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.

Academy of Art University

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79 New Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 274-2200

Type of School:

  • Private for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Masters

Accrediting Agency:

  • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Alliant International University

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10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego, CA 92131-1799
(866) 825-5426

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors

Azusa Pacific University

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901 E Alosta
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
(626) 969-3434

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

Biola University

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13800 Biola Ave
La Mirada, CA 90639-0001
(562) 903-6000

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

Brandman University

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16355 Laguna Canyon Road
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 341-9800

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors

California Baptist University

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8432 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92504-3297
(951) 689-5771

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Masters

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

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One Grand Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
(805) 756-1111

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Masters

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

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3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
(909) 869-7659

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters

California State University-Chico

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First and Normal Sts
Chico, CA 95929-0150
(530) 898-6116

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Masters

California State University-Dominguez Hills

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1000 E Victoria St
Carson, CA 90747-0005
(310) 243-3300

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

California State University-Fresno

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5241 N Maple Ave
Fresno, CA 93740
(559) 278-4240

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

California State University-Long Beach

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1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840-0115
(562) 985-4111

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters

California State University-Los Angeles

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5151 State University Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90032
(323) 343-3000

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors

California State University-Sacramento

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6000 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819-2694
(916) 278-6011

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters

California State University-San Bernardino

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5500 University Pky
San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397
(909) 537-5000

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters

Cerritos College

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11110 Alondra Blvd
Norwalk, CA 90650-6298
(562) 860-2451

Type of School:

  • Public
  • 2-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Certificate

Chapman University

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One University Dr.
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 997-6815

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Doctoral
  • Masters

Fresno Pacific University

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1717 S Chestnut Ave
Fresno, CA 93702-4709
(559) 453-2000

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors

Holy Names University

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3500 Mountain Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619-1699
(510) 436-1000

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelors
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors
  • Post-Masters

Hope International University

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2500 E Nutwood Ave
Fullerton, CA 92831-3199
(714) 879-3901

Type of School:

  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4-year

Programs Offered:

  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Certificate
  • Masters
  • Post-Bachelors

Accrediting Agency:

  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
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