Scholarships

Scholarships List

In general, applications for financial aid are reviewed for eligibility based on the following criteria:

  • Matriculation in an eligible program
  • Minimum enrollment as a half-time student (minimum of 2 credits in summer terms; minimum of 5 credits in fall/spring term)
  • Submission of a FAFSA application
  • Submission of a Bank Street Scholarship application

Maximum scholarship consideration is given to students that submit applications by priority submission date of February 1st.

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.

  • Bank Street Scholarship – 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 submission date of February 1st.

    • 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 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. 
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The Minority Assistant Fellowships available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens, 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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, 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 will have a commitment in city schools after graduation.
  • Bank Street Scholarships

    Below is a complete listing but please contact our office to discuss these opportunities in greater detail.

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

    • The Acorn 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.
    • The African-American 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.
    • The Bank Street College 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.
    • The Blanche Saia Scholarship is available to students who meet the general eligibility criteria stated above.
    • The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation Scholarship is available to mature women who are career changers.
    • The Charlotte Winsor Public School Intern Program supports students who are enrolled in Supervised Fieldwork/Student Teaching/Advisement as interns and who are selected to work in a public school setting.
    • The Cowan Memorial Scholarship is available to students who meet the general eligibility criteria stated above.
    • The Elaine Katz Memorial Scholarship Fund is available to mature women who are career changers, meet the general eligibility criteria stated above, and were accepted into the Early Childhood Education program.
    • The Elsbeth Pfeiffer Scholarship is available to students in the Child Life program.
    • The Glickenhaus Foundation Scholarship is available to students who meet the general eligibility criteria stated above.
    • The Goldberg-Ruberman Scholarship is available to students who meet the general eligibility criteria stated above.
    • The H. Thomas Langbert Scholarship is available to students in the Museum Education program.
    • The Harry Doehla Scholarship is available to students who meet the general eligibility criteria stated above.
    • The Joan Shapiro Scholar’s Initiative 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.
    • The Joyce & David Dinkins Endowed Scholarship 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 LCU Foundation Housing Scholarship is available to women who live in New York City and meet the donor’s eligibility requirements.
    • The Linda Levine 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.
    • The Lucy Burrows Scholarship is available to mature women who meet the general eligibility criteria stated above and who are career changers.
    • The Mitchell-Biber Scholarship is available to students who meet the general eligibility criteria stated above.
    • The Myra Ferguson Scholarship is available to students in either the Special Education or Child Life programs.
    • The Peter Greenman 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. Recipients must demonstrate a clear commitment to teaching 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 years.
    • The Priscilla E. Pemberton Memorial 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.
    • The Russ Rosenfield Literacy 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.
    • The Ruth Saltzman Deutsch 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.
    • The Selma Knobler Scholarship is available to students who meet the general eligibility criteria stated above.
    • The Straus Infancy Scholarship is available to students in the Infant and Parent Development and Early Intervention program.
    • The Waisman Family Endowment is available to students in the Museum Leadership program.
    • The Weisberg Graduate Endowed Scholarship is available to students who meet the general eligibility criteria stated above.
  • Math Leadership Scholarships

    First-year student scholarship is reserved for students who will begin their program in Summer 2 or Fall. In general, applications for financial aid are reviewed for eligibility based on the following criteria:

    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.

    Initial consideration will be given to candidates who complete all necessary applications by the priority submission date of February 1 for all three Leadership in Mathematics Education scholarships. Subject to annual funding, the following financial aid awards are funded through supporters of Bank Street College and may be based upon criteria designated by the donor.

    • The Cathy Bose Math Leadership Scholarship is available to students in the Leadership in Mathematics Education program.
    • The Neuberger Scholarship is available to students in the Leadership in Mathematics Education program.
    • The Spiegler Scholarship is available to students in the Leadership in Mathematics Education program.
  • External Scholarships