Scholarship Bulletin

College of Education 2017-2018 Scholarships – These scholarships have been established through the generosity of alumni, faculty and community supporters to assist students in the completion of programs offered by the College of Education. They are awarded on an annual basis, contingent upon availability of funds. Please contact Dianna Lopez at (657) 278-5057 or dialopez@fullerton.edu if you have questions.

Please read all instructions for each scholarship and pay attention to the deadline date, as well as details for required statements, letters of recommendation or other materials. There are variations in the application procedures and requirements. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.

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Honor an Educator Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 (multiple awards contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by: This scholarship is funded by the generosity of donors who have made contributions in honor of educators who have made a difference in their lives or the lives of their students.

Open to: This scholarship is open to new and continuing College of Education students who are pursuing a teaching credential, certificate, or graduate degree.

Criteria: Good academic standing ♦ Enrollment in College of Education ♦ Essay ♦ Dedicated to advancing a just, equitable, and inclusive education

Application procedure: Part 1: Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. Do not submit application until all required documents have been uploaded (see part 2 & 3).

Part 2: Provide one recommendation, written in the last year, from a faculty member regarding your professional aptitude for the field of education.

Part 3: Provide a typed, one-page essay about what or who inspired you to become a teacher and how you hope to inspire your future students. Also, include how you will integrate a just, equitable, and inclusive education in your classroom.

Part 4:  Complete and submit the College of Ed Scholarship Cover Page and email completed form to Dianna Lopez at dialopez@fullerton.edu.

Application deadline: February 28 at 5:00pm.


Beulah & Cecil Ballentine Teaching Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Established by: This scholarship was established through the estate of Beulah and Cecil Ballentine, lifelong educators dedicated to the support of future educators.

Open to: This scholarship is open to students who have been newly admitted or are continuing in a credential or graduate degree program within the College of Education.

Criteria: Examples of Leadership ♦ Professional aptitude for a career in education

Application procedure: Part 1: Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. Do not submit application until all required documents have been uploaded (see part 2 & 3).

Part 2: Type a two-page essay describing the four most important characteristics of an outstanding educator and how you would personify those characteristics (share specific examples when you used these characteristics).

Part 3: Provide one letter of recommendation, written in the last year, from someone who can speak to your professionalism or potential for a career in education.

Part 4:  Complete and submit the College of Ed Scholarship Cover Page and email completed form to Dianna Lopez at dialopez@fullerton.edu.

Application deadline: February 28 at 5:00pm.


Jean Carolyn Brenneman Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 (contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by: This scholarship was established and funded by David Reid and family and friends in honor of Jean Carolyn Brenneman in recognition of her passion to teach beginning readers. The scholarship will be awarded to applicants who teach in the early grades, who are pursuing an early elementary education emphasis in the reading program, and who show academic and professional promise.

Open to: This scholarship is open to students pursuing a master’s degree in Reading Education or a Reading/Language Arts Specialist Credential.

Criteria: Academic achievement ♦ Quality of statement

Application procedure: Part 1: Complete the College of Ed Scholarship Cover PageThis scholarship does not require submission of the online application in the portal.

Part 2: Type a two-page statement that describes your career goals and explains why you are applying for this scholarship.  Please include any classroom success stories in the area of reading which help describe your approach to teaching and demonstrates your passion for teaching reading.

Part 3:  Submit cover page and essay to Dianna Lopez at dialopez@fullerton.edu.

Application deadline: February 28 at 5:00pm.


Marilyn C. Brewer Scholarship

Amount: $3,500 (contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by: This scholarship is funded by Marilyn C. Brewer to recognize academic potential and to support a re-entry student with potential to become a high-quality teacher.

Open to: This scholarship is open to re-entry students who have applied to or are continuing in a Credential Program.  A re-entry student is defined as a person who is returning to school after being away from the academic world for a considerable amount of time.

Criteria: Academic potential ♦ Professional aptitude for teaching

Application Procedure:  Part 1: Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. Do not submit application until all required documents have been uploaded (see part 2 & 3).

Part 2: Provide one letter of recommendation, written in the last year, from someone who can speak to your professionalism or potential for a career in education.

Part 3: Type a one-page (minimum) statement that includes information about: a) how long you have been out of school, why you are returning to school and why it would be financially difficult for you to pursue a credential without the support of the scholarship, b) why you want to become a teacher, c) your work experiences (may include resume), and d) any special circumstances that you would like considered.

Part 4:  Complete and submit the College of Ed Scholarship Cover Page and email completed form to Dianna Lopez at dialopez@fullerton.edu.

Application Deadline: February 28 @ 5:00pm.


The California Retired Teachers Association Scholarship honoring Founder, Laura E. Settle

Amount: $3,000 (contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by: This scholarship is funded by the California Retired Teachers Association in honor of Laura E. Settle. This scholarship is awarded each year on the basis of good academic standing, a record of exemplary character and citizenship, and demonstrated financial need.

Open to: This scholarship is open to students who are in a Teaching Credential Program.

Criteria: Scholastic achievement ♦ Financial need ♦ Character

Application Procedure: Part 1: Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. Do not submit application until all required documents have been uploaded (see part 2 & 3).

