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University Partnership: Teachers College, Columbia University
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City Year is proud to partner with Teachers College, Columbia University, the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive graduate school of education in the United States, offering 25% annual tuition scholarships.


Teachers College, Columbia University is perennially ranked among the nation’s best graduate schools of education in the country. Its name notwithstanding, the College is committed to a vision of education writ large, encompassing health, education, and psychology.

Teachers College sees its leadership role in two complementary arenas: One is in policy-research to ensure that schools are reformed and restructured to welcome all students regardless of their socio-economic circumstances. The other is in preparing educators who not only serve students directly but coordinate the educational, psychological, behavioral, technological, and health initiatives to remove barriers to learning at all ages.

Benefits offered by Teachers College

Scholarship Amount 25% annual tuition scholarship
Number of Scholarships Awarded Annually 3
Application Fee Waiver Yes
Enrollment Deferral One-year deferral


Eligibility and Additional Information

  • 25% Tuition Scholarship. The scholarship award will be 25% of tuition, for up to three (3) recipients per year.
  • The scholarship may be renewed in subsequent years provided recipients maintain continuous registration and remain in good academic standing, according to Teacher College standards.
  • Scholarships awarded to City Year corps members and alumni for at least one year of service and City Year staff members employed for at least two years.
  • Space permitting, Teachers College will allow deferrals up to one year if accepted applicants decide to serve additional time with City Year.
  • Scholarships described above represent the minimum awards; applicants will be considered for additional merit-based aid based on the academic strength of the application.

Eligible Programs:

To Apply

Click here to access Teachers College’s admissions website and apply online.  Please be sure to follow all instructions listed below.

To identify and verify your City Year affiliation

  • To get the application fee waived, applicants must select the "City Year' option located in the Employment Section of the application.  The question  reads: "Are you an alumni or currently participating with one of the following:".

  • The Office of Financial Aid will contact City Year applicants to Teachers College when the City Year Scholarship application is available.

To Contact the Office of Admission

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Please note that all admissions and scholarship decisions are made by the educational institution. Corps members, alumni and staff interested in these scholarships must complete the full application process for the institution. Please pay close attention to deadlines, and consider beginning work on your applications early in the year.