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External Scholarships

*Note: The majority of these scholarships are not provided through Teachers College; they are external to the institution, and each have their own application deadline and criteria for eligibility.

See below for a variety of external funding opportunities:


  • The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund: The Will of Dolores Zohrab Liebmann created a perpetual charitable trust designated as “The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund” for the purpose of funding advanced education and graduate study grants, which must be carried out entirely in the United States of America. The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowships are to be awarded only to candidates who have outstanding undergraduate records, have demonstrated a need for financial assistance, are citizens of the United States of America, are enrolled in accredited colleges and universities in the United States and have received baccalaureate degrees. 2014-2015 terms and conditions are here, and the 2014-2015 application can be found by clicking here. The application window for the Libemann Fellowship closed on January 13, 2014.
  • The New York State Assembly Internship: The New York State Assembly Intern Committee is looking forward to the 2014 Session Internship Program as they enter their 43rd year of academic tradition. The internship program is unique in its ability to offer a strong, evaluated, educational program taught by Professors-In-Residence, combined with informative Issue Policy Forums, Mock Session, Annual Awards Ceremony, and valuable career experience. The Intern Committee provides a stipend of $4,500 and requires no application fee. Applicants may be from any major/program. Graduate candidates must apply directly to the Intern Committee by November 1, 2013. Information and applications can be found at the New York State Assembly's website. Come in to the TC Office of Financial Aid to view the program's brochures.
  • AERA Disertation Grant: AERA invites education-related dissertation proposals using NCES, NSF, and other federal data bases. Dissertation Grants are available for advanced doctoral students and are intended to support the student while writing the doctoral dissertation. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, such as but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics. Click here for more information.
  • AES Scholarship: AES offers scholarships to motivated students on the basis of character as determined through the evaluation of the essay component. The award amount is $500. Click here for more information.
  • AIR Grant Program: With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC), the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) operates two grant programs that support research on a wide range of issues of critical importance to U.S. higher education. Click here for more information.
  • White House Fellowship: Founded in 1964, the White House Fellows program is one of America's most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government. Selected individuals typically spend a year working as a full-time, paid Fellow to senior White House Staff, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Fellows also participate in an education program consisting of roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors, and trips to study U.S. policy in action both domestically and internationally. Fellowships are awarded on a strictly non-partisan basis. Click here for more information.
  • Carter Center Internship Program: Carter Center interns come from around the world and make vital contributions to the Center's work. In turn, the Center provides a substantive learning experience that serves as a basis for interns to explore their career options and to attain professional skills. The goal of the Internship Program is to develop an informed and skilled work force committed to advancing peace and health worldwide. Click here for more information.
  • Fulbright Program for TC Students: The Fulbright program is the largest US international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake advanced research and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. Sponsored by the US Department of State, the Fulbright was established by the US Congress to "enable the government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries." In 2007, approximately six thousand grants were awarded, at a cost of more than $262 million, to U.S. students, teachers, professionals, and scholars to study, teach, lecture, and conduct research in more than 155 countries, and to their foreign counterparts to engage in similar activities in the United States. Click here for more information; we will update the Fulbright page with 2014-2015 when the application becomes available.
  • Woodrow Wilson Fellowships: This is a national fellowship that is organized through the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. There are currently Teaching Fellowship opportunities available to students pursuing the Teaching of English-Initial Certification track.  Students apply directly with the organization and selected candidates have to ensure that the institution is a participating institution on a program-level. The WW-RBF fellowship has formed a relationship with TC already. Students should check with their programs to see if they have partnered into this venture. This particular fellowship offers $30,000 for the candidate to use for the duration of the program, paid in two installments. There is a commitment to complete 3 years of teaching in a designated urban/rural school district.  Click here for more information on this and the other WW fellowships.
  • JustJobs Academy Scholarship:  This scholarship program awards $2000 three times annually to full-time students in registered schools. Click here for more information on this scholarship.
  • LatPro "What They Don't Teach" Scholarship: This scholarship program awards $2000 three times annually to full-time Hispanic students in registered schools. Click here for more information on this scholarship.
