Cal Teach Grant
The TEACH Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching.
To receive a TEACH Grant, you must:
- Meet the basic eligibility criteria for the federal student aid programs.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSASM).
- Be enrolled as an undergraduate, postbaccalaureate, or graduate student at a school that participates in the TEACH Grant Program.
- Be enrolled in a TEACH-Grant-eligible program.
- Meet certain academic achievement requirements (generally, scoring above the 75th percentile on one or more portions of a college admissions test or maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25). For specific information about the academic requirements, talk to the financial aid office at your college or career school.
- Receive TEACH Grant counseling that explains the terms and conditions of the TEACH Grant service obligation. You must complete counseling each year that you receive a TEACH Grant.
- Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve.
In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must agree to the following:
- You must serve as a full-time teacher for a total of at least four academic years within eight years after you complete or otherwise cease to be enrolled in the program(s) for which you received TEACH Grant funds.
- You must perform the teaching service as a highly qualified teacher at a low-income school or educational service agency.
- Your teaching service must be in a high-need field.
- You must provide the U.S. Department of Education with documentation of your progress toward completing your service obligation.
- If you do not meet the requirements of your service obligation, all TEACH Grant funds you received will be converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan. You must repay this loan in full, with interest charged from the date of each TEACH Grant disbursement.
CalRTA 2014 Teaching Scholarship:
DEADLINE TO APPLY March 21, 2014
One $1,500 Award
Qualifications for application:
- Graduation from a college or university
- Acceptance in a graduate program in education
- Proof of financial need
- Interest in career in education
- GPA of 3.0 or above
The applicant must submit the following documentation and information
- Completed application form
- A statement of 100 – 150 words explaining why the candidate is interested in entering the field of education
- A transcript of college courses
- Proof of acceptance to the graduate program in education
- Summary of extra-curricular activities, community service, & work experience
- Confidential statement of financial need (form attached)
- Two (2) letters of recommendation: one letter must be from an instructor or administrator
Submit completed application and essay to AE 250, Teacher Education Department
CalRTA 2014 Scholarship Application
William Randolph Hearst/CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement
One Trustee Emeritus Ali C. Razi scholarship of $10,000 and twenty-two named scholarships of $6,000 will be available for the 2014-2015 academic year. The awards recognize students who have overcome adversity, demonstrated financial need, and have attributes of merit, including significant personal achievements, superior academic performance, and exemplary community service. Named scholarships will be available for two STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) students, an Information Technology student, two engineers, a veteran, a student who gives the most to his/her home, university, or global community, two students studying the humanities, and two students studying to become teachers. Campus Presidents work with their Financial Aid Office to forward one to two nominations, with one candidate studying in the STEM field.
The William & Janet Lahey Art Education and Visual Arts Scholarship
One scholarship of $9,071 is available for the 2014–2015 academic year for a student in a post-baccalaureate program leading to a high school single subject teaching credential in the arts.
Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students
Sixty-five scholarships of $6,500 each are available for the 2014-2015 academic year for students who are visually disabled, as verified by a medical professional, and are enrolled in 6.1 units or more at any CSU campus. Applications for this scholarship are accepted on a year round basis. Please be sure to review the Fact Sheet and Checklist, and to complete the following two forms.
Fly Fishers Club of Orange County Marine Studies Scholarship
One scholarship of $1,500 is available for a student who is majoring in marine studies and has a commitment to community service in the fisheries biology field.
Glen and Dorothy Dumke Fellowship
One fellowship of $1,300 is available for the 2014-15 academic year for a graduate student in public policy, American history, economics, archival management or government, who conducts a research project on California in the CSU library/archival collections.