Students may use the links below to access the applications and nomination forms for the following grants, fellowships, and awards. Any questions may be directed to The Office of Student Affairs at email@example.com. For more details about any of these applications, and for instructional videos, please visit OSA Grants, Fellowships, and Awards.
For all student grants and awards sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs (OSA), students must be in good academic, financial and judicial standing for award consideration. Full-time University employees are not eligible for any financial stipend offered through OSA. OSA reserves the right to revoke any application that does not meet the aforementioned eligibility standards.
Application Due Date: To Be Determined
New students who are applying for admission for the Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 semesters are eligible.
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 (TC). Recipients must be committed to teaching in New York City’s (NYC) public school system upon graduation.
Please note that this award-specific application is separate from the scholarship application included within your application for admission.
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.
New students who are applying for admission for the Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 semesters are eligible. Continuing Students are also eligible to submit an application. Additional eligibility criteria may apply - more information can be found on the Office of School and Community Partnerships website.
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 Bilingual/Bicultural Education Program is pleased to announce the Clinically Rich Intensive Teacher Institute in Bilingual Education (CR-ITI-BE, 2019-2023) Grant award from the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to support teacher candidates who hold or are working toward getting an eligible base certificate endorsed by NYSED to pursue the Bilingual Extension Certification in all languages in the newly launched Online Advanced Certificate in Bilingual/Bicultural Education program in summer (mid-May) 2019 for up to $4,500 (tuition reimbursement for the five online courses) per applicant, and up to 20 applicants per year.
NOTE: Aspiring French dual language and immersion teachers are encouraged to apply also for the FIT fellowship ($5000, see below), which will help subsidize the cost of the Online Advanced Certificate program.
Applicants are expected to register online courses in Summer (mid-May) 2019. Applicants who are awarded CR-ITI-BE grant must commit to teaching in New York after completing the online program from Teachers College for at least 2 years.
For applicants seeking NYSED Bilingual Extension Certification/CR-ITI-BE grant, if you are not a native speaker of a Language Other than English, contact the Academic Secretary, Ms. Ashley Hawkins, in the Bilingual/Bicultural Education Program office to schedule a language evaluation.
Step 2: Once admitted, contact the BBE Advisor for the online program, Dr. Sharon Chang.
Questions? Please check our Online Advanced Certificate in BBE program website for more information.
Teachers College continues its tradition of supporting student research through the Dean's Grant for Student Research. Awards of up to $2,000 will be made to students who submit the strongest proposals for research that has educational implications for the field and for the academic program at Teachers College. The number of grants given is dependent upon annual funding.
The application is now open and can be accessed by clicking HERE. The deadline for submitting completed applications is Thursday, November 15th, 2018, 5 PM EST, without exception. Partial applications will not be considered.
Research Dissertation Fellowship
Research Dissertation Fellowship applicants pursue basic and applied research spanning diverse disciplines. This research should concentrate on advancing knowledge and show a strong likelihood of being accepted in the most well-respected research journals in the field of inquiry. The award of $6,000 is paid to a student's account in $3,000 installments. The first is paid in the Fall and the second in the Spring after the College's drop/add end date. Awards are paid only to students who are registered in the semester for which the award of $3,000 is to be made. Fellowship recipients are awarded $6,000 to supplement academic-related tuition, living, research, or research-related travel expenses.
**Closed to Doctoral candidates ONLY. Candidates must be on track to hold their proposal hearing on or before May 31, 2019 with the primary data collection phase of their research proposal occurring during the 2019 – 2020 academic year. Partial awards are not available. Eligible candidates must be registered for the entire academic year and may not receive if they are on track to successfully defend their dissertation prior to February 2020.
The application is now closed, but will open for applications on November 17, 2018. The deadline for applications and consideration for this award is Saturday, February 23rd, 2019, 5PM EST, without exception. Once opened, you can access the portal by clicking HERE.
Every year, the Duquès Social Justice Endowed Scholarship Fund supports one student at the College who has a demonstrated interest in working for social change and educational justice through community engagement and outreach in a school-based setting or community organization. The recipient receives $5,000 during the course of the academic year and interns under the supervision of a TC faculty member.
