High Needs Scholarship
School of Education “high-needs” fields scholarship for teaching programs in science, math, special education, literacy, instructional technology, and teaching English language learners
The Professional Preparation for High Needs Fields Graduate Student Scholarship identifies high-needs areas as science, mathematics, inclusive special education, literacy, and instructional technology and offers graduate students in these areas scholarships covering 33% of their cost of tuition. The scholarships are available to all qualified full-time master’s students and part-time master’s students who are Syracuse City School District employees. Eligible students must complete the scholarship application each semester they wish to be considered (the link to the application is below). The completed scholarship application must be submitted prior to the deadline posted below.
To be eligible, full-time students must be enrolled in one of the programs listed below. Full-time study is defined as registered for 9 credits for spring or fall (or a total of 6 credits during the summer) in a program approved by the student’s graduate advisor. Part-time students who are employees of the Syracuse City School District and enrolled in one of the programs listed below are also eligible.
All eligible students must be formally admitted and matriculated into one of the specified master’s programs 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 in the program.
The scholarship does not cover tuition for undergraduate courses even if required as a condition of full admission to the master’s program. (Undergraduate coursework may be required in order to fulfill prerequisites for graduate study). While the award may be combined with most other financial aid, there will be no cash refunds or payouts.
Students in the following professional preparation programs are eligible to receive the award:
Concurrent M.S. teacher preparation programs with Inclusive Special Education (1-6 or 7-12 Generalist)
Literacy Education (B-6 and 5-12)
Science Education (Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics)
Special Education Programs
Early Childhood Special Education B-2
Inclusive Special Education 1-6
Inclusive Special Education 7-12 Generalist
Inclusive Special Education Severe/Multiple Disabilities
Teaching English Language Learners (T.E.L.L.)
Students in the Teaching and Curriculum M.S. program who will be seeking New York State Teacher Certification (on their own) in Science or Math
The Summer. 2013 deadline is Monday, May 6th
All applications must be submitted by midnight Monday, May 6, 2013.
No exceptions will be made for late submissions.
High-Needs Fields Scholarship Application
To assist students who are preparing to work in “high needs” fields by supplementing the cost of tuition.
Eligible programs for the “High Needs” Graduate Student Scholarship include: science, mathematics, special education, literacy, instructional technology, and Teaching English Language Learners. This scholarship offers graduate students in these areas funding covering 33% of the student’s cost of tuition. The scholarship is available to all full-time master’s students along with part-time master’s students who are Syracuse City School District employees and who meet eligibility criteria as defined in the scholarship application.
How does this scholarship work?
Eligible students complete the scholarship application (link is above) each semester after course registration for the semester is complete. Scholarships are awarded and credited to student bursar accounts typically within two weeks of the University financial deadline for dropping courses. 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 tuition bill for which the students is responsible is then credited 33% of the student’s tuition.
For additional information about the scholarship, contact our Graduate Admissions Recruiter at the address below.
Graduate Admissions Recruiter
School of Education
111 Waverly Ave., Suite 230
Syracuse NY 13244-2505