School of Education

School of Education Grants & Scholarships

General Financial Aid

Please visit the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office for information on state and federal grants and loans, as well as scholarships specific to Chico State. Specific information regarding these financial aid opportunities may be found on the website, or by scheduling an appointment with an advisor.

Exceptional Circumstances Appeals - Financial aid eligibility may be reconsidered based on new financial information not reflected on your FAFSA or CA Dream Application. Credential candidates who have substantial non-reimbursed travel expenses for their field placement may also request a Cost of Attendance increase by submitting a Travel Budget Adjustment Appeal. For more information regarding Exceptional Circumstances Appeals, please go to: in new window).


The deadline for students to apply for academic year scholarships is February 15. Students can access the application electronically by going to Financial Aid & Scholarship Office. An online letter of recommendation must accompany the application.

Credential Student Scholarships Available - School of Education Scholarship Matrix (PDF) - Credential Students do not apply to a particular scholarship, all university students complete the same application and the scholarship office determines who qualifies for scholarships. The School of Education would like to thank all of our donors for making these opportunities possible.

Math and Science Teacher Scholarships Available - A collaboration between the Department of Education, the Center for Math and Science Education, and the Teacher Recruitment Program (TRP), called the Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI) at California State University, Chico is focused on recruiting students to become math and science teachers. Applications for the Teacher Recruitment Project (TRP) and Noyce Scholarships for future Math/Science teachers are now available. Awards up to $10,000 are possible. For more information about either of these scholarships, please visit Center for Mathematics and Science Education Website.

Robert Noyce Scholarship - The Robert Noyce Scholars program(opens in new window) aids to encourage talented Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) majors and professionals to enter into the teaching profession and teach mathematics or science at the secondary level. Credential Noyce Scholars receive $13,250 toward tuition and fees. 

Microsoft Scholarship - The CSU Microsoft Scholarship Program was established for CSU credential students. The $5,000 scholarship is designed to serve candidates in CSU single-subject mathematics or science teacher preparation programs and is available to those committed to teaching in a high-need school for at least two years. The scholarship recognizes candidates who demonstrate a financial need and have attributes of merit, including excellent academic performance, significant personal achievements and community service. All potentially eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. 

Golden State Teacher Grant Program - The Golden State teacher Grant program (GSTG) is for students who are currently enrolled in a teacher preparation program to earn a credential in the high need field of special education and commit to teach at a priority school, in California for four years, within five years after completing a teacher preparation program. 

GSTG awards of up to $20,000 are available to eligible, currently enrolled students in California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) approved teacher preparation programs within a California institution of higher education. College and University campuses will use their own selection criteria and procedures to identify eligible students. Apply for a Golden State Teacher Grant here:


The College of Communication and Education (CME) Office of Outreach, Research and Grants (ORG) provides proposal development support and project management services to School of Education Faculty seeking and successful in securing external funding. An overview of the services and funded projects supported by the CME ORG office as well as staff contact information can be found at the CME ORG website.

Listed below are funded projects secured by School of Education faculty:

Computational Literacy Across Secondary Settings (CLASS) - The Chico State CLASS Program(opens in new window) is an accelerated, supportive master's degree pathway with a full time, yearlong teacher residency in one of the following partner districts: Gridley, Live Oak, Red Bluff, Oroville, and Willows. This innovative program combines a Masters of Arts in Teaching and a California teaching credential in English, mathematics, science, or special education. Some benefits include collaboration with a cohort of peers; implementing co-planning and co-teaching strategies; support from a university supervisor; and mentorship from an experienced teacher. Students can earn a masters and teaching credential with a living stipend up to $36,000. 

Community and Instruction for Expanding English Learners’ Opportunities (CIELO) Project - California State University, Chico’s Center for Bilingual/Multicultural Studies in the School of Education has secured a $2,952,133 five-year grant from the United States Department of Education Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA).  The Community and Instruction for Expanding English Learners’ Opportunities (CIELO) Project seeks to improve instructional practice and educational outcomes for English Learners within Dual Language Immersion Programs.  The partnership with the Orland Unified School District will increase the pool of bilingual educators, provide tuition support for bilingual student teachers, develop culturally responsive lessons for Dual Immersion and English Language Development settings, increase the target language proficiency of educators, and increase bilingual pre-service educators’ family-community engagement knowledge and skills.OELA received 269 grant applications and funded 42 of these proposed projects.  The CIELO Project received the highest ranking (Proposed Funding Recommendations for National Professional Development Program for FY2017 (PDF) ) of all 269 applications. For more information, contact the Center for Bilingual/Multicultural Studies in Tehama 208 or 530-898-4026.

Northern California (NorCal) TeachUP Scholarship - Yuba Community College District (YCCD), in partnership California State University, Chico, William Jessup University, and Lake County Office of Education, have been awarded to fund its Teacher Credentialing Partnership Pilot Program, California TeachUP, for a three-year planning period that will culminate in a first cohort beginning in Fall 2022. The NorCal TeachUP Scholarship(opens in new window) will financially support an individual seeking a teaching credential, and who possesses a baccalaureate degree, and is currently teaching on a short-term staff permit or a provisional internship permit, to earn a preliminary teaching credential here at Chico State. 

  • Qualified & accepted candidates will have access to student resources such as credential exam support and a student stipend up to $3,000.