Teacher Opportunity Corps (TOC)


The Teacher Opportunity Corps (TOC) Scholarship is an opportunity for undergraduate students to gain experience in culturally responsive teaching through participation in conversations, workshops, professional development and additional hours of practice in the field. In June, selected TOC scholars put their skills and knowledge to practice while having a positive impact on the learning of students at priority schools in East Harlem. Teacher Opportunity Corps Scholars receive tuition support, a stipend, and mentorship.


Teacher candidates awarded the Culturally Responsive Teaching scholarship will be provided tuition for up to 6 credits of their classwork during the school year in exchange for participation in professional development workshops. Awardees will also receive a cash stipend as part of an intensive fieldwork placement in June.

Application Requirements

School of Education teacher candidates who wish to apply must be registered for fieldwork this fall, and be prepared to spend additional hours in the field as part of this clinically-rich initiative.

Please see the application for scholarship requirements.


Teacher Opportunity Corps (TOC) Scholarship application for the 2019-2020 School year is now open. Our program will be expanding and we strongly encourage all undergraduates in all education programs to apply.

Applications will close at midnight on August 11th so please apply as soon as possible.

Teacher Opportunity Corps (TOC) Scholarship Application