Support for promising graduate students in the field of education.
The following are some of the scholarships available specifically for Graduate School of Education students. Check out our Financial Aid Office to find other scholarship opportunities and types of financial assistance. You may also qualify to apply for a graduate assistantship.
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. A scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded to a GSOE graduate student enrolled in one of the following programs leading to Initial teacher license in Early Childhood or Elementary Education:
• 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 Timocracy information and scholarship application [pdf].
This scholarship, in the amount of $2,500, will be awarded for Fall 2016 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 application period for 2016 is over. Check back for next year's application in early spring 2017.
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].
Two scholarships in the amount of $2,250 each will be awarded for Fall 2016 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].
The Language and Literacy Division is pleased to offer two scholarships and an assistantship for students in graduate literacy programs. Application criteria are: 1) student must be in good academic standing and enrolled in at least six credits on campus; 2) student may apply for one or more of the following, depending upon their academic program (see each award description for details); 3) applications will be evaluated on outstanding academic achievement, leadership potential, evidence of collaboration with colleagues and peers, commitment to a career focused on literacy, and the quality and depth of the personal essay.
To apply, please use this application [pdf].
The Elizabeth & Edmund Cabot Assistantship is awarded to a student enrolled in the on-campus Specialist Teacher of Reading, Literacy for K-8 Classroom Teachers, or Curriculum & Instruction with a Specialization in Literacy (Non-licensure) program. The student awarded this assistantship will be expected to work approximately 5 hours per week for the academic year with the Language & Literacy Division faculty and administrators on various literacy-related projects. Students interested in this assistantship must be able to complete some hours on-campus during the typical work day.
The Francis Conley & Bernard J. Conley Memorial Scholarship benefits a newly enrolled student in the Specialist Teacher of Reading, Literacy for K-8 Classroom Teachers, or Curriculum & Instruction with a Specialization in Literacy (Non-licensure) program that has financial need and intends on pursuing a career in education. The donor, Francis Conley (Dunton), was a Lesley College graduate who had a long career in teaching.
The Barbara Polk Washburn Endowed Scholarship is awarded to a student in the Specialist Teacher of Reading Program who is eligible for and has been awarded financial aid. Betsy Cabot established the scholarship in honor of her mother, who was a reading practitioner. Preference will be given to those students who are nearing their practicum seminar.
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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