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Lemann Foundation now offering scholarships to TC for Brazilians

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The Lemann Foundation

The Lemann Foundation

Teachers College, Columbia University, the nation’s oldest and largest graduate school of education, will offer scholarships to admitted master’s students from Brazil, beginning in the fall 2013. This opportunity is made possible through a new partnership between the Teachers College and the Lemann Foundation, which funds one of Brazil’s largest private scholarship programs and was established by entrepreneur Jorge Paulo Lemann in 2002 to strengthen public education in Brazil.

The new Lemann Fellowship scholarships to Teachers College apply only to master's programs and cover all the tuition costs, plus part of the student’s living expenses. Registrations for the 2013-2014 academic year are open until April 15th.

Over the next ten years, the Lemann Fellowship program plans to train 500 leaders at Teachers College and at other universities, including Harvard and Stanford. Candidates who are deeply committed to helping to strengthen public education and to solve some of the most serious social problems still confronting Brazil are encouraged to apply.

After earning their Teachers College degrees and returning to Brazil, Lemann Fellows will receive career development support as they join the growing network of Lemann Fellows, currently numbering nearly 100, who hold prominent positions in nonprofit foundations, education departments and international organizations.

“We are proud that Teachers College is the graduate school of education of choice for outstanding international students, who become great future educators and leaders in their countries, said Thomas Rock, TC’s Executive Director of Enrollment Services. “We are thrilled to participate in the Lemann Fellowship program, and look forward to welcoming a cadre of talented students who will enrich our intellectual environment and enhance TC’s global diversity.”

Candidates who are eligible for a Lemann Fellowship should contact Dr. Rock at enrollmentservices@tc.columbia.edu, or call the Office of Financial Aid at 212-678-3714.

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