Relay offers a number of institutional scholarships to eligible students. These scholarships are funds that, unlike loans, do not need to be repaid. They are subject to terms, conditions, and available funding. SFS will reach out to applicants after admissions applications have been reviewed to inform them of their institutional aid through a financial aid award letter.
Urban Teacher Scholarship
The Urban Teacher Scholarship is awarded to eligible students who teach in public charter and district schools that serve primarily low-income PK–12 students.
The Relay Fellowship is awarded to eligible students who are not currently participating in AmeriCorps, do not have AmeriCorps Education Award funds from previous participation in an AmeriCorps program, and are not supported by outside scholarships. Granted at the beginning of each academic term, the Relay Fellowship is contingent upon continued employment at an eligible school and enrollment in an eligible program.
Relay Fellowship award amounts are determined based on available funding for the fellowship, and the amounts of the individual fellowships vary. For more information on deferred tuition, please see Deferred Tuition.
Relay Fellowship award amounts are lowered if students enter with previously earned AmeriCorps education awards.
Relay Residency Scholarship
The Relay Teaching Residency program is an AmeriCorps program. However, for participants in the Relay Teaching Residency program who are not receiving AmeriCorps education awards due to limited AmeriCorps positions or documented ineligibility, the Relay Residency Scholarship may be available.
Similar to the AmeriCorps education award, the Relay Residency Scholarship is only awarded to students upon successful completion of the full academic year. Tuition in the amount of the Residency Scholarship is deferred until the end of the academic year. Relay defers tuition so that students are able to use their anticipated Residency Scholarship funds to cover a portion of their tuition charges when they receive the funds at the end of the academic year. If students do not receive their Relay Residency Scholarships for any reason, they will be responsible for paying this balance out of pocket. If students take a leave of absence, withdraw, are administratively withdrawn, or are dismissed from the program before completion of the full academic year, students may not receive any portion of the Relay Residency Scholarship, even if they have completed one or more terms of the year, and the deferred tuition balance becomes payable immediately. Students will be responsible for covering any portion of their tuition and fees that would have otherwise been covered by the Relay Residency Scholarship award, in addition to any other unpaid tuition charges. For more information on deferred tuition, please see Deferred Tuition.
Other Institutional Scholarships
Relay may be able to offer additional scholarships based on available funding. Students eligible for these scholarships will be notified by SFS during the enrollment process.