Internal Scholarships

All applications for financial aid are reviewed for eligibility for Bank Street's Internal Scholarships and separate applications are not required for these awards. The exceptions to this policy are the Bank Street Incentive Scholarship, the Wallace Foundation Scholarship, the William Randolph Hearst Diversity Scholarship Program, Rust Family and TREE Scholarship, ISCOL and Stone Foundation Scholarships, Alumni Opportunity Fund, Diversity Fund, Hearst Endowed Minority Fund, Gussie Kappner, Minority Endowed and Starr Endowed Foundation Scholarships, and the Spiegler Scholarship, the Neuberger Scholarship and the Cathy Bose Math Leadership Scholarship all of which require a separate application that you can find in their respective groupings below.

In general, applications for financial aid are reviewed for eligibility using the general criteria of:

  • Enrollment as a matriculated student;
  • At least half-time enrollment; and
  • Demonstration of need as indicated through the FAFSA processing.

Scholarship Deadlines: To be considered for scholarships that require a separate application, you must submit the FAFSA and scholarship applications by the following dates:

November 1 for Spring or Summer 1
March 15 for Fall or Summer 2
April 15 for all three Leadership in Mathematics Education scholarships

Subject to annual funding, the following financial aid awards are funded through the generosity of the many supporters of Bank Street College and may be based upon criteria designated by the donor. Please note that some of these scholarships require a separate application which are available below and are designated by the color orange.

Bank Street Internal Diversity Scholarships

  • Bank Street Incentive Scholarship
    This scholarship award covers 60% of the tuition costs for an entire master’s degree program, as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing. This scholarship is available to highly promising applicants to Bank Street College who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to children and to education. Applicants must demonstrate academic accomplishment, commitment to service, and a vision for working with children. This scholarship is intended to encourage students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to become outstanding educators. To be considered for this award, you must submit this separate application (.pdf).
  • African-American Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens, and who identify themselves on the admissions application and the financial aid questionnaire as being African-American and thus a member of a federally recognized U.S. ethnic minority group.
  • Alumni Opportunity Fund
    This scholarship will cover 12 credits of tuition divided equally, over the next two consecutive years, as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing. This scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and who identify themselves on the admissions application and the financial aid questionnaire as being a member of a federally recognized U.S. ethnic minority group. The scholarship is made possible by the generosity of Bank Street College alumni. To be considered for this award, you must submit this separate application (.pdf).
  • Joyce & David Dinkins Endowed Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and who identify themselves on the admissions application and the financial aid questionnaire as being a member of a federally recognized U. S. ethnic minority group.
  • Diversity Fund
    This scholarship will cover 12 credits of tuition divided equally, over the next two consecutive years, as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing. This scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens, and who identify themselves on the admissions application and the financial aid questionnaire as being a member of a federally recognized U.S. ethnic minority group. To be considered for this award, you must submit this separate application (.pdf).
  • Peter Greeman Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens and who identify themselves on the admissions application and the financial aid questionnaire as being a member of a federal recognized U.S. ethnic minority group. Recipients must demonstrate a clear commitment to teach in a New York City public school or in a public school district located in an urban area within 30 miles of the borders of New York City. Recipients must be accepted into a program leading to certification to teach and must be a resident of New York City, or live within 50 miles of New York City. Upon graduation, recipients must commit to teaching in a high needs public school in New York City, or in a public school district located in an urban area within 30 miles of the borders of New York City for at least two (2) years.
  • Hearst Minority Scholarship
    This scholarship will cover 12 credits of tuition divided equally, over the next two consecutive years, as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing. This scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens, and who identify themselves on the admissions application and the financial aid questionnaire as being a member of a federally recognized U.S. ethnic minority group, and who plan to reside in the U.S. after graduation. To be considered for this award, you must submit this separate application (.pdf).
  • William Randolph Hearst Diversity Scholarship Program
    This scholarship will cover $30,000 of tuition charges divided equally, over two years, as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing. This scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens, who identify themselves on the admissions application and the financial aid questionnaire as being a member of a federally recognized U.S. ethnic minority. This scholarship is intended to encourage students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to become outstanding educators. A separate application through the Office of Admissions is required. To be considered for this award, you must submit this separate application (.pdf).
  • Augusta (Gussie) Kappner Scholarship
    This scholarship will cover 12 credits of tuition divided equally, over the next two consecutive years, as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing. This scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens, and who identify themselves on the admissions application and the financial aid questionnaire as being a member of a federally recognized U.S. ethnic minority group, and who plan to reside in the U.S. after graduation. To be considered for this award, you must submit this separate application (.pdf).
  • Linda Levine Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens, who identify themselves on the admissions application and the financial aid questionnaire as being a member of a federally recognized U.S. ethnic minority group.
  • Minority Assistant Fellowship/Bank Street School for Children
    This scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens, and who identify themselves on the admissions application and the financial aid questionnaire as being a member of a federally recognized U.S. ethnic minority group, and who are accepted as an Assistant Teacher at Bank Street School for Children.
  • Minority Education Scholarship
    This scholarship will cover 12 credits of tuition divided equally, over the next two consecutive years, as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing. This scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens, and who identify themselves on the admissions application and the financial aid questionnaire as being a member of a federally recognized U.S. ethnic minority group. To be considered for this award, you must submit this separate application (.pdf).
  • Priscilla E. Pemberton Memorial Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens, and who identify themselves on the admissions application and the financial aid questionnaire as being African-American and thus a member of a federally recognized U.S. ethnic minority group.
  • Rust Family Scholarship Fund
    This scholarship will cover 10 credits of tuition divided equally, over the next two consecutive years, as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing. This scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens, and who identify themselves on the admissions application and the financial aid questionnaire as being a member of a federally recognized U.S. ethnic minority group. Recipients must demonstrate a clear commitment to teach in underserved, high need schools. To be considered for this award, you must submit this separate application (.pdf).
  • Joan Shapiro Scholar's Initiative
    This scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens and who identify themselves on the admissions application and the financial aid questionnaire as being a member of a federally recognized U.S. ethnic minority group.
  • Starr Foundation Scholarship
    This scholarship will cover 12 credits of tuition divided equally, over the next two consecutive years, as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing. This scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens, and who identify themselves on the admissions application and the financial aid questionnaire as being a member of a federally recognized U.S. ethnic minority group. To be considered for this award, you must submit this separate application (.pdf).
  • Tree Scholarship
    This scholarship will cover 10 credits of tuition divided equally, over the next two consecutive years, as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing. This scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non citizens, and who identify themselves on the admissions application and the financial aid questionnaire as being a member of a federally recognized U.S. ethnic minority group, and will have a commitment in city schools after graduation. To be considered for this award, you must submit this separate application (.pdf).
  • Wallace Foundation Scholars
    This scholarship will cover 80% of the tuition for the entire master’s degree, as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing. This scholarship is available to students who are U.S. citizens and who identify themselves on the admissions application and on the financial aid questionnaire as being a member of a federally-recognized U.S. ethnic minority group. Recipients must demonstrate a clear commitment to teach in a New York City public school and must be accepted into a program leading to professional certification to teach. Recipients must sign a commitment to teach in urban schools for three years following graduation from Bank Street. To be considered for this award, you must submit this separate application (.pdf).

