Scholarships and Fellowships


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

Microsoft Scholarship for Math and Science Teachers

CSU receives grants from Microsoft to increase scholarship for Math, Science Teacher Candidates in California's high-needs schools. 


Susan Barling Frye

  • Award is given (if possible) to a single parent pursuing a teaching credential or a student in the prep to teach in the Department of Biological Sciences;
  • GPA is not a consideration;
  • Student does not need to be full-time;
  • Length: 1 year;
  • Amount: $2,000;
  • 1 installment;
  • Awarded Spring.


Bettejean Hill

  • Awards 2 students: One pursuing a teaching credential in Math and one in Scienc;
  • Scholarships will be used towards paying SJSU teaching credential fees;
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher will be considered first;
  • Students identified by faculty as having similar situation as Bettejean Hill;
  • Students do not need to be full-time;
  • Length: 1 year;
  • Amount: $7,000 ($3,500 per student);
  • 1 installment;
  • Awarded Spring.


Civic Action Fellows

The Civic Action Fellowship 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. This unique collaboration between federal and state funds allows 44 SJSU undergraduate and graduate student Civic Action Fellows, who are from diverse disciplines to provide computer programming enrichment for underserved third through sixth grade children. In addition, Civic Action Fellows serve through other local initiatives. For their efforts, Fellows receive a monthly living allowance and an education award upon completion of the program.

If you have any questions, please contact Joanna Solis at in the Center for Community Learning & Leadership.

Additional Resources

Student Research Support Programs, College of Science

Financial Aid and Scholarship Office, SJSU