July 5, 2022

Deadline Extended: T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship for Fall 2022 Semester

Early childhood education professionals interested in attending college for the Fall 2022 semester can submit applications to receive a T.E.A.C.H. (Teacher Education And Compensation Helps) Scholarship. The deadline to apply has been extended to July 15, 2022.

About T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship

The Pennsylvania Child Care Association (PACCA) offers a variety of T.E.A.C.H. scholarships to meet the needs of the early care and education workforce in center and home-based settings. Eligible applicants must:

  • work a minimum of 25-30 hours per week directly with children in a DHS-certified child care program;

  • make $19 or less an hour ($25 or less per hour for directors); and

  • be interested in pursuing coursework at a participating college toward a degree or credential in early childhood.

Scholarship awards are dependent upon the availability of funds and priorities of funders. Other eligibility criteria may apply are subject to change without notice.

Interested applicants should also begin the college admissions process now and contact an early childhood education (ECE) advisor at their intended college/university. This helps to ensure that scholarship applicants are admitted to their college/university and can register for courses if/when they receive a T.E.A.C.H. scholarship. T.E.A.C.H. can provide contact information for early childhood education advisors at partnering institutions if needed.


To download a scholarship application, visit the PACCA website. To be considered for the Fall 2022 semester, completed applications must be submitted to PACCA by Friday, July 15, 2022 through one of the following methods:

  • Email:

  • Fax: 717.657.0959

  • Mail: 20 Erford Road, Suite 302, Lemoyne, PA 17043

For questions about scholarship eligibility or requirements, contact a T.E.A.C.H. Counselor at 717.657.9000.