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 Tuesday, January 5, 2016. All the details and the application are available here.

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.

Francis Parker School/University of San Diego Teaching Fellowship

The Francis Parker School/USD Teaching Fellow will receive 12 units of tuition remission scholarship as well as an hourly stipend based on an expected 20 hour work week. This fellowship is available to a continuing graduate student pursuing a Master of Education (MEd) degree. The application deadline has passed.  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 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.


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 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.

TEACH California

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

NCATE Resources 

Financial aid resources for teacher education students from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Teach for America

Download PDF for more information on financial benefits.

Straightforward Media

Teacher scholarships in the amount of $500 are offered four times per year. Eligibility information.

ACS-Hach Second Career Teacher Scholarship

The ACS-Hach Second Career Teacher Scholarship is awarded to professionals in the chemistry field pursuing a masters in education or teacher certification to teach high school chemistry. Scholarship recipients receive from $6,000 up to full tuition for full-time study and $3,000 for part-time enrollment. 

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.