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. PLEASE NOTE, the availability of scholarship awards are subject to the availability of funds. Deferred students must re-apply.
Scholarships are available annually to incoming students at the master’s or doctoral degree 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 the first year in an amount up to $6495, subject to the availability of funds. Access the AmeriCorps website. Priority Deadline: March 1
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 $500 and $2,000. New students may apply by March 1 of their first academic year. Students should not apply before they have matriculated. A candidate must demonstrate academic and clinical ability after the first term of enrollment before being considered for the scholarship. Awards to be made the subsequent year in the program. Application Deadline: March 1
Please check back for the 2023-24 academic year.
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.
The City Year University Partners Scholarship is available each year to incoming students at the master’s or doctoral degree level who have completed a City Year experience. The first two City Year University Partners Scholarship recipients will receive 25% discount on their tuition for their registered terms of the first two academic years of a student’s program. Learn more about the City Year University Partners Program. Priority Deadline: March 1
This award is for AUNE CFT master’s graduates who are accepted to and enroll in the CFT PhD program. To receive the award, a student must matriculate into the first year of the CFT 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 for the first two (2) academic years in the program, 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. No application is necessary.
This $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to one Antioch University student accepted for the Summer/Fall MFA 2023 term, GSLC Summer 2023 Trimester, Fall 2023 Semester, or Fall 2023 quarter, who has demonstrated social courage by serving in the US Military or has contributed to one of the following national service programs: AmeriCorps, City Year, Peace Corps, and VISTA by completing at least one year of full-time service.
The deadline to apply is September 15, 2023.
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 some programs, depending on funding, for a given year. Awards are made annually to master’s or doctoral degree level students. 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. Learn more about Jonathan Daniels. Priority Deadline: March 1
The Donald D. Davis Scholarship was established as a gift from the estate of Donald D. Davis, a long time friend of Antioch University New England and former member of the AUNE Board of Visitors. Don was a philanthropist who spent his life giving back to the communities he cared about. The endowment funds a scholarship awarded each year to a student or students with financial need who are involved in service to the community. Two (2) scholarships for up to $1500 are awarded each spring. No application is required.
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. No application is necessary.
AUNE graduate students who are members of IIC and are conducting research or projects pertaining to ecology, education, sustainable development, natural resource management, or conservation in the tropics or tropical developing countries should apply. The Tropical Seed Grant Fund is meant to support the ‘seed’ of a tropical conservation project – a fund to help students get their research off the ground, thanks to an endowment generously donated by an ES alumna and her family. Please see the IIC Student Grants page or contact the ES Department for instruction and more information.
Up to $1000 in grant funding is awarded annually to one or more Environmental Studies students. Funding from this grant is intended to support student projects that contribute to tropical ecology and/or tropical communities via research or projects in education, sustainable development, natural resource management or conservation. The funds are raised by IIC student selling Dean’s Beans organic fair trade coffee and chocolate and Upton’s fair trade tea. Please see the IIC Student Grants page or contact the ES Department for instruction and more information.
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. Applicants must be women who are 40+ years old. 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. The scholarship deadline for the 2022-23 academic year has passed.
Please check back for the 2023-24 academic year.
The intention of this fellowship is to recognize and support students who are committed to leading efforts to naturalize early childhood programs by developing nature-based curriculum and teaching approaches, and by developing school grounds and program settings for nature play and learning.
Nature-Based Early Childhood Education Fellowships will be awarded to students in the Nature-based Early Childhood Certificate program or the Experienced Educator Master’s degree program with a concentration in Nature-based Early Childhood.
We will be offering five $1000 fellowships for new or continuing students.
Scholarships are available each year to incoming students at the master’s or doctoral degree level who have completed a Peace Corps experience. A scholarship equal to a 25% discount of total tuition and fees will be awarded at the time of admission and will be distributed equally over the anticipated total terms of a student’s program. Learn more about the Peace Corps/Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program. Priority Deadline: March 1
The AUNE President’s Doctoral Fellowships are awarded to students entering the PsyD, MFT PhD, and ES PhD programs. Awards of up to $12,000 are based on prior academic performance (minimum 3.40 GPA) and work/life experience. Awards are distributed equally over the first 6 registered terms of a student’s program. You must remain enrolled full time and your academic progress will be reviewed each term. You must complete each course in which you are registered in order to continue receiving the scholarship. Priority Deadline: March 1
The AUNE President’s Merit Scholarships are awarded to new students seeking a master’s degree. Awards are determined by a percentage of your tuition costs as well as prior academic performance (minimum 3.40 GPA) and work/life experience. Awards are distributed equally over the registered terms of the first two academic years of a student’s program. You must remain enrolled full time and your academic progress will be reviewed each term. You must complete each course in which you are registered in order to continue receiving the scholarship. Priority Deadline: March 1
Two top scholars, nominated by their departments and involved in educating others in their chosen field of study, will be awarded up to $2500 each during the spring semester. Ideally, awardees will intend to work in an underserved area upon graduation. No application is necessary.
The David Sobel Fund for education honors David Sobel’s legacy and 50 years of involvement with AUNE. The scholarship provides incoming students with a $1000 award ($500 awarded for the first semester and $500 for the second semester) to an incoming student in any education program, including environmental education students. Awards will be given as students begin their first semester at AUNE. Scholarships will be awarded as funds from the endowment are available. Please check back for the 2023-24 academic year.
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, Special Education, and Waldorf Teacher Education. Please see the Teach Grant Information page through StudentAid.gov for more information.
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.
The Tom Wessels Environmental Scholarship is awarded to historically underrepresented and/or highly academically qualified students entering any Antioch University New England (AUNE) Environmental Studies program. Awards will be granted from $1,000 to $15,000 depending on the student’s program. Awards are distributed equally over the registered terms of the first two academic years of a student’s program. The scholarship honors the legacy of AUNE Professor emeritus of Environmental Studies, Tom Wessels, an outstanding educator and author. There is a priority deadline of March 1. However, scholarships will be offered as long as funds are available.
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.
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 over one academic year. Contact the Student Services Office for more information.