The Winter-Reed Teacher Loan Repayment Program (WRTR) is designed to help new traditional route teachers repay their undergraduate student loans. Only first-year teachers holding a valid standard five-year Mississippi educator’s license are eligible to apply as new recipients. Second-year teachers will be eligible to apply as renewal recipients beginning in 2022. Third-year teachers will be eligible to apply as renewal recipients beginning in 2023.
Eligible recipients must work full-time as a teacher or librarian in a Mississippi public school district.
Only 150 first-year teachers will be awarded each year. Selection shall be made on a first-come, first-served basis of all eligible applicants who apply by the deadline date. However, priority will be given to teachers in geographical shortage areas.
The annual award scale is as follows:
|Contracted in a Geographical Critical Shortage||Area Contracted in a Non-Shortage Area|
Application dates for 2021-22: Through December 15, 2021
Document deadline: January 15, 2022
Awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis. However, priority will be given to teachers in geographical critical shortage areas.