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Columbia University, Teachers College

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 one annual 25% tuition scholarship.

Teachers College, Columbia University offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

25% scholarship

The scholarship award will be equal to 25% of tuition for one City Year applicant per year towards a master’s degree program. Only new, incoming students are eligible for scholarship consideration. Continuously enrolled students are not eligible to be considered for the City Year Scholarship.

Scholarships are awarded to City Year AmeriCorps members and alums who complete at least one term of service and City Year staff employed for at least two years.

The scholarship described above represents the minimum award; applicants will be considered for additional merit-based aid depending on the academic strength of their application.

Eligible programs

More than 80 master’s degrees within the following Teachers College programs are eligible for the City Year Scholarship:

Additional benefits

  • Application fee waiver
  • Enrollment deferral: Space permitting, Teachers College will allow deferrals for up to one year if accepted applicants decide to serve additional time with City Year.

Why City Year loves Teachers College, Columbia University

Teachers College, Columbia University is committed to a vision of education writ large, encompassing health, education and psychology. It prepares 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.

To apply

Visit Teachers College’s admissions website to apply online.

To identify your City Year affiliation

Please self-identify your City Year affiliation on your résumé and/or essay.

To access the application fee waiver and apply for the scholarship

To get the application fee waived, applicants must select the “City Year” option located in the additional information section of the application. The question reads, “Are you an alumnus/a of or currently participating in one of the following?”

The scholarship application will become available on your “application status” page after you submit your application for admission. The financial aid office will contact City Year applicants when the City Year Scholarship application is available.

To contact the admissions office

Please call (212) 678-3710 or email with any questions.

Please note that all admissions and scholarship decisions are made by the educational institution. AmeriCorps members, alums 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.

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