  • Diversity Jobs "Street Smart" Scholarship: This scholarship program awards $2000 three times annually to full-time diversity & minority students in registered schools. Click here for more information on this scholarship.
  • Giva Scholarship Program: For anyone attending a college or university worldwide. This scholarship is aimed at assisting graduate students further their education and expand their social responsibility. No specific program or major is required. Click here for more information.

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  • Gates Millennium Scholars: The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential by: Reducing financial barriers for African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with high academic and leadership promise who have significant financial need, Increasing the representation of these target groups in the disciplines of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health and the sciences, where these groups are severely underrepresented, Developing a diversified cadre of future leaders for America by facilitating successful completion of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees, and Providing seamless support from undergraduate through doctoral programs, for students selected as Gates Millennium Scholars entering target disciplines. Click here for more information.
  • Human Rights Campaign Scholarship Database: This is a database dedicated to scholarship for the LGBTQ community. Click here to access the database.
  • PEO International Projects/Philanthropists: P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship of Cottey College; and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations. Click here for more information.
  • JCC of North America Graduate Scholarship Program: The JCC Association Graduate Scholarship Program provides merit-based financial aid for students to use towards an advanced degree that will lead to or enhance professional careers in the Jewish Community Center movement. Click here for more information.
  • Point Foundation: Since its inception in 2001, Point has invested more than $3 million in outstanding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.For students who are underprivileged, especially those who have been abandoned by family and other support systems because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, the cost of an education can seem an insurmountable obstacle to success. Point Foundation believes these students should not be further disadvantaged as they prepare for the future. Click here for more information.
  • Ruthsbert Fund Scholars Program: The Roothbert Fund was created in 1958 by Albert and Toni Roothbert to help men and women in need of financial aid to further their education. The principal focus of The Fund is its Scholarships Program, through which it makes grants for undergraduate or graduate study at accredited colleges or universities. Scholarships may only be applied to study at an accredited institution based in the United States. The Fund seeks candidates who are "motivated by spiritual values," and works to foster fellowship among them. Click here for more information.
  • Women of the Evangical Lutheran Church in America Scholarships/Grants: Scholarships & Grants that provides assistance to Lutheran women who belong to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Click here for more information.
  • American Foundation for the Blind Scholarship: The AFB provides assistance to those pursuing academic study to expand the possibilities for people with vision loss. Click here for more information.
  • JVSLA-JVS Scholarship Program: The JVS Scholarship Program provides qualified Jewish students whose primary residence is in Los Angeles with need-based financial aid, in the belief that education represents the first step to career success. Click here for more information.
  • Armenian International Women's Association Scholarships: The scholarships are awarded to full-time female students of Armenian descent attending accredited colleges or universities. Click here for more information.
  • DAR National Society Scholarship: The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education. Click here for more information.
  • Osage Nation Department of Education Higher Education Grant: Osage Nation Higher Education Scholarships are available to Osages attending an institution of higher education including colleges, universities, professional schools and career technical schools. Click here for more information.
  • AIGC Scholarships/Fellowships: The AIGC fellowship program provides approximately $1,200,000 in fellowships to over 375 Native American and Alaska Native graduate students each year.  Graduate fellowships are monetary awards made to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate or professional degree-seeking students, who meet all eligibility criteria. To be considered, applicants must be: 1.) Pursuing a post baccalaureate graduate or professional degree as a full time student at an accredited institution in the U.S.; 2.) Able to demonstrate financial need, and; 3.)An enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native group, or provide documentation of descent (possess one-fourth degree verifiable federally recognized Indian blood). Click here for more information.
  • AAIA Florence Young Memorial Scholarship: The Association on American Indian Affairs offers Florence Young Memorial Scholarships in the amount of $1,500 to students pursuing a Masters degree in art, public health or law. Click here for more information.
  • Korean American Scholarship Foundation: The KASF offers scholarships to Korean or Korean-American students who will be full-time students in a "degree program" during the entire academic year for which the applicant is applying for the scholarship. Click here for more information.
