Please see below and attached for some information on two scholarship opportunities that are available at Columbia University. Please feel free to distribute this information or post the attached flyers as you see fit.
Undergraduate Scholarships for Local, Aid- Eligible Students
Undergraduate students from the local community who are admitted to Columbia College (CC) or The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) and who demonstrate financial need may be eligible to participate in the Thompson-Munoz Scholarship Program.
Local refers to those students whose primary residence is located within one of the following 17 zip codes: 10025, 10026, 10027, 10029, 10030, 10031, 10032, 10033, 10034, 10035, 10037, 10039, 10040, 10451, 10454, 10455, or 10474.
Graduate Scholarships for Elementary School Teachers
In an effort to enhance the quality of elementary school education within the local community, and as part of Columbia University’s strong commitment to supporting quality education for the community, Columbia offers a scholarship for qualified teachers to earn a master’s degree in an appropriate field at Columbia University or Teachers College. The scholarship is open to qualified elementary school teachers either currently teaching within Community District 9 or interested in teaching elementary school within Community District 9.
Recipients of the graduate scholarships:
- a) Must be admitted to the Master’s program of choice
- b) Agree to teach within Community District 9 for five years after they graduate from the Master’s program
- c) Meet related criteria of the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) and/or the local school principal