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. 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.

2020-2021 Lurie College Scholarship Summary

  • Number of students awarded: 110
  • Amount of scholarship funds awarded: $265,400
  • Median award amount: $1000; Average award amount: $2413

2021-2022 Lurie College Scholarships

The SJSU Spartan Scholarship Application portal is now closed for and will reopen during the Spring 2022 semester to apply for scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year. Utilize the information below to apply for Lurie College scholarships, give a monetary gift to Lurie College, or watch the recording of our scholarship application workshop.

Students: Apply for Lurie College Scholarships by Saturday, May 1

Friends: Give a monetary gift to Lurie College

Lurie College Impact Residency 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 José 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 three 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 this award was April 12, 2021.

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:

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. Typically, the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) awards $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.