Zankel Fellowship

Arthur Zankel Urban Fellowship

The student application for the 2023-2024 academic year is closed. The 2024-2025 application will open in early March 2024.

The Arthur Zankel Urban Fellowship is a financial aid award in the amount of $12,000 per academic year for Teachers College students to work with disadvantaged inner-city youth. The Zankel Fellowship is made possible by a gift from the estate of Arthur Zankel, who was an esteemed trustee of Teachers College. The Zankel Urban Fellows carry on Mr. Zankel's legacy of passion for education by contributing their expertise to programs serving disadvantaged inner-city youth. 

Zankel Fellows undertake a fellowship during the academic year in an approved project. They are required to spend an average of ten hours a week for the fellowship with five of those hours working directly with youth. During the application process, students request and are matched to an approved project according to their skills, interests, and experience. The fellowship is supervised by a TC sponsor, who is a faculty/staff member. 

Eligibility Criteria

Students must:

  • Be matriculated or fully-admitted to a masters or doctoral degree program at Teachers College.
  • Have consecutive enrollment for a minimum of five credits in the fall and spring semesters.
  • Complete a FAFSA for 2022-2023. Note that TC's Federal School Code is: G03979. International students are not able to complete a FAFSA. Please indicate this on your application in the appropriate place, and we will contact you with more information.
  • Exhibit the interests, skills, experiences and/or characteristics that are a good match to the purpose of the fellowship and the approved project.
  • Be available to complete the required fellowship during the normal school day in both fall and spring semesters.

Zankel Fellows' Activity Reports

To read the most recent Zankel Fellows' activity reports, click on the links below.

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