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Funding Opportunities

In recognition of gifts in support of these funding priorities, naming opportunities may be available.
Endowed Scholarships

Named fund Minimum gift
Doctoral Student Fellowship
Provides full tuition and stipend for one student.
$1.3 million

Masters Student Fellowship
Provides tuition support.

$ 500,000
Named Scholarship $ 50,000

Professorships and other Faculty Endowment
Along with recruiting the best students, TC must be able to recruit and support the most innovative faculty and provide them with the resources to be exceptional scholars, citizens and teachers. In particular, we need to develop resources for our junior faculty.

Named fund Minimum gift
Senior Professorship/Chair $ 5 million

Associate/Assistant Professorship (tenure track)

$ 3 million
Provost Investment Fund
Provides multiple $20,000 awards for innovative pilot projects.
$ 1 to 1.5 million
Early Career Award/Faculty Research Fund
Supports pre-tenure and tenured faculty research.
$ 1 million
Provost Postdoctoral Research Fellowship $ 1.3 million
Early Career Summer Sabbatical $ 250,000

Restricted Gifts Scholarships and Fellowships

Named fund Minimum gift
Masters scholarship $ 10,000/year for 3 years

Doctoral scholarship

$ 10,000/year for 5 years
Post doctoral fellowship $ 65,000/year
Doctoral Student Dissertation Fellowship
Supports students while they complete their doctoral dissertation.
$ 250,000
Student Professional Development Award
Supports students who are presenting papers at professional conferences.
$ 100,000

Partnerships Schools
Gifts to the Partnerships Schools Consortium support TC’s efforts to improve educational outcomes across Harlem.

Named fund Minimum gift
Partnerships Schools Coordinator $300,000 over 3 year

Professional development services

$ 50,000/ year

Teachers College Community School (TCCS)

- TCCS full support services program
- Clinical social worker
- Community coordinator
- Counseling and social work supervisors 
- CU medical, dental, public health screening 
- Summer programs
- Parent/family education programs  

$ 300,000/ year
$ 100,000/ year
$ 25,000/ year
$ 25,000/ year
$ 25,000/ year
$ 50,000/ year
$ 25,000/ year
Research and assessment
$ 150,000/year
Curriculum enrichment $ 50,000/year

Capital Projects

Teachers College is committed to enhancing teaching and learning environments. Focusing on technology as a priority - we will integrate into our buildings and programs all of the newest technology that we know advances effective teaching and learning. 

Classroom Type Approx. Sq. Ft. Naming Opportunity
Small (15-25 seats) 400 $350,000-500,000

Medium (26-40 seats)

900 -1000 $750,000

Large (41-70 seats)

$1 million

*Specific components may vary according to classroom type

The auditorium spaces will feature state of the art technology to promote engaged, active learning in a larger-scale environment. Technology and modular architectural components encourage interactivity and collaboration. 

Auditorium Location Approx. Sq. Ft. Naming Opportunity
Zankel Hall 408 (250 seats) 2200 $3.5 million

Thompson 136 (250 seats) 1400

$2.5 million
Macy Hall 263 (>200 seats) 1600 $1.5 million

The new student center entrance to Thorndike Hall will feature both outdoor and indoor gathering space. The lobby level will have offices that serve student needs such as financial aid, housing, student activities and club spaces. 

Space Naming Opportunity
Thorndike 1st and 2nd Floor $10 million

Exterior Courtyard

$1 million

The new event spaces will expand the reach of The Cowin Center to new flexible spaces for both small and large gatherings for special events.

Event Space Type Naming Opportunity
Thompson First Floor $4.5 million

Large event area

$2.5 million
Small event area $1 million
Foyer/registration area $1 million
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Our Stories

Barbra Streisand Makes Bequest Intention to Create a General Scholarship Fund at TC

Barbra Streisand Makes Bequest Intention to Create a General Scholarship Fund at TC

Teachers College President Susan Fuhrman announced a bequest intention from singer and actress Barbra Streisand to enable the College to create the Emanuel and Barbra Streisand Scholarship Fund, which will support TC master's degree and doctoral students

Abby M. O'Neill Gives $11 Million to Teachers College for Scholarship Support

Abby M. O'Neill Gives $11 Million to Teachers College for Scholarship Support

Teachers College has received an extraordinary $11 million commitment from longtime Trustee Abby M. O'Neill. The gift reflects her passion for supporting aspiring teachers.

Water Under the Bridge

Water Under the Bridge

In a U.S. Army publication profile, Olivia Hooker, a 98-year-old former college professor and graduate of Teachers College, recalls her service as one of the first African American women in the Coast Guard SPAR program during World War II.