College of Education, Sport, and Human Sciences

Call Me MISTER Application


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Each applicant must meet the following criteria to be eligible for consideration:

  • Apply and be accepted to Winthrop University
  • Enroll as a Teacher Education major
  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Complete the Call Me MISTER Program application (PDF- 679 kb)
    • Two letters of recommendation
      • One from an educator or administrator representing the last school attended
      • One from a person of the student's choice who can describe the student's involvement in the community and/or potential for entering the teaching profession
    • Two Essays
      • An essay entitled "Why I Want to Teach" which will address the student's motivation for entering the teaching profession and the contributions he hopes to make to the profession and the community as a teacher.
      • An essay entitled "How the Call Me MISTER Program will Benefit Me as a Student"
    • A signed statement from a counselor or school official certifying that the student is from an underserved, socio-economically disadvantaged, or educationally at-risk community.
    • It is expected that a MISTER who accepts the scholarship and completes his program of study and teacher certification will assume a teaching position in a South Carolina public school. The MISTER will teach one year for each year he receives financial support from Call Me MISTER program.

Priority deadline for admission is March 15; however, admission is on a rolling basis so applying earlier is strongly recommended. 

For more information about the Call Me MISTER program at Winthrop University, please contact Program Director Jeremy Lopuch or e-mail

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