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.
*See the Financial Aid Forms page for PDF versions of 2019-20 and 2018-19 General Scholarship Application.
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 a given year. Awards are made annually and 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. Link to the online general scholarship application. Learn more about Jonathan Daniels.
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. Link to online general scholarship application.
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. Link to general scholarship application.
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 that first year in an amount of up to $5325, subject to the availability of funds. Click here to access the AmeriCorps website. Link to general scholarship application.
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 25% of tuition will be awarded at the time of admission and will be distributed equally over the registered terms of the first two academic years of a student’s program. Learn more about the Peace Corps/Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program. Link to general scholarship application.
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 to be distributed equally over the registered terms of the first two academic years of a student’s program. Learn more about the City Year University Partners Program. Link to general scholarship application.
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 Info. Sheet for more information.
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 Office of Student Financial Services 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 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, at the end of the fall term, generally ranging between $300 and $1,000. Applications are available through the Dance/Movement Therapy department.
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.
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.
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 by the Environmental Studies Department to a student who displays academic excellence and true leadership.
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.
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.
AUNE graduate students who are members of CTEC 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.
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 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.
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. 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. Download the Life Begins at 40 for Women Scholarship application.
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.
Applications will be available October for the following Spring term. Awards for the Horace Mann AUNE Spirit of Service Scholarship in the amount of $2500 will be made to up to six students who demonstrate, through an essay, their (small or large) victories for humanity through work or volunteerism in the areas of community service, diversity, lifelong learning, sustainability or social justice. Students must be enrolled full time (minimum of 6 credits) and be working toward a master’s or doctoral degree at AUNE. Download the application.
The Colby Smith Scholarship will provide an annual award of $5000 (maximum) to one continuing Clinical Psychology student who demonstrates commitment and character. The scholarship will acknowledge the student’s aspirations and dreams and any extraordinary circumstances that brought the student to AUNE. The application includes an essay, to be reviewed by a committee. The application process will be overseen by the Financial Aid Office. The scholarship will be awarded in subsequent years if funds are available. Download the application.