Scholarship Program For New Teachers and Clinicians
Our scholarship programs provide selected individuals an opportunity to pursue a Master's Degree in specified bilingual and monolingual areas of education and pupil personnel services. A full scholarship is offered in exchange for a service commitment to work in a high-need New York City public school.
Western Kentucky University Scholarship Program
This scholarship program is offered in a hybrid, distance education format designed to meet the organizations goal of providing a credential program by which participants can complete a masterís degree online as Teachers of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLDs).
Loan Forgiveness Program For New Teachers and Clinicians
The Loan Forgiveness Program offers prospective employees who have obtained New York State Certification as teachers and clinicians in specified shortage areas of bilingual education assistance in the repayment of student loans.
Career Training Program For Paraprofessionals and Family Workers
The Career Training Program (CTP) provides eligible UFT paraprofessionals and DC 37, Local 372 family paraprofessionals with the opportunity to earn a Bachelor’s degree. The program pays tuition for from 3 to 6 credits per semester for undergraduate study at participating colleges/universities. Two and a half hours per week of released time and/or a summer stipend are also provided to support study. In addition, the Career Training Program will pay the initial college admission/application fee for paraprofessionals participating in the program.
Bilingual Pupil Services For Students Pursuing a Career in Bilingual Education
BPS is a Title I, Tax Levy program which operates within the New York City Department of Education, Division of Human Resources, Office of School Based Support Services. Its purpose is to prepare and train bilingual paraprofessionals in pursuit of a teaching career to support and serve English Language Learners (ELLs) in Title I public elementary schools. The goal is to promote linguistic and academic progress of these students, whose primary language is Spanish, Chinese, or Haitian-Creole, by providing supportive instructional services through the assignment of our BPS teacher interns.
Teachers of Tomorrow For Currently Employed Certified Teachers
In recognition of the demands of teaching in our highest-need schools, the New York City Department of Education offers financial incentives to teachers who take on challenging assignments. Teachers of Tomorrow is a state-funded grant intended to provide recruitment incentives (TOT1) and tuition reimbursement (TOT2) to teachers working in the City’s highest need schools. If you are currently teaching in a NYC district school, you may be eligible for a TOT award.
To verify participating schools for the 2011-2012 school year, please review the current list.
To learn more about the Teachers of Tomorrow Program or to check your eligibility status please click here.
Mayorís Graduate Scholarship Program (MGSP) For Current NYC employees Interested in Pursuing Their Graduate Degree
The Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship Program provides outstanding City government employees with the opportunity to continue their education in graduate study. Over the years, hundreds of applicants have been awarded scholarships thanks to the generosity of New York City area colleges and universities. Participating schools offer full or partial scholarships in areas of business and public administration, policy analysis, law, engineering, nursing, public health, computer science, and other profession specific programs to eligible and qualified applicants.
For additional information, please visit: www.nyc.gov/mgsp
Occupational Therapy / Physical Therapy Scholarship Program
Students in their 3rd, 4th or graduate year of professional study at participating colleges or universities in Occupational and Physical Therapy
Scholarships are granted for one year and will be renewable for the second year, contingent upon funding. This program covers the full cost of tuition only for courses directly related to programs in Occupational or Physical Therapy (during professional phase of program).
For additional information on the Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy Scholarship Program or Parent Resources Related Services, please view the following website: http://schools.nyc.gov/Academics/SpecialEducation/ParentResources/Related+Services+Information.htm.