Components you choose to complete must be paid in full by 2/28 to the National Board
There are numerous sources that provide financial help to Mississippi teachers as they complete the National Board Certification Process and the National Board Renewal Process. Please, click on the links below for additional information.
National Board Scholarships from the National Board
TIME Scholarships were distributed in May.
Mississippi Professional Educators (MPE) Scholarships.
Candidates must be a member to apply. Ten scholarships are awarded annually for the amount of $475, the cost of one component. Great opportunity to get started with the certification process!
NBCT Scholarship Guidelines & Application
Deadline to August 5, 2022. Packets must be in the MPE office by 4:30 pm on Friday to be eligible for review.
NBCT Scholarship Guidelines & Application. 2022-2023
Information & Packet
Maintenance of Certification Scholarships
Due October 21, 2022, by 4:30 pm.
The scholarship application will be available in September.
Mississippi Professional Educators (MPE)- Candidates must be a member to apply. Ten scholarships are awarded annually for the amount of $570.
National Board Scholarship Help and Assistance
Mississippi Legislative Support (Available to ALL first-time candidates)
Mississippi will reimburse all first-time candidates who complete the National Board process.
School Districts and Schools
If your local bank is not listed, ask if they will provide a loan for National Board Certification. Many banks provide assistance that is not listed.
National Board Payment Plan
If you do qualify for any of the above scholarships or assistance, you can Pay as You Go, which means you can make payments on your components. MDE will reimburse you for the components once you receive a score report whether you certify or not.
Certification at YOUR Pace
You can complete the process in 1, 2, or 3 years. The two-year process is the most popular because it allows you to complete and focus on one component per semester. Plus, you can receive your reimbursement after the first year and flip it to pay for your final year.