applicants must submit a completed application via the registration link no later than Friday, February 16, 2024.  No portion or signature may be omitted. No FAX applications will be accepted and applications sent directly to the ACET Scholarship Committee Chair will be ineligible. You may access an electronic template of the application below.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the eligibility requirements for the paraprofessional scholarship?

To be eligible for the paraprofessional scholarship, applicants must be currently employed as a paraprofessional in a Texas school district and have a minimum of two years of experience in this position. They must also be accepted into an accredited teacher education program at a Texas college or university.

What is the application process for the scholarship?

Interested applicants must submit a completed application form, along with required documents, two letters of recommendation, and a personal essay explaining their reasons for pursuing a teaching career. Application due dates will be posted on the ACET webite.

How much money does the paraprofessional scholarship provide?

The scholarship covers up to $1,000 for tuition, fees, and required books. Funds are disbursed directly to the recipient.

How do I find my region number?

Use this interactive map to locate the region you are located in: Texas Education Service Center Map