Graduate Scholarships for Elementary School Teachers

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Graduate Scholarships for Elementary School Teachers


In an effort to enhance the quality of elementary school education within the local community, and as part of Columbia University’s strong commitment to supporting quality education for the community, Columbia University offers a scholarship for qualified teachers to earn a master’s degree in an appropriate field at Columbia University or Teachers College.

The scholarship is awarded to qualified elementary school teachers either currently teaching within Community District 9 or interested in teaching elementary school within Community District 9.  No more than three scholarships can be in force at any given time with a cumulative maximum of 18 credits per school year. CU will annually assess the number of credits being utilized by the scholarship recipient(s) to determine the number of scholarships that might be awarded in any given school year.


Recipients of the scholarships:

a) Must be admitted to the Master's program of choice

b) Agree to teach within Community District 9 for five years after they graduate from the Master's program

c) Meet related criteria of the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) and/or the local school principal

Columbia’s Implementation Plan

The most recent Implementation Plan Report submitted to Empire State Development, along with evidence of compliance, is available below:

Implementation Plan Report - Graduate Scholarships for Elementary School Teachers

1. Annual report

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