Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants and Tuition Waivers

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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.

The scholarship is open to all Multiple Subject or Single Subject candidates enrolled full-time at the Kalmanovitz School of Education.  To be considered for the Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation Scholarship the applicants must be committed to teaching in low-income Contra Costa County schools for at least two years after earning their credential.  All full-time admitted and qualified applicants that have submitted the required financial aid forms will receive equal consideration for this scholarship, in relation to their financial need, academic standing, and content of their scholarship application essay or cover letter.  

To apply click here. The deadline to apply is November 15, 2019.

Email Laurie Aguirre with questions or call: 925.631.4721

 

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 studnets 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 three 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 studnets 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 studnets in the fall term. 

 

GRANTS

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

Federal TEACH Grant

You may receive up to $4,000 annually. The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program was established under the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 to benefit current and prospective students who intend to teach in a middle/high school that serves students from low-income families and in a high need subject area, e.g. mathematics, science, foreign language or special education.

 

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.

 

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.