Learning and Teaching

Dean's Graduate Merit Research Award

This merit-based scholarship is available to incoming and continuing students in SOLES' Department of Learning and Teaching.  Students awarded this scholarship are invited and expected to collaborate with faculty on faculty research projects.  Admitted students are automatically reviewed for these awards.

SR Education Group Graduate Scholarship for Teachers

SR Education Group is awarding $20,000 in annual scholarships for teachers pursuing graduate degrees. Scholarships will be awarded 4 times a year in the amount of $5,000. The current round's deadline is Monday, May 30, 2016. Click here to learn more about the SR Education Group Graduate Scholarship and for the application.

Jane P. Johnson Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship, awarded annually, is provided to MEd students at SOLES who demonstrate a compassion for people with learning differences.  We are not accepting applications at this time.

California Retired Teachers Association Scholarship Foundation

The North Shores Division (78) of the California Retired Teachers Association Scholarship Foundation is offering five scholarships of $1,500 each to eligible junior, senior, and graduate students who have a GPA of 3.0 or better and are pursuing a California Teaching Credential.  The application deadline is February 1, 2016. Download the California Retired Teachers Association Scholarship - North Shores Division 78 application.

The East County Division (69) of the California Retired Teachers Association Scholarship Foundation pledges up to three $1,500 scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year.  The application deadline has passed.  Learn more about the California Retired Teachers Association Scholarship - East County Division 69.


2015-2016 Application Period: July 1st - April 30th

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program was established under the College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRAA) to benefit current and prospective teachers. Please visit the federal student aid web site for more information. Download the TEACH Grant application.

Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program

The Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program is intended to encourage individuals to enter and continue in the teaching profession. Under this federal program, students who teach full-time for five complete and consecutive academic years in certain elementary and secondary schools and educational service agencies that serve low-income families, and meet other qualifications, may be eligible for forgiveness of up to a combined total of $17,500 on direct subsidized and unsubsidized loans and subsidized and unsubsidized federal stafford loans. Learn more about the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program.

TEACH California

TEACH California provides information on financial resources and credential pathways for prospective California teachers.

NCATE Resources 

For students of teacher education, here are financial aid resources from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Teach for America

Learn about Teach for America and financial benefits.

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

Through the Robert G. Porter Scholars Program offers four 4-year, $8,000 post-secondary scholarships to students who are dependents of AFT members, as well as 10 one-time $1,000 grants to AFT members to assist with their continuing education. Learn more about the American Federation of Teachers.