Preference is given to a student who has lived and worked in a disadvantaged community like the ones they are serving and who plans to continue working in school-based settings or community-based organizations upon graduation. Recipients are students in good academic standing who demonstrate financial need and continue to work with community organizations while at TC, as part of a faculty-led project. Duquès Scholars are eligible for the award for up to three successive academic years.
The recipient will be selected from among the applicants for Zankel Fellowship awards. The Zankel Fellowship application period is March/April of each year.
Since 2012, the Evalyn Edwards Milman Fellowship has provided funds to enhance the preparation of future literacy education leaders by supporting students at the College to provide services in the College's partnership schools. Milman Fellows develop their knowledge and skills as they contribute to curriculum, teacher and student development under the mentorship of staff in the Office of School and Community Partnerships.
The Milman Fellowship is open to masters and doctoral students who are enrolled in a minimum of six credits per semester for the duration of the academic year when they receive the fellowship. Preference is given to students enrolled in the literacy specialist program. Two or more recipients are selected each year by a committee formed of OSCP staff and faculty members from the Curriculum and Teaching department. The award may be renewed for more than one year.
Students who wish to be considered for a Milman Fellowship should submit a letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30 of each year. Award decisions are announced during the summer for internships starting in the fall. Awards may be renewed in subsequent years, provided the recipients continue to meet the eligibility criteria and the needs of the schools where they are placed.
The FIT Fellowship is an initiative of the French Dual Language Fund, launched by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States and the FACE Foundation to support French dual language and immersion programs across the U.S.
The FIT Fellowship provides scholarships for aspiring French dual language and immersion teachers in the United States to pursue specialized graduate degrees and certification programs. The aim of the FIT Fellowship is to build momentum for the next generation of French dual language educators and address a critical teacher shortage in French dual language programs across the country.
Starting 2018/2019, students who are admitted to the program in Bilingual/Bicultural Education, and who speak French, will be encouraged to apply for the FIT Fellowship. The FIT Fellowship will provide $10,000 to students completing their Masters-level with teaching certification, and $5,000 to students completing the Advanced Certification in Bilingual and Bicultural Education only.
There will be a total of six FIT Fellowship awarded to 2018-2019 incoming students (three for master students seeking certification and three for non-degree students seeking the advanced bilingual certification). Those wishing to apply to the FIT Fellowship are encouraged to apply to the program by the early deadline as the Fellowships will be reviewed and granted as the applications are received, and will end once all six Fellowships have been awarded. Students will be encouraged and able to apply for the FIT Fellowship annually.
Please, contact the Academic Secretary (email@example.com) or the Program Director for more information.
The Morton T. Embree Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning recognizes the outstanding performance of Course Assistants and Teaching Assistants who have made distinguished contributions to the Teachers College community. Students and instructors are invited to nominate appointed Course or Teaching Assistants for courses in which they are enrolled or which they are teaching. The Morton T. Embree Award is granted twice per year for respective courses in the Fall and Spring terms.
The application for the Morton T. Embree Award is open year round and can be accessed by clicking HERE.
For more details about the grants/awards, please visit https://www.tc.columbia.edu/office-of-student-affairs/about-osa/grants-fellowships--awards/ Any questions may be directed to Maria Hataier, Director of Student Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Provost's Grant for Conference Presentation and Professional Development offers consideration for reimbursement for eligible Teachers College students who have presented at an academic conference. Award stipends are to be utilized as reimbursement exclusively for the purposes of registration, membership, printing, and travel costs (excluding food and beverage) associated with presenting research at an academic conference. The student's presentation may be in any format (i.e., workshop, lecture, panel, poster session, etc.) and may have been presented on his/her own or with others (i.e., other students, faculty, etc.). The reimbursement request portal, for the Provost's Grant for Conference Presentation and Professional Development, is open August 15 – August 14 and can be accessed by clicking here.
