Opportunities for promising students to get support for their education.
The following are some of the scholarships available specifically for Graduate School of Education students. Please see the Financial Aid Scholarship Search page for other scholarship opportunities, as well as other types of financial aid.
The Gerson Scholarship, established in honor of a 1965 Lesley College graduate who also served as a Lesley trustee for many years, will offer two scholarships for the spring 2015 semester. Each will be in the amount of $4,000. Applicants should have a demonstrated financial need, be newly accepted in an on-campus GSOE Master's program OR a continuing student in an on-campus GSOE doctoral program, and be enrolled for a minimum of six (6) graduate credits for the spring 2015 semester. Download PDF for more information and to apply. Application deadline: January 5, 2015.
Newly enrolling students demonstrating
exceptional merit may receive a $3,600 award for up to two years of
full-time study. Please check the Dean's Merit Scholarship Page for details and application information.
The Timocracy Foundation seeks to honor individuals who "do good for the sake of doing good" and do not typically seek recognition for their acts of goodness. Kimberly Orefice Turner, a 2007 graduate of the Graduate School of Education, has established a scholarship fund through the Timocracy Foundation. Scholarships of $5,000 will be awarded to two newly-enrolled or continuing GSOE graduate students enrolled before September 1, 2014, in one of the following Massachusetts Initial Licensure programs:
• Early Childhood• Elementary• Early Childhood or Elementary and Creative Arts in Learning• Elementary and Specialist Teacher in Reading• Elementary and Moderate Disabilities PreK-8• Elementary Education and English as a Second Language• Early Childhood or Elementary Collaborative Internship programs
Download additional Timocracy information and scholarship application [pdf].
This scholarship, in the amount of $2,800, will be awarded for Fall 2014 to a qualified newly-accepted on-campus student in a Special Education Master's degree program in the Graduate School of Education. Additional information, including scholarship criteria and application requirements, is available by downloading the Anne Larkin Scholarship application [pdf].
The Ecological Teaching and Learning program offers scholarships for students beginning their program in summer. The 2014 scholarship deadline has passed. If you are planning to enter the program in summer 2015, please check back here in early 2015 for scholarship details.
Individuals committed to teaching elementary, language minority students, and English language learners in urban settings may apply to be a Graduate School of Education EEUI Scholar, and receive a $5,000 scholarship, which will be awarded in two equal distributions of $2,500 each. Graduate students who are accepted into and enroll in the Elementary Education Urban Initiative, a 15-month Master of Education program leading to initial licensure in elementary education, are eligible to apply. For more information, see the EEUI Scholarship brochure and application [pdf].
One scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded for Fall 2014 to a student in the Lesley College for the Adult Learner who is enrolled in the Early Childhood Studies program or who is a graduate of the LCAL program and is pursuing a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education in the Graduate School of Education. For more information, see the Constance and Lewis Counts Scholarship brochure and application [pdf].
For graduate and doctoral students who
have been accepted into an on-campus program. Check in Spring 2015 for
2015-2016 application due dates.
The U.S. Department of Education instituted TEACH Grants in 2008 to encourage highly qualified teachers to serve low income schools in high-need subject area. See if a TEACH grant is right for you.
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