Part 2: Provide one letter of recommendation, written in the last year, from someone who can speak to your professionalism or potential for a career in education.

Part 3: Type a one-page statement that describes how you have demonstrated good character and citizenship. Upload files to Scholarship Application. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or have one on file, to establish financial need.

Part 4:  Complete and submit the College of Ed Scholarship Cover Page and email completed form to Dianna Lopez at dialopez@fullerton.edu.

Application Deadline: February 28 at 5:00pm.


Dr. Claire C. Cavallaro Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 (contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by: This scholarship is funded by the SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union in honor of Dr. Claire C. Cavallaro. This scholarship is awarded each year on the basis of good academic standing, demonstrated volunteer or work experience and a commitment to just, equitable and inclusive education.

Open to: This scholarship is open to students in good standing and enrolled in a College of Education credential or graduate program.

Criteria: Scholastic achievement ♦ Financial need ♦ Character ♦ Commitment to just, equitable and inclusive education (demonstrated through volunteer and/or work experience) ♦ Preference given to first-generation students, traditionally underserved students and students entering an initial credential program

Application Procedure: Part 1: Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. Do not submit application until all required documents have been uploaded (see part 2).

Part 2: Provide a typed, one or two-page statement that describes: your personal family and educational background; how your volunteer and/or work experience demonstrates your commitment to just, equitable and inclusive education; your professional goals and specifically how you will advocate for just, equitable and inclusive education for students with disabilities (birth through grade 12); and how receiving this scholarship would make a difference to you.

Part 3:  Complete and submit the College of Ed Scholarship Cover Page and email completed form to Dianna Lopez at dialopez@fullerton.edu.

Application Deadline: February 28 at 5:00pm.


College of Education Book Scholarship

Amount: $500 (multiple awards available dependent upon funding)

Established by: This scholarship is funded by generous donors to help College of Education students pay for books.

Open to: This scholarship is open to new and continuing College of Education students who are pursuing a certificate, credential or graduate degree.

Criteria: Good academic standing ♦ Enrollment in College of Education program ♦ Financial need

Application Procedure: Part 1: Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. Do not submit application until all required documents have been uploaded (see part 2 & 3).

Part 2: Provide one letter of recommendation, written in the last year, from someone who can speak to your professionalism or potential for a career in education.

Part 3: Provide a typed, one-page statement that describes your need for financial support for books.

Part 4:  Complete and submit the College of Ed Scholarship Cover Page and email completed form to Dianna Lopez at dialopez@fullerton.edu.

Application Deadline: February 28 at 5:00pm.


Margaret Ann Cooper Teaching Scholarship

Amount: $2,500 (multiple awards contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by: This scholarship was established and funded by the Margaret Ann Cooper Living Trust.

Open to: This scholarship is open to new and continuing CSUF students enrolled in either the multiple subject or single subject credential programs, with preference given to those who intend to teach science or math.

Criteria: Good Academic Standing ♦ Financial Need ♦ Community and Civic Involvement

Application Procedure: Part 1: Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. Do not submit application until all required documents have been uploaded (see part 2, 3 & 4).

Part 2: Provide a letter of recommendation, written in the last year, from someone who can speak to your professionalism or potential for a career in education.

Part 3: Provide a copy of your financial aid award package or other evidence of financial need (for example: attached a separate page explaining why you are applying for this award and how receiving it will affect your financial need).

Part 4: Provide a typed, one-page (minimum) essay giving examples of your community or civic involvement and how your experiences have affected your course of study and future career aspirations.  Please also address your plans after completing the credential program.

Part 5:  Complete and submit the College of Ed Scholarship Cover Page and email completed form to Dianna Lopez dialopez@fullerton.edu.

Application Deadline: February 28 at 5:00pm.


Rachelle Cracchiolo Award for Exceptional Curriculum Development

Amount: $2500 (multiple awards contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by: This award was established by College of Education alumna Rachelle Cracchiolo to recognize achievement in the development of rich curriculum during a student’s course of study.

Open to: This scholarship is open to students in credential or graduate degree programs in the College of Education.

Criteria: Good academic standing ♦ Evidence of curriculum development

Application procedure: Part 1: Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. Do not submit application until all required documents have been uploaded (see part 2 & 3).

Part 2: Provide one letter of recommendation, written in the last year, from someone who can speak to your professionalism or potential for a career in education.

Part 3: Type a one-page (minimum) statement describing curricular materials you have developed and how they would be useful in the classroom (feel free to submit lesson plans or other materials in additions to the statement).

Part 4:  Complete and submit the College of Ed Scholarship Cover Page and email completed form to Dianna Lopez at dialopez@fullerton.edu.

Application deadline: February 28 at 5:00pm.


Delta Kappa Gamma – Epsilon Lambda Chapter

Amount: $475 (multiple awards contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by: This scholarship was established and funded by the Delta Kappa Gamma – Epsilon Lambda Chapter. This is an international organization for key women educators. One of the purposes of this organization is to endow scholarships for key educational leaders.

Open to: New and continuing College of Education students who are pursuing a career in education.

Criteria: 3.0 Undergraduate GPA with a demonstrated professional aptitude for teaching.

Application Procedure: Part 1: Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. Do not submit application until all required documents have been uploaded (see part 2 & 3).