  • American Institute of Indian Studies: For almost 50 years, the American Institute of Indian Studies has provided funding to pre- and post-doctoral scholars and artists in pursuit of knowledge about India. Click here for more information.
  • IFUW Fellowships & Grants (Women): Education is the key to gender equality. While progress is being made, access to education is still a distant dream for many women and girls. The fellowships and grants offered by IFUW and its national affiliates support the research, study and training needed to open doors to quality education for women and girls throughout the world. Click here for more information.
  • BPW/NYS Grace LeGendre Endowment Funds, Inc.: The Fellowship provides awards to women who are candidates for master and doctoral degrees at colleges and universities throughout New York State in a wide range of disciplines. An annual competition is held and administered by a Grace LeGendre Endowment Fund, Inc. committee. Click here for more information.
  • National Council of Jewish Women New York Section: The Jackson-Stricks Scholarship Fund provides financial aid to a physically challenged person for academic study or vocational training that leads to independent living. Click here for more information.
  • The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans:The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family. Click here for more information.
  • Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs: Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximizing the educational benefits of diversity, and increasing the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. They have three different fellowship categories: pre-doctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral. This fellowship program is intended for underrepresented minorities. Click here for more information.
  • The Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund believes that the country prospers when all Americans have access to the opportunities a college education can afford.  As the nation’s leading Hispanic higher education fund, HSF works to address the barriers that keep many Latinos from earning a college degree. HSF has awarded over $330 million in scholarships over the past 36 years and has supported a broad range of outreach and education programs to help students and their families navigate collegiate life, from gaining admission and securing financial aid to finding employment after graduation.  HSF envisions a future where every Latino household will have at least one college graduate, creating an enduring impact on the college outlook of Latino families nationwide, and strengthening the American economy for generations to come. Click here for more information.
  • The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship: For Hispanic/Lantinos with history of communit service and interested in continuing their civic engagement in the future. Click here for more information, and use this link to see another comprehensive directory of scholarships, internships, and fellowships for Hispanic/Latino students.
  • Riady Scholars Fund: Prospective Masters Degree Students who are citizens of Indonesia and other countries within Southeast Asia and have a commitment to teaching, education management or educational policy are eligible to apply for the new Riady Scholars Fund. The Riady family supports education worldwide, contributes to Teachers College's Annual Fund, and manages the largest private education foundation in Southeast Asia, covering nearly 40,000 students. The family has also contributed $1 million to the Columbia University Global Center in Beijing. The Fund will provide tuition, room and board for qualified recipients, for an annual fellowship of $70,000 per year. Click here for more information.
  • Jack Kent Cooke Dissertation Fellowship: This award supports advanced doctoral students who are completing dissertations that further the understanding of the educational pathways and experiences of high-achieving, low-income students. Click here for more information.

  • Krill Oil - Educate Your Heart Scholarship: Krill Oil is giving a $1,000 scholarship to two students as part of their 'Educate Your Heart' program. You must submit an essay on how the importance of heart health impacted you, your family or your community, and how an individual change their lifestyle to promote a healthy heart/holistic well-being. Dates and requirements can be found on Krill's website. Click here for more information.
  • Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program - This program works with the Japanese government to provide funding to international students. It has provided over 5,000 scholarships from an applicant pool of over 65,000. MA students in the Economics and Education program, the Higher and Postsecondary Education program, and the Elementary Inclusive Education program are encouraged to apply. Click here for an overview of the program, and view this document for a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions. Clicking this link will provide more information regarding the application guidelines.
  • ARCE Fellowship: RCE administers research fellowships for students enrolled in doctoral programs at North American universities, and for postdoctoral scholars and professionals affiliated with North American universities and research institutions. Fellowships are awarded for periods ranging from 3-12 months, depending on the funding source. Click here for more information.
  • David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship: Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Click here for more information.
  • Newberry Library Fellowships in the Humanities: Fellowships at the Newberry provide support for researchers who wish to use their collections. Click here for more information.
