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.
UFT's Shanker Scholarship
The UFT’s Shanker Scholarship application process for 2023 is now closed.
If you have already submitted the undergraduate scholarship application for 2023 or you are a current undergraduate scholarship recipient, please use the link below to access the portal.
- Shanker application instructions
- Student welcome letter
- Scholarship rules
- College advisor letter
- Application income requirements
User name and password requirements for the online application:
Your Username must be in email format
Your Password must meet the following criteria:
- 8 characters long
- Must include letters
- Must include numbers
- Must include at least one special character
Frequently asked questions »
- Who can apply for the undergraduate scholarship?
- What about financial eligibility?
- How are winners selected?
- How are the scholarships paid?
More information about the scholarship and its namesake »