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Financial Aid: Institutional Scholarships
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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 availability of funding each academic year. Student Financial Services (SFS) will reach out to applicants after admissions applications have been reviewed to inform them of their institutional aid through a financial aid offer.

Relay Teaching Scholarship

The Relay Teaching Scholarship is need-based financial aid awarded to eligible students who apply for and show substantial financial need. Relay prioritizes students with no access to other internal or external awards. Award amounts are dependent on annual availability. Applicants and students interested in applying for need-based aid will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at the U.S. Department of Education’s website, (Relay’s school code is 042086). Students ineligible to complete the FAFSA may complete Relay’s alternative aid application. Applicants for admission may submit their forms before completing the admissions process, but decisions about federal financial aid are not finalized until the admissions process has been completed.

Relay Residency Scholarship

The Relay Teaching Residency program is an AmeriCorps program. For participants in the Relay Teaching Residency who are not receiving Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards (Education Award) due to limited AmeriCorps positions, documented ineligibility, or documented and approved opt-out criteria, the Relay Residency Scholarship may be available. Participants must be first-year incoming students enrolled at least half-time. Awards are up to $3,000 for the academic year.


Students who fail to complete all teaching residency paperwork (e.g., AmeriCorps requirements), fail to complete the AmeriCorps enrollment process, or fail to request to opt out of the AmeriCorps program by the stated deadlines may not be eligible for a Relay Residency Scholarship. For more information on AmeriCorps opt-out policies, please see AmeriCorps Opt-Out

Other Institutional Scholarships

Relay may be able to offer additional scholarships based on available funding. Students eligible for these scholarships will be notified by Student Financial Services during the enrollment process.

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