Terrell H. Bell
Teaching Incentive Loan Program

The Teaching Incentive Loan (TIL) is funded by the Utah State Legislature. TIL recipients are required to pursue an educator preparation program, obtain educator licensing, and then teach in Utah public schools for a period equal to the time they received assistance. For students who become certified and teach in hard-to-staff schools, each full year of teaching will be considered payment for two years of the loan. Colleges and departments of teacher preparation will give special consideration to students who prepare to teach special education, math or science. The TIL consists of a waiver (of resident tuition and fees) to be used for a period not exceeding 8 semesters. The program is jointly administered by the State Board of Education and the State Board of Regents.

Learn more about the T.H. Bell Incentive Loan Program by reviewing Regents' Policy R603

Who Can Apply?

Eligible are Utah resident high school seniors or any junior who will have completed the requirements for an Early Graduation Program, including the ACT, during the current fiscal year. College students, currently at Snow College or transferring in, who have declared education as their major and completed 24 semester credits or more, may also apply. A student must complete one year of university/college before an interruption (mission, etc.) can be approved. See the application link below to apply.

How Are Recipients Selected?

Selection criteria includes: College and/or high school grade point average, ACT or SAT scores, ethnicity, and intended teaching field.

What Obligations Are Associated with the Program?

TIL recipients are required to complete an educator preparation program and teach in Utah public schools for a term equal to the number of years for which the loan was received. If a recipient does not complete the degree or decides not to repay through teaching in a Utah public school, that recipient will be required to repay all TIL monies received.

Does this Scholarship Transfer?

Yes. The award goes with the student to any Utah university

TH Bell Application
Application Deadline: April 1