Residency year scholarship

Residency Year Scholarship

For equity and excellence in teacher preparation

This $10,000 scholarship helps aspiring teachers who are motivated to make a difference in their schools and communities. It is intended to help these candidates access a clinical teaching experience spanning an entire academic year—adding to their credential with powerful real-world experience earned under the guidance of a trained mentor. With a Residency Year Scholarship, teacher candidates can focus on building their knowledge and skills with less need for outside work and less debt.

Residency Year Scholarship

APPLY NOW for the 2019–20 academic year
DEADLINE August 30, 2019

Why Residency?

The Residency Year Scholarship supports high-quality clinical preparation. Strong residency programs help you gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to succeed on your first day as a teacher. Through this scholarship, you will:

  • Be mentored by a carefully selected and trained teacher who models best practice skills and pedagogies.
  • Participate in the full arc of an academic year, preparing you for the rhythms and activities of the school calendar.
  • Be supported by educators in your CSU and school district who collaborate to make your residency a success.
  • Gain experience in a school district serving low-income students, English learners, and/or children with disabilities.
  • Connect with others receiving this scholarship; you’ll learn with and from residents who share your passion for providing equitable education for all students.


The scholarship is designed to serve candidates in CSU teacher residencies and is available to those committed to teaching in a high-need school for two years. The scholarship recognizes candidates in these groups who demonstrate a financial need and have attributes of merit including excellent academic performance, significant personal achievements, and community service.

Scholarships will be $10,000. Applicants must:

  • Have an interest in teaching English learners, earning a bilingual credential, teaching in urban or high-need schools, or supporting students with special needs
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by the campus Financial Aid Office
  • Be currently enrolled in a full-time equivalent teacher credentialing program and must remain a full-time equivalent CSU student during the academic year
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Be in a Multiple Subject, Single Subject, or Education Specialist program at CSU that is participating in teaching residency programs


This is a competitive scholarship—we anticipate receiving more than 300 applications, and will have 300 scholarships to award for the 2019–20 academic year.

Applications are available through the Dean’s office on your campus.

Application deadline is August 30, 2019.

All applicants will be notified by November 18, 2019, to learn whether they will receive a scholarship.


Contact the Dean’s Office on your campus.