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 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. Access the AmeriCorps website. Go to the general scholarship application.
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 $300 and $1,000. New students may apply by March 1 of their first academic year. Awards to be made the subsequent year in the program. Download the Howard M. and Sondra D Bender Scholarship application.
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, several scholarships of $400 are awarded annually to be used toward the purchase of course books. No application is necessary.
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. Go to the general 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.
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. Please see the CTEC 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 CTEC student selling Dean’s Beans organic fair trade coffee and chocolate and Upton’s fair trade tea. Please see the CTEC Student Grants page or contact the ES Department for instruction and more information.
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. Go to the online general scholarship application. Learn more about Jonathan Daniels.
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 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.
A $2500 scholarship will be awarded to, up to 6 students, who are chosen as recipients of the Horace Mann AUNE Spirit of Service Scholarship. When applying for this scholarship, students should 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. Applications will be available in January and scholarship recipients will be awarded the following summer or fall term. Download the Horace Mann scholarship application.
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 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.
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 total 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. Go to the 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. Go to the general scholarship application.
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. Go to the general scholarship application.
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 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 Colby Smith Scholarship application.
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. Awards will be given as students begin their first semester at AUNE. Scholarships will be awarded as funds from the endowment are available. Download the David Sobel 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 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.
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.