Scholarships & Grants

Antioch University New England (AUNE) Internal Sources for Scholarships and Grants

Antioch University New England (AUNE) offers a wide variety of scholarships, many of which are targeted toward specific student populations. Below are descriptions and eligibility requirements for our current roster.

Jonathan Daniels Scholarship

Building on Antioch’s history of commitment to social justice and diversity, AUNE established the Jonathan Daniels Scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to increase the diversity of the student body in its racial, ethnic, cultural, international, and socioeconomic makeup, and to encourage service to under-served groups. Awards range from $500 to one-half of tuition for a given year. Awards are made annually and students are encouraged to reapply. In your one page essay, please tell us how you would contribute to the diversity of AUNE through your background or experiences. Download general scholarship application.

President’s Merit Scholarship

The AUNE President’s Merit Scholarships are awarded to new students seeking a master’s degree. Awards of up to $5,000 per year are based on prior academic performance (minimum 3.20 GPA) and work/life experience. Awards are made for one year and then renewed for a second year if the recipient maintains satisfactory academic standing and remains enrolled full time. In your one page essay, please tell us about your academic performance (GPA) and work/life experience as it relates to your program. Download general scholarship application.

President’s Doctoral Fellowship

The AUNE President’s Doctoral Fellowships are awarded  to students entering the PsyD and ES PhD programs. Awards of $5,000 per year are based on prior academic performance (minimum 3.20 GPA) and work/life experience and will be awarded to four students annually. Recipients can hold the fellowship for up to two years. The second-year award is based on satisfactory academic progress during the first year. In your one page essay, please tell us about your academic performance (GPA) and work/life experience as it relates to your program. Download general scholarship application.

AmeriCorps Matching Scholarship

Scholarships are available annually to incoming students at the master’s or doctoral level who have completed an AmeriCorps experience prior to enrolling and have an AmeriCorps award to apply toward their expenses at AUNE. The AmeriCorps award will be matched dollar for dollar by AUNE during that first year in an amount of up to $5325. Click here to access the AmeriCorps website. Download general scholarship application.

Peace Corps/Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program

Scholarships are available each year to incoming students at the master’s or doctoral level who have completed a Peace Corps experience. A scholarship equal to 25% of tuition will be awarded at the time of admission and will continue for the student’s second year as long as satisfactory academic progress is maintained. Learn more about the Peace Corps/Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program. Download general scholarship application.

City Year Scholarship

Scholarships are available each year to incoming students at the master’s or doctoral level who have completed a City Year experience. A scholarship equal to 25% of tuition will be awarded at the time of admission and will continue for the student’s second year as long as satisfactory academic progress is maintained. Learn more about the City Year Scholarships. Download general scholarship application.

TEACH Grant Program

Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program. The program provides grants of up to $4,000 per year (up to $8,000 for graduate students) to students who intend to teach in a specific high-need field in an elementary or secondary school (public or private) that serves students from low-income families. Antioch University New England has designated the following programs as TEACH Grant eligible: Science Teacher Certification, Experienced Educators, Elementary Teacher Certification, and Waldorf Teacher Education.

Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008.

AUNE will provide Yellow Ribbon Program benefits for qualifying veterans for the 2015-16 academic year. Contact the Office of Student Financial Services for more information.

Waldorf Teacher Education

The Waldorf Teacher Education Program offers fellowships to students who show financial need and the promise of making significant contributions to Waldorf education. These fellowships are awarded annually and range between $300 and $2,000. Please contact the Education department for more information.

Howard M. and Sondra D. Bender Scholarship for Dance/Movement Therapy

The Bender Fellowship Fund is used to award fellowships to outstanding students in the Dance/Movement Therapy Program who show both financial need and the promise of making a significant contribution to the field of dance/movement therapy. Bender fellowships are awarded annually, at the end of the fall term, generally ranging between $300 and $1,000. Applications are available through the Dance/Movement Therapy department.

