Financial Aid and Scholarships

SOE 50% Master’s and C.A.S. Scholarships

Significant scholarship opportunities are available for students who begin their program by spring 2025. Affordably advance your career, your thinking, and your world! Learn More and See Eligible Programs.

The School of Education and Syracuse University want to help all students succeed, including finding ways to pay for their education. A wide range of opportunities for financial aid, awards, scholarships, stipends, grants, and fellowships are available for School of Education students. Our Office of Academic and Student Services is here to help you with any questions or help you need in finding funding and supports.

School of Education Opportunities

Baldanza Fellows Program

More diverse teachers are needed in schools across the Syracuse area, and the Baldanza Fellows Program is dedicated to recruiting and retaining them. Fellows are chosen from applicants to our initial teacher certification master’s degrees and can receive full tuition scholarships, living expense stipends, and a hiring commitment from local school districts. Learn more about the Baldanza Fellowship


This distinctive grant program from the US Department of Education’s Office of Special Education provides substantial tuition scholarships and stipends for inclusive/special education and school counseling master’s applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Learn more about Project IMPRESS

Future Leaders Scholarship

Starting in fall 2024, all students admitted into the CAS in Educational Leadership can receive a savings of up to 66% off university tuition rates, no separate application required. Additional scholarships are also available for educators with diverse identities with the Rising Diverse Leaders Scholarship.


Full scholarships, competitive stipends, and unique cohort experiences across partner institutions are available for doctoral students in the Special Education Ph.D. program who want to be the future of inclusive education faculty, researchers, and leaders. Learn more about Project IMMERSE

Undergraduate Leadership Scholars

The School of Education seeks high-achieving, motivated, and passionate student leaders to join our community through the Leadership Scholarship. Our Leadership Scholars receive substantial financial assistance, priority consideration for programs like learning communities, the honors program, and study abroad funding. More Leadership Scholars benefits

School of Education Endowed Scholarships

The School of Education houses many endowed scholarships and prizes. Eligible students will be selected based a combination of merit, financial need and donor criteria, and will be contacted if application or additional information is required. While most of our funds are for graduate students, undergraduate students are also considered for the Burton Blatt Scholarship, awarded through the financial aid process.

TEACH Grants

The Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) provides grants to students who intend to teach in an elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. See eligible programs and application process.

Corinne R. Smith Study Abroad Program Fund

School of Education undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in study abroad can apply for scholarship funding, which can cover expenses for semester programs and short-term trips.

Syracuse University Resources

The largest source of financial aid for students at Syracuse University scholarships and grants. We also participate in the Federal Direct Student and Parent Loan programs. The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships can assist students and parents throughout the financial aid process. Their staff are available to address your questions, offer options for payment, assist in filing student loan and grant applications, assist with the application process, and suggest financial planning options. The Office of Sponsored Programs can also help with research and project-based financial assistance.

Outside Opportunities

These funding sources are not endorsed by the School of Education, but are provided as examples of places our students have found success receiving funding. Individual School of Education programs may list additional suggested funding sources for their specific content area.