Teaching Scholarships in California

  • Assumption Program of Loans for Education (APLE)

    Student candidates must be pursuing a teaching credential to become California teachers in critical need subject areas or designated schools as determined by the Superintendent of Public Instruction; participants are nominated by their postsecondary school.

  • Cal Grant C

    California residents only; priority is given to students pursuing occupational or technical training in areas that meet high employment need, high employment growth, and high wage criteria, such as preschool teachers (except special education).

  • Child Development Grant Program

    Students must plan to enroll at least half-time in coursework leading to a Child Development Permit as teacher, master teacher, site supervisor or program director; applicants must sign a Service Commitment Agreement to provide full-time service at a licensed children’s center for one year and any additional year they receive financial aid.

  • L. Gordon Bittle Memorial Scholarship for Student CTA

    Must be a current “active” member of Student CTA (California Teachers Association); must be pursuing a career in public education and may be enrolled in an undergraduate, teacher credential, or graduate program; submit GPA and explain any unique circumstance related to medical, physical, or emotional difficulties that affected your grades.

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship

    Must be an “active” member of CTA or Student CTA (SCTA) or a dependent child of an “active,” retired, or deceased member; must be California resident and a member of a defined ethnic minority group; must be pursuing a college degree, credential, or certification for a teaching-related career in public education; must maintain membership at the time of disbursement; additional application requirements apply.

  • KSTF Teaching Fellowships

    Applicants must have earned or be in the process of earning a degree in a discipline related to science or math subjects they want to teach; must be committed to teaching high school mathematics, physical sciences, or biological sciences; fellowship intended for candidates who want to commit to teaching as their primary career.