Applied Psychology Internship Partnership Scholarship

Professional staff at AUNE internship and practicum sties are now eligible for a $10,000 master’s degree scholarship. The scholarship supports new students in AUNE’s degree programs in Marriage & Family Therapy, Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Dance Movement Therapy. Applicants must have a B.A. or qualify for AUNE’s Alternative Admissions Process. Recipients of this award will receive $10,000 over two years and must maintain satisfactory academic progress and full-time status. Download the AP Scholarship Application. For questions, contact the Admissions Office at admissions.ane@antioch.edu or 800-552-8380.

Norman Wilson Scholarship

Norman Wilson served as the director of the Antioch-Putney Center from 1968 to 1972 and was committed to increasing the diversity of Antioch’s student body. This endowed scholarship is awarded annually to one student with a high level of financial need who has self-identified as African, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander or an international student of color. At this time $2250 is awarded to one student per year. No application is required.

Reader’s Digest

Two top scholars, nominated by their departments and involved in educating others in their chosen field of study, will be awarded up to $1,500 each during the spring semester. Ideally, awardees will intend to work in an underserved area upon graduation.

Cap and Gown Book Scholarship

A committee of students who graduated in 2003 established this scholarship to assist students who are single parents and have financial need. Each subsequent graduating class has continued to contribute to the fund. Typically, seven scholarships of $400 are awarded annually to be used toward the purchase of course books.

Ginsberg/Wessels Scholarship

The William R. Ginsberg and Thomas K. Wessels Endowed Scholarship was created in 2008 by the estate of William R. Ginsberg and AUNE core faculty Tom Wessels. One scholarship of $2,500 is awarded annually by the Environmental Studies Department to a student who displays academic excellence and true leadership.

Tropical Seed Scholarship

Awarded to one or more Environmental Studies students, this scholarship is possible through a generous endowment from an ES alumnus and family to the Center for Tropical Ecology & Conservation. A total of $1500 is awarded annually to assist students with research, internship/service projects, or attendance at a conference pertaining to conservation in the tropics. Applications are due by April 1 of each year, and awards are made for the following academic year. More Information is available here.

CTEC Student Raised Scholarship

Up to $1500 in scholarship support is awarded annually to one or more Environmental Studies students to assist with research, internship/service projects, or attendance at a conference pertaining to conservation in the tropics. The funds are raised by CTEC students selling Dean’s Beans organic fair trade coffee and chocolate, and Upton’s fair trade tea. Applications are due April 1st, with awards made for the following academic year. More Information is available here.

Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Masters Alumni President’s Doctoral Tuition Award

This award is for AUNE MFT master’s graduates who are accepted to and enroll in the MFT PhD program. To receive the award, a student must matriculate into the first year of the MFT PhD program immediately following the completion of the master’s degree. The award amount will consist of a 20% discount on the PhD program tuition. Recipients can receive the award for up to two years, with the provision that they enter the second year immediately following the completion of the first year of the doctoral program and have made satisfactory academic progress in the first year.

Life Begins at 40 Scholarship for Women

AUNE received a gift that makes it possible for two scholarships of $1,250 each, one to a continuing student and one to a new student. Recipients are selected from the pool of applicants for federal financial aid demonstrating the highest financial need as defined by our application process. The scholarship is awarded annually for one academic year.

C&S Doctoral Fellowship

The C&S Workplace Organic Gardens Graduate Fellowship is a unique partnership between a family-owned business and a higher education institution. It provides both practical application of scholarly knowledge and opportunities to inform best practices in workplace gardening initiatives nationwide. This fellowship, sponsored by C&S Wholesale Grocers, connects AUNE faculty and students with C&S staff and other community partners. One fellowship is awarded by the Environmental Studies department annually.

Horace Mann AUNE Spirit of Service Scholarship

Applications will be available October 2015 for the following Spring 2016 term. Awards for the Horace Mann AUNE Spirit of Service Scholarship in the amount of $2500 will be made to up to six students who demonstrate, through an essay, their (small or large) victories for humanity through work or volunteerism in the areas of community service, diversity, lifelong learning, sustainability or social justice. Students must be enrolled full time (minimum of 6 credits) and be working toward a master’s or doctoral degree at AUNE.

External Sources for Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and grants are available to graduate students through outside sources. Visit this Financial Aid Information Page on our web site and FinAid for external links and information on other scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans.