NYSTCE Scholarship: Application Form & Information NYSTCE Scholarship

Teachers in New York schools are often required to complete one of the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE). These exams determine to what degree prospective educators have the pedagogical and subject-area knowledge required to succeed in New York classrooms.

Preparing for a comprehensive exam like those in the NYSTCE suite can be a challenge. Not only does it take considerable effort to understand the content and format of the exam, but it typically costs time and money. To help, is pleased to announce three separate scholarships for NYSTCE test takers preparing for this important exam. For more information on eligibility requirements, awards, and other important information, please see below.

NYSTCE Scholarship Awards

To help prospective teachers prepare for the NYSTCE, is offering three separate levels of NYSTCE scholarships. Scholarship applicants have a chance to win either the $500 first prize scholarship, $300 second prize scholarship, or $200 third prize scholarship.

These awards are intended to help NYSTCE test-takers offset the cost of effective test preparation and relieve test-related stress. That way test-takers can focus on what matters most - effective test preparation!

Winners of the NYSTCE scholarship awards will be notified by email or phone after the submission deadline.

Award Amounts

  • First Prize: $500
  • Second Prize: $300
  • Third Prize: $200

Eligibility Requirements for the NYSTCE Scholarship

Please ensure you meet the following requirements prior to submitting a form for the NYSTCE Scholarship. Applicants that do not meet the requirements will not be considered.

Applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Plan on taking the NYSTCE by April 1, 2020.
  • Not be a previous NYSTCE Scholarship winner.

How to Apply

If you meet the eligibility requirements listed above, we encourage you to start the application process by filling out an NYSTCE Scholarship Application Form. Each submission is considered for all three scholarships and only one application per person will be considered.

The NYSTCE scholarship application contains several writing prompts to give you the opportunity to show our scholarship committee what you would do with the scholarship award. For this reason, we encourage you to spend most of your time on this part of the scholarship application to ensure you clearly and concisely communicate your test prep and careers goals.

Below are a few sample writing prompts:

  1. How would winning a NYSTCE Scholarship help you?
  2. What are your professional goals for the future?
  3. What are your goals for taking the NYSTCE?
  4. What is the biggest challenge you have had to overcome while preparing for the NYSTCE?

NYSTCE Scholarship Deadline

All submissions must be received no later than April 1, 2020 using the NYSTCE Scholarship Application Form. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. However, if you have missed the deadline, we encourage you to check back soon for other NYSTCE scholarship opportunities.

Tips for Application Responses

Every prospective New York educator has unique test prep and career goals. We want to learn about yours! When preparing your application, keep the following tips in mind to help your application stand out:

  • Clear and original writing: The best way to tell your unique story is to use your own words. Responses in the application should use original writing, so please do not plagiarize the thoughts or words of others.
  • Focus on the prompt: While we do want to know about more about your unique situation, the strongest responses will focus on the specific questions asked.
  • Thoughtful responses: Take time with your responses. We want to see evidence that you've put time and thought into each prompt.

Terms and Conditions

Please view the Terms and Conditions here.

All application materials must be submitted through the online application form. No physical application materials will be accepted. All entry information in connection with this scholarship contest submitted to become the property of upon submission

All applicants will be asked to provide their name and a photograph, which will be used only in the event the applicant wins one of the three prizes.

What are the NYSTCE Exams?

What the NYSTCE tests are and who is required to take them are explained in this article. The different types of NYSTCE tests and where to find study resources for some of them are also covered.

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