Part 2: Provide two letters of recommendation, written in the last year, from someone who can speak to your professionalism or potential for a career in education, one must be from a college instructor you had in the past two years and the other may be from an instructor, faculty member or college counselor.

Part 3: Attach a one-page (minimum) typed statement describing your short term and long-term educational objectives and professional goals in working with children.

Part 4:  Complete and submit the College of Ed Scholarship Cover Page and email completed form to Dianna Lopez at dialopez@fullerton.edu.

Application Deadline: February 28 at 5:00pm.


Mildred Ransdorf Donoghue Master’s in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction Scholarship

Amount: $1000 (contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by: This scholarship was established by Mildred Ransdorf Donoghue to assist students in meeting their educational expenses during their final semester.

Open to: This scholarship is open to students pursuing a Master’s in Education with a concentration in curriculum and instruction.

Criteria: Re-entry student (a re-entry student is defined as a person who is returning to school after a considerable amount of time away) ♦ 3.20 minimum GPA ♦ Commitment to high quality teaching

Application Procedure – Part 1: Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. Do not submit application until all required documents have been uploaded (see part 2 & 3).

Part 2: Provide two letters of recommendation, written in the last year, from CSUF faculty members in the Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education.

Part 3: Provide a typed, one-page statement that describes your re-entry status and your commitment to high quality teaching. Include a copy of your resume.

Part 4:  Complete and submit the College of Ed Scholarship Cover Page and email completed form to Dianna Lopez at dialopez@fullerton.edu

Application Deadline: February 28 at 5:00pm.


Mildred Ransdorf Donoghue—Multiple Subject Credential Scholarship

Amount: $1000 (contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by: This scholarship was established by Mildred Ransdorf Donoghue to assist students in meeting their educational expenses while earning their multiple subject credential.

Open to: This scholarship is open to continuing Multiple Subject Credential students with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited American college or university.

Criteria: Re-entry student (a re-entry student is defined as a person who is returning to school after a considerable amount of time away) ♦ Enrolled in a minimum of 15 units ♦ Starting 2nd career ♦ 3.20 undergraduate GPA/Good academic standing ♦ Commitment to high quality teaching

Application Procedure: Part 1: Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. Do not submit application until all required documents have been uploaded (see part 2 & 3).

Part 2: Provide two letters of recommendation, written in the last year, from CSUF faculty members in the Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education.

Part 3: Provide a typed, one-page statement that describes your re-entry status and your commitment to high quality teaching. Include a copy of your resume.

Part 4:  Complete and submit the College of Ed Scholarship Cover Page and email completed form to Dianna Lopez at dialopez@fullerton.edu.

Application Deadline: February 28 at 5:00pm.


Educational Advocacy Scholarship for Titan Dreamers

Amount: $1,000 (contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by: This scholarship was established and funded by Drs. Joy and John Hoffman to support students who are pursuing a career in any area of education such as elementary and bilingual education, secondary education, special education, educational leadership, or student affairs.

Open to: This scholarship is open to all registered undergraduate (junior or senior), graduate, or post-graduate students in good standing who are pursuing a career in any area of education as noted above.

Criteria: No requirement for U.S. Citizenship or legal Permanent Residency (AB 540, Dreamer, undocumented, unprotected students are all eligible to apply); Applicant is NOT required to submit a FAFSA or the California Dream Act Application for Financial Aid to CSUF Office of Financial Aid; Must be a registered Undergraduate, Graduate, or Post-Graduate student at CSUF; Must be a student in good standing; Must be pursuing a career in any area of education such as elementary and bilingual education, secondary education, special education, educational leadership, or student affairs.

Application Procedure: Interested students must submit: Full name, CSUF student CWID number, current mailing address, current phone number, major, year at CSUF (junior, senior, Master’s, Education Leadership) and a typed 1-2 page statement, which describes (a) your personal family/educational background, (b) why you chose to attend CSUF, and (c) why do you want to pursue a career in education including any aspirations of working with migrant and/or undocumented populations. Please describe your financial need and how receiving this scholarship would make a difference to you. Email this information to pbellomy@fullerton.edu, subject line “Ed Leadership Scholarship Application”. The application information must be submitted prior to the deadline and include the subject line.  This scholarship does not require submission of the online application in the portal.

Application Deadline: February 28 at 5:00pm.


Founders Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 (contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by: This scholarship was established through the generous gifts of alumni and friends, commemorating the designation of the School of Education as the CSUF College of Education in July, 2004. All donor names are recognized on the “Founders Wall” in the Dean’s office complex, College Park suite 500.

Open to: This scholarship is open to new and continuing College of Education students who are pursuing a teaching credential, certificate, Master’s or Ed.D. degree.

Criteria: Good academic standing ♦ Professional aptitude for a career in education

Application procedure: Part 1: Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. Do not submit application until all required documents have been uploaded (see part 2 & 3).

Part 2: Provide one letter of recommendation, written in the last year, from a faculty member.

Part 3: Provide a typed, one-page (minimum) essay describing your career goals and the qualities you have that will make you an outstanding educator.

Part 4:  Complete and submit the College of Ed Scholarship Cover Page and email completed form to Dianna Lopez at dialopez@fullerton.edu.

