Cortland's Urban Recruitment of Educators (C.U.R.E.) Scholarship and Program

Cortland’s Urban Recruitment of Educators (C.U.R.E.) Scholarship and Program works to address the need for highly qualified urban teachers by offering scholarships ($4,000) to students who are willing to commit to two years of teaching in an urban area upon graduation.

Selection Criteria

  • awarded to a matriculated undergraduate level student in good academic standing at SUNY Cortland
  • majoring in areas of education and are planning to teach in an urban environment
  • who demonstrate high academic achievement
  • enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours each fall and spring semester)
  • student must have at least one full academic year remaining at the start of the fall semester of award year
  • has a FAFSA application on file with SUNY Cortland Financial Aid Office

Preference

  • First priority is given to individuals from groups who have been historically underrepresented or underserved in the teaching profession and who demonstrate a commitment to teach in high-need urban schools. For the purposes of C.U.R.E., these groups include, but are not limited to, African American, Hispanic, Native American or Alaskan Native individuals or individuals from an economically disadvantaged background.
  • Second priority is given to any other individuals from groups not historically underrepresented in the teaching profession who demonstrate a commitment to teach in high-need urban schools.

Additional Documentation Required:

  • In 200 words or less, please describe the reasons that you think you would be a good teacher in an urban school district?
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    Renewal Information
  • may be renewable, renewals are dependent on available funding as provided by the Cortland College Foundation
  • maintain satisfactory academic progress per SUNY Cortland’s published Federal Good Academic Standing guidelines
  • must be an active member of the C.U.R.E. Program
  • matriculated at SUNY Cortland
  • enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours each fall and spring semester)
  • majoring in areas of education and are planning to teach in an urban environment
  • this scholarship is renewable for a maximum of four academic years (eight academic semesters, excluding summer semesters). Actual number of terms is based on Class Level (freshman, sophomore, etc) at time of initial award

Scholarship funding is determined by the Cortland College Foundation. Scholarship amounts and availability are subject to change.

Award
Funding Amount Varies
Deadline
02/02/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. In 200 words or less, please describe the reasons that you think you would be a good teacher in an urban school district?