This $10,000 scholarship supported 270 aspiring teachers who are motivated to make a difference in their schools and communities. It helped 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. Through the Residency Year Scholarship, teacher candidates focused on building their knowledge and skills with less need for outside work and less debt.
This scholarship spanned the 2019–20 academic year. Applications are no longer being accepted. Funders interested in exploring a similar program are invited to contact the CSU Chancellor’s Office.
The Residency Year Scholarship supported high-quality clinical preparation. Strong residency programs help candidates gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to succeed on their first day as a teacher. Through this scholarship, candidates:
The scholarship was designed to serve candidates in CSU teacher residencies and was available to those committed to teaching in a high-need school for two years. The scholarship supported candidates with financial need who demonstrated excellent academic performance, significant personal achievements, and community service.
Scholarship award criteria for applicants:
Read about the experiences of teacher candidates who received the scholarship.
Read the report on the Residency Year Scholarship for the 2019–20 academic year.
Marquita Grenot-Scheyer, Ph.D. Assistant Vice Chancellor, Educator Preparation & Public School Programs California State University, Office of the Chancellor 562-951-4747