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College of Education

Teacher Education – Scholarships

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Generous alumni and donors have provided approximately $325,000 in scholarship support to be awarded every year to undergraduate and graduate students at the College of Education. For questions about creating a scholarship or the College of Education scholarship program contact Joni Ford.

Scholarship information

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student interested in applying for a WSU College of Education scholarship, please visit WSU’s Student Financial Services. The WSU General Scholarship application is due each year by January 31. Other individual scholarships can be found through the Student Financial Services scholarship search engine.

The College of Education offers multiple scholarships to students interested in teaching math and science education. To apply for scholarships such as the Benjamin and Nancy Ellison Endowment in the College of Education or the Melvin Hamre Scholarship In Science Education, complete the WSU General Scholarship application prior to January 31st.

The Educational Leadership Scholarship Award, sponsored by the Spokane Teachers Credit Union (Spokane campus only), gives five $2,500 awards annually to selected participants of the WSU Field Based Superintendent and Principal Certificate Programs. Those interested can apply through the WSU General Scholarship application.

The R.H. and Jane Logan Scholarship is the largest endowed scholarship fund ($16.5 million) that WSU has ever received in its history. It was made possible through an estate gift from San Francisco Bay Area developer, philanthropist, and WSU alumnus Roscoe “Rock” Logan and his wife, Jane. Students can receive $4,000 per year for up to four years. To qualify students must be in an undergraduate or graduate program planning to teach in the public school system, have a 3.0 or higher GPA, and demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA. The FAFSA must be completed each year by November 30, along with the WSU General Scholarship Application by January 31st. Please note: this scholarship isn’t administered by the College of Education, but by a special committee through Student Financial Services. Please contact SFS for more information.

The Teacher Shortage Conditional Grant is a program established in 2016 by the Washington State legislature with the purpose of encouraging individuals to become teachers by providing financial aid to teacher preparation program candidates who commit to teaching in designated shortage areas. Grant amounts vary depending upon financial need and funds available, with a maximum award of up to $10,000 per academic year. Award amounts are customized to fit within each recipient’s financial aid package, not to exceed financial need. In exchange for receiving the grant, recipients must teach at a Washington preK-12 public school for two school years, or fulfill the obligation in half the time by serving in a shortage area. If the recipient fails to fulfill the teaching service obligation, the grant converts to a loan.

The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSFT) offers Science and Mathematics Teaching fellowships.  Teaching fellows are individuals who have recently earned at least a bachelor’s degree in science or mathematics and are committed to teaching high school science or mathematics.  The fellowship provides both financial and professional support for up to five years, including up to $10,000 tuition assistance per year for a maximum of two years and a monthly stipend while fellows are enrolled in recognized teacher credential program.

Loan forgiveness/cancellation programs (a sampling)