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.
Applicants seeking admission to a program of study in the Graduate School of Education who have a record of high academic achievement and a strong potential for continued success as a graduate student may be awarded a one-time Dean's Merit Scholarship. Qualified candidates are identified as part of a comprehensive admissions review process. With a limited number of scholarships available, preference will be given to those applicants with a compelling essay and a minimum GPA of 3.5 in their most recent degree-granting program. If selected, recipients will receive notification of the award in their acceptance letter.
This endowed donor scholarship is awarded annually for fall semester. To qualify, students must be newly-accepted into an on-campus special education Master's degree program. More information, including scholarship amount, additional eligibility criteria, and application requirements [pdf].
The Ecological Teaching and Learning program offers scholarships for students beginning their program in summer. ETL Scholarship Application 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. 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. View and download application [pdf].
This endowed donor scholarship is awarded annually for fall semester. To qualify, students must be enrolled in the Lesley College for the Adult Learner (LCAL) B.S. in Early Childhood Studies program or be a graduate of the LCAL program and pursuing a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education in the Graduate School of Education. More information, including scholarship amount, additional eligibility criteria, and application requirements [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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