Thanks to generous monetary support from alumni and friends, each year Lurie College is able to award current and incoming undergraduate, graduate, credential, and doctoral students with scholarships based on their academic, personal, and professional affiliations, accomplishments, and aspirations.

Current and newly-admitted students can apply for these awards through the SJSU scholarship application portal during the spring semester for the following academic year.

Learn about the easy scholarship application process, watch the video below!  The updated application process is simple and only requires applicants to submit one single application. The system automatically matches applicants for the all eligible scholarships based on answers from the questionnaire.





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California State University Scholarships

The CSU system offers a wide variety of scholarships to students who are enrolled throughout the 23 CSU campuses. The scholarships that are most relevant for Lurie College of Education students include:

Bertha Kalm Scholarship

This scholarship is the result of an endowment made by Bertha Kalm on behalf of her parents, Amanda and Charles Kalm. She established the scholarship in 1995 expressly "to support graduate students in any field of instruction, who need financial assistance to continue their education, and who demonstrate a desire to make a difference for humanity." 

Up to four scholarships of $10,000 each will be awarded to students  in the 2024-2025 academic year.  In order to be eligible to apply, a student must be in the first year of their graduate education and must be nominated by a tenured or tenure-track faculty member. This scholarship is also open to international students as well. Students may not self-apply to this scholarship, but may contact tenure-track faculty and seek their support.

Please visit the College of Graduate Studies' webpage to learn more about the application process, important dates, and selection criteria.

Dr. Hector and Catalina Garcia Graduate Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is open to graduate students with financial need and who have demonstrated a commitment to the Hispanic community at large through community service, leadership and activism.

Dr. Hector and Catalina Garcia were committed to helping communities all over Latin America and at San José State University for decades. Dr. Hector Garcia was a professor emeritus of social work at SJSU and Catalina Garcia was a student and alumna. Both said the university offered them a transformational experience, and they wanted to give back to the community. This scholarship was created in order to expand their vision, and give the Hispanic population the same opportunities they had that made their SJSU experience enriching.

Who is Eligible?

  • SJSU graduate students in good academic standing who are matriculated in an SJSU master’s or doctoral degree program, a teacher credential or an advanced certificate program.
  • And who has at least one more semester (after the semester in which the application is submitted) before completing their graduate program.

Award - $7,500
Scopes - College of Education
Deadline: 04/12/2024
Award Announced: May 13, 2024

Find more details such as steps to apply and selection criteria on the Dr. Hector and Catlina Endowed Scholarship page.

We hope you consider applying to this unique opportunity. Any questions may be directed to us at

Teacher Education Scholarship 

Teacher Education Department is pleased to announce a $250 scholarship to support and encourage all Single Subject and Multiple Subject summer applicants to apply. Apply today!

California Dream Act

The California Dream Act allows some undocumented students to apply for and receive state-based financial aid and institutional scholarships. 

The types of aid included in the CA Dream Act are: Cal Grants, UC Grants, State University Grants, California College Promise Grant and EOP or EOPS grants. It also includes the Middle-Class Scholarships and school-specific scholarships. The CA Dream Act can also give you access to Dream Loans at the CSU or UC, even if you are undocumented.

You can apply now for the California Dream Act, which opens every year on October 1! Students are encouraged to file the CA Dream Act Application by the extended application deadline, May 2nd. Applications can be submitted after the priority filling date; however, funding may be limited.

For details, visit the SJSU Financial Aid Office's webpage: How to Apply for Financial Aid 

Residency Opportunities

Ideal for local candidates who want to learn to teach and start their career in a district nearby, our Teacher Residency Program is an accelerated, a year-long student teaching placement at a single school site and enables residents to:

  • Learn to teach and launch your career in the SJSU service area
  • Receive a stipend up to $35,000
  • Finish the credential program in 13 months (Summer start)
  • Develop yearlong relationships with your students
  • Work with the same mentor teacher for the year and become immersed in the school, district and community culture
  • Priority job interviews and hiring in your placement district or affiliated districts, district support for four years as your career develops

Learn more about the Teacher Residency Program