Bank Street Internal Scholarships

  • Bank Street College Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students who meet the general eligibility criteria stated above. Bank Street Scholarships are applied to tuition and fees only; students should expect to provide additional funds for tuition/fee balances.
  • Acorn Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students in the Early Childhood Special Education program and who are doing supervised fieldwork in a New York City public school.
  • Lucy Burrows Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to mature women who meet the general eligibility criteria stated above and who are career changers.
  • Cowan Memorial Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students who meet the general elibibility criteria stated above.
  • Ruth Saltzman Deutsch Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students in the Early Childhood Special Education program and who are doing supervised fieldwork in a New York City public school.
  • Harry Doehla Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students who meet the general eligibility criteria stated above.
  • Myra Ferguson Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students in either the Special Education or Child Life programs.
  • Glickenhaus Foundation Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students who meet the general eligibility criteria stated above.
  • Goldberg-Ruberman Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students who meet the general eligibility criteria stated above.
  • Iscol Scholarship
    This scholarship will cover 12 credits of tuition divided equally, over the next two consecutive years, as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing. This scholarship is available to students who have a commitment to public schools through teaching or related activities and who will continue that commitment in city schools after graduation. To be considered for this award, you must submit this separate application (.pdf).
  • Elaine Katz Memorial Scholarship Fund
    This scholarship is available to mature women who are career changers, meet the general eligbility criteria stated above, and accepted into the Early Childhood Education program.
  • Selma Knobler Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students who meet the general eligibility criteria stated above.
  • H. Thomas Langbert Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students in the Museum Education program.
  • Mitchell-Biber Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students who meet the general eligibility criteria stated above.
  • Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to mature women who are career changers.
  • Elsbeth Pfeiffer Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students in the Child Life program.
  • Blanche Saia Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students who meet the general eligibility criteria stated above.
  • Russ Rosenfield Literacy Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students who are specializing in literacy or in the teaching of reading. The award is to be applied exclusively to the purchase of textbooks.
  • Stone Foundation Scholarship
    This scholarship will cover 12 credits of tuition divided equally, over the next two consecutive years, as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing. This scholarship is available to students who have a commitment to public schools through teaching or related activities and who will continue that commitment in city schools after graduation. To be considered for this award, you must submit this separate application (.pdf). 
  • Straus Infancy Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students in the Infant and Parent Development and Early Intervention program.
  • Waisman Family Endowment
    This scholarship is available to students in the Museum Leadership program.
  • Weisberg Graduate Endowed Scholarship
    This scholarship is available to students who meet the general eligibilty criteria stated above.
  • Charlotte Winsor Public School Intern Program
    This fund supports students who are enrolled in Supervised Fieldwork/Student Teaching/Advisement as interns, and who are selected to work in a public school setting.