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 we were able to expand to 120 students.
- Establishing a Financial Hardship Grant Fund for students experiencing unforeseen financial hardships that prevent them from continued enrollment. During the COVID-19 crisis in the latter half of the Spring 2020 semester, nearly 100 Lurie College students requested a grant from this fund.
- Organizing a K-12 Online Teaching Academy during the Summer 2020 session 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.
Meet Some Recent Scholarship Recipients
Ally is an SJSU alumni who is pursuing her credential in Single Subject Teacher Education. She is also the recipient of the Elementary and Secondary Education Scholarship Endowment award and the Charlotte B. Stelling Endowment Fund award for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Cristian is an alumni credential student in the Teacher Education – Multiple Subject program. He was also the recipient of the Emily Devore and Mabel Crumby Endowment for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Jennifer Villegas Lopez
Jennifer Villegas Lopez is an undergraduate student in the Child & Adolescent Development program. She is also the recipient of the Florian and Grace Niemcziek Endowment for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Jessica is an undergraduate student studying Communicative Disorders & Sciences. She is also the recipient of the College of Education Scholarship Endowment award for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Leslye is a doctoral student in the Ed.D Leadership Program. She is also the recipient of the Lurie College of Education General Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Nicole is a recent alumni from the Counselor Education program. She is also the recipient of the College of Education Scholarship Endowment award for the 2019-2020 academic year.