The Campaign for Teachers College, Columbia University
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Scholarships and Fellowships

TC’s future is about students. They will contribute to the education, prosperity and well-being of individuals and communities throughout the world. 

We want to make Teachers College the first choice for the most talented and promising master’s and doctoral students.
Endowed scholarshop opportunities
Our students come to TC because they want to make a difference in their fields in education, psychology and health. They deserve our support to pursue their passion for public service free from the burden of crushing debt.

Key investments:

  • Significantly increase Scholarship and Fellowship support so that we will continue to attract the best and the brightest students from around the world and enable them to achieve their dream of a TC education.
  • Cultivate additional sources of financial support so our students can graduate from TC as debt-free as possible.

To make a TC education possible for more students, the Campaign seeks $110 million – our largest single funding opportunity – for Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships:

Ways to support student scholarships:

  • Establish a new endowed, named scholarship to support masters or doctoral students in perpetuity. Gift levels starting at $50,000.

  • Contribute to an existing scholarship endowment at any gift level.

  • Contribute to the Annual Fund Scholars program, which provides donors with the opportunity to establish a one-year named student scholarship.  In honor of TC’s 125th anniversary, TC’s Trustees will match, dollar-for-dollar, your gift of $2,500 to provide a $5,000 scholarship to a student with demonstrated need.

  • Contributing any amount to the TC Fund and designate your gift for financial aid.

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In Their Words - Scholarships

  • Tonia de Souza Casarin

    Lemann foundation
    “The view of education at TC is not just what happens in schools,but encompasses nutrition,health, sexuality and more. It was important for me to have a broad field.”
    —Tonia de Souza Casarin,
    TC’s First Lemann Fellow

Our Stories

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.

From Homeless to a Home at TC

From Homeless to a Home at TC

Liz Murray made it to Harvard after living on the street. Now she's come to Teachers College to learn to help others

Gifts Enhance TC's Recruitment and Influence in the Pacific Rim

Gifts Enhance TC's Recruitment and Influence in the Pacific Rim

Trustee Edith Shih and UBS China Executive David Li support the College's growing involvement with Asian students and education.