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CSUSM Scholarships & Grants

Scholarship/Grant Name Subjects/Speciality Description Application Deadline
A. Sandy Parsons Scholarship
Master of Arts Candidate in Education: Special Education Specialist Option

The purpose of this scholarship is to support the Master of Arts Candidate in Education: Special Education Specialist Option in pursuing completion of their project/thesis that focuses on the delivery of services to children with severe disabilities and their families.

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A. Sandy Parsons Application April 15, 2020
Project ACCept bilingual stipends
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Bilingual Authorization Program

 

The grant awards 25 stipends of $3,000 annually to teacher candidates who successfully complete the Bilingual Authorization Program in conjunction with their teacher credential program in the School of Education, CSUSM. 

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BILA Application Rolling
Project ACCept dual language stipends
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Dual Language Certificate

Inservice teachers/educators complete the online Dual Language Certificate for advanced certification in dual language and multilingual education, a CSUSM conferred certification. The grant awards 25 stipends of $3,000 annually to educators who successfully complete the Dual Language Certificate.

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Dual Language Application Rolling
Project support

Credential Students

The Project SUPPORT Scholarship for Latinx-identifying Pre-service Teachers is now accepting applications. This award is intended to support students' expenses related to Pre-Service Teacher Exams (CSET, CBEST), Fingerprinting and Certificate of Clearance, applications to the program and to CTC, and Teacher Assessments (RICA and CalTPA).

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Project SUPPORT Application Rolling
Noyce Teacher Scholars Program
 Math and Science

The CSUSM Noyce Teacher Scholars program offers junior and senior math and science majors forgivable loans of up to $12,000 per academic year. Students may accept the award for one, two, or three years, with a two-year commitment to teach mathematics or science in a high need school district for each year the award is accepted.

For more information, visit the Noyce Teacher Scholars Program page.

Noyce Application November 13, 2020
Cougar Math and Science Teacher (CMST) Scholarship
 Math and Science

The CSUSM Cougar Mathematics and Science Teacher (CMST) Scholars program, funded by the CSU Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI), responds to the critical need for secondary teachers of mathematics and science by encouraging talented students and professionals to pursue teaching careers.

For more information, visit the Science and Mathematics Teaching Scholarships page.

CMST Application December 15, 2020
CSUSM Learning Assistant Program
Math and Science

The CSUSM LA program is part of CSUSM's Math and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI). One goal of this initiative is to find talented science and math majors who are interested in high school teaching as a result of their LA experience. LAs are undergraduates who serve as learning coaches in structured activities.

For more information, visit the Learning Assistant Program page on the CSUSM STEM@CSUSM website. 

LA Program Application Rolling
Carroll memorial scholarship
Education

Eligible students must be enrolled in the College of Education program, have Financial Need, be enrolled as a full-time student, and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Carroll Application Part of the CSUSM General Financial Aid Application February 1, 2021
CEHHS Deans Fund for Excellence Scholarship
Education

Scholarships will be given to students who are enrolled in at least half time, demonstrate financial need or merit based, minimum 2.5 GPA, majoring in a subject within the college of CEHHS. Preference will be given to graduate students.

CEHHS Deans Fund Application Part of the CSUSM General Financial Aid Application

February 1, 2021
Clifford S. Northway Memorial Scholarship
Education

Scholarship for student from the College of Education, working on either a Teaching Credential or Master degree, with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Northway Application Part of the CSUSM General Financial Aid Application February 1, 2021
Pat Kurtz and Scott MacDonald Credential Scholarship
Special Education

The gift will provide two scholarships for graduate students majoring in special education in the amount of $2,500 each.

MacDonald Credential Application Part of the CSUSM General Financial Aid Application February 1, 2021
San Marcos Grange Endowed Scholarship
Education

Scholarships are provided to students enrolled in the College of Education, Health and Human Services with financial need, with a 2.00 or higher GPA. Preference to California residents.

Grange Application Part of the CSUSM General Financial Aid Application February 1, 2021
Graduate equity scholarship
Education

Scholarships are awarded to students enrolled as Teaching Credential or Graduate level students who have a 3.00 or higher GPA and are considered under represented in their area of study, financial need is required.

Graduate Equity Application Part of the CSUSM General Financial Aid Application February 1, 2021

External Education-Focused Opportunities

Scholarship/Grant Name Subjects/Speciality Description Application Deadline
Teach Grant

Teach Grant



Education

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program is available for selected postbaccalaureate and master’s programs and plans in education. The TEACH Grant is actually a grant/loan combination that requires a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve (ATS), as the grant will convert to unsubsidized loan in the future if contracted teaching obligations are not met.
TEACH Grant Informational PowerPoint

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Teach Grant Application Through FAFSA March 2, 2021
California Retired Teachers Association (CalRTA)
CalRTA Scholarship
Education

As members of CalRTA we continue to show our support for California’s youth and current teachers by sponsoring scholarships and teacher grants. Year after year — at both the state and Division levels — CalRTA provides this financial support. Last year, CalRTA awarded nearly $600,000. In addition, the Laura E. Settle Scholarship Foundation, named after CalRTA’s founder, has bestowed millions of dollars in scholarships to California’s future teachers since it was created more than 50 years ago.
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CalRTA Application  
Delta Kappa Gamma, Beta Delta Chapter
 Education

Each year, the Beta Delta Chapter awards an Encouragement Grant of $1,500 for a student teacher.  The goal of the grant is to provide the recipient of this grant with monies to support efforts which enhance opportunities to achieve educational goals.
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DKG Application  

 


 

A. Sandy Parsons Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to support the Master of Arts Candidate in Education: Special Education Specialist Option in pursuing completion of their project/thesis that focuses on the delivery of services to children with severe disabilities and their families.

Scholarship Description: Students who complete this application will be considered for The A. Sandy Parsons Pathways to Completion Scholarship to be awarded for the Spring 2020 semester.  

  • Eligibility:

    All students must submit a letter of intent (see application for details), along with their application.

    Student Eligibility:

    • Must be enrolled at Cal State San Marcos in at least 5 units in the Spring 2020 semester as a Graduate Student.
    • 3.5 or higher GPA.
    • Must be admitted to and enrolled in a program of study leading to a graduate degree in Education, Special Education emphasis.
    • Copy of Masters Degree Planning Form which includes proof of course work in Special Education Specialist Credential Moderate-Severe Disabilities concentration.
    • Copy of Advancement to Candidacy Form.

 A. Sandy Parsons Application Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, April 15, 2020