Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that the MI Future Educator Fellowship and Stipend programs’ first payments are being awarded to provide financial assistance to college students aspiring to become teachers. 

To be eligible, future educators must apply through the MiSSG Portal, submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and:  

  • Be working toward their first teacher certification.   
  • Must have earned at least 56 semester credits or 84 term credits with a cumulative 3.0 GPA.  
  • Began the Education Preparation Program full-time in fall 2022 or later.   
  • Be a Michigan resident.  

For more information or help applying for the Fellowship, visit or contact MI Student Aid at, (888) 447-2687, or @mistudentaid on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.