June 7, 2021

Apply for a T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship

Are you interested in attending college in Fall 2021? The Teacher Education and Compensation Helps (T.E.A.C.H) Scholarship application period is now open!

T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship

    • Pays for a percentage of the cost of tuition and books.
    • Provides a travel stipend each semester.
    • Reimburses child care centers for a percentage of the release time given.
    • Provides counseling and administrative support for the child care program.


To be 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.

For a full list of eligibility requirements, visit the PACCA website.

How to Get Started

Begin the college admissions process now to ensure you are accepted and can register for courses if/when you receive a scholarship. Applicants should also contact an Early Childhood Education (ECE) Advisor at their intended college/university as well.

To request the contact information of an Advisor, contact a T.E.A.C.H. Counselor at 717.657.9000.

Submit an Application

To download a scholarship application, visit the PACCA website. Once you complete the application, send it to PACCA through one of the following submission methods:

    • Fax: 717.657.095
    • Mail: 20 Erford Road, Suite 302, Lemoyne, PA 17043

To be considered for the Fall 2021 semester, applications must be submitted by July 9, 2021.

Ask a Question

For questions about scholarship eligibility or requirements, contact a T.E.A.C.H. Counselor at 717.657.9000. For more information, view the brochure.