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Graduate School Scholarship Initiative

Support the next generation of teachers and students.

Our graduate students become some of the nation’s most dedicated teachers. Scholarships make it possible for more talented and ambitious teachers to overcome the financial challenges of enrollment and advance with a Bank Street master’s degree.

Bank Street graduates are sought after by leaders nationwide and nearly all of our graduates are already employed at the time of graduation. They enter the classroom ready and prepared to become exceptional teachers and leaders that help students become thoughtful problem solvers who work collaboratively and respectfully with others.

According to a study conducted by the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE), Bank Street graduates:

  • Remain in the field at high rates, with 87 percent continuing to work in education (vs. 57 percent of peers from other graduate schools)
  • Feel more prepared than their peers, with 83 percent able to promote students’ social-emotional development and questioning and discussion skills (vs. 51 percent of peers from other graduate schools)
  • Have higher confidence in content areas than their peers, with an 18 percent advantage in science, a 20 percent advantage in English, and a 23 percent advantage in math.
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Want to Fund a Bank Street Scholarship?

Our methods of teaching and learning bring better results for both our graduates and for the children they teach. With your help, Bank Street graduates will carry our approach to more classrooms and children nationwide. Learn more about the types of scholarships we offer and what type of giving might be best for you.
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Lucelys Gonzalez
Empowering Bank Street Students
As a Latina immigrant, I understand how important it is for students of color to have teachers who look like them, and I understand firsthand the varying experiences they have on a daily basis. At Bank Street, I continue to get the tools needed to best serve that community of students. My scholarships have allowed me to have a new perspective on education and have helped me learn how important it is to have a child-centered classroom that encompasses all aspects of a child’s experience.
Lucelys Gonzalez
Current GSE Student & Minority Educators Scholarship Recipient
Lindsey McGrath
Empowering Bank Street Students
I was initially drawn to Bank Street because of its focus on social justice, inclusion, and advocacy, which are very important to me in education. My scholarships enabled me to attend Bank Street College, and I have had incredible, meaningful learning experiences throughout my time here. I am so grateful that I was able to attend. Thank you so much to the donors
for their generosity and support. They are helping me achieve my goals and I am grateful.
Lindsay Vandervoort McGrath
Current GSE Student & Jill Iscol Scholarship Recipient
Delia Meza
Empowering Bank Street Students
I am the youngest daughter of immigrant parents. From a very young age, my parents have instilled in me the importance of hard work, education, and never giving up on one’s dreams. Since beginning my studies at Bank Street, my advisors and professors have helped me become more confident in my own voice and are giving me tools to create more equitable experiences in museums. I aspire to be an educator who cultivates students’ strong sense of self-awareness and self confidence to become critical thinkers and knowledgeable leaders.
Delia Meza
Current GSE Student & Alumni Opportunity Scholarship Recipient
Mark McCook
Empowering Bank Street Students
I have been working with children for 10 years in a variety of settings, and my passion has been working in the pre-K classroom because I enjoy setting and building the foundation at such an early age and seeing them grow from the beginning of the year until the end and making their next transition. My scholarship helps me financially, as well as professionally, and it inspires me that I can motivate, encourage, and inspire young children to pursue their dreams and education for this reason.
Mark McCook
Current GSE Student & Dewitt Wallace Reader's Digest Scholarship Recipient