Scholarships

Brenneman Scholarship
Amount: $1,000 (dependent upon funding)
Established by: This scholarship was established and funded by David Reid 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 both graduate level and specialist credential students in the Reading Department.
Criteria:
Academic achievement; Quality of statement
Application procedure: 1) Complete the departmental application available here; 2) Attach a two-page statement that describes your career goals and explains why you are applying for this scholarship.
(Additional College of Education scholarship paperwork does not need to be submitted for this application.)

Lewis and Deborah Hancock Scholarship in Reading Education
Amount: $1000 (dependent upon funding)
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 graduate-level students in the Reading Department who are pursuing a Master’s Degree and/or the California Reading/Language Arts Specialist Credential.
Criteria: 3.0 GPA; Single parent/head of household
Application Procedure: 1) Complete the departmental application available here; 2) Attach a two-page typed statement that explains your career goals and why you are applying for this scholarship, including evidence of
academic and professional potential and financial need.  . (Additional College of Education scholarship paperwork does not need to be submitted for this application.)

Dorothy C. Klausner Scholarship
Amount: $1000 (dependent upon funding)
Established by: This scholarship was established by Deborah Hancock 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 graduate-level students in the Reading Department who are pursuing a Master’s Degree and/or
the California Reading/Language Arts Specialist Credential
Criteria: 3.0 GPA; Statement
Application Procedure: 1) Complete the departmental application available here; 2) Write 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.
  . (Additional College of Education scholarship paperwork does not need to be submitted for this application.)

Reading Educators Guild (REG) Scholarship
Amount: $500
Established by: This scholarship was established by the alumni of the Reading Department 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.
Criteria: 3.0 GPA; Essay
Application Procedure: 1) Complete the application, available here; 2) Attach an essay stating
how you have addressed your goal of becoming a reading professional and your future goals. (Additional College of Education scholarship paperwork does not need to be submitted for this application.)

Lorenz and Ruth Graham Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $500

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: 1) Complete the College of Education Scholarship Application, available here; 2) Obtain one CSUF faculty recommendation regarding your professional aptitude for the field of education; 3) Type a one page essay explaining how you would integrate reading and literature into your classroom activities.

The annual deadline for scholarship applications is March 7.

Submit applications to Aimee Nelson, College Park 500.

Click here for information on additional scholarships
available to all students in the College of Education.

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Page updated: June 20, 2014