  • US Institute of Peace Grant Competition: The Grant Program increases the breadth and depth of the Institute's work by supporting peacebuilding projects managed by non-profit organizations including educational institutions, research institutions, and civil society organizations. Click here for more information.
  • Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross Doctoral Research Grant: This $5,000 grant is awarded annually to a student in various disciplines including, but not limited to, psychology, education, gerontology, cognitive studies, neuroscience, leisure studies, aging and social work. Elderhostel invites applications from doctoral candidates researching topics relevant to aging or later-life learning. Click here for more information.
  • Henry Frank Guggenheim Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships: Questions that interest the foundation concern violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects. Click here for more information.
  • IREX Short-Term Travel Grants: The Short-Term Travel Grants Program (STG) is a flexible fellowship offering support to postdoctoral scholars and professionals to conduct research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia on issues relevant to the US Government. Click here for more information.
  • Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund: For students who have a record a record of service to women and children, and a commitment to improve the lives of women and children from developing countries, who are currently studying in the United States or Canada, the MMMF awards grants of approximately $12,000 each; grants are not renewable. Click here for more information.
  • SPSSI Awards: The American Psychological Foundation (APF) provides financial support to graduate students and psychologists for innovative research and programs that enhance the power of psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential both now and in generations to come. Click here for more information.
  • Albert Gallatin Fellowship for International Affairs: In 1976, the Feris Foundation of America established the Gallatin Fellowships in honor of Geneva native and distinguished U.S. statesman Albert Gallatin to support advanced doctoral candidates in international studies to complete their studies either at the ex Graduate Institute for International Studies (for U.S. students) or at an appropriate U.S. university (for Graduate Institute students). Click here for more information.
  • American Statistical Association Scholarships for Graduate Students: The ASA's extensive awards program recognizes statisticians who have made outstanding contributions through research, teaching, consulting, and service to the association and statistical profession. Likewise, ASA scholarships provide support for students studying statistics and related subjects. Click here for more information.
  • James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation: The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers James Madison Fellowships to a select group of individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. Generally, one Fellowship per state is awarded each year. Click here for more information.
  • JFEW Fellowship: The Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women (JFEW) is a private, nonsectarian organization that provides scholarships to women with financial need living in the New York City area. This scholarship is granted to women who intend to pursue teaching careers in mathematics or science in New York City public schools (two students per academic year). JFEW recipients are selected by a faculty committee at Teachers College and, if awarded, receive a scholarship in the amount of (at least) $42,000. Upon graduation, recipients must commit to teaching in a New York City public school for at least two years and be a New York City resident, or live within 50 miles of New York City. Students eligible for JFEW consideration will be contacted by the Office of Financial Aid before the start of the appropriate Fall semester.
  • Kettering Foundation Research Fellowships: The Kettering Foundation is a nonprofit operating foundation rooted in the American tradition of cooperative research. Kettering’s primary research question is, what does it take to make democracy work as it should? Kettering’s research is distinctive because it is conducted from the perspective of citizens and focuses on what people can do collectively to address problems affecting their lives, their communities, and their nation. Click here for more information.
  • Mathematica Policy Research Summer Fellowship: To promote careers in social policy research, particularly for scholars who might otherwise be drawn to government or academe, Mathematica launched its summer fellowship program in 1992. The program supports independent, self-directed research on economic or social problems that affect minority groups and individuals with disabilities. Click here for more information.
  • APA Student Travel Award: The purpose of this award program is to help psychology graduate students travel to the annual APA Convention to present their research. Click here for more information,
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars: Jr. Scholars Training Seminar: These scholarships are available to U.S. citizens. While Southeast Europe remains a primary focus, projects on Central Europe and the Baltic states are again eligible. Projects should focus on fields in the social sciences and humanities including, but not limited to: Anthropology, History, Political Science, Slavic Languages and Literature, and Sociology. All projects should aim to highlight their potential policy relevance. Click here for more information.
