Bank Street Scholarships

All applications for financial aid are reviewed for eligibility for Bank Street College Institutional Scholarships and separate applications are not required for these awards. The exceptions to this policy are the First Year Student scholarships which require a separate application. 

In general, applications for financial aid are reviewed for eligibility using the general criteria of:

  • Enrollment as a matriculated student in an eligible program;
  • At least half-time enrollment; and
  • Demonstration of need as indicated through the FAFSA processing.

From time to time the college may offer program opportunities that charge special tuition rates. Students who are selected for and admitted to these special tuition programs are not eligible for institutional scholarships.

Scholarship Deadlines: To be considered for scholarships that require a separate application, you must submit the FAFSA and scholarship applications by the following dates:

March 15th for all three Leadership in Mathematics Education scholarships

February 1 for Summer 2 or Fall

Subject to annual funding, the following financial aid awards are funded through the generosity of the many supporters of Bank Street College of Education and may be based upon criteria designated by the donor.

Math Leadership Program Scholarships

The following scholarships are for students enrolled in the Math Leadership Program.  To be considered for the scholarship you must complete the FAFSA and complete section 1 of the Bank Street Scholarship Application by the priority deadline, March 15th. Click here for the Bank Street Scholarship Application.

  • Cathy Bose Math Leadership Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students in the Leadership in Mathematics Education program. 
  • Neuberger Scholarship 
    This scholarship is available to students in the Leadership in Mathematics Education program.
  • Spiegler Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students accepted in the Leadership in Mathematics Education program. 

First Year Students

The following list of Bank Street Scholarship is reserved for first year students.  To be considered for these awards, students must complete the FAFSA and section 2 of the Bank Street Scholarship Application by the priority deadline, February 1st. Click here for the Bank Street Scholarship Application.

  • Wallace Foundation Scholars
    The Wallace Foundation Scholarship will cover 80% of the tuition for the entire master’s degree, as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing. This scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens and who identify themselves on the admissions application and on the financial aid questionnaire as being a member of a federally-recognized U.S. ethnic minority group. Recipients must demonstrate a clear commitment to teach in a New York City public school and must be accepted into a program leading to professional certification to teach. Recipients must sign a commitment to teach in urban schools for three years following graduation from Bank Street. 
  • Bank Street Incentive Scholarship
    The Bank Street Incentive Scholarship award covers 60% of the tuition costs for an entire master’s degree program, as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing. This scholarship is available to highly promising applicants to Bank Street College who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to children and to education. Applicants must demonstrate academic accomplishment, commitment to service, and a vision for working with children. This scholarship is intended to encourage students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to become outstanding educators. 
  • Alumni Opportunity Fund
    The Alumni Opportunity Fund Scholarship is an $18,000 scholarship. This award is divided evenly over two consecutive years, as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing. This scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and who identify themselves on the admissions application and the financial aid questionnaire as being a member of a federally recognized U.S. ethnic minority group. The scholarship is made possible by the generosity of Bank Street College of Education alumni. 
  •  Augusta (Gussie) Kappner Scholarship
    The Augusta Kappner Scholarship is an $18,000 scholarship. This award is divided evenly over two consecutive years, as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing. This scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens, and who identify themselves on the admissions application and the financial aid questionnaire as being a member of a federally recognized U.S. ethnic minority group, and who plan to reside in the U.S. after graduation. 
  •  Diversity Fund
    The Diversity Fund Scholarship is an $18,000 scholarship. This award is divided evenly over two consecutive years, as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing. This scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens, and who identify themselves on the admissions application and the financial aid questionnaire as being a member of a federally recognized U.S. ethnic minority group. 
  •  Hearst Minority Scholarship
    The Hearst Minority Scholarship is an $18,000 scholarship. This award is divided evenly over two consecutive years, as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing. This scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens, and who identify themselves on the admissions application and the financial aid questionnaire as being a member of a federally recognized U.S. ethnic minority group, and who plan to reside in the U.S. after graduation. 
  • Iscol Scholarship
    The Iscol Scholarship is a $14,000 scholarship. This award is divided evenly over two consecutive years, as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing. This scholarship is available to students who have a commitment to public schools through teaching or related activities and who will continue that commitment in city schools after graduation. 
  • Minority Assistant Fellowship/Bank Street School for Children
    The Minority Assistant Fellowships available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens, and who identify themselves on the admissions application and the financial aid questionnaire as being a member of a federally recognized U.S. ethnic minority group, and who are accepted as an Assistant Teacher at Bank Street School for Children.
  •  Minority Education Scholarship
    The Minority Education Scholarship is an $18,000 scholarship. This award is divided evenly over two consecutive years, as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing. This scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens, and who identify themselves on the admissions application and the financial aid questionnaire as being a member of a federally recognized U.S. ethnic minority group. 
  • Rust Family Scholarship Fund
    The Rust Family Scholarship is an $18,000 scholarship. This award is divided evenly over two consecutive years, as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing.. This scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens, and who identify themselves on the admissions application and the financial aid questionnaire as being a member of a federally recognized U.S. ethnic minority group. Recipients must demonstrate a clear commitment to teach in underserved, high need schools.
  • Starr Foundation Scholarship
    The Starr Foundation Scholarship is an $18,000 scholarship. This award is divided evenly over two consecutive years, as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing. This scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens, and who identify themselves on the admissions application and the financial aid questionnaire as being a member of a federally recognized U.S. ethnic minority group. 
  • Stone Foundation Scholarship
    The Stone Foundation Scholarship is an $14,000 scholarship. This award is divided evenly over two consecutive years, as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing. This scholarship is available to students who have a commitment to public schools through teaching or related activities and who will continue that commitment in city schools after graduation.
  • Tree Scholarship
    The Tree Scholarship is an $18,000 scholarship. This award is divided evenly over two consecutive years, as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing. This scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens, and who identify themselves on the admissions application and the financial aid questionnaire as being a member of a federally recognized U.S. ethnic minority group, and will have a commitment in city schools after graduation. 

