Scholarships

Institutional Scholarships

 

Master's Candidates

New students interested in being considered for the Teachers College Scholarship and/or the TC Diversity Scholarship must complete the scholarship application within the application for admission. To receive priority consideration for scholarships, prospective students must submit the application for admission by the priority deadline.

Continuing students do not need to complete a new scholarship application. The scholarship application submitted within the original admission application will remain valid throughout the course of the degree program. For more information, visit our Current Students page.

Teachers College Scholarships (tuition points) are awarded to qualified M.A., M.S., and Ed.M. candidates. Scholarships are awarded based on TC's financial aid policies and methodologies.

To be considered, answer "Yes" to the question "Do you wish to be considered for scholarship funding at Teachers College?"

For students applying for the Summer and Fall 2020 terms, scholarship funding will be awarded beginning in the Fall 2020 semester.

 

Teachers College actively recruits, supports, and retains diverse students, faculty, and staff at all levels. In order to prepare teachers, education leaders, and health professionals to serve diverse communities, it is essential that we have a student body that represents the communities in which they will serve. Our community embraces and weaves together every race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, lifestyle, and culture to better educate our students in the classroom and thus help fashion the world.

The TC Diversity Scholarship seeks to promote the enrollment of a diverse student body, including individuals from historically underrepresented groups. Consideration may be given to applicants who:

  • are members of an underrepresented race or ethnic group, or come from an underrepresented geographic region;
  • support and identify with individuals with disabilities;
  • support and identify with the LGBTQ community;
  • are first-generation college or graduate students;
  • are graduates of Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCUs);
  • are graduates of Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs); OR
  • are graduates of Tribal College or Universities (TCUs).

This list is not exhaustive, and applicants may possess other characteristics not identified here that will contribute in a meaningful way to the diverse educational experience at Teachers College.

To be eligible for consideration, ​applicants must:

  • be U.​S. citizens or permanent residents;
  • complete the Teachers College ​scholarship ​application within the application for admission;
  • answer "Yes" to the question "Do you wish to be considered for scholarship funding at Teachers College?" AND
  • indicate that they wish to be considered for the TC Diversity Scholarship on the scholarship application.

For students applying for the Summer and Fall 2020 terms, scholarship funding will be awarded beginning in the Fall 2020 semester.

Doctoral Candidates

Full and partial funding packages are offered to qualified candidates. Such support may include, but is not limited to: points (tuition scholarship), stipend, fellowship, or other work opportunities. Doctoral funding is not guaranteed, and students may be admitted without the promise of continuous funding. Prospective students should speak with the faculty in their academic program of interest.

 

Special Scholarships

 

Endowed Scholarships

Application Deadline: January 22, 2020

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.

The Abby O'Neill Fellowship application is only available to new students who are applying for admission for the Summer and Fall 2020 terms. The scholarship funding will be awarded beginning in the Fall 2020 semester.

The Abby O'Neill Fellowship application is separate from the scholarship application included within your application for admission. The 2020 application will be available on your Application Status Page after you submit your application for admission.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2020

The Lemann Fellowship program aims to contribute to accelerating social change in Brazil through providing financial assistance to TC 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.

The Lemann Fellowship is an extension of the commitment and generosity of the Lemann Foundation to foster educational service and exchange between Brazil and TC's educational community. Preferred applicants 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 application is only available to new students who are applying for admission for the Summer and Fall 2020 terms. The scholarship funding will be awarded beginning in the Fall 2020 semester.

The Lemann Fellowship application is separate from the scholarship application included within your application for admission. The 2020 application will be available on your Application Status Page after you submit your application for admission.

Partnerships with External Organizations

Application Deadline: January 22, 2020

City Year, an education-focused nonprofit organization operating in more than 20 U.S. 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. Each year, one City Year participant (current or past) or staff member is eligible to receive tuition assistance from TC for a master's degree program. Learn more about City Year here.

 

The City Year Scholarship application is only available to new students who are applying for admission for the Summer and Fall 2020 terms. The scholarship funding will be awarded beginning in the Fall 2020 semester.

 

The City Year Scholarship application is separate from the scholarship application included within your application for admission. The 2020 application will be available on your Application Status Page after you submit your application for admission.

Application Deadline: January 22, 2020

The Posse Foundation Fellowship provides a tuition scholarship to a Posse participant who enrolls in a full-time master's degree program at Teachers College. The fellowship is awarded annually to one recipient.

The Posse Foundation Fellowship application is only available to new students who are applying for admission for the Summer and Fall 2020 terms. The scholarship funding will be awarded beginning in the Fall 2020 semester.

The Posse Foundation Fellowship application is separate from the scholarship application included within your application for admission. The 2020 application will be available on your Application Status Page after you submit your application for admission.

Partnership with Columbia Global Centers

The Columbia University Scholarship for Displaced Students awards tuition, housing, and living assistance to one student pursuing a Master of Arts in Comparative and International Education or a Master of Arts in International Educational Development. The recipient must be:

  • a foreign national with refugee status living anywhere in the world, or
  • have received U.S. asylum or submitted a U.S. asylum application, or 
  • be in the U.S. under Temporary Protected Status. 

Learn more and apply on the Columbia Global Centers website. The 2020 application deadline is April 15, 2020. For priority consideration, apply by January 15, 2020.

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