If you want to know more about the Albert Shanker scholarship, you’ve come to the right place. As you continue reading, we will go over all you need to know about the Albert Shanker scholarship. 

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Albert Shanker’s Scholarship

The Albert Shanker Scholarship was established to cover the costs of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)* certification for qualifying New York State public school teachers.

The Albert Shanker Grant provides cash to qualifying New York State public school teachers pursuing their first National Board Certification.

The UFT Albert Shanker grant is a $5000 grant for graduating seniors from NYC public schools. The scholarship has rigorous financial qualifying conditions, although it is otherwise available to qualified students.

Scholarship requirements

Candidates for the Albert Shanker Grant must first fill out the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Candidate Application online (link is external). Candidates must additionally pay an annual NBPTS registration fee.

Once the NBPTS application is finished, applicants must apply for the Albert Shanker Award online through NYSED.

If an applicant is determined to be qualified for and receives the Albert Shanker Grant, the New York State Education Department will pay for the remaining three components of the National Board.


Albert Shanker’s Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible for the Albert Shanker Grant, candidates must:

  • To apply for NBPTS certification, teachers must be full-time in an NYS public school, hold a valid teaching certificate,
  • Have tenure in their current position,
  • Commit to and complete the initial candidature effort,
  • Continue to work in an NYS public school for at least one full school year after the initial grant period,
  • Apply for certification.

Application Process

  • Candidates can apply for the Albert Shanker Grant by completing the Albert Shanker Grant Application.
  • Complete the Albert Shanker Grant Tenure Attestation.

NOTE: Eligible candidates will get funding on a first-come, first-served basis.

If an applicant is deemed qualified for an award, they will be contacted.

If a candidate is given an Albert Shanker Grant and then withdraws from the NBPTS process, he or she will be ineligible for future grants.

Application Deadline

The deadline to apply for the $5,000 scholarship is Wednesday, February 28.

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