Scholarships and Opportunities


School of Education Scholarships

Newly Admitted Graduate Student Awards

Through the support of generous donors, the School of Education offers a number of scholarships to newly admitted graduate students. School of Education New Student Scholarships are one-time awards ranging from $500 – $1,500 for graduate students. The following awards are available each semester:

Ellen Dempsey Memorial Education Scholarship Endowment: A scholarship for students who are teachers and are seeking advanced degrees in education. Students must demonstrate academic achievement and need of financial assistance.

Gordon Fifer Memorial Scholarship: A fund in memory of Gordon Fifer to be used for an award in scholarship for certified teachers pursuing Specialized Additional Teaching (Post Master’s Advanced Certificates).

Hilda Kirsch Scholarship: A book scholarship to be awarded annually to a student of the School of Education in the amount of $500 per year. This award has been designated for students accepted to Counseling programs.

Eva Kraus Scholarship: A scholarship for newly accepted students who demonstrate financial need, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and who are pursuing a career Early Childhood Education. Students accepted to Bilingual Early Childhood, Early Childhood Generalist, Early Childhood Development and Learning: Diverse Children and Families, Early Childhood Development and Learning: Severe/Multiple Disabilities are eligible for this award.

Pearl Ehrlich Waisblatt Scholarship: An award in the amount of $1,500 for a newly matriculated student in a graduate teacher education program. The awardee shall not be the recipient of another large grant.

To be considered for any of the scholarship awards available, students must complete the School of Education scholarship application form, upload the required essay, and must demonstrate financial need by submitting a FAFSA for the academic year that corresponds to admission.

Application Deadlines

Fall Admits: July 30th

Spring Admits: January 1st

School of Education Scholarship Application Form

External Scholarships

Visit the Higher Education Services Corporation and search for additional scholarships including the NYS Masters in Education Teacher Incentive Scholarship and the NYS Math and Science Teaching Incentive Program for graduate students.

Find scholarship awards that do not require proof of citizenship or permanent residency via the Immigrants Rising Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship list for 2020.

The Janice Jones Scholarship Fund provides $1,000 scholarships to Teachers of Color and to teachers pursuing a “Critical Needs” subject area certification. The scholarship application deadline is typically in January. Learn more about the scholarship on the AAEE website.

New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents who are undergraduate students at a CUNY college can apply for a one-time scholarship award of $1,000. Apply for a NYCHA-CUNY Scholarship.

External Opportunities

The Critical Language Scholarship offers an opportunity for any matriculated student to engage in an 8-10 week language immersion experience.

Adolescent Social Studies students may be eligible for a James Madison Graduate Fellowship.

School of Education Special Opportunities

In partnership with special organizations, the School of Education offers a number of special opportunity programs to support aspiring teachers and counselors. Learn more about the application requirements and program using the links below.