Giving to Lurie College
Our college has been preparing educators for over a century and a half through rigorous undergraduate and graduate study and professional credentialing programs. Our programs have prepared some of the best, brightest, and most committed educators in the Bay Area and beyond. In addition to annually awarding scholarships to many of our students, recent accomplishments to financially support our current and future educators have included:
- Establishing our STEM+C Teacher Institute to create opportunities for SJSU students and recent alumni to develop skills to ensure that their future K-12 students have access to high-quality STEM and computer science learning. Our pilot program in summer 2019 included 12 students and in summer 2020 and summer 2021 we were able to enroll over 100 students each summer.
- Establishing a Financial Hardship Grant Fund for students experiencing unforeseen financial hardships that prevent them from continued enrollment. Nearly 80 students have received this grant since March 2020 to assist with their financial hardships as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Organizing a K-12 Teaching Academy during the Summer 2020 and Summer 2021 sessions, intially to support our pre-service teacher candidates and current teachers to strengthen their online teaching skills and adapt to our current circumstances as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and later to support those same groups to prepare for returning to a “new normal” in classrooms in Fall 2021.
Meet Some Recent Scholarship Recipients
Undergraduate students Alaysia Palmer (Child and Adolescent Development), Paulina Medina (Communicative Disorders and Sciences) and Vinson Vũ (Child and Adolescent Development) were recipients of the Lurie College Student Research Award. Listen to them discuss their experiences with their research projects and faculty mentors as well as how these experiences have shaped them going forward.
Through a generous donation, Lurie College was able to establish an Early Childhood Teacher Scholarship beginning in Spring 2021 to support our students who are future early childhood educators. Learn about our 2021 Early Childhood Teacher Scholarship recipients - Athena, Martha, and Cyra - as they share their experiences in our Child and Adolescent Development program and how it has shaped them going forward.
Learn about Science Education and Single Subject Credential Program student Eden Conhuyen as she discusses her journey to becoming a science educator as well as her experiences in the SJSU Lurie College of Education's Impact San José Fellows program, which supports and develops educators who are driven by their passions for social justice, educational equity, and positively impacting their communities.