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Graduate Scholarship Cohort Program

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. The scholarship program provides full tuition payments to eligible students enabling them to obtain New York State certification and to seek a rewarding career in education. This program prepares participants to serve in the areas of Mathematics (grades 7-12), Biology (grades 7-12), Earth Science (grades 7-12), Chemistry (grades 7-12), Physics (grades 7-12), and English as a Second Language (all grades). This scholarship program offers uncertified candidates a traditional path to a Master's degree in a traditional teaching shortage field. Candidates accepted into any of these scholarship programs will be placed in a cohort which will allow them to progress through the program together, enabling them to build an internal support system with each other. Upon completion of the program, candidates are required to teach in the New York City Public Schools for a period of four years.

To be considered for acceptance into the Scholarship Cohort Program for the Summer 2007 semester, you must complete the online application and submit all required documentation within 10 business days from the date the application was filed:

Fact Sheet and Online Application

Area of Study Participating College / University Fact Sheet
English as a Second Language, All Grades Adelphi University
Mercy College
Fact Sheet
Mathematics, Grades 7-12 or Master's Degree with a Bilingual Extension (Grades 7-12) Adelphi University
Fordham University
Fact Sheet
Science, Grades 7-12 or Masters Degree with a Bilingual Extension Grades 7-12 (Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry or Physics) Adelphi University
Fordham University (Biology Only)
Fact Sheet

 Required Documentation

  • College transcript(s) documenting the award of a Bachelor's Degree, date earned and a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 3.0. (Student copies are acceptable).
  • Copies of all New York State or other state teaching certificates (including any bilingual extensions to the State certificate) you may hold, if applicable.
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status. (Example: Birth Certificate, Passport, Alien Registration Card.)
  • Two completed Recommendation Forms (click to download). ( Note: Due to time constraints, please advise recommenders to fax recommendation forms to 718 935-4262 and mail the original to the address noted on the form).
  • A non-refundable application fee of $15.00 in the form of a money order made payable to the New York City Department of Education. (Personal checks will not be accepted).

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

We look forward to receiving your application.