How does CTI work?
Internships. CTI Scholars have the opportunity to receive paid, summer internships as undergraduate freshmen and sophomores. The CTI STEM Summer Teaching internship gives students an opportunity to (a) experience STEM education from a teacher's perspective, and (b) consider a career in STEM education.
Scholarships. CTI Scholars have the opportunity to receive up to $33,000 in scholarships as undergraduate juniors and seniors. Scholars who accept this scholarship commit to teaching 2 years for every year that scholarship money is received. Scholarship recipients earn a 4-year degree from the Purdue School of Science at IUPUI, and teaching certification from the IUPUI School of Education. Supported STEM majors are: biology, chemistry, earth science, mathematics, and physics.
Additional Benefits. CTI scholars also have opportunities for professional networking and career building, collaborative research and teaching with faculty, and job placement assistance with partnering school districts.
Who is eligible to apply?
Required. CTI Scholars must be accepted into or enrolled full-time in an eligible IUPUI or Ivy Tech degree program. Scholars must also be citizens or permanent residents of the US.
Preferred. Acceptance as a CTI Scholar is competitive. The following criteria are preferred: a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher, an SAT of 530 math and 1080 combined reading/math OR an ACT of 21 math and 21 composite, and a completed Core 40 diploma with grades of C or better.
High School Students. High-achieving, underrepresented minority high school juniors and seniors are also encouraged to apply. We can and do reserve space for promising incoming freshmen and also provide support in helping promising high school students to obtain additional scholarships.
How do you apply?
Applicants will need...
A completed CTI Scholar Application (including an essay)
High school transcripts (for high school applicants)
University transcripts (for IUPUI and Ivy Tech applicants)
Two recommendation letters.