Scholarship Program for New Teachers and Clinicians

The Graduate Scholarship Program prepares participants to serve in the areas of Bilingual Special Education, Monolingual and Bilingual Speech Language Pathology, Visually Impaired and Bilingual School Psychology. The program offers uncertified candidates a traditional path to certification by way of a Master's degree in a traditional teaching or clinical shortage area.

Use the Incentive Program Application form to submit an application for the Scholarship Program (when available).

You must submit the following supporting documentation within 10 business days from the date you file the application:

  • Proof of possession of a Bachelor's Degree conferred by June 30 of the current application year.
  • Proof of an undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 3.0.
  • Copies of all New York State or other state teaching certificates including any Bilingual extensions to the State certificate you may hold.
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status. (Examples: Birth Certificate, Passport, Alien Registration Card.)
  • A completed College Acceptance Form from a participating college/university to which you have been accepted unconditionally as a fully matriculated graduate student. If you have applied to graduate school and your acceptance is pending, please submit a written statement to that effect.
  • Two (2) letters of reference.
  • non-refundable application fee of $75.00 in the form of a money order made payable to the New York City Department of Education. Personal checks will not be accepted.

Please mail documents to:

New York City Department of Education
HR School Support
Scholarships Incentives and Speech Programs
65 Court Street, Room 508
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201

Attention: Scholarship Program

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Scholarship Disciplines: Area of Study

  • Speech Language Pathology (Monolingual or Bilingual)
  • Visually Impaired
  • Bilingual School Psychology
  • Bilingual Special Education

It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. Inquiries regarding compliance with this equal opportunity policy may be directed to: Office of Equal Opportunity, 65 Court Street, Room 923, Brooklyn, New York 11201.

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