Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants and Tuition Waivers

What KSOE scholarships are available?

KSOE Admissions Scholarships

The Kalmanovitz School of Education is excited to announce the availability of scholarships designated for newly admitted students to our credential, *master's and doctorate programs.

*Most master's programs are eligible

Important notes:

  • No additional application process is required beyond the submission and completion of your online admissions application and supplemental materials.
  • Consideration for admissions scholarships will be made at the same time your application is evaluated for admission to your selected academic program.
  • To be eligible, an applicant must submit her/his admissions application by the program priority deadline.
  • All KSOE applicants may be considered, including international students.
  • Awards are determined by each academic program and recipients will be notified by the academic program.


KSOE Student Success Scholarships

The Kalmanovitz School of Education is a student-centered learning community that inspires innovation in education and counseling. Offering a variety of scholarships for currently enrolled and continuing students, we empower our students to deliver excellence and to lead change according to the principles of environmental and social justice. Scholarship awards may be awarded per term or on an annual basis. The FAFSA is currently not required to be considered for a scholarship. However, the following general criteria will be considered: program and emphasis area, merit, need, enrollment status (full time vs. part-time), and overall experience.

The following 2018-2019 scholarships are offered for the upcoming year.


The Dean and Margaret Lesher Scholarship 

In coordination with the Kalmanovitz School of Education and the Multiple Subject Teacher Education Program, the Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation is seeking to award five (5) scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each to Multiple Subject credential candidates who display a passion and expertise in teaching mathematics in Contra Costa County schools.

The mission of the Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation is to enhance the lives of those living and working in Contra Costa County.

To apply click here. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2019.

Email Laurie Aguirre with questions or call: 925.631.4721


Lasallian Educator Fellowship Program

Lasallian schools are established to provide a quality education for youth, with a preference for serving the poor.  This program prepares educators for Lasallian schools in San Francisco. For more information click here.



Students pursuing a teaching credential are eligible for only federal and state grants.


Federal TEACH Grant

You may receive up to $4,000 annually. The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program was established under the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 to benefit current and prospective students who intend to teach in a middle/high school that serves students from low-income families and in a high need subject area, e.g. mathematics, science, foreign language or special education.


SMC Catholic School Educator Tuition Waiver 

We offer a 50 percent tuition reduction for teachers, administrators, and counselors, who have been employed full-time for the past year in Catholic K-12 schools, colleges or universities or who have a contract for such service for the coming year. The reduction is available for up to six graduate units taken per academic year (Summer through Spring).  The Catholic School Educator Tuition Waiver Application form, obtained from the Kalmanovitz School of Education, must be signed by the respective Catholic school pastor or principal and filed at the time of registration. A new application for tuition reduction must be filed each academic year.


Saint Mary's College Library catalog

The Saint Mary's College Library has created a catalog as a resource for students interested in finding assistance with grants, scholarships, subsidies, Government aid, and loans.