World Class Teaching Program

The University of Mississippi


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
None are available at this time

Mississippi Professional Educators (MPE) Scholarships.
Candidates must be an 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 9, 2019

Diverse Practitioner Scholarship
MPE will award up to 125 one-time scholarships for $475 (for one component), $75 National Board registration fee, and $100 for candidate support to diverse candidate’s who wish to pursue their National Board Certification. Diversity may include: educator’s race, gender, ethnicity, subject area subjects taught or pathway to licensure.
Scholarship Guidelines &Application  (click)
Deadline to apply is late August.

  • Applicants  must be a first time candidate
  • School districts included in the grant are Jackson Public School District, Moss Point School District, Ocean Springs School District, and Sunflower County Consolidated School District.  MPE will also award scholarships to the 30 highest ranked applicants from the state at large.
  • Scholarship recipients must register with a World Class Teaching Program (WCTP) at a Mississippi university of their choosing. WCTP application. We would love to serve you!

Renewal Scholarships
Due October 25, 2019
Scholarship application will be available in the fall.
Mississippi Professional Educators (MPE)- Candidates must be a member to apply. Ten scholarships are awarded annually for the amount of $625.

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
Local Banks
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.

Pay as Your Go
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.