The Arthur Zankel Urban Fellowship is a financial aid award in the amount of $10,000 per academic year for Teachers College students to work with disadvantaged inner-city youth. The Zankel Fellowship is made possible by a gift from the estate of Arthur Zankel, who was an esteemed trustee of Teachers College. The Zankel Urban Fellows carry on Mr. Zankel's legacy of passion for education by contributing their expertise to programs serving disadvantaged inner-city youth.
Zankel Fellows undertake an internship during the academic year in an approved educational program. They are required to spend at least five hours per week working directly with youth. A list of current approved internship sites is maintained by the Office of School and Community Partnerships and made available on this site. During the application process, students request and are matched to an approved internship site according to their skills, interests and experience. The internship is supervised by a TC sponsor, who is a faculty/staff member.
Eligibility CriteriaStudents must:
The application for the 2016-2017 school year will be available for one month starting in mid-March. Please return to this website in March to view an updated list of internship sites and submit an application. Notification of awards will be made on a rolling basis starting in May. All applicants will be notified whether they have received an award.