Application deadline: February 28 at 5:00pm.


Lorenz and Ruth Graham Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $500 (contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by: This scholarship was established in memory of Lorenz and Ruth Graham by their daughter, Dr. Ruth Graham Siegrist, Associate Professor Emeritus, Reading Department, CSUF. Dr. Lorenz Graham’s award winning works helped lay the foundation for contemporary African American children’s literature.

Open to: This scholarship is open to students pursuing a Master’s degree in Reading Education or a Reading/Language Arts Specialist.

Criteria: 3.0 undergraduate GPA/Good academic standing ♦ Enrollment in College of Education Reading Department program ♦ Essay

Application Procedure: Part 1: Complete the College of Ed Scholarship Cover PageThis scholarship does not require submission of the online application in the portal.

Part 2: Provide one CSUF faculty recommendation, written in the last year, regarding your professional aptitude for the field of education.

Part 3: Type a one-page (minimum) essay explaining how you would integrate reading and literature into your classroom activities.

Part 4:  Submit cover page, essay and recommendation letter to Dianna Lopez at dialopez@fullerton.edu.

Application Deadline: February 28 at 5:00pm.


Lewis and Deborah Hancock Scholarship in Reading Education

Amount: $1,000 (contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by: This scholarship was established to recognize and honor graduate students who are single parents with financial need who have demonstrated good to excellent academic performance and the potential for future leadership.

Open to: This scholarship is open to students pursuing a Master’s Degree in Reading Education or Reading/Language Arts Specialist credential.

Criteria: 3.0 GPA ♦ Single parent/Head of household

Application Procedure: Part 1: Complete the College of Ed Scholarship Cover PageThis scholarship does not require submission of the online application in the portal.

Part 2: Type a two-page statement that explains your career goals and why you are applying for this scholarship, including evidence of academic and professional potential and financial need.

Part 3:  Submit cover page and essay to Dianna Lopez at dialopez@fullerton.edu.

Application Deadline: February 28 at 5:00pm.


Miriam K. Herman Scholarship

Amount: $500 (contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by: This scholarship was established in the name of Miriam K. Herman to assist students who are completing the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Program.

Open to: This scholarship is open to new and continuing students from the Multiple Subject Credential Program or combined Multiple Subject Credential/Master’s Program.

Criteria: Good standing ♦ Multiple Subject Credential Program or combined credential/master’s program

Application Procedures: Part 1: Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. Do not submit application until all required documents have been uploaded (see part 2 & 3).

Part 2: Provide one recommendation, written in the last year, from a faculty member in the Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education.

Part 3: Provide a typed, one-page (minimum) statement that describes why you want to become an elementary teacher.

Part 4:  Complete and submit the College of Ed Scholarship Cover Page and email completed form to Dianna Lopez at dialopez@fullerton.edu.

Application Deadline: February 28 at 5:00pm.


Higher Education Leadership Scholarship

Amount:  $1,000 (contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by:  Dr. Ray and Kiyo Young

Open to:  CSUF alum who has completed his/her undergraduate and/or graduate degree(s) within the last five years and has less than three years of full-time employment in educational administration.

Criteria:  CSUF registered student in good standing in the Department of Education Leadership master’s degree program and who does not have a previous degree in educational leadership or administration; preference shall be given to those from traditionally underserved population(s), such as American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, African-American, Latina/o.  No requirement for U.S. Citizenship or legal Permanent Residency (AB 540, DACA, Dreamer, undocumented, unprotected students are all eligible to apply).  Applicant is NOT required to submit a FAFSA or the California Dream Act Application for Financial Aid to CSUF Office of Financial Aid.

Application procedure: Submit a typed 1-2 page statement with a cover sheet that includes: full name, CSUF student CWID, current mailing address, current phone number, year at CSUF and name of specific Department of Education Leadership graduate program.  Essay should describe:

  • Your personal family/educational background, including information regarding your completed CSUF bachelor and/or graduate degree;
  • Why you chose to further your education at CSUF;
  • Why you want to pursue an education leadership career, include any aspirations of working with traditionally underserved populations;
  • Your financial need;
  • How receiving this scholarship would make a difference to you.

This scholarship does not require submission of the online application in the portal.

Submit cover letter and essay by email to Dianna Lopez at dialopez@fulleron.edu.

Application deadline:  February 28 at 5:00pm.


Emma E. Holmes – Master’s Program in Curriculum and Instruction Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 (multiple awards contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by: This scholarship was established and funded by Dr. Emma E. Holmes, professor emeritus of the Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education.

Open to: This scholarship is open to students pursuing a master’s degree with a concentration in curriculum and instruction.

Criteria: 3.2 or higher GPA ♦ Commitment to high-quality teaching

Application procedure: Part 1: Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. Do not submit application until all required documents have been uploaded (see part 2 & 3).

Part 2: Provide one recommendation, written in the last year, from a faculty member in the Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education.

Part 3: Provide a typed, one-page essay describing your reasons for pursuing the MSE in curriculum and instruction and how it will influence your teaching skills.

Part 4:  Complete and submit the College of Ed Scholarship Cover Page and email completed form to Dianna Lopez at dialopez@fullerton.edu.

Application Deadline: February 28  at 5:00pm.


