Scholarships

Spring Semester Scholarship: November 15
Fall Semester Scholarship: April 15

Scholarships for Educators

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

All College

Award: $2,500.00

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.

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Award: varies

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.

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Award: $500.00

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.

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Award: $2,000.00

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.

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Award: $4,000.00

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

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Teacher Education (EED/SED/SPED)

Award: varies

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.

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Award: $2,500.00

Disbursement Period: Fall
Scholarship Intent: To provide 2 scholarships for students in the Graduate College of Education’s teacher credential programs.
Criteria: Students in Multiple, Single or Education Specialist Credential programs may apply. Half-time enrollment required.

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Award: $2,000.00

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.

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Award: $1,500.00

Disbursement Period: Fall and Spring
Scholarship Intent: To support teaching credential candidates in Elementary, Secondary, and/or Special education.
Criteria: Must identify teaching goals.

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Award: $3,000.00

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.

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Educational Leadership Doctoral Program

Award: varies

Disbursement Period: Academic Year
Scholarship Intent: To provide an annual award to a student in the Graduate College of Education Educational Doctorate Program who is currently enrolled and has demonstrated financial need substantiated by written statement; preference to candidates who also demonstrate they work/worked with marginalized populations or program candidate whose research involves critical perspectives.
Criteria:
1. Financial need substantiated via written statement.
2. Preference given to: a. candidates who work/worked with marginalized populations b. candidates whose research involves critical perspectives.

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Award: varies

Disbursement Period: Academic Year
Scholarship Intent: The intent of this scholarship is to provide support for emerging and innovative scholar-practitioners focused on social justice.
Criteria:
1. This scholarship is available only to doctoral students enrolled full time in SF States' EdD in Educational Leadership program.
2. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of three criteria:
- Significance of the work on a current policy or program.
- Expected or accomplished impacts on equity and social justice reforms.
- Clarity of achieved project.

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Elementary Education

Award: varies

Disbursement Period: Fall
Criteria: Preference given to bilingual students.

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Award: amount equal to half-time or full-time enrollment

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.

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Award: $1,500.00

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.

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Award: $500.00

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.

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Award: $1,000.00

Disbursement Period: Fall and Spring
Scholarship Intent: To provide a scholarship to a credential, graduate or reentry student that has demonstrated financial need and is working towards a credential or degree in Elementary teaching profession.
Criteria: N/A

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Award: varies

Disbursement Period: Fall
Scholarship Intent: To provide an annual award to GCOE students who are enrolled in the MA program in Early Childhood Education.
Criteria: N/A

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Equity, Leadership Studies, and Instructional Technologies (ELSIT)

Award: varies

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.

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Award: $2,000.00

Disbursement Period: Spring
Scholarship Intent: To provide an annual award to Step to College students who are currently pursuing an Undergraduate Degree at San Francisco State University.
Criteria: Recipient must be a current or former Step to College student to be verified prior to award.

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Award: $3,000.00

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

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Secondary Education

Award: varies

Disbursement Period: Fall
Scholarship Intent: To support a student in the Single Subject Credential Program in the Graduate College of Education at San Francisco State University.
Criteria: 1) Academic standing in the program 2) Student Teaching 3. Indication of financial need to be determined by department during nomination process.

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Special Education

Award: $2,500.00

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

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Award: $2,500.00

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.

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Award: $1,000.00 or $2,000.00

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.

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Award: $2,500.00

Disbursement Period: Fall and Spring
Scholarship Intent: To provide financial support for students admitted to, and enrolled in, the Education Specialist Credential for Early Childhood Special Education, and for Joint Doctoral, Ph.D. candidates, studying in the area of Early Childhood Special Education.
Criteria: 1) Admitted to, or enrolled in the Education Specialist Credential for Early Childhood Special Education or the Joint Doctoral, Ph.D. candidates, studying in the area of Early Childhood Special Education 2) Financial need determined by written statement 3) Preference given to candidates who work/worked with marginalized populations and demonstrates a commitment to equitable and inclusive learning environments.

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Award: $2,200.00

Disbursement Period: Fall and Spring
Scholarship Intent: To support students in the Department of Special Education, including Credential, MA, and Joint Doctoral Program.
Criteria: Evidence of academic distinction or financial need based on personal statement.

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Award: varies

Disbursement Period: Fall and Spring
Scholarship Intent: To provide financial support to students currently enrolled in either the program in Visual Impairments (TVI) or program in Orientation and Mobility (O&M).
Criteria: N/A

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Award: varies

Disbursement Period: Fall and Spring
Scholarship Intent: To support scholarships for students enrolled in Special Education with priority given to those pursuing the MA in Education, Special Education in any emphasis.
Criteria: N/A

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Award: $1000.00

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.

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Award: varies

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.

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Award: $2,000.00

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.

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Award: $1,000.00

Disbursement Period: Fall and Spring

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Award: HT/FT Tuition

Disbursement Period: Fall and Spring
Scholarship Intent: To provide a scholarship award to one graduate or doctoral student and one credential student from the Department of Special Education.
Criteria: N/A

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Award: varies

Disbursement Period: Spring
Scholarship Intent: To provide financial support to students in the Department of Special Education and the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences.
Criteria: N/A

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Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

Award: $1,000.00

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.

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Award: varies

Disbursement Period: Spring
Scholarship Intent: To provide financial support to students in the Department of Special Education and the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences.
Criteria: N/A

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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.

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