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.
Education Department Scholarship
The Education Department Scholarship is 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.
Early Decision Scholarship
Scholarships are available for applicants to the Master of Arts in Teaching program who apply and are accepted early. Applicants intending to start in the Fall or Summer semester must have committed to attend by the end of the previous calendar year. Applicants intending to start in the Spring semester must have committed to attend by July 1st. Students will be eligible to receive the 'Commit to MAT' Education Scholarship. This award varies in value between $2,500 and $6,000 based upon the student's application portfolio.
Special Scholarship Opportunities
Clarkson University is fortunate to receive unique scholarships from generous donors. There are also 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.
Clinically Rich - Intensive Teacher Institute TESOL Grant
The New York State Education Department has awarded the Department of Education at Clarkson University, the Clinically Rich - Intensive Teacher Institute TESOL Grant. This grant provides a $4,500 scholarship for up to 20 candidates per year in English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Clarkson's Education department may award additional funds to applicants who are eligible for additional grants and scholarships as matching funds.
Emma Willard Fellowship
Clarkson University's Master of Arts in Teaching program offers this fellowship in conjunction with the Emma Willard School, an all-girls boarding high school in Troy, NY. The fellowship awards a full-tuition scholarship, as well as a stipend, and room and board at Emma Willard, where the fellows live and teach a reduced course load. Fellows complete the Master of Arts in Teaching over two years, receiving the fellowship each year, and then are provided assistance with their career search.
The Schenectady Foundation Scholarship
The Schenectady Foundation Scholarship is awarded to one student every year. The successful candidate will have graduated from Schenectady High School or a high school in Schenectady County. The candidate will complete the full-year teaching residency at Schenectady High School and must express intention to pursue a teaching position in the district or in a high need setting. The scholarship awardee receives $7,500 in tuition support from the Schenectady Foundation which is matched by Clarkson University.
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.
Students from select undergraduate institution may be eligible for scholarships. Students generally need a GPA of 3.2 or higher to qualify. Please inquire with the Department of Education at 518-631-9870 for a list of partner school and details.
The Williams Scholarship, Bauhofer Scholarship and the Allen Scholarship celebrate the dedication of individuals preparing for careers in the classroom.