Scholarship Opportunities for Current Students

School of Education Scholarships

NameAward AmountEligibility
School of Education Scholarship Varies Available to all School of Education Graduate students, based on financial need and merit. (See Note 1 below)
City Year Alumni Scholarship 30% of tuition Available to all City Year alumni. (See Note 2 below)

University Scholarships

NameAward AmountEligibility
Catholic Teacher/Ministry Scholarship $1000 per 3 unit class Applicants must teach full-time in Catholic Elementary or Secondary Education or work full-time in Catholic Ministry. (See Note 3 below)
Developing Countries Scholarship 100% tuition Available to priests or members of a religious order (non U.S. citizens) who come from developing countries. For questions, contact the Graduate Studies office at 310.338.2721.
Religious Scholarship 25% of tuition Applicant must be a member of the Catholic Clergy or Catholic religious orders. Please provide evidence of membership in a Catholic religious order or proof of Clergy status to apply. For questions, contact the Graduate Studies office.

Named (Donor) Scholarships

Name Award AmountEligibility
Albert Koppes PLACE Corps Scholarship Varies This scholarship supports graduate students enrolled in the School of Education PLACE Corps Program who are financially needy and academically deserving. Selections are made by the dean of the School of Education.
Anita Finie SOE Scholarship Varies This scholarship supports students enrolled in the School of Education in the PLACE program. Students must have financial need and academic merit. Selections are made by the dean of the School of Education.
Barto Family PLACE Scholarship Varies This scholarship supports graduate student who are participating in the PLACE Corps program. Selections are made by the dean of the School of Education.
Castruccio Scholarship Varies This scholarship supports female graduate students in the School of Education. It is to be awarded in the student(s)'s final semester prior to receiving her teaching credential or graduate degree in the field of education (focusing on classroom teachers). Must be a US Citizen, be currently employed as a teacher in either a public or private accredited K-12 school. Scholarship may be awarded to one or more students each year. Selection can be based on either financial need or academic merit. Selections are made by the dean of the School of Education.
DeVito Catholic Education Scholarship Varies This scholarship supports graduate students enrolled in one of the School of Education's Catholic Education Programs: PLACE, CAST, Catholic School Leadership Academy, Catholic Inclusion Academy, and Educational Leadership for Social Justice. Must have good academic standing, financial need and/or merit can be considered. Selections are made by the dean of the School of Education.
Digiovanni Family Scholarship Varies This scholarship supports graduate School of Education students enrolled in initial cohort of PLACE Corps Orange County. Four recipients, with awards divided equally. Non-Grant replacement scholarship. Allocated by the Dean of SOE.
Dreier SOE Scholarship Varies This scholarship supports a graduate student in the School of Education who shows academic merit. Financial need is not a factor in this scholarship. One scholarship recipient is selected each year and the student is eligible for renewal if they continue to meet the criteria and are deemed a worthy recipient. Selections are made by the dean of the School of Education.
John F. Shea Family Trust Scholarship Varies This scholarship supports graduate student in the School of Education who are part of the Center for Catholic Education. Selections are made by the dean of the School of Education.
Juan F. Salinda Scholarship Varies This scholarship supports students enrolled in the School of Education who are academically deserving and have financial need. Students must be majoring in school psychology, counseling, or remedial reading.
Mary K. Dasaro Scholarship Varies This scholarship supports students in the School of Education who are preparing to be elementary school teachers and in the process of completing their student-teaching component of their course work. It may be awarded on the basis of either need or academic merit. Funds can be awarded to more than one student. Selections are made by the dean of the School of Education.
Mayr Catholic Education Scholarship Varies This scholarship supports graduate students enrolled in any of the School of Education's Catholic School programs. Students must have financial need, be academically deserving and a California resident who is either a U.S. Citizen or a permanent resident intending to become a U.S. Citizen. Selections are made by the dean of the School of Education. 
Norris Foundation Scholarship Varies This scholarship supports graduate students in the School of Education who have financial need.  Selections are made by the dean of the School of Education.
Ouriz Kouyoumjian Memorial Scholarship Varies This scholarship supports graduate students in the School of Education who have demonstrated financial need and be in good academic standing.
Patricia Hearn Scholarship Varies This scholarship supports graduate students in the School of Education. Selections are made by the dean of the School of Education.
Pipkin Family Scholarship Varies This scholarship supports graduate students in the School of Education. Selections are made by the dean of the School of Education.
Seidler PLACE Scholarship Varies This scholarship supports School of Education graduate students in the PLACE Corps program who demonstrate academic excellence OR financial need. Selections are made by the dean of the School of Education.

 

 

 

Important Notes

  1. Applicants must include a one-page, single-spaced, typed essay to explain why you are applying for a School of Education Scholarship, noting in particular any current financial hardships, professional accomplishments pertaining to merit, how you plan to impact the field of education and what your long-term goals are in your area of study and practice. Applications will not be processed without this requirement. University Scholarship applicants are exempt from writing an essay.
  2. To be considered for the City Year Alumni scholarship, you must provide a signed statement of service in the City Year program.
  3. To be considered for the Catholic Teacher/Ministry Scholarship, please include a signed statement from your employer on official letterhead when you submit this application as verification of employment. Applications will not be processed without this requirement. Please note there is a maximum of $1000 awarded for summer, $2000 for fall and $2000 for spring.