Emma E. Holmes – Multiple Subject Credential Program Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 (multiple awards contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by: This scholarship was established and funded by Dr. Emma E. Holmes, professor emeritus of the Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education.

Open to: This scholarship is open to students admitted to or enrolled in the multiple subject credential program, including students enrolled in the combined multiple subject/Master’s program.

Criteria: 3.0 undergraduate GPA ♦ Good standing ♦ Commitment to high-quality teaching

Application procedure: Part 1: Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. Do not submit application until all required documents have been uploaded (see part 2 & 3).

Part 2: Provide one recommendation, written in the last year, from a faculty member that addresses either your potential for teaching.

Part 3: Provide a typed, a one-page essay describing what you plan to do to maintain high-quality teaching in your future classroom.

Part 4:  Complete and submit the College of Ed Scholarship Cover Page and email completed form to Dianna Lopez at dialopez@fullerton.edu.

Application Deadline: February 28 at 5:00pm.


Honor an Educator Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 (multiple awards contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by: This scholarship is funded by the generosity of donors who have made contributions in honor of educators who have made a difference in their lives or the lives of their students.

Open to: This scholarship is open to new and continuing College of Education students who are pursuing a teaching credential, certificate, or graduate degree.

Criteria: Good academic standing ♦ Enrollment in College of Education ♦ Essay

Application Procedure: Part 1: Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. Do not submit application until all required documents have been uploaded (see part 2 & 3).

Part 2: Provide one recommendation, written in the last year, from a faculty member regarding your professional aptitude for the field of education.

Part 3: Provide a typed, one-page essay about what or who inspired you to become a teacher and how you hope to inspire your future students.

Part 4:  Complete and submit the College of Ed Scholarship Cover Page and email completed form to Dianna Lopez at dialopez@fullerton.edu.

Application Deadline: February 28 at 5:00pm.


Dorothy C. Klausner Reading Educator Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 (contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by: This scholarship was established by Deborah Hancock and her family in honor of Dorothy C. Klausner to recognize and honor graduate students who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance.

Open to: This scholarship is open to students pursuing a Master’s Degree in Reading Education or a Reading/Language Arts Specialist Credential.

Criteria: 3.0 or higher GPA ♦ Personal Statement

Application Procedure: Part 1: Complete the College of Ed Scholarship Cover PageThis scholarship does not require submission of the online application in the portal.

Part 2: Type a 2-page statement that explains your career goals and why you are applying for this scholarship, including evidence of academic and professional potential and financial need.

Part 3:  Submit cover page and essay to Dianna Lopez at dialopez@fullerton.edu.

Application Deadline: February 28 at 5:00pm.


F. Kay Krausman Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 (contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by: This scholarship was established by College of Education alumna Kay Krausman to assist students in meeting their educational expenses.

Open to: This scholarship is open to new and continuing College of Education students who are pursuing a teaching credential, certificate, or graduate degree.

Criteria: Good academic standing ♦ Professional aptitude for a career in education

Application procedure: Part 1: Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. Do not submit application until all required documents have been uploaded (see part 2 & 3).

Part 2: Provide one recommendation, written in the last year, from a faculty member regarding your professional aptitude for the field of education.

Part 3: Type a one-page (minimum) essay on applying creative/critical thinking skills in the classroom, especially as they may relate to math/science instruction.

Part 4:  Complete and submit the College of Ed Scholarship Cover Page and email completed form to Dianna Lopez at dialopez@fullerton.edu.

Application deadline: February 28 at 5:00pm.


Anne Ludmila Kruzic Teaching Scholarship

Amount: $2500 (multiple awards contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by: This scholarship is funded by the Anne Ludmila Kruzic Trust.

Open to: This scholarship is open to CSU Fullerton multiple subject (combined program included) or single subject credential program students.

Criteria: Good academic standing ♦ Enrolled in either the multiple subject (combined program included) or single subject credential program ♦ Preference will be given to students who intend to teach music or incorporate music in their teaching (as demonstrated through coursework in music or documented experience as a musician) ♦ Community involvement

Application Procedure: Part 1: Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. Do not submit application until all required documents have been uploaded (see part 2 & 3).

Part 2: Provide one recommendation, written in the last year, from a faculty member regarding your professional aptitude for the field of education.

Part 3: Provide a typed, one-page (minimum) essay regarding your musical background, intention to teach music or incorporate music in your teaching, and any community involvement.  Please include how your background (coursework, experience as a musician, civic involvement, etc.) has prepared you to teach.

Part 4:  Complete and submit the College of Ed Scholarship Cover Page and email completed form to Dianna Lopez at dialopez@fullerton.edu.

Application Deadline: February 28 at 5:00pm.


The Ernest G. Lake Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $400

Established by: This scholarship is named for Dr. Ernest G. Lake, who was a distinguished member of the faculty in the Educational Administration Department at CSUF. He was the first Division Chair for “Special Programs in Education,” which included graduate programs of Educational Administration, Special Education, Counseling and Reading.

Open To: This scholarship is open to students majoring in Educational Leadership in the Administrative Credential program.

Criteria: Good academic standing ♦ Educational goals

Application Procedure: Part 1: Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. Do not submit application until all required documents have been uploaded (see part 2 & 3).