Open to All Students

The following scholarships do not require a separate application. General scholarship eligibility is required. Please note these are one year scholarships.

  • Acorn Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students in the Early Childhood Special Education program and who are doing supervised fieldwork in a New York City public school.
  • African-American Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens, and who identify themselves on the admissions application and the financial aid questionnaire as being African-American and thus a member of a federally recognized U.S. ethnic minority group.
  • Bank Street College Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students who meet the general eligibility criteria stated above. Bank Street Scholarships are applied to tuition and fees only; students should expect to provide additional funds for tuition/fee balances.
  • Blanche Saia Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students who meet the general eligibility criteria stated above.
  • Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation Scholarship 
    This scholarship is available to mature women who are career changers.
  • Charlotte Winsor Public School Intern Program
    This fund supports students who are enrolled in Supervised Fieldwork/Student Teaching/Advisement as interns, and who are selected to work in a public school setting.
  • Cowan Memorial Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students who meet the general eligibility criteria stated above.
  • Elaine Katz Memorial Scholarship Fund
    This scholarship is available to mature women who are career changers, meet the general eligbility criteria stated above, and accepted into the Early Childhood Education program.
  • Elsbeth Pfeiffer Scholarship 
    This scholarship is available to students in the Child Life program.
  • Glickenhaus Foundation Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students who meet the general eligibility criteria stated above.
  • Goldberg-Ruberman Scholarship 
    This scholarship is available to students who meet the general eligibility criteria stated above.
  • H. Thomas Langbert Scholarship 
    This scholarship is available to students in the Museum Education program.
  • Harry Doehla Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students who meet the general eligibility criteria stated above.
  • Joan Shapiro Scholar's Initiative
    This scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens and who identify themselves on the admissions application and the financial aid questionnaire as being a member of a federally recognized U.S. ethnic minority group.
  • Joyce & David Dinkins Endowed Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and who identify themselves on the admissions application and the financial aid questionnaire as being a member of a federally recognized U. S. ethnic minority group.
  • Linda Levine Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens, who identify themselves on the admissions application and the financial aid questionnaire as being a member of a federally recognized U.S. ethnic minority group.
  • Lucy Burrows Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to mature women who meet the general eligibility criteria stated above and who are career changers.
  • Mitchell-Biber Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students who meet the general eligibility criteria stated above.
  • Myra Ferguson Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students in either the Special Education or Child Life programs.
  • Peter Greeman Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens and who identify themselves on the admissions application and the financial aid questionnaire as being a member of a federal recognized U.S. ethnic minority group. Recipients must demonstrate a clear commitment to teach in a New York City public school or in a public school district located in an urban area within 30 miles of the borders of New York City. Recipients must be accepted into a program leading to certification to teach and must be a resident of New York City, or live within 50 miles of New York City. Upon graduation, recipients must commit to teaching in a high needs public school in New York City, or in a public school district located in an urban area within 30 miles of the borders of New York City for at least two (2) years.
  • Priscilla E. Pemberton Memorial Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens, and who identify themselves on the admissions application and the financial aid questionnaire as being African-American and thus a member of a federally recognized U.S. ethnic minority group.
  • Russ Rosenfield Literacy Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students who are specializing in literacy or in the teaching of reading. The award is to be applied exclusively to the purchase of textbooks.
  • Ruth Saltzman Deutsch Scholarship 
    This scholarship is available to students in the Early Childhood Special Education program and who are doing supervised fieldwork in a New York City public school.
  • Selma Knobler Scholarship 
    This scholarship is available to students who meet the general eligibility criteria stated above.
  • Straus Infancy Scholarship 
    This scholarship is available to students in the Infant and Parent Development and Early Intervention program.
  • Waisman Family Endowment 
    This scholarship is available to students in the Museum Leadership program.
  • Weisberg Graduate Endowed Scholarship 
    This scholarship is available to students who meet the general eligibilty criteria stated above.