GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS

The following grants and scholarships can provide financial assistance to eligible students in the Special Education master's programs. Students in certificate or professional diploma programs are not eligible. 

New York City Bilingual Scholarship Program

Award

The NYC Department of Education will pay for the full cost of tuition for qualified students completing a master's degree. Prerequisite and undergraduate coursework, other fees and expenses are NOT covered, and are the responsibility of the student.

  • Candidates for this program must be bilingual and accepted into the Manhattan College graduate Education program. 
  • They must then apply to the NYC Bilingual Scholarship program
  • Scholarship recipients must complete a minimum of 18 credits per year with a grade of B or better in each course.
  • Participants must serve as New York State certified bilingual special education teachers two (2) years for every year the scholarship is awarded or any part thereof.

Restrictions

  • Current pedagogical or clinical employees of the NYC Department of Education are not eligible to participate in the scholarship program.
  • Applicants who have already achieved NYS or reciprocal state certification are not eligible to apply.
  • If you have completed a Master's Degree program in Education you are not eligible to apply to the scholarship program.

Teacher Leader Quality Partnership (TLQP)

  • This grant addresses two high-need areas of special and bilingual education and was developed in response to the critical shortage of highly effective educators.
  • Open to teachers from high need urban public schools in New York City (CSD 10, 11) and Yonkers and teachers in the New York Archdiocese schools. 
  • This is a graduate tuition assisted master’s degree program leading to NYS childhood and special education (Grades 1-6) certification with an option for bilingual extension. 
  • Students must apply and be accepted to Manhattan College graduate Education program and complete a TLQP application. 

Teacher Opportunity Corps (TOC)

  • This grant addresses two high-need areas of special and bilingual education and was developed in response to the critical shortage of highly effective educators.
  • Open to both historically underrepresented teachers and teachers serving high need students in the public school districts of the Bronx and Yonkers.
  • This tuition assisted master’s degree program leads to NYS Childhood and special education (Grades 1-6) certification with option for a bilingual extension. 
  • Students must apply and be accepted to Manhattan College graduate Education program and complete a TOC application. 
  • Applicants must be residents of New York State.

Lasallian Scholarship

  • Open to Catholic school educators currently teaching in a Catholic school. 
  • This scholarship provides a one credit discount per course leading to a master’s degree and childhood and special education (Grades 1-6) certification with option for a bilingual extension.  

Mayor's Graduate Scholarship 

  • Open to full-time NYC government employees. 
  • One student per each graduate program will be accepted (counseling, school building leadership, special education) per Manhattan College fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).
  • This scholarship is a one credit reduction per course for up to a total of six courses with a limit of three courses per fiscal year.
  • Students must apply and be accepted to the Manhattan College graduate Education program and include a letter expressing interest in this scholarship.
  • For more information, visit nyc.gov

The Lasallian Volunteer Program

  • This nationwide program offers graduating students from Lasallian colleges and universities an opportunity to volunteer in a Lasallian school or other institution for a year after college. During this time, volunteers live and work alongside Brothers.

TEACH Grant

  • A federal program that strives to encourage teachers into high-need teaching areas in K-12 low-income schools.
  • It allows for a grant of up to $4,000 per year for students in qualifying undergraduate and graduate programs in exchange for recipients serving as full-time highly-qualified teachers in a high-need field within a low-income school upon graduation.
  • If the teaching service years are not fulfilled within eight years of graduating or leaving the qualifying program, the grant is converted into a Federal Direct Unsubsidized loan with interest, and must be repaid in full.
  • Teachers are responsible for gaining employment within these parameters by themselves. No formal assistance is provided by the College.
  • It is a conditional, non-need based grant for eligible students studying to begin a teaching career in a “high-need” field. It is not a loan.
  • $4,000 can be awarded per year to full-time students with maximum funds of:
    • $16,000 for undergraduate programs and professional degrees
    • $8,000 for graduate programs
  • Includes all institutions attended combined.
  • Students with a less-than-full-time enrollment status will receive prorated amounts.