Part 2: Write a statement that describes your educational goals and financial need and describe how the scholarship will help you attain your goals.

Part 3: Include a copy of your resume.

Part 4:  Complete and submit the College of Ed Scholarship Cover Page and email completed form to Dianna Lopez at dialopez@fullerton.edu.

Application Deadline: February 28 at 5:00pm.


Leuer Ramus Family Scholarship

Amount:  $1,000 (contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by:  This scholarship was established by Dale and Marilyn Leuer and Jennifer Leuer Ramus and Richard C Ramus III, to assist students in meeting their educational expenses.  Marilyn is a faculty member in the College of Education’s Secondary Education Department.

Open to:  This scholarship is open to new and continuing students in the College of Education who are pursuing a single-subject teaching credential.

Criteria:  Enrollment in College of Education single-subject credential program (all subject areas) ♦ Good Academic Standing ♦ 3.0 undergraduate GPA ♦ Demonstrated professional aptitude for teaching

Application Procedure: Part 1: Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. Do not submit application until all required documents have been uploaded (see part 2 & 3).

Part 2: Provide one letter of recommendation, written in the last year, from a CSUF faculty member or someone who can speak to your potential for a career in education.

Part 3: Type a one-page essay or personal statement regarding your goal of becoming an educator. Include information on how you have contributed to your own support during your academic career.

Part 4:  Complete and submit the College of Ed Scholarship Cover Page and email completed form to Dianna Lopez at dialopez@fullerton.edu.

Application Deadline:  February 28 at 5:00pm.


Robert Liebl Scholarship

Amount: $500 (contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by: This scholarship is funded through the generosity of the Orange County Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children. It was established in memory of Robert Liebl, an outstanding Orange County Special Educator.

Open To: New or continuing Special Education Credential students who are current members of the Council for Exceptional Children

Criteria: 3.0 or higher undergraduate GPA ♦ Desire to be a special education teacher ♦ Leadership

Application Procedure: Part 1: Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. Do not submit application until all required documents have been uploaded (see part 2 & 3).

Part 2: Provide proof of membership to the Council for Exceptional Children.

Part 3: Provide a typed, one-page essay describing what prompted you to be a special education teacher and how membership in the council for exceptional children has supported your goals.

Part 4:  Complete and submit the College of Ed Scholarship Cover Page and email completed form to Dianna Lopez at dialopez@fullerton.edu.

Application Deadline: February 28 at 5:00pm.


MSIDT Alumni Association Scholarship

Amount: $500 (multiple awards contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by: This scholarship was established jointly by the MSIDT faculty and Alumni Association to recognize notable academic achievement and leadership by currently enrolled MSIDT students. Two MSIDT faculty members and a MSIDT Alumni Association board member will participate in the review of the applications. Applicants must have completed at least one semester of the MSIDT program, and have demonstrated leadership in the MSIDT online learning community.

Open To: This scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in the MSIDT program.

Criteria: 3.0 or higher GPA ♦ Good academic standing ♦ Leadership

Application Procedure: 1) Complete the request for scholarship in relationship to your role as a graduate student in the MSIDT program, your leadership contribution to the MSIDT online learning community and how you intend to promote what you have learned in the program to others at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6C2H9YP;  AND 2) Obtain a recommendation from a MSIDT faculty member through the MSIDT Scholarship Letters form at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZTRD5BN. Email Beth Sargent, President, MSIDT Alumni Association at msidt@fullerton.edu for more information.  This scholarship does not require submission of the online application in the portal.

Application Deadline: February 28 at 5:00pm.


MSTI Scholarship for Future Science Teachers, Science Major

Amount: $1,000 (contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by: This scholarship is funded by the Math and Science Teacher Initiative to support students who are majoring in a science field and pursuing a career in teaching secondary science (grades 6-12).

Open to: CSU Fullerton junior, senior or graduated science majors who are pursuing a career in teaching secondary science (grades 6-12).

Criteria: Junior, senior or graduated science major ♦ Minimum 3.0 GPA as undergraduate ♦ Completed EDSC 304, 310, 320, 330, or 340 and pursuing or planning to pursue a single subject teaching credential in chemistry, biology, earth sciences, foundational level general science or physics.

Application Procedure: Complete the application found at http://ed.fullerton.edu/msti.

Application Deadline: March 30 and October 15 (twice annually)


MSTI Scholarship for Future Science Teachers, Minor in Natural Sciences

Amount: $1,000 (contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by: This scholarship is funded by the Math and Science Teacher Initiative to support students who are minoring in the Natural Sciences and pursuing a single subject teaching credential in science.

Open to: This scholarship is open to CSU Fullerton junior, senior or graduated students with a minor in Natural Sciences who are pursuing a single subject teaching credential in science.

Criteria: Junior, senior or graduated with minor in Natural Sciences ♦ Minimum 3.0 GPA as undergraduate ♦ Completed EDSC 304, 310, 320, 330, 340 and pursuing or planning to pursue a single subject credential in chemistry, biology, foundational level general science, earth sciences, or physics.

Application Procedure: Complete the application found at http://ed.fullerton.edu/msti.