Students must be registered for the term in which they are presenting and submitting reimbursements. If a student is requesting a reimbursement for their final semester in December, all reimbursement requests and supporting documents must be submitted by 11:59 PM on the last day of the term for potential award consideration (degree conferral in February). If you are presenting during Winter academic recess, please submit your request for reimbursement during the Spring term. **If a student is requesting a reimbursement for their final semester with anticipated graduation in May, all reimbursement requests and supporting documents must be submitted by 11:59 PM 10 business days in advance of the end of the term for potential award consideration (April 30, 2019; last day of the Spring 2019 term is May 14, 2019).**
APPLICATION DEADLINES (2018-2019):
Grant applications are reviewed in three rounds of applications throughout the year, with the following deadlines:
Fall: August 15 – December 21 (last day of Fall 2018 term)
Spring: January 1 – May 14* (2019 Graduates must submit their application no later than April 30, 2019)
Summer: May 15 – August 14
The application portal is now open and accessible by clicking HERE.
To download the OSA Travel & Expense Form, click HERE.
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.
Eligibility for continuation of scholarship awards:
To remain eligible to receive funding once the initial award is granted, scholarship recipients must:
Admitted TRs receive a $30,000 stipend, a generous scholarship, and health insurance assistance. Supports throughout this 18-month program include a year-long residency in which TRs are paired with experienced mentor teachers. They receive opportunities to spend time in various NYC DOE schools, interactive support from residency supervisors, and ongoing induction support upon completion of the program.
TR@TC2 runs on established cycles that begin in January and end in the June of the following year. The TR@TC2 application for our upcoming 2019 cohort will be open in the near future and can be accessed through the TC electronic application process. Please email us at email@example.com if you would like to be added to a mailing list of people who will receive updates regarding applying for the program.
What financial supports do Teaching Residents receive while in the program?
All candidates who participate as Teaching Residents in the program receive:
In exchange for this financial package, residents agree to teach in high-need schools in New York City for a minimum of three years. All finalized financial support offerings will be expressed in writing within the program acceptance package.
The Department of Arts & Humanities is offering funding grants for a series of Diversity Events for Spring semester 2019. We are looking for proposals that will creatively engage members of the student body, foster a sense of community, and change public spaces at TC. Diversity Grants are open to all current Arts & Humanities students and student groups.
The early decision deadline is Friday, February 1, 2019 with grant proposals reviewed on a rolling basis thereafter. Awards are limited to $ 200 per event. To submit a proposal, please use this Google form.
The Department of Arts & Humanities strives to foster diversity, inclusion, community, and social justice, as well as to support student initiatives that work toward these goals in creative and participatory ways. Grants are aimed at disrupting feelings of isolation and marginalization at TC. The call is intentionally broad and open-ended to provide applicants with the opportunity to creatively and collaboratively make change at Teachers College.
International Travel Grant (ITG) for Teachers College Students
The Office of International Affairs (OIA) is pleased to announce the OIA International Travel Grant for
Teachers College students engaging in academic activities abroad. Funded by OIA, this grant is intended to
support travel-related expenses for conducting research, fulfilling internships, presenting at conferences, or
participating in other academic activities outside of the United States. The first OIA International Travel Grant
will be awarded in Spring 2019.
OIA International Travel Grant
Through this initiative, OIA will award up to eight grants of $500 each academic year. Application cycles will
open once in the fall semester and once in the spring. Applications will be accepted for future travel only.
Applications for travel completed before the award date are not eligible. Eligible expenses include, but are
not limited to, transportation, accommodation and supplies.
Award recipients will be required to submit a summary report of their research or other activities following
completion of their trip. OIA may publish some reports on the OIA website or invite award recipients to
present their work at a student forum. Additional guidelines for this report can be found on page 2.
Students are eligible to apply for the travel grant only once per academic year. In addition, grant applicants
• A full- or half-time matriculated, degree-seeking student taking at least 6.0 credits or the equivalent
• A continuing student (students graduating in Spring or Summer 2019 are not eligible)
• Going abroad for academic purposes in the same academic year that the application is submitted
The Spring 2019 application deadline is March 1, 2019, 5pm EST. Travel must be completed before the
beginning of the 2019-2020 academic year (September 4, 2019). The application window will open on
February 1, 2019. Applications will not be accepted before this date. Decisions will be sent to applicants via
the email address provided on the application.
