Financing Your Graduate Education

How will you pay for your graduate studies at SPU? Consider a varied menu of scholarships, assistantships, and loans — each designed to meet your specific needs. We’ll help you find available opportunities.

School of Education

Students apply for the following School of Education scholarships (including Ethnic Diversity, Kingswood, and Rowley) using one application.

  • General School of Education Scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students. The annual scholarship application opens on February 15 and closes on March 15 of each year for undergraduate students. Graduate students have an extended deadline through June 15 of each year. To be eligible for the General School of Education Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:            
    • For undergradautes: be admitted to the School of Education as a teacher certification candidate.
    • For graduate students: be admitted to a School of Educaiton graduate degree or certification program.
    • Be enrolled at least half time each quarter during the academic year.
    • Maintain all undergraduate student requirements for continuation in the program.
    • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Ethnic Diversity Scholarship  — For students of color who have been admitted to an SOE graduate program.The annual scholarship application opens on February 15 and closes on June 15 of each year.To be eligible for the Ethnic Diversity Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
    • Be admitted to a School of Education graduate degree or certification program.
    • Be enrolled at least half time (3 credits) each quarter during the academic year.
    • Maintain all graduate student requirements for continuation in the program.
    • Demonstrate financial need.
    • Belong to an under-represented ethnic minority group.
  • Kingswood Scholarship — Available to graduate students currently employed in Christian schools. The annual scholarship application opens on February 15 and closes on June 15 of each year. To be eligible for the Kingswood Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
    • Be admitted to a School of Education graduate degree or certification program.
    • Be enrolled at least half time (3 credits) each quarter during the academic year.
    • Maintain all graduate student requirements for continuation in the program.
    • Demonstrate financial need.
    • Be employed half time or more in a state-approved Christian elementary or secondary school.
  • Graduate assistantships (part-time employment) are arranged through the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and are not considered part of your financial aid award. Doctoral students receive priority for these positions, but master's students are also encouraged to apply. All positions have been filled for the 2017-2018 academic year. Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year will be available in February. Contact Megan Hamshar for an application.

The School of Education Scholarship Committee awards scholarships based on available funds.

General

Teacher Education

Counselor Education

  • The William and Carol Rowley Scholarship for candidates earning a PhD in Counselor Education. The annual scholarship application opens on February 15 and closes on June 15 of each year. These funds are disbursed through the General School of Education application. To be eligible for the William and Carol Rowley Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
    • Be admitted to the PhD in Counselor Education program.
    • Be enrolled at least half time (3 credits) each quarter during the academic year.
    • Maintain all graduate student requirements for continuation in the program.
    • Demonstrate financial need.
  • American Counseling Association Foundation Annual Graduate Student Scholarship Competitions.
  • Additional funding opportunities for School Counseling.

Digital Education Leadership

  • The Peter Smith Digital Education Scholarship for candidates earning an MEd in Digital Education Leadership. The application for the 2016-2017 academic year is now closed. To be eligible for the Peter Smith Digital Education Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria: 
    • Be admitted to the MEd in Digital Education Leadership program and entering the second year of study.
    • Be enrolled at least half time (3 credits) each quarter during the academic year.
    • Maintain all graduate student requirements for continuation in the program.
    • Demonstrate financial need.
    • Maintain at least a 3.5 GPA.
    • Demonstrate advocacy for the program by helping other students in the program. 
    • Demonstrate service learning by helping students and educators outside of the program better understand how technology can be used as a tool for teaching and learning, especially those who are marginalized when advanced technologies are used in schools.

Doctoral

Federal and need-based aid is administered through Student Financial Services and may also include loans or work/study options:

Learn more about financing your graduate education through scholarships and loans at the Financial Aid Programs section of the Graduate Catalog.

Contact

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Megan Hamshar

Graduate Programs Manager

Email: mego@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2378
Office: Peterson Hall 308

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