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Funding available: July 2015 – June 2021

Improving the Outcomes of 21st Century Students with Sensory Impairments: Preparing High Quality Teachers through a Multi-University Approach.

Teacher Preparation Grant

The grant will provide $5,000 per semester for up to six semesters.  Graduate students may be eligible for a 50% tuition waiver.  The grant will provide funding for five years.  Applications are currently being accepted prior to each semester. Check deadline information below. Undergraduate/endorsement only students must take a minimum of 12 credits per semester. Graduate students must take a minimum of 9 credits per semester. 

Eligible Applicants:

Applicants must be admitted to their university (University of Utah or Utah State University [Visual impairments program only]) and Department of Special Education prior to being considered for the grant.

Scholars must be seeking to complete a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with Special Education licensure and/or an endorsement in a sensory impairment (K-12) (i.e., Deaf and Hard of hearing, Visual Impairments or Deafblind).


Application Deadline:

The deadline to submit grant applications is 4:00 pm on November 1st for Spring semester, March 1st for Summer semester or May 15th for Fall semester. Application materials must be received in hardcopy (electronic applications will not be accepted).

Grant Recipients:

Recipients will be notified within two weeks of the Admissions committee decisions being provided to the grant committee.

Submission Information:

Submit a hardcopy of the completed application and all other required information by 4:00 pm of the deadlines noted above addressed to Dr. Chris Bischke, to the Department of Special Education or mail to:

Dr. Chris Bischke
Director, Multi-University Consortium
University of Utah
Dept. Of Special Education
1721 Campus Center Drive, SAEC 2269
Salt Lake City UT  84112




Last Updated: 5/27/20