GSE Fellowships and Scholarships

Fellowships are awards and generally include a tuition scholarship and stipend. Scholarships are also awards, usually modest in amount to help with tuition or other expenses.  The deadline for application to be considered for a Fellowship or Scholarship is April 15th.

Fellowships

To apply for All fellowships listed below please complete and submit the application form.

The Clifford D. Clark Graduate Fellowship Program for Diversity. Named for a former president of BU (1975-1990) and funded by SUNY and an endowment fund. Clark Fellowships are merit-based and designed to recruit and support students who contribute to the diversity of the student body. It includes an academic year stipend, full tuition, health insurance, a guaranteed award period (with satisfactory academic progress), research and travel opportunities and other benefits. Candidates must be US citizens or have permanent resident status, be newly admitted to a GSE graduate program, and demonstrate how they will contribute to the diversity of the student body within their program. For full details (including procedures for nomination, stipend levels, award period, etc.), see Clark Fellowship.

Edgar W. Couper Fellowship. Established in 1988 by family and friends in memory of Edgar W. Couper, a successful businessman and community leader who was committed to public education. Awarded to full-time doctoral students in the EdD program in GSE, these fellowships require students to achieve high academic standing. Students receive a full-tuition scholarship and a stipend of approximately $14,000. (University fees are paid by the student.) Recipients selected by GSE faculty.

The Marie R. Garcia Fellowship Fund. Awarded annually to a matriculated GSE graduate student in good academic standing who is enrolled full-time or part time. Applicants must complete a FAFSA and demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to New York State residents and a minimum GPA pf 3.0 must be maintained. Recipient selected by the GSE Scholarship Committee.

Scholarships

To apply for all scholarships listed below please complete and submit the application form.

Barnes & Noble Scholarship. Several scholarships were created in 2007 by Barnes and Noble Booksellers to help students finance higher education. Recipients are selected by the GSE Scholarship Committee. Recipients selected by the GSE Scholarship Committee.

Charles G. and Nancy M. Brink Scholarship. Awarded to a part-time or full-time student in the Childhood & Early Childhood Education program with demonstrated financial need and enrolled in the (upcoming) fall semester. Applicants must complete a FAFSA and demonstrate financial need. Recipient selected by the GSE Scholarship Committee.

Karen M. and Robert G. Bromley Literacy Scholarship. Established in 2005 by a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in GSE and her husband. Awarded to a full-time student enrolled fall semester in the Literacy Education program who plans to teach reading K-12. Recipient selected by faculty of the Literacy Education program.

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Graduate School of Education Scholarships. Awarded to matriculated students must complete a FAFSA and demonstrate financial need. Recipients selected by the GSE Scholarship Committee.

Graduate Tuition Opportunity Program (GTOP) (BU award). Pays tuition for qualified minority students who are U.S. citizens who are enrolled in a graduate degree program. Former Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), SEEK (Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge) or HEOP (Higher Education Opportunity Program) students may qualify for tuition scholarships through this program.

Dolores Granito Scholarship. Awarded to a female student in Mathematics Education enrolled full-time in the fall semester. Recipient selected by Coordinator of the Mathematics Education program.

Horace and Jane Hill Scholarship. Awarded to a student in the MAT in Social Studies program enrolled full-time in the fall. Applicants must complete a FAFSA and demonstrate financial need. Recipient selected by Coordinator of the Social Studies Education program.

Chandler Y. Keller Scholarship. Awarded to a student in Social Studies Education majoring in the study and teaching of history. Applicants must complete a FAFSA and demonstrate financial need. Recipient selected by Coordinator of the Social Studies Education program.

Fred L. Kennedy Scholarship. Awarded to a student in Social Studies Education who shows potential to be an excellent teacher and who plans to teach social studies in grades 9-12 in a public high school. Preference given to residents of Broome or Tioga counties. Recipient selected by Coordinator of the Social Studies Education program.

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David L. Kushner Endowed Scholarship for Elementary and Secondary Mathematics Education. Awarded to master's degree students in Mathematics Education. Applicants must complete a FAFSA and demonstrate financial need. Recipient selected by Coordinator of the Mathematics Education program.

Lyceum Scholarship. Scholarship rotates among students in GSE, Decker School of Nursing, and College of Community and Public Affairs. Recipient must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference given to a student with demonstrated financial need who completes a FAFSA. Recipient selected by the GSE Scholarship Committee.

Theodore W. "Ted" Rector Scholarship. Established in 2005 to honor Associate Dean, Ted Rector who retired after more than 30 years in schools that preceded today's GSE and College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA). Scholarships rotate annually among students in GSE and each of CCPA's programs. Students must be matriculated, enrolled in a minimum of four (4) credit hours and have a GPA of at least 3.0. Applicants must complete a FAFSA and demonstrate financial need. Recipient selected by the GSE Scholarship Committee. The next GSE student award will be given in 2014.

Geraldine S. Weil Memorial Scholarship. Established in 1986 by John M. Weil in memory of his wife, an elementary school reading teacher who was committed to the development and education of young people. Awarded to a full-time student in the Literacy Education program who plans to teach reading in an elementary school. Recipient selected by faculty of the Literacy Education program.

External Awards

For the following (non-GSE) awards please consult respective websites for more information.

Knowles Foundation. Fellowships awarded to qualified young men and women committed to teaching high school science and/or mathematics in US schools. Recipients must have earned at least a bachelor's degree in biological science, physical science, mathematics, or engineering before the fellowship begins in June. Maximum Award: five years of professional and financial support valued at $150,000.  For details see Knowles Foundation.

New York State ARC Scholarships. Several scholarships awarded to students pursing degrees in special education, physical or occupational therapy, or a field related to intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Eligibility varies by scholarship. For details see New York State ARC Scholarships.

NYS Math and Science Teaching Incentive Scholarships.Scholarships offered to encourage students to pursue careers as secondary math and science teachers (grades 7-12). Provides tuition scholarships to students attending school enrolled in undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs in exchange for five years of full-time employment as secondary education math or science teachers. For details see NYS Math and Science Teaching Incentive Scholarships.

United University Professionals (UUP) Scholarship. Available to full-time graduate students attending a SUNY school. Applicants must have completed at least nine (9) credits at any SUNY graduate or professional school with a GPA of 4.0. For details see United University Professionals (UUP) Scholarship.

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Last Updated: 4/28/14