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REACH Educator Scholarships

The REACH Educator Scholarship is a partial tuition scholarship to Teachers College for teachers and professional staff members at REACH partner schools. The scholarship is intended to build the instructional assets of REACH schools by strengthening the professional skills and knowledge of its teachers and professional staff and to assist teachers and professional staff members of REACH partner schools pursue a post-baccalaureate degree at TC. 

The scholarship provides funding for up to nine tuition points of graduate study per academic year for a maximum of five consecutive academic years from the date of admission to a TC degree program. To be considered for a REACH Educator Scholarship, students must meet the eligibility criteria outlined above and submit the scholarship application form and related materials by the following deadlines: March 1 for enrollment starting in the summer session, June 1 for enrollment starting in the fall, and November 1 for enrollment starting in the spring. To request an application form or submit an iquiry, please contact schoolpartnerships@tc.edu.

Eligibility criteria:

  • U.S. citizenship, permanent residence or eligible non-citizen status
  • Full-time teachers and professional staff members (e.g. principals, assistant principals, school counselors) who have completed at least two years of service at a REACH school, and where the REACH school has completed at least one year of partnership with Teachers College
  • Consistent record of promising professional practices at a REACH school as evidenced by administrative evaluations, with ratings no lower than “Developing” on a majority of indicators
  • Acceptance or matriculation in a Teachers College degree program

Eligibility for continuation of scholarship awards:
To remain eligible to receive funding once the initial award is granted, scholarship recipients must:

  • Meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards of the academic department and Teachers College
  • Remain matriculated and earn at least six credits in each academic year (Incompletes are not accepted as credit)
  • Demonstrate growth in professional practices aligned to appropriate professional rubric indicators (i.e. Danielson Framework for teachers; NYC DOE Principal Practice Observation Tool for principals & assistant principals; and NYC DOE Resource for School Counselor Self-Reflective Practice), as evidenced by observation reports from supervisor.  
  • Maintain full-time employment at a REACH school.  If, for any reason, a scholarship recipient’s employment at a REACH school terminates during the semester, credits may be applied for that semester but you will not be eligible for any remaining semesters in the academic year.
  • Demonstrate commitment to advancing the REACH scope of work at the school as evidenced by participation in professional development, grade team or school leadership roles or special projects.