Financial Aid Information

What KSOE scholarships are available?

SCHOLARSHIPS

KSOE Admissions Scholarships

The Kalmanovitz School of Education is excited to announce the availability of scholarships designated for newly admitted students to our bachelor's completion program, credential, *master's and doctoral programs.

*Most master's programs are eligible

Important notes:

  • No additional application process is required beyond the submission and completion of your online admissions application and supplemental materials.
  • Consideration for admissions scholarships will be made at the same time your application is evaluated for admission to your selected academic program.
  • To be eligible, an applicant must submit her/his admissions application by the program priority deadline.
  • All KSOE applicants may be considered, including international students.
  • Awards are determined by each academic program and recipients will be notified by the academic program.

 

The Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation Scholarship

In coordination with the Kalmanovitz School of Education and the Teacher Education Program, the Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation is seeking to award five (5) scholarships in the amount of $5,000 to each candidate who displays passion and expertise in teaching in Contra Costa County.

  • Who may apply:  All full-time admitted and qualified applicants, enrolled in the Multiple Subject or Single Subject Credential Program.
  • Additional criteria:
    • Applicants must be committed to teaching in low-income Contra Costa County schools for at least two years after earning their credential.
    • Applicants must have submitted the required financial aid forms (FAFSA)
    • Applicants must complete a cover letter (maximum 750 words) that states their unique interest in and ability to teach in low-income Contra Costa County Schools for two years
    • Applicant must also provide a current resume and a completed and signed application
    • Award recipients are required to write a thank you note to the foundation
  • Award range: $5000.00

To apply click here. The deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, May 1, 2020 at midnight.

Email Jeannie Harberson with questions: jhh3@stmarys-ca.edu

 

Lasallian Educator Fellowship Program

Lasallian schools are established to provide a quality education for youth, with a preference for serving the poor.  This program prepares educators for Lasallian schools in San Francisco. For more information click here.

 

Educational Leadership Scholarship for Social Justice

This scholarship is designed to support Ed.D. students who have substantial experience with and are currently working in non-profit environments dedicated to social justice. This experience may include volunteer work, but must include a leadership or supervisory role. Applicants may apply for this scholarship annually while they are actively enrolled in the first 3 years of the program.

  • Who may apply: Ed.D. students who are currently working in non-profit environmentts and have a leadership or supervisory role. K-12 teachers and administrators are not eligible for this scholarship. 
  • Addtional criteria: An Ed.D. learner with good academic standing and an academic track record showing the ability and motivation to succeed. 
  • Award range: This annual scholarship is adjusted each year to be equivalent to the cost of a 3-unit course. This is not a cash award and is not transferable to another program. Covers the cost of tuition only and is applied to the student's account.
  • How to apply: Information is sent to current students in the fall term. 
     

Doctoral Scholarship for Single Parents

This scholarship is designed to support Ed.D. students who are also single custodial parents of dependent children. Applicants may apply for htis scholarship annually while they are actively enrolled in the first 3 years of the program. 

  • Who may apply: Ed.D. students who are also single custodial parents of dependent children and actively enrolled in the first three years of the program. 
  • Addtional criteria: An Ed.D. learner with good academic standing and an academic track record showing the ability and motivation to succeed. 
  • Award range: This annual scholarship is adjusted each year to be equivalent to the cost of a 3-unit course. This is not a cash award and is not transferable to another program. Covers the cost of tuition only and is applied to the student's account.
  • How to apply: Information is sent to current students in the fall term. 

 

Fannie Preston Doctoral Scholarship 

This scholarship is designed to support African American Ed.D. students in any phase of their doctoral journey, including coursework or dissertation writing. Applicants may apply for this scholarship annually. 

  • Who may apply: Ed.D. students who identify as African American.  
  • Addtional criteria: An Ed.D. learner with good academic standing and an academic track record showing the ability and motivation to succeed. 
  • Award range: This annual scholarship is adjusted each year based on market trends and typically ranges from $1,000 to $1,500. This is not a cash award and is not transferable to another program. Covers the cost of tuition only and is applied to the student's account.
  • How to apply: Information is sent to current students in the fall term. 

 

GRANTS

Students pursuing a teaching credential are eligible for only federal and state grants.

Federal TEACH Grant

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides funds to students who are completing or who plan to complete coursework that is required to begin a career in teaching, and agree to teach full time for at least four years at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families and to meet other requirements.

Before receiving a TEACH Grant, you must complete:

  • TEACH Grant Initial and Subsequent Counseling and
  • An Agreement to Serve (ATS).

You must complete TEACH Grant Initial and Subsequent Counseling and a new ATS each year that you receive a TEACH Grant.

 

SMC Catholic School Educator Tuition Waiver 

We offer a 50 percent tuition reduction for teachers, administrators, and counselors, who have been employed full-time for the past year in Catholic K-12 schools, colleges or universities or who have a contract for such service for the coming year. The reduction is available for up to six graduate units taken per academic year (Summer through Spring).  The Catholic School Educator Tuition Waiver Application form, obtained from the Kalmanovitz School of Education, must be signed by the respective Catholic school pastor or principal and filed at the time of registration. A new application for tuition reduction must be filed each academic year.

 

Golden State Teacher Grant Program: Priority Schools

The Golden State Teacher Grant program allows the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) to provide one time grants of $20,000 to each student enrolled in a professional preparation program leading to a preliminary teaching credential if the student commits to working in a high-need field at a priority school for four years after the student received a teaching credential. The Commission’s role in the program is furnishing a list of priority schools that have a high rate of emergency-type permit usage. For more information regarding the program, contact CSAC (www.csac.ca.gov).

Brochure: https://www.csac.ca.gov/sites/main/files/file-attachments/gstg_brochure.pdf?1581633181

Application site: https://gstg.csac.ca.gov.

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Saint Mary's College Library Catalog

The Saint Mary's College Library has created a catalog as a resource for students interested in finding assistance with grants, scholarships, subsidies, Government aid, and loans.