  • APA Fellowships/Graduate Student Internships: APA and its affiliate organizations provide a wide range of grants, scholarships, awards with the aim of advancing the science and practice of psychology as a means of understanding behavior and promoting health, education, and human welfare. Click here for more information.
  • Byron Hanke Fellowship: The Foundation recognizes and rewards outstanding achievement in the academic study of community associations. Papers submitted for the Byron Hanke Fellowship have come from a wide range of academic disciplines, including law, economics, sociology, and urban planning. Click here for more information.
  • TIRF for English Language Education: Three of TIRF’s main goals are (1) to implement a research and development program that will generate new knowledge and inform and improve the quality of English language teaching and learning; (2) to promote the application of research to practical language problems; and (3) to collect, organize, and disseminate information and research on the teaching and learning of language. Click here for more information.
  • Leakey Foundation Research Grants: The mission of The Leakey Foundation is to increase scientific knowledge, education, and public understanding of human origins, evolution, behavior, and survival.The Leakey Foundation was formed to foster research into human origins. The Foundation exclusively funds research related specifically to human origins, including paleoanthropology, genetics, primate behavior, and studies of modern hunter-gatherer groups. Click here for more information.
  • KSTF Teaching Fellowships: KSTF Teaching Fellows are individuals with a strong background in mathematics or science who demonstrate a commitment to teaching high school science and mathematics in the United States. The fellowship is not intended to support individuals who are pursuing teaching on a temporary basis, as a stepping stone to another career or as a second career after more than five years in another field. An ideal candidate can demonstrate leadership and achievement in past endeavors, has experience with adolescents and/or teaching, and can articulate his/her motivation for becoming a teacher. Click here for more information.
  • SSRC Fellowships & Grants: The SSRC retains a core commitment to improving the production, and the conditions for production, of social science knowledge. The Council approaches fellowships, grants and associated activities with special emphasis on the growing internationalization of social issues. SSRC fellowship and grants programs engage themes ranging from global issues facing the U.S. and Japan, to security, drugs and democracy in Latin America, to approaches to the study of contentious politics. Click here for more information.
  • IRA Awards & Grants: Since 1956, IRA has been a nonprofit, global network of individuals and institutions committed to worldwide literacy. The mission of the International Reading Association is to promote reading by continuously advancing the quality of literacy instruction and research worldwide. Click here for more information.
  • Jacob K Javits Fellowship Program: This program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability—selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise—to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences. Click here for more information.
  • Tinker Foundation Grants: The mission of the Tinker Foundation is to promote the development of an equitable, sustainable and productive society in Latin America and to enhance understanding in the U.S. of Latin America and how U.S. policies may impact the region.The Foundation’s Institutional Grants program has as its goal the creation of effective policy changes to improve the lives of Latin Americans. Click here for more information.
  • Japan Foundation Grants: To encourage cultural exchange, the Japan Foundation has various types of support programs. We invite individuals and organizations that promote international exchange to participate in our programs. Click here for more information.
  • Teach NYC Speech Language/Pathology Scholarship: The Graduate Scholarship Program was created to address the staffing needs in critical shortage areas and to improve the delivery of service to New York City Public School students. This program prepares participants to serve in the areas of Bilingual Special Education, Monolingual and Bilingual Speech Language Pathology, Monolingual and Bilingual Visually Impaired and Bilingual School Psychology. Click here for more information.
  • Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship: The Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship is a US$6,000 grant established to encourage and support reading research by promising scholars. Its special emphasis is to support research efforts in the following areas: beginning reading (theory, research, and practice that improves the effectiveness of learning to read); readability (methods of predicting the difficulty of texts); reading difficulty (diagnosis, treatment, and prevention); stages of reading development; the relation of vocabulary to reading; and diagnosing and teaching adults with limited reading ability. Click here for more information.
  • Edward G. Begle Grant for Classroom-Based Research: The purpose of this grant is to support and encourage classroom-based research in precollege mathematics education in collaboration with college or university mathematics educators. For 2012–2013, grants with a maximum of $6,000 each will be awarded to classroom teachers currently teaching mathematics at the grades PreK–6 level. The research must be a significant collaborative effort involving a college or university mathematics educator (a mathematics education researcher or a teacher of mathematics learning, teaching, or curriculum) and one or more grades PreK–6 classroom teachers. Click here for more information.
