The following information about funding opportunities may be helpful. Eligibility for these programs varies, as does the type of assistance available. The Programs in Bilingual Education & TESOL do 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 TEACH Grant is a federal program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to graduate students. Recipients must agree to fulfill a service obligation as a full-time teacher in a high-needs field, at a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income families (Title 1-designated) for 4 years following conferral of the Master's degree. A total of $8000 is allowed for graduate study. Funds are disbursed via check to eligible recipients. For more information, click here.
The Colin Powell Leadership Program and its New York Life Undergraduate Scholars Program offer scholarships focused on leadership and policy concerns. For more information, visit www.ccny.cuny.edu/powell
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.
City College Scholarships for Undergraduates
Information about CCNY scholarships for undergraduates, as well as a Useful Scholarship Links page to help you with your scholarship search.
Students Jacqueline Cinto, Victor Velez, and Thania Taveras (not pictured) were honored at the 2007 School of Education Awards Reception.
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.