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    Student Funding

    • Scholarships and Fellowships

    Student Funding

    Scholarships and Fellowships

    Scholarships and Fellowships within the Applied Linguistics and TESOL Programs

    New Students
    All new students will be automatically considered for merit-based scholarship points from the TESOL and Applied Linguistics Programs. If you wish to be considered for scholarship points, you must apply for Fall term by the priority deadline, usually in January.

    Continuing students
    If you wish to be considered for merit-based scholarship points as a continuing student, you must apply to the TESOL and Applied Linguistics Program by the January deadline. This deadline will be announced on the TESOL and AL Listserv.

    The Community English Program Teaching Fellowships: Students admitted into the doctoral program in TESOL or AL will be automatically considered for a CEP Teaching Fellowship. These fellowships provide scholarship points along with a stipend for a period of three years. CEP Fellows will be required to teach in the CEP or take responsibility for a part of the administration, testing, or curriculum.

    Fanselow Award: The Fanselow Award is an award of $1,000 available to M.A. students in the TESOL Program in honor of Professor Emeritus John Fanselow. Awards are based on original curriculum designed for TESOL K-12 or TESOL adult populations. Submissions are scored by Teachers College TESOL faculty. The award is given once per year, in the spring.

    Conference Travel Grants: The Department of Arts & Humanities offers a stipend for doctoral students presenting at conferences. Students who qualify should contact the TESOL and AL Programs secretary with the presentation title and the name and date of the conference. Conference Reimbursement Form

    Teaching and Research Assistantships within the Applied Linguistics and TESOL Programs

    Teaching Opportunities in the Applied Linguistics and TESOL Programs
    Advanced doctoral students may also be asked to teach a workshop or course as an adjunct instructor.

    Teaching Assistantships in the Applied Linguistics and TESOL Programs
    Advanced doctoral students with exceptional skills may be asked to serve as a teaching assistant for one of the courses or for a lab.

    Language Teaching Opportunities
    Ed.M. and doctoral students with extensive teaching experience may apply to teach an ESL course or a foreign language course in the Community Language Program, dependent on availability of classes. Remuneration includes a stipend and tuition points.

    Research Opportunities
    Ed.M. and doctoral students may be invited to participate in a funded research project by faculty who have such funding.

    Other Opportunities within the College

    Work-Study
    American citizens or residents who have been granted Federal Work-Study funding may occasionally be hired for part-time work. Work-Study hires may have the opportunity to work up to 20 hours/week in various positions throughout the College or in the Applied Linguistics and TESOL Programs. These positions are advertised through Human Resources.

    Grants and Fellowships
    In the past, our students have recieved college-sponsored grants and fellowships. These have included the Spencer Dissertation Fellowship, OPR Grants, Dean’s Grants, and Diversity Grants. Please see the college catalog’s Scholarships and Grants page and the Office of Financial Aid's Scholarships and Grants page for more details.

    Opportunities outside of the College

    AAAL
    Graduate Student Award (GSA)

    AILA
    International Association of Applied Linguistics Solidarity Awards

    ETS
    Educational Testing Service Research Fellowship and Internship Programs

    ETS and TOEFL Board
    Educational Testing Service and the Test of English as a Foreign Language Board Grants and Awards

    Spencer Foundation
    Fellowship Awards

    International Reading Association
    Jeanne S. Chall Grant
    Steven Stahl Research Award
    Teacher-as-Researcher Awards

    TIRF
    Grants and Fellowships from The International Research Foundation for English Language Education

    TESOL
    The Albert H. Marckwardt Travel Grants

    IELTS
    International English Testing System Grants and Awards

    AILA
    Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée Travel Grants

    Please see the Working Papers in TESOL and Applied Linguistics Research Funding Organizations page for more opportunities.