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High Needs Scholarships

The deadline for the Spring 2018 School of Education High Needs Scholarship application is 11:59pm on Friday, January 5, 2018. No exceptions will be made for late submissions.

The High Needs Scholarship Program was revised for the 2017-2018 academic year. For prior information please refer to the 2016-2017 guidelines at the bottom of this page.

For additional information about the program, please contact our Graduate Admissions office at gradrcrt@syr.edu or (315) 443-2505.

2017-2018 Academic Year and Beyond

The High Needs Scholarship Program assists students who enroll full-time into School of Education Master of Science (M.S.) programs in the high-needs areas of Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Special Education and Teaching English Language Learners.

The High Needs Scholarship Program offers eligible graduate students enrolled for the 2017-18 academic year and subsequently funding covering 25% of the student’s tuition. The following School of Education M.S. programs are eligible for the High Needs Scholarship:

  • Early Childhood Special Education (Birth-Grade 2)
  • Inclusive Special Education (Grades 1-6; Grades 7-12 Generalist; or Severe/Multiple Disabilities)
  • Literacy Education (Birth-Grade 12)
  • Mathematics Education
  • Science Education (Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry, or Physics)
  • Teaching English Language Learners (T.E.L.L.)

Eligibility

  • Students must formally be admitted and matriculated into a qualifying School of Education M.S. program and maintain satisfactory academic progress toward that degree, which includes attaining and maintaining a 3.0 cumulative grade point average by the end of the second semester.
  • To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time (9 credits in the fall or spring, or 6 credits in summer) in a qualifying School of Education M.S. program. Part-time students are eligible if they are also Syracuse City School District employees.
  • Eligible students must complete the scholarship application each semester that they wish to be considered.
  • Scholarships are awarded and credited to student bursar accounts typically within two weeks after the University financial deadline for dropping courses and before the first billing statement for that semester is sent out.
  • The value of the scholarship is calculated based on the total number of credit hours for which the student is registered. The tuition bill for which the student is responsible is then credited 25% of the student’s tuition.
  • While the scholarship may be combined with most other financial aid, the scholarship is applied first to the tuition owed before all other funding is awarded. There will be no cash refunds or payouts.
  • The scholarship does not cover tuition for undergraduate courses even if required as a prerequisite condition of full admission into the master’s program.
  • This scholarship is NOT available to students receiving SU employee/spouse/partner remitted tuition benefits.

NOTE: Students are NOT eligible for BOTH the School of Education’s Graduate Tuition Scholarship for Syracuse University alumni AND the High Needs Scholarship, even if matriculated in a High Needs program. Syracuse University alumni will only receive the Graduate Tuition Scholarship.

 

2016-2017 Academic Year

The High Needs Scholarship Program for the 2016-17 academic year or prior years assists students who are enrolled full-time in School of Education Master of Science (M.S.) programs in the high-needs areas of Instructional Technology, Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Special Education, and Teaching English Language Learners.

The High Needs Scholarship Program offers eligible graduate students who matriculated into their M.S. program in the 2016-17 academic year or in a prior academic year funding covering 33% of the student’s tuition for the following School of Education M.S. programs:

  • Early Childhood Special Education (Birth-Grade 2)
  • Inclusive Special Education (Grades 1-6; Grades 7-12 Generalist; or Severe/Multiple Disabilities)
  • Instructional Technology
  • Literacy Education (Birth-Grade 12)
  • Mathematics Education
  • Science Education (Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry, or Physics)
  • Teaching English Language Learners (T.E.L.L.)
  • Teaching and Curriculum (master's students who will be seeking NYS Teacher Certification on their own in Science or Math)

Eligibility

  • Students must formally be admitted and matriculated into a qualifying School of Education M.S. program and maintain satisfactory academic progress toward that degree, which includes attaining and maintaining a 3.0 cumulative grade point average by the end of the second semester.
  • To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time (9 credits in the fall or spring, or 6 credits in summer) in a qualifying School of Education M.S. program. Part-time students are eligible if they are also Syracuse City School District employees.
  • Eligible students must complete the scholarship application each semester that they wish to be considered.
  • Scholarships are awarded and credited to student bursar accounts typically within two weeks after the University financial deadline for dropping courses and before the first billing statement for that semester is sent out.
  • For students who have matriculated into a qualifying M.S. program for the 2016-17 academic year or in a prior year, the value of the scholarship is calculated based on the total number of credit hours for which the student is registered, combined with any outside scholarships/funding. The remaining tuition bill for which the student is responsible is then credited 33% of the student’s tuition.
  • The scholarship does not cover tuition for undergraduate courses even if required as a prerequisite condition of full admission into the master’s program.
  • This scholarship is NOT available to students receiving SU employee/spouse/partner remitted tuition benefits.

NOTE: Students are NOT eligible for BOTH the School of Education’s Graduate Tuition Scholarship for Syracuse University alumni AND the High Needs Scholarship, even if matriculated in a high-needs program. Syracuse University alumni will only receive the Graduate Tuition Scholarship.