Scholarships, Fellowships and Grants

The Science Education Program occasionally offers scholarships to reimburse CSET exam fees and other expenses for students applying to the SJSU single subject credential program in science. For questions regarding the scholarships, please email

Current Scholarships

Gertrude Witherspoon Cavine Scholarship

The Gertrude Witherspoon Cavine Scholarship was established to assist students in the study of Science Education and Nature Study. 

Susan Barling-Frye Memorial Scholarship

The Susan Barling-Frye Memorial Scholarship was established to provide scholarships for students in the College of Science teaching credential program.

Bettejean Hill Scholarship

The Bettejean Hill Scholarship awards two students: One pursuing a teaching credential in Math and one in Science. Scholarships will be used towards paying SJSU teaching credential fees. A GPA of 3.0 or higher will be considered first, as well as students identified by faculty as having a similar situation as Bettejean Hill. Students do not need to be full-time. Length of the scholarship is one year. The amount is $7,000 ($3,500 per student), one installment. The Bettejean Hill Scholarship is awarded in Spring.

Additional Resources

Lurie College of Education Scholarship Information

The Lurie College of Education offers scholarships for a number of subject areas (single subject) and many for students seeking any teaching credential.

Golden State Teacher Grant

Information and links to the Golden State Teacher Grant. Students can apply for the Golden State Teacher Grant once they are an admitted credential student.

Civic Action Fellowships

Information and links to The Civic Action Fellowship which is a partnership between California Volunteers within the Office of the Governor, Americorp and a coalition of public and private universities designed to help students pay for college while addressing regional challenges. 

Student Research Support Programs, College of Science

Information and links for Student Research Support Programs in the College of Science.

Financial Aid and Scholarship Office, SJSU

Information and links for the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office at SJSU.

UndocuSpartan Student Resource Center

Information and links to the UndocuSpartan Student Resource Center at SJSU.

Center for Community Learning & Leadership, SJSU

Information and links for the Center for Community Learning & Leadership at SJSU.