Scholarships are awarded on a first come, first serve basis. You are encouraged to apply early. Students typically begin the MAT in the summer and complete the program in one calendar year, three semesters. Students may also start in the Fall or Spring semesters in order to spread the workload over a longer period of time.
The Dean’s Scholarship
The Dean’s Scholarships are the most prestigious merit award in the Department of Education at Clarkson University. Students’ applications are automatically reviewed for merit scholarship based on previous coursework and the rigor of their undergraduate portfolio.
Clarkson University provides need-based tuition assistance to a limited number of students. To qualify, students must complete the FAFSA, as well as a need-based scholarship application.
Special Scholarship Opportunities
Clarkson University is fortunate to receive unique scholarships from generous donors. These include scholarships designed to support students who grew up in Schenectady or the Capital Region. Applicants are encouraged to inquire about other current opportunities.
Teacher Opportunity Corps (TOC) Grant
The New York State Education Department has awarded the Department of Education at Clarkson University, the Teacher Opportunity Corps (TOC) grant. This grant provides a $19,000 scholarship for qualified candidates from historically underrepresented groups. This award recognizes the quality of Clarkson University’s MAT program, as only 8 of the over 200 teacher education programs in New York State received this funding.
This scholarship was established in memory of Harriet and Roscoe L. Williams, whose lives of dedication and service enriched schools and communities in Dutchess County, Adirondack, and Capital District regions of New York State. The Williams family provides scholarship assistance to highly qualified MAT graduate students who are preparing for careers in classroom teaching and educational administration in New York.
In addition to scholarship, students may be eligible to receive transfer credit or course waivers for previous study. Scholarship, course waivers and transfer credit reduce the cost of earning a degree at Clarkson University.
Learn more about all of our scholarships and how to apply by contacting the Department of Education via email firstname.lastname@example.org.