There are many competitive scholarships available for Charter College of Education students. Scholarship applications are reviewed by the CCOE Student Development Committee which selects the recipients for the scholarships or, if required by the criteria for the scholarships, applications of eligible students are sent to the scholarship donor to make the final selection.

General Scholarships - General Scholarships include on-campus scholarships and off-campus scholarships. There are over 40 general scholarships available to be awarded to students in our programs. For more information on General Scholarships, including a list of available scholarships, please click here: General Cal State LA Scholarships.

We are pleased to announce that Academic Affairs has set an ambitious goal to award and disburse as many Cal State LA scholarships as possible before the start of the fall semester!  This will allow the campus to honor our talented students and provide them with needed funds before classes begin.  It will also allow us to thank our donors in a timely manner and encourage them to continue to support our deserving students and programs.
Cal State LA has over 400 scholarship opportunities to support the educational goals of our students.  You can browse the diversity of scholarships available on our Cal State LA Scholarships Application site.  The scholarships are made available through the generosity of our University donors, alumni, and friends.  And remember, these scholarship opportunities are in addition to the various federal, state, and outside agency financial aid programs!
For more information about the Scholarship application process, please visit the scholarships page of the Center for Student Financial Aid & Scholarships website.

CCOE Sample Scholarships

Awards based on availability

We are proud to offer many scholarship opportunities specifically to CCOE students. Please see the list below to see which ones you may qualify for

Georgia-Mae Adams Memorial Fellowship

  • Graduate student, full time, minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Majoring in Education Foundations, particularly Education Psychology
  • M.A. in Education preferred
  • Should be nearing completion of study, last 15 units preferred

Alpha Psi Chapter, Pi Lambda Theta Fellowship

  • Must be working on a master’s or credential in the CCOE
  • Preference to members of Alpha Psi Chapter of Pi Lambda Theta

Cleo Cook Memorial Scholarship

  • Scholarship shall be available to outstanding student teachers to complete education and pre-professional training in Elementary Education, in accordance with Cleo Cool’s ideals for excellence in teaching.

Charlotte & Norman Elder

  • CCOE student enrolled in an Education credential program with commitment to teaching in Alhambra or LAUSD

Friends of the Charter College of Education

  • Enrolled in teaching or administrative credential program

Leroy & Marion Grant

  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Involvement in extra-curricular & community activities
  • Demonstrated evidence of student leadership
  • Preference given to students who are residents of San Gabriel Valley
  • Open to all majors within the CCOE

John A. Greenlee Undergraduate Education Major Scholarship

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • First year undergraduate with a declared major in education

Hutto-Patterson Scholarship Fund

  • CCOE student in good standing
  • Enrolled in the credential program at Cal State L.A.

Mina Irene Pettijohn Pennick

  • Full time students enrolled in teacher education
  • Must be pursuing a teaching credential
  • Award based upon financial need

Art Ryskind Scholarship

  • Must be pursuing a teaching credential
  • Award based upon financial need

Edna Young Scholarship

  • Minimum undergrad 2.5 GPA, minimum grad 3.0 GPA
  • Identified by the committee as an outstanding student.
  • Academic achievement, community involvement or any number of campus or extracurricular accomplishments.

For students in Multiple Subjects and Single Subjects (elementary and secondary) teacher education programs:

Mary Ann Alia Scholarship

  • Enrolled in traditional student teaching, e.g. EDEL 403 or EDEL 404
  • 3.0 GPA; full-time status
  • demonstrate financial need
  • Multiple Subject student

Kimio Matsui Scholarship Fund

  • CCOE students enrolled in M.A. in Education: Option in Early Childhood/Primary Education
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Must submit a research paper related to Jean Piaget (not to exceed ten pages)

Trixie Ann and Delwyn G. Schubert Fellowship in Reading

  • Enrollment in M.A. in Education, Option in Reading Program
  • Scholarship will be open to graduate student in elementary or secondary education.
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Economic need, academic aptitude, and dedication to the teaching of reading.

