Scholarships and Grants

General Scholarship Application

All students, undergraduate and graduate, apply for scholarships via one application.

General School of Education Scholarship for undergraduate students. The annual scholarship application is now closed for the 2018-2019 academic year. The application will reopen on February 15, 2019 for the 2019-2020 academic year. 

To be eligible for the general School of Education scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be admitted to the School of Education as a teacher certification candidate.
  • 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.

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The John and Pearl Olson Leadership Scholarship

The John and Pearl Olson Leadership Scholarship is available for undergraduate students seeking teacher certification. The annual scholarship is now closed for the 2018-2019 academic year. Depending on availability, the scholarship will reopen in December for the 2019-2020 academic year. 

To be eligible for the John and Pearl Olson Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a junior, senior, or fifth-year student in the undergraduate teacher certification program.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be enrolled at least half-time each quarter during the academic year.
  • Be enrolled for the entirety of the upcoming academic year.  
  • Maintain all undergraduate requirements for continuation in the program.

Organization Education Scholarships

Science Leadership Scholarship for candidates from diverse backgrounds earning an endorsement in one of the sciences.

Teaching Grants

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grants for candidates endorsing in high-need fields who commit to working in a low-income school for four years.

Undergraduate students must be entering their senior year or student teaching year to qualify.

Teacher Education Loan Forgiveness Programs

Teacher education loan forgiveness programs are intended to help teachers alleviate their debt once they have graduated from their programs. This section will give information on how to enter into these programs.

Nyaradzo Mvududu

Why I Teach at SPU

Nyaradzo Mvududu, Professor of Education, Director of Doctoral Programs

“I teach at SPU because here I do not have to compartmentalize my faith and my academic career. I view statistics as a tool we can use to understand God's creation and our work in whatever field as we go about our day-to-day activities.”

Andrew Lumpe

Why I Teach at SPU

Andrew Lumpe, Professor, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, Director of Doctoral Programs

"I teach at SPU because it possesses an exceptional reputation for developing outstanding educators who serve in a variety of school settings. At SPU, we can freely explore the intersection between theory and practice while focusing on the moral imperative to help all children learn."

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