Early Childhood Teacher Scholarship

Early Childhood Teacher Scholarship

Thanks to the generous support from our college's namesake, Connie Lurie, our college is able to award several scholarships to future early childhood educators pursuing an undergraduate degree in Child and Adolescent Development with an Early Childhood Focus or a teaching credential in Early Childhood Special Education. The deadline to apply for this award was Friday, February 12, 2021.

Scholarship Details

  • Students must be enrolled in the Early Childhood Pathway in Child and Adolescent Development or the Early Childhood Special Education teacher credential program.
  • Students must be in their final (or near final) term in their degree or credential program, with an anticipated graduation date in Spring or Summer 2021. (ChAD students: To be eligible, submit your application for graduation via MySJSU before the scholarship due date.) Those who are graduating after Summer 2021 will be able to apply for this award in the general SJSU and Lurie College scholarship application process during the Spring 2021 semester.
  • This $3500 award is intended to offset tuition, fees, and expenses for students with high financial need. 

If you have any follow up questions, please email childdev@sjsu.edu.

Donors: Give a monetary gift to Lurie College

Meet Our Transformative ChAD Students

Child and Adolescent Development (ChAD) students are deeply engaged in their communities and committed to social justice with their students. Meet a few of our students who have recently received other Lurie College grants and scholarships.

Jacqueline Lopez Rivas, recipient of the College of Education Scholarship Endowment award, was selected as the student speaker for the Fall 2020 SJSU Lurie College of Education Graduation Celebration. Watch the full recording of the ceremony above and watch her remarks at 26:30.

Melody Mann

Recent alumni Melody Mann, recipient of the Hazel Cilker Smith and Marion Sarah Cilker Scholarship Fund award, published the research article “Understanding Child Noncompliance in the Early Care Setting” in the SJSU McNair Scholars Program Research Journal. Read the article at bit.ly/32gj4Ba.

Jennifer Villegas Lopez was selected as one of the recipients for the Florian and Grace Niemcziek Endowment award. Learn more about her experiences in academic and student life.

Luz Nicacio and Liliana Adler received a Lurie College grant to attend the annual Latinx Leads conference. Learn more about how their experiences at the conference have shaped them going forward.