Montessori Training Center Northeast Scholarship Funds

The Montessori Training Center Northeast (MTCNE) manages two distinct scholarship funds for students seeking AMI training as a diploma only or as part of a degree pathway at the University of Hartford. The scholarship application is open to all with priority given to those demonstrating financial need, commitment to the Montessori profession, and underrepresented students in the Montessori teaching profession.

Black Montessori Education Fund 

The Black Montessori Education Fund (BMEF) believes that education has the power to positively transform lives.  Historically, within the African-American community, education was seen as a vehicle for liberation.  The BMEF envisions an educational approach that places value on the racial, cultural, economic and spiritual background of all and seeks to support the wholistic development of each individual to their fullest potential. 

Margaret Elizabeth Stephenson Fund

AMI/USA established the MES FUND, INC. in honor of Margaret Elizabeth Stephenson, who devoted her life to AMI teacher training in the United States. The fund, which is administered and supported by AMI/USA, honors her legacy and extends her contribution to touch future teachers.  The fund awards partial scholarships in the form of tuition reduction towards AMI training in the United States to selected students. 

The MES Application deadline has been extended to April 15, 2023 for AMI teacher training courses beginning Summer 2023 or Fall 2023.

Montessori Schools of Massachusetts (MSM) Gail Supanich Memorial Scholarship

Montessori Schools of Massachusetts, as part of its commitment to member schools, has established a scholarship program to promote the training of Montessori teachers.  MSM is happy to be able to award 1 scholarship of $5,000 to an applicant who otherwise would not have the opportunity to take Montessori training.  This scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who is entering training and who demonstrates both a commitment to Montessori education and financial need. Applicants must be enrolled in MACTE/AMI approved training program. 

Financial Aid

Students enrolled in a university degree program typically have access to FAFSA.  If you are currently enrolled at the University of Hartford in one of the degree programs with a concentration in Montessori education, please reach out to for more information pertaining to available financial aid options.