School of Education Scholarships

The School of Education offers a number of scholarships within and across academic departments to provide financial support. These scholarships are made possible by generous donors–alumni, faculty, staff, and friends–who are committed to our School and the success of our students. The annual scholarship cycle is announced in December/January and applications are due in February. The School of Education scholarship recipients are celebrated at a presentation ceremony in late April/early May.


2024 School of Education Scholarships Cycle

**The 2024 Scholarship Cycle is now complete. Please check back in December 2024 for updated information on the 2025 application process.**


The online scholarship application form which includes the scholarship list is now active. Students may apply for as many scholarships for which they qualify (only one application submission and accompanying materials as detailed on the form are necessary). Complete submissions must be received by Thursday, February 8, 2024.

Students must provide the following to complete the online application form (upload the first three):

1.    A brief written statement addressing:
      (a) Your learning goals in your academic program;
      (b) How you are qualified for any specific or general award/scholarship;
      (c) How this funding will help you in continued studies.
2.    A current transcript (unofficial - you can retrieve from MyUAlbany).
3.    A current resume or curriculum vitae.
4.    It is recommended that you request a brief statement of support (a short paragraph is sufficient) from a School of Education faculty member/instructor. This statement should be provided separately by the faculty member/instructor using this online faculty nomination/support form.


The online faculty nomination form is now active and has been circulated to faculty via email. Completed online nomination forms must be submitted by Thursday, February 1, 2024 if nominating, and February 8 if contacted by a student to support them. The 2024 scholarship list is also available for reference.

Recipients are selected based upon the specific criteria set forth for each scholarship. **Please note that complete application materials will be more competitive than those application/nomination packets that are incomplete.** The selection process will be completed in April. All students will be notified of scholarship decisions by email, so please remember to provide an accurate UAlbany email address on your application form. If you have any questions, contact Sharon Malison in the Dean’s Office at [email protected].


School of Education Scholarship FAQs

How do I apply for University-wide scholarships?
Details about University-wide scholarships are available at UAlbany Alumni Association Scholarships and UAlbany Foundation Endowed Scholarships.

Who is eligible?
1.    All current students, including those graduating in May 2024
2.    All who have applied to a degree program for summer/fall 2024 admittance
3.    Non-degree students are not eligible (unless applied to a degree program)

My financial need is not very high. Can I still apply?
We encourage all students to apply for scholarships. Some scholarships are given based on academic merit or other conditions.

However, many scholarships are need-based. The only authorized means by which we can confirm your financial need is if you have a FAFSA form on file with the Office of Financial Aid. Please review the Office of Financial Aid’s scholarship information.

Do I need to apply for each scholarship that I want to be considered for?
No, you only need to submit one application which indicates all of the scholarships for which you wish to be considered.

If I received a scholarship last year, will I be eligible to receive one this year?
Yes, you are eligible to receive a scholarship this year, just usually not the same one you received the year before (some scholarships are available to be renewed).

Do school psychologists and guidance counselors qualify for the “classroom teacher” scholarships?
The awards listed for teachers seeking initial or professional certification are not intended for school psychologists or counselors.

How does the financial part work? Does it impact the Graduate Tuition Opportunity Program (GTOP) money?
The scholarship money is deposited into your student account. It may automatically be used to reduce loans. If you feel it will negatively impact your funding by receiving scholarship money, we encourage you to apply for the award for academic recognition. You may decline the monetary part.

I am a student in the School of Social Welfare or the College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Psychology and I would like to apply for the Dr. Frank J. Filippone '41-Hillside House Scholarship.  How do I do that?
Fill out and submit the Dr. Frank J. Filippone '41-Hillside House application form with additional documentation by the date due. Complete applications must be received by Friday, February 23, 2024.


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