The Graduate Scholarship Program was created to address the staffing needs in critical shortage areas and to improve the delivery of service to New York City Public School students. This program prepares participants to serve in the areas of Bilingual Special Education, Monolingual and Bilingual Speech Language Pathology, Monolingual and Bilingual Visually Impaired and Bilingual School Psychology. The scholarship program offers uncertified candidates a traditional path to certification by way of a Master's degree in a traditional teaching or clinical shortage area. Currently we are accepting applications for the Fall 2014 semester. To apply click here .
All applications for the Scholarship Program must be submitted electronically. Supporting documents must be submitted within 10 business days from the date the application was filed:
- Possession of a Bachelor's Degree conferred by June 30th of the current application year.
- Have a undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 3.0.
- Copies of all New York State or other state teaching certificates including any Bilingual extensions to the State certificate you may hold. Proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status. (Example: Birth Certificate, Passport, Alien Registration Card.) A completed College Acceptance Form from a participating college/university to which you have been accepted unconditionally as a fully matriculated graduate student. If you have applied to graduate school and your acceptance is pending, please submit a written statement to that effect. Two (2) letters of reference (1 personal, 1 professional). A non-refundable application fee of $30.00 in the form of a money order made payable to the New York City Department of Education. Personal checks will not be accepted.
Please mail documents to:
New York City Department of Education
HR School Support
Office of Scholarship and Incentive Programs
65 Court Street, Room 508
The deadline to submit an application is Friday, May 9, 2014. Incomplete applications will not be considered.