Teacher Education Program Scholarships

Teacher Education Program Scholarships

 For information about financial aid, please refer to UCR's financial aid department.

Dean’s Scholarship

Apply by the PRIORITY DEADLINE of December 8, 2023 @ 5:00pm, to be considered for the following Dean's Scholarships:

  • $3,000 Dean’s Scholarship
  • $5,000 scholarship - Education Specialist Dual Credential +M.Ed. Special Education Program
  • $5,000 scholarship - Chemistry or Physics Single Subject Teaching Credential 
  • $5,000 scholarship - Bilingual Authorization (BILA) in Spanish Program Scholarship (must be admitted to our TEP Multiple or Single Subject Program). Need to have Spanish CSET, Subtest III passed.

*Students who receive $5,000 scholarship are not eligible for the Dean’s Scholarship

*Prospective students who apply by the priority deadline and have met their Subject Matter Competence and Basic Skills Requirement will have priority consideration.

A scholarship announcement will be emailed to all admitted credential students in early summer. Additional scholarships will be added to the list below. Keep an eye on your email!


**Award amounts vary each academic year**

Name Amount Eligibility
Bridge to Success Scholarship 1 award up to $1500 The Bridge to Success Scholarship provides financial assistance to student teachers enrolled in the teacher education program with financial hardship.
UCR – RUSD Pipeline Scholarship Award amounts vary

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.

James L. Reardon Scholarship 1 award up to $2,000 Pursuing a Social Science credential.
James E. and James C. Calkins 1 award up to $1,500 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 amounts vary 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 up to $1700 Students who are pursuing an Education Specialist credential.
Multiple Subject Teacher Education Scholarship Award amounts vary

Pursuing a Multiple Subject credential. Minimum 3.0 GPA, and from Riverside County (either grew up in or current resident).

Leonard Family Scholarship Awards up to $4750

Graduate with a Bachelor's degree from UCR's College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) or Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE). Pursuing a credential in Mathematics or Science. Submit a 3,000-character message reflecting how scholarship will contribute to your professional goals as a teacher in STEM.

Starting Line Scholarship 1 award of $1,000

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


  • Golden State Teacher Grant Program - APPLY NOW!

The Golden State Teacher Grant Program (GSTG) is for students who are currently enrolled in a teacher preparation program to earn a credential in a high need field and commit to teach at the priority school, https://www.ctc.ca.gov/commission/notices/gs-teacher-list, in California for four (4) years, within a five years after completing a teacher preparation program.  GSTG awards up to $20,000 are available to eligible, currently enrolled students in California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) approved teacher preparation programs.  Campuses and program administrators will verify applicants' enrollment status.  

Visit Golden State Teacher Grant Program for more information and to apply


  • 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 Denise Payne, Scholarship Coordinator, at denise.e.payne@ucr.edu

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