Financial Aid Opportunities

Lurie College Scholarships

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.

Gain insights from one of our recent scholarship recipients, Erin Enguero - who is an SJSU alumni and current credential student in the Multiple Subject Credential Program - in the video above, learn about many more of our scholarship recipients on the Lurie College blog.

2020-2021 Lurie College Scholarship Summary

  • Number of students awarded: 90
  • Amount of scholarship funds awarded: $229,000
  • Median award amount: $1000; Average award amount: $2544



Lurie College Impact San Jose Fellowship

Do you want to make an impact as a transformative educator?  Are you committed to making a difference for students, families, and communities in the greater San Jose region?  Earn a teaching credential with us while receiving up to $7500 in scholarship funding, mentorship and networking opportunities, and more.  To learn more and start your application process, visit

Lurie College Student Research Awards

Lurie College is pleased to offer up to four student-research awards for the 2020-2021 academic year to support students to be mentored by a faculty mentor on a student-initiated research project.  These awards are designed to support student-faculty collaboration on an on-going or proposed research project related to the student’s major.  Students can receive an award of $2,000 per semester and $4,000 a year.  The deadline to apply for the 2020-2021 academic year was Thursday, April 30, 2020.  Learn about some of our recent recipients below:

Monica Gonzalez | Department of Special Education

James Chow | Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences

Lurie College Student Conference Travel Grant

Lurie College has been proud to provide financial support to its students who are presenting their research at conferences.  Undergraduate, graduate, credential, and doctoral students have been eligible to apply for up to one $500 grant per fiscal year (July 1 - May 31) towards expenses for registration fees, travel, lodging, and meals.  Due to travel and funding constraints, however, this award is not available for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Learn about some of our recent recipients below:

Ali Murueta, Liz Cagle, and Michelle Ballou | Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences

Luz Nicacio and Liliana Adler | Department of Child and Adolescent Development

Lurie College Student Research Supplies Grant

Lurie College is also proud to provide financial support to its students who are in need of supplies to conduct their academic research.  Undergraduate, graduate, credential, and doctoral students are eligible to apply for up to one $200 grant per fiscal year (July 1 - May 31) towards expenses for research supplies.  A limited amount of funding is available.  To apply, download, complete, and submit our Student Research Supplies Application form (PDF).

Lurie College Financial Hardship Grant

Lurie College has a limited amount of grant funds available to support its students who have experienced an unforeseen financial hardship that will prevent them from continuing their enrollment at Lurie College and SJSU.  Awards are processed fall and spring semesters only, but advisors are available year-round.  If you are a currently-enrolled Lurie College undergraduate, graduate, credential, or doctoral student who has experienced this type of hardship, please complete this brief Google form so that a Lurie College advisor can contact you to discuss this option as well as other possible campus resources.

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:

The application deadline for the 2020-2021 cycle was Friday, May 1, 2020.

Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College & Higher Education Grant

Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per academic year to students who plan to become teachers.  To learn more, visit the SJSU Financial Aid & Scholarship Office website.

Golden State Teacher Grant

The Golden State Teacher Grant Program (GSTG) encourages students to consider earning a teaching credential and teach in a high-need field, at a priority school, in California for four years, within five years after completing a teacher preparation program.  For the 2020-2021 academic year, the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) is awarding $20,000 Golden State Teacher Grants to those in professional development programs for special education teachers.  To learn more and apply, visit the Golden State Teacher Grant Program website.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship Federal TEACH Grant

The Edit Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship provides up to nine months of additional post-9/11 GI Bill entitlement (or a maximum of $30,000) to qualifying veterans and Fry Scholars seeking a STEM degree or who have earned a STEM degree and are seeking a teaching certification.  To learn more, visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.