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UFT Scholarship Fund

The Albert Shanker College Scholarship Fund of the United Federation of Teachers

Each year, the United Federation of Teachers proudly awards $1 million in undergraduate and graduate scholarships to academically excellent and financially eligible students from New York City public schools. Scholarship winners are living proof that excellence can thrive in New York City schools. Their hard work — and the dedication of all the educators who worked with them — enable them to achieve academic distinction.

New for 2022: Apply online

You can create an account on our new portal to submit your application. 

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  • Passwords must be at least 8 characters and must
       include alpha, numeric and special characters
  • Students only need to create an account once

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Frequently asked questions »

  • Who can apply?
  • What about financial eligibility?
  • How are winners selected?
  • How are the scholarships paid?
  • And more…

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What's New

High school seniors may apply for Shanker scholarships

Make sure high school seniors apply for the UFT’s $5,000 Albert Shanker college scholarships. This year the application deadline is Feb. 28, 2022.

Heading out to change the world

The UFT presented $5,000 Albert Shanker College Scholarships to 134 public high school students and eight graduate students on June 2 at the 52nd annual Albert Shanker Scholarship celebration, held virtually on Zoom.

High school seniors may apply for Shanker scholarships

High school seniors have until Dec. 31 to apply for the UFT’s $5,000 Albert Shanker college scholarships.

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