Graduate School of Education


Financing Your Education

UCR is committed to helping students identify resources to fund their education. General and program-specific scholarships and fellowships are available. You can view select opportunities by program below, and we also encourage you to consult your program admissions representative about additional resources for which you may qualify.

Undergraduate Applicants

Teacher Education Applicants

  • Scholarships

    Apply by the PRIORITY DEADLINE of January 18, 2019, 5pm, and automatically qualify for scholarships between $3000 and $5000 if you are admitted:

    $3000 automatic Dean’s Scholarship for Fall 2019 students admitted to teacher education programs*

    $5000 automatic scholarship for all Fall 2019 students admitted to the Education Specialist Credential Only or M.Ed. Special Education program

    $5000 automatic scholarship for Fall 2019 students admitted to the Chemistry and Physics Single Subject Teaching Credential Only or M.Ed. General Education + Credential 


    *Students who receive the $5000 scholarships are not eligible for the Dean’s Scholarship

    In addition to the above, you will also be given priority consideration for the following when you apply by January 18. For the scholarships that require essays, you will be prompted in your application:

    UCR – RUSD Pipeline Scholarship (1 award of $6,500)

    Pursuing a credential in secondary science or mathematics. Committed to teaching STEM for at least three years in RUSD. Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, or mathematics. 


    Leonard Family Scholarship (3 awards of $5000 each)

    Graduate with a Bachelor’s degree from UCR’s College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) department. Pursuing a single subject teaching credential in science or mathematics. Submit essay reflecting how the scholarship will contribute to your professional goals as a teacher in STEM.


    James L. Reardon Scholarship (1 award of $2400)

    Pursuing a Social Science credential.


    James E. and James C. Calkins (1 award of $2000)

    Fund provides financial support for M.Ed. and/or teaching credential students who have financial need and wish to support the community by working as teachers in Riverside or San Bernardino counties. Financial need must be determined by FAFSA.


    President’s Educator Fellowship (Award amount varies)

    Committed to working at a California public school serving low-income families (this must be expressed in the essay). Have financial need verified by the financial aid office.

    The award amount has varied from $900 to $2300 over the past few years.


    Sherianne Wright Huard Scholarship (1 award of $1,000)

    Pursuing an Education Specialist credential.


    Additional Scholarships Not Tied to Priority Deadline:

    Starting Line Scholarship (1 award of $1,000)

    Education Specialist credential student. In need of financial assistance and experiencing financial hardship.


    Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant  

    A federal grant that provides up to $4,000 per year to students who agree to teach for four years at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families and to meet other requirements. If the service obligation is not met, the grant is converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan.


    Cal Grant for Teachers

    Visit Cal Grant for Teachers for more information and to apply.


    For questions or more information, contact Frances Valdovinos,


  • Financial Aid

    For more information about federal and private loans for domestic students, please refer to the Financial Aid office.

M.A./Non-Credential M.Ed. Applicants

  • Assistantships

    Master's students are eligible to work with a faculty member as a Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) or a Teaching Assistant (TA) for the GSOE. While fellowships are not offered to master's students upon admission, the GSOE encourages students to work with faculty on research projects either voluntarily or for hire. Depending on the hours required for the researcher position, tuition remission and health insurance may be provided.

  • Financial Aid

    For more information about federal and private loans for domestic students, please refer to the Financial Aid office.

Ph.D. Applicants

  • Fellowships

    Highly qualified Ph.D. applicants are offered a fellowship package upon admission. The package consists of stipends, tuition remission, health insurance and awards based on employment. The requirements for a fellowship package include full time study (12 units per quarter) and employment as a Teaching Assistant (TA) or Graduate Student Researcher (GSR), if applicable. It is important to know that TA and GSR positions require 10-20 hours of work per week ranging Monday through Friday 8am to 8pm.

  • Financial Aid

    For more information about federal and private loans for domestic students, please refer to the Financial Aid office.