Be The One to Shape the Future of Education

Learn more and apply for the School of Education scholarships and graduate assistantships. 

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Scholarship and Assistantship Awards

The School of Education has the following scholarships available:

1. The Visionary Scholar Doctoral Award - Learn More

 

2. The Emerging Leader Master's Award - Learn More 

Up to 20% tuition discount for eligible students in a qualified program: 

  • 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

 

3. The Dean's Educational Specialist Scholarship - Learn More

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.  

 

4. Graduate Assistantships - Learn More

Graduate Assistant positions are available in various departments across campus. Applicants must be enrolled in a School of Education graduate program. 

  • 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

 

5. Influential Leader - Learn More

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.

 

6. Change Agent Scholarship - Learn More

This scholarship fund was established to recognize talented students who show potential to become a transformative educator or counselor. 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.

 

7. ACTW Scholarship - Learn More

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.

 

8. The Valorie K. McLaughlin Endowed Scholarship - Learn More

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.