Application Deadline: March 30 and October 15 (twice annually)


MSTI Prospective Math Candidate Scholarship for Mathematics Majors

Amount: $1,000 (contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by: This scholarship is funded by the Math and Science Teacher Initiative to support students who are majoring in mathematics and pursuing a career in teaching secondary mathematics in California public schools.

Open to: This scholarship is open to CSU Fullerton junior or senior mathematics majors who have the intent of pursuing a career in teaching secondary mathematics (grades 6-12).

Criteria: Junior or senior status ♦ Minimum 2.75 GPA as undergraduate ♦ Completed EDSC 310, 320, 330, or 340 ♦ Passed the CSET math I or math II content exams or passed Math 250A or Math 401.

Application Procedure: Complete the application found at http://ed.fullerton.edu/msti.

Application Deadline: March 30 and October 15 (twice annually)


MSTI Prospective FLM Candidate Scholarship for Mathematics Minors

Amount: $1,000 (contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by: This scholarship is funded by the Math and Science Teacher Initiative to support students who are minoring in mathematics and pursuing a career in teaching foundation-level mathematics (grades 6-10) in California public schools.

Open to: This scholarship is open to CSU Fullerton junior or senior mathematics minors who have the intent of pursuing a career in teaching foundational-level mathematics (grades 6-10).

Criteria: Junior or senior status ♦ Minimum 3.0 GPA as undergraduate ♦ Completed EDSC 310, 320, 330, or 340 ♦ Passed the CSET math I or math II content exams or passed either Math 130 or Math 150A.

Application Procedure: Complete the application found at http://ed.fullerton.edu/msti.

Application Deadline: March 30 and October 15 (twice annually)


MSTI FLM or Science Candidate Scholarship 

Amount: $1,000 (contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by: This scholarship is funded by the Math and Science Teacher Initiative to support students who are pursuing a career in teaching foundational-level mathematics or science in California public schools.

Open to: This scholarship is open to CSU Fullerton senior or post-baccalaureate students who have the intent of pursuing a career in teaching foundational-level mathematics science in California public schools.

Criteria: Senior or post-baccalaureate student ♦ Minimum 3.00 GPA ♦ Current FLM or Science credential candidate or applicant for Fall 2015 ♦ Completed EDSC 310, 320, 330, or 340 ♦ Passed 2 CSET content exams in math or science.

Application Procedure: Complete the application found at http://ed.fullerton.edu/msti.

Application Deadline: March 30 and October 15 (twice annually)


MSTI Future Bilingual Science/Math Teacher Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 (contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by: This scholarship is funded by the Math and Science Teacher Initiative to support students fluent in a language other than English and pursuing careers in teaching secondary (grades 6-12) science or mathematics.

Open to: This scholarship is open to CSU Fullerton junior, senior, or already-graduated post-baccalaureate students fluent in a language other than English and pursuing careers in teaching secondary (grades 6-12) science or mathematics.

Criteria: Junior, senior, or already-graduated post-baccalaureate status ♦ Minimum 3.0 GPA ♦ Demonstrated fluency in a language other than English ♦ Completed EDSC 304, 310, 320, 330, or 340 ♦ Pursuing a single subject teaching credential in chemistry, biology, earth sciences, physics, foundational level general science, mathematics, or foundational level mathematics.

Application Procedure: Complete the application found at http://ed.fullerton.edu/msti.

Application Deadline: March 30 and October 15 (twice annually)


MSTI Additional Authorization in Science and Mathematics Teacher Scholarship

Amount: $2,000 (contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by: This scholarship is funded by the Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative to support students pursuing careers in teaching secondary (grades 6-12) science or mathematics and eligible for authorization to teach in more than 1 field of science and/or mathematics.

Open to: This scholarship is open to CSU Fullerton post-baccalaureate students eligible for authorization to teach in more than 1 field of science and/or mathematics.

Criteria: Good academic standing ♦ Minimum 3.00 GPA ♦ Successfully completed CSET content exams in at least 1 additional field of science or mathematics ♦ Pursuing a single subject teaching credential in chemistry, biology, earth sciences, physics, foundational level general science, mathematics, or foundational level mathematics.

Application Procedure: Complete the application found at http://ed.fullerton.edu/msti.

Application Deadline: March 30 and October 15 (twice annually)


Reading Educators Guild (REG) Scholarship

Amount: $500 (multiple awards contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by: This scholarship was established by the alumni of the Department of Reading to recognize and honor students for outstanding academic performance and potential for future leadership.

Open to: This scholarship is open to continuing College of Education students pursuing a Master’s or reading specialist credential.  Students must have completed at least one semester of graduate work in the CSUF Reading Master’s program to be considered for this scholarship.

Criteria: 3.0 or higher GPA ♦ Essay

Application Procedure: Part 1: Complete the College of Ed Scholarship Cover PageThis scholarship does not require submission of the online application in the portal.

Part 2: Write an essay stating how you have addressed your goal of becoming a reading professional and your future goals.

Part 3: Submit cover page and essay to Dianna Lopez at dialopez@fullerton.edu.

Application Deadline: February 28 at 5:00pm.


Josette Romero Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 (contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by: Established by the children of College of Education alumna Josette Romero in order to honor her memory, her passion for learning and her commitment to children and the importance of education in their lives.

