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.
Internal Sources for Scholarships and Grants
Antioch University New England 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.
President’s Merit Scholarship
The AUNE President’s Merit Scholarships are awarded at the time of admission to students seeking a master’s degree. There is no separate application process. Awards of up to $5,000 per year are based on prior academic performance 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.
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.
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 Antioch University New England (AUNE) faculty and students with C&S staff and other community partners.
Life Begins at 40 Scholarship for Women
Antioch University New England 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, to be awarded beginning in 2006-07.Each year, one of these scholarships is awarded to a continuing student, and the other to a new student.
Recipients are selected from the pool of applicants for federal financial aid and the Jonathan Daniels Scholarship who meet the published deadline with a complete application (March 1 for continuing students and new Clinical Psychology students, and June 1 for new students with a fall start date).
Recipients are selected from the group with the highest financial need as defined by our application process. The continuing student recipient will be notified by May 1 and the new student by August 1 of each award year. The scholarship is awarded annually for one academic year.
City Year Scholarship
Two 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.
Peace Corps/Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program
Two 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.
AmeriCorps Matching Scholarship
Four scholarships are available annually to incoming students at the master’s or doctoral 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 $4,725. Scholarships are awarded at the time of admission. Learn more about the AmeriCorps Matching Scholarship.
Building on Antioch’s history of commitment to social justice and diversity, Antioch University New England 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 underserved groups. Awards range from $500 to one-half of tuition for a given year. Awards are made annually and students are encouraged to reapply. Applications are available from the Office of Financial Aid. More Information is available here.
Six scholarships of $2500 each will be awarded for the 2014-15 academic year, beginning with Summer 2014. Scholarships will be awarded to incoming students based on an essay describing how they would aspire to use their AUNE education to foster innovation and bring to life their best new ideas for creating positive change. More Information is available here.
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, generally ranging between $300 and $1,000.
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.
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.
Norman Wilson Scholarship
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. 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. At this time $2250 is awarded to one student per year.
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.
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 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.
President’s Doctoral Fellowship
The AUNE President’s Doctoral Fellowships are awarded at the time of admission to students entering the PsyD and ES PhD programs. Awards of $5,000 will be made 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. There is no separate application for this fellowship.
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.
Yellow Ribbon Program
The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008.
Antioch University New England will provide Yellow Ribbon Program benefits for qualifying veterans for the 2013-14 academic year, beginning with the Summer 2013 term. Contact the Office of Student Financial Services for more information.