Student Resources

Student Resources


Student Funding

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 studentaffairs@tc.columbia.edu. 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.

Click here for how to apply to the Online Advanced Certificate in Bilingual/Bicultural Education program.

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.

Step 1:

  • Completed Application for Admission (choose “ Bilingual/Bicultural Education - Online”);
  • 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.

Eligibility:

**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 schoolpartnerships@tc.edu 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 (bilingual-bicultural@tc.columbia.edu) 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 studentaffairs@tc.columbia.edu.

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.

Eligibility:

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 criteria:

  • U.S. citizenship, permanent residence or eligible non-citizen status
  • Full-time teachers and professional staff members (e.g. principals, assistant principals, school counselors) who have completed at least two years of service at a REACH school, and where the REACH school has completed at least one year of partnership with Teachers College
  • Consistent record of promising professional practices at a REACH school as evidenced by administrative evaluations, with ratings no lower than “Developing” on a majority of indicators
  • Acceptance or matriculation in a Teachers College degree program

Eligibility for continuation of scholarship awards:

To remain eligible to receive funding once the initial award is granted, scholarship recipients must:

  • Meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards of the academic department and Teachers College
  • Remain matriculated and earn at least six credits in each academic year (Incompletes are not accepted as credit)
  • Demonstrate growth in professional practices aligned to appropriate professional rubric indicators (i.e. Danielson Framework for teachers; NYC DOE Principal Practice Observation Tool for principals & assistant principals; and NYC DOE Resource for School Counselor Self-Reflective Practice), as evidenced by observation reports from a supervisor.  
  • Maintain full-time employment at a REACH school. If, for any reason, a scholarship recipient’s employment at a REACH school terminates during the semester, credits may be applied for that semester but you will not be eligible for any remaining semesters in the academic year.
  • Demonstrate commitment to advancing the REACH scope of work at the school as evidenced by participation in professional development, grade team or school leadership roles or special projects.

The application for the 2018-2019 academic year is here. Please contact schoolpartnerships@tc.edu if you have any questions.

TR@TC Application Process

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 teaching.residents@tc.edu 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:

  • $30,000 living stipend
  • A substantial scholarship
  • Health insurance assistance

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.

General Resources

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).

Apply for a Diversity Events Grant

Visit TC's Office of Career Services - an online career development resource and job database utilized to promote career opportunities and recruitment initiatives to TC Students and alumni - to view their full database of job listings.

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