Thanks to generous donors, the Reading Specialist Program has three scholarship opportunities, the Charlotte M. Hamill Scholarship, the James L. Neff Reading Specialist Scholarship, and the Sandra Segala Scholarship. These scholarships provide tuition credits to support the preparation of reading specialists and teachers who are committed to helping struggling readers and individuals with reading and learning disabilities overcome their literacy difficulties. Applicants may have prior teaching certification or be switching careers in order to become reading specialists. Applicants may state their interest in these scholarships in their Letter of Intent when they apply to the program.
Information about financial aid, such as institutional scholarships and work- study opportunities, is available at https://www.tc.columbia.edu/
Zankel Fellowship awards are one of the major efforts by Teachers College for students to provide services to disadvantaged inner-city youth.The Fellows this year are working in Heritage High School and provide reading and writing support to students identified as performing significantly below grade level. The Fellows also work with classroom teachers to help weave literacy practices into their teaching methods. The Reading Specialist Zankel Fellows for the 2018-2019 academic year are: