Scholarships

Deadlines

Fall Semester Scholarship: March 15th
Spring Semester Scholarship: October 16th


Scholarships for Educators

Select a category of interest:

  • Chris Larsen Scholarship Fund Award: $2,500.00
    Apply Disbursement Period: Fall and Spring
    Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance in programs at SFSU which lead to a teaching, specialist, or service credential. Current and prospective students in the following Master’s degree concentrations are also eligible to apply.
    Criteria: Credential or MA student in GCOE.

  • Crumpton, Baxter, Bonham Memorial Scholarship Award: $1,000.00
    Apply Disbursement Period: Fall and Spring
    Scholarship Intent: To provide assistance to students in Education programs at SFSU which lead to a teaching, specialist, or service credential.
    Criteria: Degree concentrations eligible to apply: Elementary Education, Language & Literacy, Math Education, Early Childhood Education, Adult Education, Secondary Education, Equity and Social Justice, Special Interest, Ed Admin, Instructional Technologies, Jt. Doc in SPED, Special Education, Communicative Disorders, EDD in Educational Leadership.

  • Donna J. Cuneo Memorial Scholarship Award: $500.00
    Apply Disbursement Period: Spring
    Scholarship Intent: To assist needy students in the School of Education pursuing a career in teaching Creative Arts.
    Criteria: Must plan to teach in creative arts or preference to those who will teach creative writing.

  • Eva Gildea Scholarship Award: $500.00
    Apply Disbursement Period: Spring
    Scholarship Intent: To enable students to continue with their professional programs in Elementary Education.
    Criteria: N/A

  • Irvin W. and Velma C. Hartman Family Scholarship Award: $2,000.00
    Apply Disbursement Period: Fall
    Scholarship Intent: To provide for graduate and credential student scholarships in the Graduate College of Education (GCOE) at San Francisco State University.
    Criteria: Preference given to students who plan to pursue a teaching career.

  • Karl Richard Lane Scholarship Award: $4,000.00
    Apply Disbursement Period: Fall and Spring
    Scholarship Intent: Provide financial assistance to teacher credential candidates and MA candidates in the College of Education.
    Criteria: N/A

  • Alexandra Laboutin Bannon Scholarship Award: varies
    Apply Disbursement Period: Fall
    Scholarship Intent: To provide financial support to students in the Departments of Elementary or Secondary Education who demonstrate financial need and are in good academic standing. Preference will be given to applicants who exemplify a passion for teaching and education.
    Criteria:

    1. Apply upon recommendation by faculty from Elementary or Secondary Education.
    2. Financial need determined by written statement.
    3. Statement describing interest and goals in the field of education.
  • Alpha Delta Kappa, SF Chapters, Noel Leonard Award: $2,000.00
    Apply Disbursement Period: Spring
    Scholarship Intent: To promote the advancement of Education by providing scholarships to selected students who plan to become teachers in our California schools.
    Criteria: Credential students are eligible to apply. Students who will be student teaching during the Spring semester.

  • California Retired Teachers Association, SF Division (CRTA) Award: $2,000.00
    Apply Disbursement Period: Fall
    Scholarship Intent: Provide assistance to students who are in the Multiple, Single or Specialist Credential Programs during the semester of student teaching. Awards are variable in number and amount as they are based on donations from members of donor organization.
    Criteria: Must be enrolled in student teaching during semester of award or the following Spring semester. If enrolled in student teaching the following Spring semester, the award will be mailed to the student by the donor prior to the start of the Spring semester.

  • George Moscone Scholarship Award: $1,500.00
    Apply Disbursement Period: Fall and Spring
    Scholarship Intent: To support teaching credential candidates in Elementary, Secondary, and/or Special education.
    Criteria: Must identify teaching goals.

  • Laura E. Settle Scholarship Award: $3,000.00
    Apply Disbursement Period: Academic Year
    Scholarship Intent: Annual Academic Year award of $3,000 to a student in Education either graduate or teacher education.
    Criteria: All graduate concentrations in Graduate College of Education and multiple, single, specialist credentials.

  • Leon and Miriam Bloomberg Scholarship Award: $5,000.00
    Apply Disbursement Period: Academic Year
    Scholarship Intent: To award one scholarship annually to a student studying for a Masters of Arts in Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Language and Literacy, and Math Education.
    Criteria: Scholarship will provide amount equivalent to resident fees and books for the Academic Year. Must be students in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Language and Literacy, and Math Education concentrations.

  • Margaret Lynch Memorial Scholarship Award: $500.00
    Apply Disbursement Period: Spring
    Scholarship Intent: For students with a commitment to a profession relating to reading.
    Criteria: Commitment to profession related to the teaching of reading.

  • The Cahill Scholarship Award: amount equal to half-time or full-time enrollment
    Apply Disbursement Period: Fall and Spring
    Scholarship Intent: To provide assistance to students pursuing a degree in Elementary Education or undergraduate and credential students with a goal of becoming elementary school teachers. Students must be enrolled half-time or full-time in order to receive this scholarship. Half-time enrollment for Credential = 6 units/ MA = 4 units; Full-time enrollment for Credential = 12 units/ MA = 8 units.
    Criteria: Preference given to students from single parent families.

  • Dorothy Westby-Gibson Scholarship Award: $1,000.00
    Apply Disbursement Period: Fall and Spring
    Scholarship Intent: To provide support to students classified in the Adult Education Master’s Program.
    Criteria: Admitted and enrolled in Adult Education MA program.

  • Robert and Elizabeth Hemphill Scholarship Award: $2,000.00
    Apply Disbursement Period: Spring
    Scholarship Intent: Provide support to a student in the Equity, Leadership Studies, & Instructional Technologies Department with preferences to a student in the Equity and Social Justice, Special Interest and Adult Education concentrations.
    Criteria: N/A

  • Dominic C. Nosenzo Special Education Scholarship Award: $2,500.00
    Apply Disbursement Period: Fall and Spring
    Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance to credential, Masters and Doctoral students entering or continuing in the field of Special Education.
    Criteria: N/A

  • Dorothy B. Lucas Special Education Scholarship Award: $2,500.00
    Apply Disbursement Period: Fall and Spring
    Scholarship Intent: To support students enrolled in special education programs.
    Criteria: Classified in Education Specialist Credential or Special Education graduate program.

  • Dorothy Misbach Fund for Visually Impaired Teacher Preparation Award: $1,000.00 or $2,000.00
    Apply Disbursement Period: Fall and Spring
    Scholarship Intent: Financial support for students admitted to, and enrolled in, the Education Specialist Credential for Visual Impairments, and for Joint Doctoral, Ph.D. candidates, studying in the area of visual impairments.
    Criteria: Ph.D. Joint Doctoral Program students studying in the Visual Impairment area are eligible to apply. To continue receiving an award in semesters 2-4, student must demonstrate a gpa of 3.5. California residency.

  • Jane Wheeler-Dubin Memorial Scholarship Award: $750.00
    Apply Disbursement Period: Spring
    Scholarship Intent: Annual scholarship for graduate students (credential, MA, or doctorate) in Special Education Department.
    Criteria: Preference given to students working with individuals with Spina Bifida or other physical ailments. Student must be student teaching semester of award. Students must have financial need; have a gpa 3.5 or greater.

  • Mabel Whitehead Special Education Scholarship Award: $2,600.00
    Apply Disbursement Period: Fall and Spring
    Scholarship Intent: Award is provided to pay for educational expenses, to students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Special Education.
    Criteria: Priority will be given to students who have demonstrated strong overall goals for success in the program, and excellence of achievement from letters. Financial need is not a primary factor.

  • Susan J. Cady Scholarship Award: $2,000.00
    Apply Disbursement Period: Spring
    Scholarship Intent: Assist promising students in the College of Education who are working toward achieving their teaching credential in Special Education, specializing in moderate to severe disabilities, or severe disabilities, and; during the semester of student teaching.
    Criteria: Must have a credential objective or emphasis in moderate to severe or severely handicapped. Preparing to enter semester of student teaching.

  • William L. Neer Scholarship Award: varies
    Apply Disbursement Period: Fall and Spring
    Scholarship Intent: For students enrolled in graduate degree and/or credential program(s) in visual impairment/orientation & mobility.
    Criteria: VI and/or O&M programs.

  • Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Scholarship Award: $1,000.00
    Apply Disbursement Period: Fall and Spring
    Scholarship Intent: To provide assistance to students in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. Funds to be awarded as scholarships to assist students with educational expenses or to fund attendance at annual Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Conferences to present student research.
    Criteria:
    1) Graduate students must be attending and presenting at a conference, or writing a thesis.
    2) Undergraduate students must be attending professional conference.
    3) Students must have a 3.7 GPA.
    4) Students must submit an essay of no more than 500 words explaining why they are applying for the scholarship.

Other SFSU Scholarship Opportunities

  • Graduate Equity Fellowship ProgramApply
     Deadline Date: May 18, 2018
    Awarding Department: Division of Graduate Studies
    Scholarship Intent: To increase diversity by encouraging students with educationally or economically disadvantaged backgrounds and outstanding academic records to pursue and complete master’s and doctoral degrees
    Criteria:

    1. Have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
    2. Have maintained a GPA of at least 2.70 in all undergraduate work and 3.25 in all graduate work.
    3. Be considered residents of the State of California for fee purposes.
    4. Complete a minimum of 8 units applicable to degree objective during each term of award.
    5. Must have financial need as determined by the FAFSA.

    Major: Any
    Class Level: Undergrad: N/A, Grad: Masters/Doctoral
    Enrollment Status: Any
    Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: N/A; Grad: FULL-TIME
    Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Must file a FAFSA
    Citizenship: US Citizen/Perm Res
    GPA: HS GPA: N/A; Undergrad GPA: 2.7; Grad GPA: 3.25

     

Recent Scholarship Recipients

Scholarships are financial aid provided to a student on the basis of academic merit or specific criteria set by the university and/or the donors. The criteria usually reflect the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award.


The scholarships offered by the Graduate College of Education are open to all students in the graduate college.

Note: Educational leadership doctoral students are eligible to apply for the following four scholarships: Crumpton/Baxter/Bonham, Karl Richard Lane, Chris Larsen, and Hilda Taba.