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Free scholarships for veterans who are interested in obtaining a Master of Science Degree in Math
Release Date: August 06, 2019

Dr. William Farber is an  Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Mercy College, and a United States Navy Veteran (1968 – 1974).  He also lives in Greenburgh and is passionate about the community, veterans and math.


Mercy College is  again offering a wonderful scholarship opportunity to military veterans and reservists, to earn a tuition-free Master of Science Degree in Mathematics Education and become a secondary mathematics teacher in our high need schools. Great news, the National Science Foundation recently approved their request to recruit a new cohort of veterans for the program


Mercy College, which is located in Dobbs Ferry, New York, is offering a fantastic scholarship opportunity for veterans who are interested in pursuing a career in teaching mathematics at the public school secondary level. The following information describes the scholarship program.


 Last week I interviewed Dr. Farber on my WVOX radio show about the scholarship program. If you’re interested – e mail Dr. Farber at wfarber@mercy.edu or call him at 914-674-7675.


Link to the radio show with Dr. Farber



Dr. William Farber Discusses Veteran Scholarship Program at Mercy College - YouTube


Associate Professor and US Navy Veteran, Dr. William Farber sits down with Supervisor Feiner to discuss a once in a lifetime opportunity for Qualified Vetera...



Janelle Wallace

Associate Professor Dr. William Farber,

Mercy College School of Education

U.S. Navy Veteran (1968-1974)


As a Veteran of the United States Navy who transitioned to teaching mathematics, I believe in the reciprocal strengths that Veterans bring to the profession and that teaching brings to Veterans’ lives,” says William Farber, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY.   “I am convinced that these mature men and women will provide qualities of leadership, strength and team work to the profession, improve capacity- building in their schools, and act as professional and personal role models for secondary school students.”




Mercy College has been awarded a major grant of just over 1.16 million dollars from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Teacher Scholarship Program.  The grant is for a project to advance mathematics education, with a particular emphasis on United States Military Veterans retraining for new careers as secondary mathematics teachers.


The funding from the National Science Foundation is earmarked for ten Veterans to complete a Master of Science degree in Mathematics Education – TUITION FREE!!




The challenge attached to this good news is that Dr. Farber needs to find ten potential students by the end of May, 2020!


“ Contact me immediately, ”  says Dr. Farber, “if you are a Veteran who already has an earned bachelor’s degree and have earned at least 21-24 credits in mathematics, a Master of Science in math education can qualify you for a career as a secondary math teacher and lead to State Certification.


We strongly believe this program will provide veterans with a new gateway to a purposeful life in a deserving community. As important, we strongly believe that these mature men and women will provide qualities of leadership, strength and team work to the profession, improve capacity- building in their schools, and act as professional and personal role models for secondary school students. We also believe that this program will bring benefits to high need schools in terms of providing a new pool of STEM teachers.


Also, please feel free to share the following YOU TUBE Video link (See Below) with your contacts through social media.




I know that you are dedicated to a better vocation and education for all of our United States Veterans and Reservists. I therefore, appreciate your support for this important effort by posting the attached flyer in your newsletters and social media networks. I would also welcome the opportunity to conduct a presentation to your student veterans who may be interested in this TUITION-FREE Master of Science Scholarship Program. Please accept my sincere appreciation for your continued support, collaboration, and consideration of this worthwhile veterans’ initiative. Please see the attached program flyer.


Take care and thank you, 


Bill Farber


Dr. William L. Farber

Director, Veterans to Math Teachers Program (MeirPro)

Associate Professor, Mathematics Education

Mercy College

555 Broadway

Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522





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