School of Education Graduate Scholarship and Assistantship Awards

Did you know that approximately 50% of our students received assistantships and awards in 2021? The University of Redlands School of Education cares deeply about offering a world-class graduate education that is affordable and accessible, providing a range of scholarship and assistantship awards for greater access to these renowned graduate degree programs.

Explore the available forms of financial assistance for School of Education applicants below.

The Visionary Scholar Doctoral Award

The Visionary Scholar Doctoral Award offers new students in the Redlands Ed.D. program up to a 20% discount off the cost of tuition in their chosen program of study.

Learn More about eligibility and application requirements for the Visionary Scholar Doctoral Award. 

The Emerging Leader Master's Award

Since 1924, the University of Redlands School of Education has been at the forefront of preparing teachers, counselors, and administrators for educational leadership in Southern California. This award program supports this by providing eligible students a tuition discount of up to 20% in the following qualified programs.

  • Master of Arts in School and College Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Educational Administration
  • Master of Arts in Higher Education
  • Master of Arts in Higher Education – Student Affairs
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Learn More about the Emerging Leader Master's Award. 

The Dean's Educational Specialist Scholarship

Committed to supporting those who work with special-needs children, the Dean's Education Specialist Scholarship awards up to a 25% tuition discount to those pursuing the California Education Specialist Teaching Credential or Master of Arts in Learning and Teaching - Education Specialist.  

Learn More about the Dean's Educational Specialist Scholarship

School of Education Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are a work award of up to 10 hours per week and $3,600 per year for eligible Master's or Doctoral students in the School of Education, applicable to the following degree programs:

  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Educational Administration
  • Master of Arts in Higher Education
  • Master of Arts in Higher Education – Student Affairs
  • Master of Arts in School and College Counseling
  • Doctorate of Leadership in Educational Justice

Learn More about our graduate assistantships.

Influential Leader Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established to recognize talented students making a difference in their communities. The purpose of the scholarship is to foster student success by alleviating financial strain for current and returning students for students who show promise as influential leaders in their communities. This scholarship aims to provide access to education by alleviating budgetary stressors.

Learn More about the Influential Leader Scholarship.

Change Agent Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established to recognize talented students who show potential to become transformative educators or counselors. Costs related to admission requirements such as exams, updating immunizations, and fingerprinting have been deemed financially burdensome to many incoming students. Most recently, financial strain has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of the scholarship is to support new students identified as potential change agents facing financial difficulties specifically related to admission and program requirement expenses.

Learn More about our Change Agent Scholarship.

ACTW Scholarship

The principal aim of the ACTW Scholarship is to elevate our students’ experience through direct mentoring and work relevant supervised work experience.

Through this scholarship, the School of Education and ACTW seeks to position our graduates as leaders in our local communities to advance important mental health initiatives throughout the region. The selected recipient will earn a one-year assistantship with ACTW, doing direct work with the community and generating mental health initiatives.

Learn More about the ACTW Scholarship.

The Valorie K. McLaughlin Endowed Scholarship

Established to recognize dedicated students who want to make a difference in underserved communities, this scholarship fund awards up to $5,000 to current and returning students during their student-teacher semester. 

Learn More about the Valorie K. McLaughlin Endowed Scholarship.

Support for Achieving Your Future Goals

Investing in your education at the University of Redlands is an exciting step towards a successful future, and our School of Education graduate scholarships and assistantships aim to help you get there.


If you have questions, contact our enrollment team at soeadmissions@redlands.edu or 888-999-9844. We look forward to supporting you every step of the way as you strive to achieve your academic and professional goals!