following information about funding opportunities may be helpful.
Eligibility for these programs varies, as does the type of assistance
available. The Department does not have further information about these
opportunities. The list is not exhaustive. If you are aware of other
opportunities, please share that information with us so we can post it
here for other students.
The Colin Powell Leadership Program and its New York Life Undergraduate Scholars Program
are two-year multi-faceted experiences focused on leadership and policy
concerns. Scholars receive between $10,000 and $12,000 annually for
two years (assuming students remain in good standing). Both programs
are open to students in any area of study who are on track to have
between 40 and 80 credits by the end of May 2009. For more information,
New York City Department of Education Conversion Programs (TESOL & Bilingual Education)
The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) is offering
scholarships to teachers who hold New York State Certification in early
childhood education, common branches, generalist in middle school, or
social studies education who are interested in teaching in shortage
areas including ESL and Bilingual Education. To qualify for the
Conversion Program for Supplementary Certifications, teachers must have
the prerequisite coursework in the shortage area (12 credit hours in
math, science, Spanish, ESL, and bilingual) and successful completion of
the CST in the supplementary subject or the Bilingual Educational
Assessment Exam in order to be eligible.
CCNY Financial Aid Office
The Financial Aid Office coordinates many aspects of student financial
aid, including but not limited to Federal Pell Grant, Federal
Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan,. William D. Ford Federal Direct
Student Loan, and Federal SEOG or SEEK.
School of Education Scholarships
The School of Education offers over 20 different scholarships to
students every year. Though many are based on the recommendation of the
faculty, there are others that are open to all students. For more
information, you may contact Ms. Joan Newman, Deputy to the Dean, at
(212) 650-5471 for additional scholarship/award information.
Students Jacqueline Cinto, Victor Velez, and Thania
Taveras (not pictured) were honored at the 2007 School of Education
Intensive Teacher Institute (ITI)
The Intensive Teacher Institute (ITI) provides tuition assistance for
full-time bilingual and ESOL teachers to meet their bilingual education
and ESOL certification requirements in general and special education.
New York City Teaching Fellows
The NYC Teaching Fellows program is for professionals and recent
graduates in other fields who have decided to change their lives and
teach in the schools that need teachers most. There is a rigorous
selection process and an intensive pre-service program. Fellows teach in
high-need New York City public schools, and at the same time, pursue
their own education through a subsidized Master's degree program.
United Federation of Teachers
The UFT is the union that represents the city's public school teachers,
paraprofessionals, guidance counselors and other educators, and offers
both undergraduate and graduate scholarships. For a variety of
Scholarships, search for scholarship from the UFT home page or click here.
Bilingual Pupil Services (BPS)
There is an opportunity for CCNY students in bilingual education or
TESOL to work in the New York City public schools as a paraprofessional,
and receive funding for 6 credits per semester from the Department of
Education. Participants continue to work and receive salary and benefits
as UFT paraprofessionals. (Scroll to the section of the page regarding
Bilingual Pupil Services)
Paraprofessionals Accelerated Transition to Teaching Program
The NYC Department of Education will provide tuition assistance to
eligible paraprofessionals for a maximum total of 18 graduate credits
toward a Master's degree in a shortage area, and will pay for the ATS-W
and CST tests.