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Office of School and Community Partnerships

TC Partner School Scholarship

The TC Partner School Scholarship is a partial tuition scholarship to Teachers College for teachers and professional staff members working at partner schools. The scholarship is intended to build the instructional assets of partner schools by strengthening the professional skills and knowledge of their teachers and professional staff and to assist teachers and professional staff members of 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 TC Partner School Scholarship, students must meet the eligibility criteria outlined below 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 partner school, and where the partner school has completed at least one year of partnership with Teachers College
  • Consistent record of promising professional practices at a partner 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

Application Process:

  • Eligible applicants must submit a completed application form to TC’s Office of School and Community Partnerships (“OSCP”).
  • The application must be received by OSCP no later than March 1 for Summer session; June 1 for Fall session; and November 1 for Spring session.
  • In order for funds to be disbursed, recipients must also complete a TC scholarship application as part of the matriculation process.

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 supervisor.  
  • Maintain full-time employment at a partner school.  If, for any reason, a scholarship recipient’s employment at a partner 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 professional growth at partner school as evidenced by participation in professional development, grade team or school leadership roles, or special projects.

The application for scholarship is here. Please contact schoolpartnerships@tc.edu if you have any questions.