Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

GSE School-Based Scholarships

Awards are made for the full academic year (fall, spring, summer), unless otherwise noted. Students not continuously enrolled each semester of the academic year lose their award for subsequent semesters and are not guaranteed reinstatement.

Students may apply for more than one program, but they can receive support from only one program at a time.


To be eligible for GSE School-based Scholarships, students must
  • maintain enrollment in two courses for fall and spring semesters and one course during summer sessions;
  • demonstrate financial need by completing a FAFSA; and
  • meet minimum GPA requirements: 3.5 undergraduate GPA or 3.8 graduate GPA.
Note: Fordham University’s Federal School Code is #002722.

How to Apply

New Students
When completing the online admissions application, check "yes" to receiving GSE School-based Aid on the financial aid supplemental form. If you have already submitted your online admissions application, please contact Anisa Sanchez at

There is no financial aid application deadline for new students, however awards are issued based on the availability of funds.

Continuing Students
Complete the GSE School Based Scholarship Application. Submit the completed form to Anisa Sanchez by mail or by fax at

Scholarship & Grant Programs

AmeriCorps Alumni Scholarship
Americorps alumni enrolling in a master's or professional diploma program are eligible for a 25% tuition scholarship.

Catholic Leadership & Faith-Based Education Scholarship
A limited amount of aid is available for persons employed as full-time professionals in Catholic, faith-based and nonpublic schools. The scholarships are equivalent to 40% of tuition charges and up to six credits per semester. Students are responsible for reviewing and meeting all application qualifications.

Early Childhood Special Education Scholarship Program: EEL Project
The EEL Project is a federally funded scholarship program to educate certified early childhood teachers to become educators and leaders in the early childhood special education (ECSE) field.

NYC Dept. of Education Scholarship Opportunity - Bilingual Counseling and Education
For New Teachers and Clinicians, this scholarship program provides selected individuals with an opportunity to pursue a Master's Degree in specified bilingual and monolingual areas of education and pupil personnel services. A full scholarship is offered in exchange for a service commitment to work in a high-need New York City public school.

NSF Robert Noyce Mathematics Teacher Preparation Scholarship Program
Undergraduates and professionals with degrees related to mathematics, science, engineering, and/or technology are prepared to become mathematics teachers in high needs middle schools or high schools through the Fordham University NSF Robert Noyce Mathematics Teacher Scholarship Program.

Scholarship Opportunity in Science Education
Fordham University and the Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo announce a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded program that provides scholarships to students majoring, or with a degree, in science who are committed to teaching science in high need school districts upon the completion of a teacher credential program.

Horizons Teacher Scholarships
A limited number of need-based scholarships are awarded to qualified students who are leaving established careers to prepare for careers in education full-time. The awards may be renewed each year if comparative financial need continues and the student is enrolled for 12 or more credits each semester.

Opportunity and Excellence Scholarships
A limited number of need-based competitive scholarships are awarded to qualified persons with financial need and academic merit who are admitted to a degree program (excluding Teach for America and Department of Education) to prepare for careers in schools or professional practice. Students must be enrolled for at least 6 credits per semester to qualify for this award.

Scholarships for Partners in Innovation and Excellence
Scholarships are awarded to selected teams and cohorts from schools or school districts with which Fordham Graduate School of Education has a formal partnership agreement for educational renewal, curriculum improvement, restructuring or other school innovation or excellence objectives. Application procedures and deadlines, as well as the amount or ercentage of the scholarship, vary in each partnership. Contact your school principal or the deans’ office to find out whether your school has a partnership with the Graduate School of Education and whether you may participate in partnership-related courses with scholarship support.


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