Open to: This scholarship is open to new or continuing students in the College of Education who are pursuing a certificate, credential, or graduate program.

Criteria: Enrollment in College of Education certificate, credential or graduate program ♦ Good Academic Standing ♦ Community Service Activities ♦ Financial Need ♦ Re-entry student, single parent

Application Procedure: Part 1: Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. Do not submit application until all required documents have been uploaded (see part 2 & 3).

Part 2: Provide one letter of recommendation, written in the last year, from someone who can speak to your financial need and interest in the field of teaching.

Part 3: Type a one-page (minimum) personal statement about your interest in and aptitude for entry into the field of teaching; please include details about why it would be financially difficult for you to pursue a credential or degree without the support of the scholarship. Please be as detailed as possible.

Part 4:  Complete and submit the College of Ed Scholarship Cover Page and email completed form to Dianna Lopez at dialopez@fullerton.edu.

Application Deadline: February 28 at 5:00pm.


Theresa Kawase Rovira Teaching Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 (contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by: This scholarship was established and funded by Larry Rovira to honor his wife, Theresa Kawase Rovira, a life-long educator. Both Mr. & Mrs. Rovira are dedicated CSUF alums. They wish to recognize students who exhibit true Titan Pride and who have provided leadership and service to the University through involvement in co-curricular activities while at CSUF.

Open to: This scholarship is open to new and continuing CSUF undergraduate, credential and graduate students who are pursuing a career in Education.

Criteria: Full-Time Enrollment ♦ Co-curricular Activities ♦ Good Academic Standing ♦ Community Service Activities ♦ Departmental and/or University Participation

Application Procedure: Part 1: Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. Do not submit application until all required documents have been uploaded (see part 2 & 3).

Part 2: Provide one letter of recommendation, written in the last year, from CSUF faculty/staff.

Part 3: Type a one-page essay or personal statement of achievement giving examples of your Titan Pride. Include what it has meant to you to attend CSUF and the impact the University has had on your life.

Part 4:  Complete and submit the College of Ed Scholarship Cover Page and email completed form to Dianna Lopez at dialopez@fullerton.edu.

Application Deadline: February 28 at 5:00pm.


Fannie Shaftel Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1000 (contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by: This scholarship was established by Shirley Hill, professor emeritus of the Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education in honor of Fannie Shaftel.

Open to: This scholarship is open to students who are accepted or enrolled in the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Program, including students enrolled in the combined Multiple Subject/Master’s program.

Criteria: 3.0 or higher undergraduate GPA ♦ Demonstrated professional aptitude for teaching

Application Procedure: Part 1: Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. Do not submit application until all required documents have been uploaded (see part 2 & 3).

Part 2: Provide one letter of recommendation, written in the last year, from a faculty member who can speak to your potential for a career in education.

Part 3: Provide a typed, one-page essay describing the four most important characteristics an exceptional elementary teacher should constantly strive to maintain.

Part 4:  Complete and submit the College of Ed Scholarship Cover Page and email completed form to Dianna Lopez at dialopez@fullerton.edu.

Application Deadline: February 28 at 5:00pm.


The Bernhard J. and Vivian W. Strand Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 (multiple awards contingent upon availability of funds)

Established by: This scholarship was named for Bernhard and Vivian Strand who made life-long commitments to the public education system as both teachers and principals.

Open to: This scholarship is open to students who have been admitted to the Multiple Subject Credential Program, including students enrolled in the combined Multiple Subject/Master’s program.

Criteria: Academic potential ♦ Professional aptitude for teaching

Application Procedure: Part 1: Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. Do not submit application until all required documents have been uploaded (see part 2 & 3).

Part 2: Provide two letters of recommendation, written in the last year, from faculty members who can speak to your potential for a career in education.

Part 3: Type a statement of financial need and how this scholarship will help you complete your career goals.

Part 4:  Complete and submit the College of Ed Scholarship Cover Page and email completed form to Dianna Lopez at dialopez@fullerton.edu.

Application Deadline: February 28 at 5:00pm.


Teacher Trust Scholarship

Amount: $500

Established by: This scholarship was established in the early 1990’s and funded by a group of generous faculty members and “friends of education” who valued the impact teachers have on young people and wished to fund scholarships for prospective elementary and secondary teachers during their enrollment in the university’s credential programs.

Open to: This scholarship is open to new and continuing students in the College of Education who are pursuing either a teaching credential, graduate or doctoral degree.

Criteria: Enrollment in College of Education credential or degree program ♦ Good Academic Standing ♦ Co-curricular Activities ♦ Community Service Activities ♦ Financial Need

Application Procedure: Part 1: Log into your CSUF portal and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the Scholarship Application. Do not submit application until all required documents have been uploaded (see part 2 & 3).

Part 2: Provide one letter of recommendation from faculty or staff member, written in the last year, who can speak to your need and co-curricular and/or community involvement.

Part 3: Type a one-page (minimum) personal statement about co-curricular activities at CSUF and/or community service projects you have participated in and how those activities have shaped your views as an educator.

Part 4:  Complete and submit the College of Ed Scholarship Cover Page and email completed form to Dianna Lopez at dialopez@fullerton.edu.

Application Deadline: February 28 at 5:00pm.

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