Carol J. Smallenburg Fellowship

  • Graduate student in Education
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Preference to applicants with an interest in Global Interdependent Education or Instructional Media related to Social Studies education
  • Preference to applicants teaching at a secondary school

Margaret A. Thornton Scholarship

  • Graduate student in Education
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Pursuing a single subject credential, MA in Education, Special interest in Global Interdependent Education or MA in Education, Instructional Technology or Computer Education

Alice Watkins Scholarship Fund

  • Single parent
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Pursuing a career in regular or special education

Marion E. Wagstaff Scholarship

  • Upper division or graduate status in Single Subject (secondary education)
  • Student must have completed 8 units in the Single Subject (secondary education) program prior to date of application
  • 3.0 GPA for graduate students; 2.75 GPA for undergraduate students
  • Two letters of recommendation from CSULA instructors must accompany the application
  • Approval signature of the Chair of Curriculum and Instruction is required on this application

Lorraine Wyler Memorial Scholarship

  • Single Subject Credential student
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Recommendation from faculty for showing greatest improvement in teaching ability
  • Preference given to a single parent

For students enrolled in special education programs:

Eduardo Gaytan

  • Graduate in Special Education – O & M option
  • 3.0 GPA; full-time status
  • Based on financial need

Mort Herz

  • Graduate student with preference given to those pursuing doctorates which will prepare the student to assume a leadership role in an area of Special Education.
  • 3.0 GPA; full-time status
  • Relevant experience in the field of Special Education
  • Gainfully employed with demonstrated financial need

Lena and Dominic Longo

  • Graduate student in Special Education
  • 3.0 GPA; full-time status
  • Demonstrate financial need

Joey Lopez Endowed Scholarship Fund

  • Student pursuing a Master of Arts in Special Education with an option in Autism
  • Graduate Student in Special Education
  • 3.0 GPA; coursework in the area of physical disabilities

Fred S. Lull Scholarship

  • Enrollment in program in Physical and Health Impairments

C. Lamar Mayer Special Education Fund

  • Graduate student in Special Education
  • Advanced degree or certification objective

Susan Beyer Nichols Fellowship

  • Graduate in Special Education – Early Childhood Special Education option
  • 3.0 GPA; full-time status

O&M Program Fazzi Family Scholarship

  • Students in Orientation & Mobility program
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA

Nina Elloway Putnam Memorial Award

  • Graduate student in Special Education
  • 3.0 GPA for the 24 undergraduate units or 12 graduate units; full-time status
  • Demonstrate progress toward degree or credential

The Windmueller Family Scholarship

  • Undergraduate or graduate students in credential and MA in the Special Education Mild to Moderate program intending to teach children with learning disabilities, mental retardation, and behavior disorders
  • A GPA of 3.2 for most recent year of coursework
  • Financial need
  • Preference given to students who graduated from a high school or college in East Los Angeles
  • Application essay must include teaching goals and show a commitment to serving children with disabilities.
  • Candidates must meet the spirit, if not the specifics, of the criteria

Alice Watkins Scholarship Fund

  • Single parent
  • Financial need
  • Pursuing a career in regular or special education

For students enrolled in counseling programs:

Brodwin Family Scholarship

  • Undergrad Rehabilitation Services or graduate Rehabilitation Counseling majors
  • Minimum grad GPA 3.5 : Minimum undergrad GPA 3.0

Glenda L. Vittimberga Memorial Scholarship

  • Formally admitted to the CSLA School Psychology program with the intention of becoming a full-time school psychologist within the public school system
  • Strong desire to work with students with developmental disabilities, to gain proficiency in applied behavior analysis, and to take a leadership role in promoting effective interventions to address challenging behaviors in the classroom

Harry Smallenburg Scholarship

  • Enrollment in the Counselor Education program
  • 3.0 GPA

For students enrolled in educational administration programs:

The Numrich Family Scholarship

  • Graduate student in Education - Educational Administration
  • 3.0 GPA; full-time status

Ron Prescott Scholarship

  • Graduate students aspiring to be school administrators.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA; full-time status

For students enrolled in the urban learning program:

Dr. Bertram L. Ashe & Dolly D. Ashe Education Scholarship

  • active involvement in African American Community Activities
  • 3.0 GPA or above
  • Majoring in Urban Learning for teaching credential
  • Undergrad or Grad student

The Alfred Harcourt Foundation Scholarship

  • Freshman or sophomore students enrolled in Urban Learning Program

Daniel Towler Education Foundation Scholarship

  • CCOE student enrolled in teaching credential program
  • Minimum GPA 2.5
  • Preference to students in Urban Learning program
  • Must have completed 12 undergraduate or 8 graduate units at CSULA
  • Award based upon financial need

PDFOffice of Special Education (OSEP) Scholarships
PDFPartners in Improving Social Communications in Early Childhood Special Education (PISCES) Scholarship Opportunity