Scholarships, Incentives, and Special Programs
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JoseP Scholarship Program For New Teachers and Clinicians

The JoseP Graduate Scholarship Program was created to address the staffing needs in critical shortage areas and improve the delivery of service to New York City Public School students. Our scholarship programs provide selected individuals an opportunity to pursue a traditional path to certification via a Master's Degree in specified bilingual and monolingual areas of education and pupil personnel services (Bilingual/Monolingual Speech-Language Pathology, Blind and Visually Impaired, School Psychology and Bilingual Special Education). A full scholarship is offered in exchange for a service commitment of two (2) years for every paid year of study in a high-need New York City public school. Scholarships are awarded through a selection process involving an interview, review of academic records, writing assessments, and references. Implementation of the Scholarship Program is contingent upon the availability of resources and the staffing needs of the NYC Department of Education.  



Western Kentucky University Scholarship Program

This scholarship program is offered in a hybrid, distance education format designed to meet the organizations goal of providing a credential program by which participants can complete a masterís degree online as Teachers of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLDs).



Loan Forgiveness Program For New Teachers and Clinicians

The Loan Forgiveness Program offers newly hired New York City Department of Education employees who have obtained New York State Certification as teachers and school-based pedagogic clinicians in specified shortage areas of bilingual education: Bilingual Special Education, Bilingual School Psychology, Blind and Visually Impaired, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and Speech-Language Pathology (monolingual and bilingual), assistance in the repayment of student loans up to $24,000. Program participants must remain in an authorized NYCDOE school district for six (6) consecutive years to remain eligible for the program. 



Career Training Program For Paraprofessionals and Family Workers

The Career Training Program (CTP) provides eligible UFT paraprofessionals with the opportunity to earn a Bachelor’s degree. The program pays tuition for 3 to 6 credits per semester for undergraduate study at participating colleges and universities. Two and a half (2.5) hours per week of release time and a summer stipend are also offered as part of the program to support study.  



Bilingual Pupil Services For Students Pursuing a Career in Bilingual Education

BPS is a Title I, Tax Levy program which operates within the New York City Department of Education, Division of Human Resources, Office of School Based Support Services.  Its purpose is to prepare and train bilingual  paraprofessionals in pursuit of a teaching career to support and serve English Language Learners (ELLs) in Title I public elementary schools.  The goal is to promote linguistic and academic progress of these students, whose primary language is Spanish, Chinese, or Haitian-Creole, by providing supportive instructional services through the assignment of our BPS teacher interns.



Mayorís Graduate Scholarship Program (MGSP) For Current NYC employees Interested in Pursuing Their Graduate Degree

The Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship Program provides City government employees with the opportunity to continue their education in graduate study.  Over the years, hundreds of applicants have been awarded scholarships thanks to the generosity of New York City area colleges and universities.  Participating schools offer full or partial scholarships in areas of business and public administration, policy analysis, law, engineering, nursing, public health, computer science, and other profession specific programs to eligible and qualified applicants.

For additional information, please visit: www.nyc.gov/mgsp



OT/PT Loan Forgiveness Program For Newly Hired Employees

The Jose OT/PT Loan Forgiveness Program is for Occupational and Physical Therapists, newly hired to the New York City Department of Education. The program offers New York State licensed therapists the opportunity to have student loans repaid up to $24,000. This program serves to increase the number of licensed personnel serving in the neediest geographic areas of  the New York City public seats.

Program particiants must remain in an authorized NYCDOE school district for six (6) consecutive years to remain eligible for the program



Occupational Therapy / Physical Therapy Scholarship Program

The Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy (OT/PT) Scholarship was created in 1990 by the New York City Department of Education to assist OT/PT students in their 3rd, 4th, or graduate year of professional study in Occupational or Physical Therapy at participating colleges or universities in the New York State Education Department accredited programs. Scholarships are awarded through a selection process involving an interview, review of academic records, writing assessments, and references. Implementation of the Scholarship Program is contingent upon the availability of resources and the staffing needs of the NYC Department of Education.



Bilingual Supplementary Extension Program For Currently Employed or Newly Hired Teachers and Clinicians

The Bilingual Supplemental Certification Reimbursement Program is designed to address the shortage of bilingual educators and clinicians within the New York City Public Schools. This program assists participants with the bilingual extension certification process as well as provides tuition reimbursement. Participants must be employed by or in the process of being hired for a position within the NYC public schools system.