Applicants must submit the following:
1. Official application cover sheet (see page 4)
2. Proposal (maximum of 2 single-spaced pages, including budget)
3. Updated resume or CV
Please submit application materials as PDF attachments to Blessing Nuga (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March
1, 2019, 5pm EST with “Student Grant Application - Applicant Name” in the email subject heading. Please
do not send .zip files. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Acknowledgement of receipt of the
application will be sent to the email address provided within three business days. If an applicant does not
receive this acknowledgment email after three business days, he/she should contact OIA
(email@example.com) using the subject headline “ITG Application Received?”
Please include the following information in the proposal:
• Travel dates
• Purpose: Please provide the purpose of your travel and a description of the planned activities. For
internships, include: (1) description of the organization (2) link to the organization’s website (3)
scope of work. For conferences, include: (1) conference name, location, start and end date (2)
conference description (3) documentation of participation (e.g. presentation abstract, proof of
• Implications/outcomes: Describe any desired outcomes and the potential implications for your
work as a TC student or professional in the field.
• Budget: Provide a budget showing how the travel award will be used. The budget may exceed $500;
however, only an amount up to $500 will be funded by the International Travel Grant. Related
expenses include, but are not limited to, transportation, accommodation, and supplies. Expenses
deemed unrelated to an academic activity will not be funded. Please make sure the budget includes
any other funding that you have received for your overseas activity.
Preference will be given to applications involving:
• Presentation at conferences; or participation in research, internships or other academic activities
that are of direct relevance to the applicant’s current course of study.
• Applications with a clear international focus and that demonstrate strong potential to impact the
applicant’s academic and professional career.
Award recipients must notify TC’s Office of Risk Management at least 60 days before travel and complete all
required travel forms. Use the following link for more information on student travel at TC
If, for any reason, the project or program does not occur, award recipients must immediately notify OIA and
return the awarded funds. Grant recipients who return awarded funds are welcome to reapply in future
Post-travel Summary Report
Within 30 days of travel completion, grant recipients must submit a summary report to OIA (send to:
firstname.lastname@example.org). The report should be 200-300 words in length and include a summary of activities
and outcomes. If possible, the report should also include recommendations for students interested in
pursuing a similar opportunity. Along with the report, grant recipients are encouraged to submit at least one
photograph, one of which features the recipient. Please note that summaries and pictures may be featured on
the OIA website as well as other TC media.
OIA Travel Grant Timeline
2018-2019 Academic Year
• Spring 2019 Semester
o Spring 2019 applications accepted: February 1, 2019
o Spring 2019 deadline: March 1, 2019
o Spring 2019 award announcement: March 8, 2019
2019-2020 Academic Year
• Fall 2019 Semester
o Fall 2019 applications accepted: September 25, 2019
o Fall 2019 deadline: October 25, 2019
o Fall 2019 award announcement: November 1, 2019
• Spring 2020 Semester
Please direct all questions or technical issues to Blessing Nuga (email@example.com).
Below you will find A&H and TC resources for current students.
The Department of Arts & Humanities strives to foster diversity, inclusion, and social justice, as well as to support student initiatives that work toward these goals in creative and participatory ways. The Diversity Events Grant is open to all current students and student groups in the Department of Arts & Humanities.
The Grant is aimed at disrupting feelings of isolation and marginalization at TC. We are looking for events that will engage members of the student body, foster a sense of community, and change public spaces at TC. The Grant also gives students the opportunity to deepen existing relationships (or build new ones) with the neighboring Morningside Heights and Harlem communities. The call is intentionally broad and open-ended because we want to leave space for you to creatively and collaboratively make TC your own.
Grant proposals are reviewed on a rolling basis. We are open to proposals that are also seeking other sources of funding (for example, from the Student Senate).
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