  • Dale Seymour Scholarships:The purpose of this grant is to provide financial support for improving teachers’ understanding of mathematics by completing course work in mathematics. For 2012–2013, scholarships with a maximum of $2,000 each will be awarded to persons currently teaching at the grades PreK–5 level. Primary emphasis is placed on appropriate mathematics content courses. Click here for more information.
  • AAUW: Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities. Their intellect, dedication, imagination, and effort promise to forge new paths in scholarship, improve the quality of life for all, and tackle the educational and social barriers facing women in the United States and around the globe. Click here for more information.
  • National AMBUCS Scholarships for Therapists: Since 1955, National AMBUCS™, Inc. has been awarding scholarships to therapy students in their junior/senior year in a bachelor’s degree program, or a graduate program leading to a master’s or doctoral degree. To date, more than $7.6 million in scholarships have been awarded to over 14,000 students pursuing degrees in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology and audiology. Click here for more information.
  • The Edna A. Lauterbach Scholarship for Nurses in NYS: Edna A. Lauterbach was a nurse and respected leader in the home care community who believed that skilled nurses are essential to home care. The Edna A. Lauterbach Scholarship Fund, created in her memory, is supported by the Community Health Care Services Foundation (CHC), and was designed to encourage New York nurses to further their education in home care to address and support the needs of aging New Yorkers who want to remain in their homes and community. Click here for more information.
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship: The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies. Click here for more information.
  • Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarship Program: Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarships are being offered to increase the number of educators and adjunct clinical faculty teaching nursing education in New York State. Awards are made on a competitive basis to applicants who are registered professional nurses enrolling in graduate programs that will qualify them as nursing faculty or adjunct clinical faculty. Click here for more information.
  • Sinfonia: The mission of the Sinfonia Educational Foundation is to enrich the lives of collegiate Sinfonians and to advance music in America by supporting scholarship, education, and the development of leadership and noble ideals among future generations of musicians and supporters of music in America. Click here for more information.
  • Pathways to Science: Pathways to Science is a project of the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP). They support pathways to STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Click here for a list of scholarship, fellowship, travel, and summer institute opportunities.
  • QUIERE (Quality Universally Inclusive Early Responsive Education) Scholars: The Integrated Early Childhood Education Masters Program at Teachers College, Columbia University invites applications for scholarships made available through a new personnel preparation grant federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education. QUIERE scholars (teachers funded through QUIERE) will be prepared as dually certified early childhood and early childhood special educators. They also will address the critical needs of infants, toddlers, and young children with disabilities and their families, particularly those of immigrant backgrounds. Click here for more information.

  • Horace Smith Fund: Walter S. Barr Fellowship: In general applicants must be residents of Hampden County, Massachusetts. If residency is in question, the Fellowship Committee reserves the right to make this decision. Awards are made to students pursuing a specific post-graduate degree. Click here for more information.
  • Hawaii Community Foundation Scholarships: Hawai‘i Community Foundation's scholarship program consists of over 160 different scholarship funds established by generous individuals, families, businesses or organizations to assist Hawai‘i's residents in obtaining a college education. Some of the funds are part of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation and some represent private foundations that have asked Hawai‘i Community Foundation to administer their scholarships. Students apply to the program and, if eligible, can be awarded from one or more of these funds. Click here for more information.
  • Antonio Cirino Memorial Art Education Fellowship: Applicant must be a graduate student in arts education who has been a Rhode Island resident for at least five years. Preference is given to visual artists; however, writers, actors and composers interested in teaching are also encouraged to apply. Click here for more information.


  • Phi Delta Kappa Graduate Fellowships: PDK’s graduate fellowships annually support Kappans who are pursuing graduate degrees at the master’s, specialist, and doctoral levels. Click here for more information.