With over 300 endowed funds provided by the generosity of donors, Teachers College awards over $15 million in institutional scholarships based on need and merit.
Students are generally nominated by program faculty for program-specific scholarships based on the admission and degree applications. For endowed scholarships, faculty committees select the award recipients based on criteria established by the donor. All students must submit the TC Scholarship Application in order to be considered for any scholarship funding awarded by Teachers College.
The scholarships below have separate applications and requirements to which you must adhere. Read through the following list carefully and make sure that you meet the stated requirements before applying. Please note that this specific webpage contains all official deadlines and updates regarding special scholarships offered at Teachers College.
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The Abby M. O'Neill Fellowship awards $40,000 in tuition-only assistance to selected recipients who intend to enroll in an elementary or secondary teacher education master’s degree program leading to initial certification at Teachers College. Recipients must be committed to teaching in New York City’s public school system upon graduation.
Please note that the Abby O'Neill Fellowship is designated as a Special Scholarship and this award-specific application is separate from the scholarship application included within your application for admission.
The application is currently closed.
City Year, an education-focused nonprofit organization operating in more than 20 US cities, has established a "give a year" partnership with Teachers College. The partnership highlights the visions and values of both organizations integrating the power of knowledge and service in addressing social problems. Up to three City Year corps, alumni, or staff members will be eligible to receive a one-time scholarship from TC in an amount equal to 25% of tuition-only charges (funds will be awarded in each recipient's first year of study). Applicants for the City Year Scholarship must be enrolling in a master's degree program at Teachers College.
Those interested in applying for the City Year Scholarship must submit the City Year Scholarship Application Form by the published deadline. Learn more about City Year here.
Please note that the City Year Scholarship is designated as a Special Scholarship and this award-specific application is separate from the scholarship application included within your application for admission.
The application is currently closed.
The Lemann Fellowship at Teachers College (TC) is an extension of the commitment and generosity of the Lemann Foundation to foster educational service and exchange between Brazil and the TC educational community. Preferred applicants will be those that are citizens or residents (current or former) of Brazil with a demonstrated interest in areas relating to social change, education policy and/or leadership, development in curriculum and teaching, and advancing technology and innovation in Brazil; applicants must intend to use their master's degree from TC to further those interests. The Lemann Fellowship will provide funds to cover up to 80% of the estimated total cost of tuition and room and board for qualified recipients.
The Lemann Fellowship program aims to contribute to accelerating social change in Brazil through providing financial assistance to master's students with a commitment to addressing crucial developmental challenges facing Brazil. The fellowship is open to applicants with interests in the public, non-profit, and/or private sectors.
Those interested in applying for the Lemann Fellowship award must submit the Lemann Fellowship Application Form by the published deadline. Those who are eligible to apply for the Lemann Fellowship should find the application form on their Admission Status Page after they have completed their application for admission. Continuing students can submit a Lemann Fellowship Interest Form through the Office of Financial Aid. Please note that the Lemann Fellowship is designated as a Special Scholarship.
Teachers College (TC) has created a unique opportunity for graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as part of our dedication to supporting excellence in the fields of education, health, psychology, and leadership-- especially, in relation to the impacts on social and educational equity in America. This award will provide tuition assistance for selected students who are graduates from HBCUs and best demonstrate an outstanding commitment to advancing areas of education, health, psychology, or leadership in urban areas. Applicants must plan to enroll in a master's program at Teachers College.
Those interested in applying for the Diversity in Education (HBCU) Scholarship must indicate their interest within the Diversity in Education (HBCU) Scholarship by the published deadline. Applicants may find the application enclosed within the Application for Admission.
Please note that the Diversity in Education (HBCU) Scholarship is designated as a Special Scholarship.
The LGBTQ Diversity Scholarship is for students interested in a career that supports LGBTQ populations in the fields of health, education, and psychology. Consideration will be given to applicants that demonstrates a clear commitment to research and practice surrounding LGBTQ issues and awareness. The recipient of the award will likely be expected to construct a relevant service or research contribution to the TC Community. Applicants must plan to enroll in a master's program at Teachers College and have a dedicated commitment (with service visible on their resume and within their scholarship essay) to the field of LGBTQ issues and awareness.
Those interested in applying for the LGBTQ Diversity Scholarship must indicate their interest within the LGBTQ Diversity Scholarship by the published deadline. Applicants may find the application enclosed within the Application for Admission.
Please note that the LGBTQ Diversity Scholarship is designated as a Special Scholarship.
Teachers College has established a graduate fellowship for a Posse Foundation alumna or alumnus who enrolls full-time in a master's degree programs at the College. The Posse Foundation Fellowship award will provide a tuition scholarship for selected students. Applicants must plan to enroll in a master's program at Teachers College.
Those interested in applying for the Posse Foundation Fellowship award must indicate their interest within the Posse Foundation Fellowship by the published deadline. Applicants may find the application enclosed within the Application for Admission.
Please note that the Posse Foundation Scholarship is designated as a Special Scholarship.
The Arthur Zankel Urban Fellowship is a financial aid award in the amount of $10,000 per academic year for TC students to work with disadvantaged inner-city youth. All questions regarding the Zankel Fellowship should be directed to the Office of School and Community Partnerships.
The Margaret Mead Fellowship is awarded annually to selected students who plan to pursue a Master of Arts degree in Anthropology and Education. Each fellow may receive some funding to cover a portion of tuition for their first year of study. The amount of funding will range based on academic merit after submitting the TC Scholarship Application within the Application for Admission.
New students: In order to be considered for scholarship at Teachers College, you must complete the scholarship section of your application for admission. While completing your application for admission, you will be asked if you are interested in receiving scholarships at Teachers College. If you click "Yes," you will be prompted to answer a series of merit-based questions, which serves as your scholarship application. Students need to apply for scholarships only once per degree program. To receive priority consideration for scholarships, new students must complete their admissions application by the designated program deadlines.
Returning Students: If you are a continuing student, your scholarship application will remain active and no additional applications are necessary. You will be considered for scholarship funding based on academic merit and program funding availability.
International Students: International students are eligible for all sources of institutional scholarship aid, except where restrictions exist (i.e., minority scholarships). International students will be considered for institutional scholarships at Teachers College by completing the scholarship section of your application for admissions. You will be considered for several types of scholarships, including the Teachers College International Scholarship.
Deferred Admissions: If you deferred admission but already completed a scholarship application, you do not need to complete another scholarship application. Contact our office to verify that your scholarship application is on file.
If you have not completed a scholarship application at any time, or if you answered "No" to the question about being considered for scholarships on your admissions application and now wish to be considered for scholarships, contact our office for further directions.