Education Department



SEEDS Scholarship

The Special Educators of Excellence in Diverse Settings (SEEDS) is a federally funded scholarship for students to earn both their credential and master’s degree in preliminary education specialist significant support needs (previously known as moderate/severe disabilities) credential or the Adapted Physical Education (APE) added authorization (and primary credential if needed). SEEDS provides FULL scholarships for tuition along with additional funding for students to attend professional conferences. All scholars will also receive an iPad and funding for textbooks!

PIE Fellowship

Partners in Education (PIE) is a coalition of academic and community leaders dedicated to advocating for quality education and educational development at Cal Poly Pomona and surrounding communities. Each year, PIE provides fellowships of up to $5,000 each to support students during clinical practice.  The PIE Fellowship application process generally takes place in the beginning of fall with the application due date on or around October 1. Be sure to check the college website and your email as the announcement will come to all who are fully admitted to the credential programs.

TRP Scholarship

The TRP scholarship is an extension of MSTI funding to support teacher candidates in Math and Science fields. Interested students must complete the TRP application form and submit to Marina Zapien in Bldg. 6-219 by the deadlines specified in the application form. Limited scholarships are available.


The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program is a non-need-based grant program available for selected post baccalaureate students who are enrolled in an eligible program and who agree to teach in a high-need field, at a low-income elementary or secondary school as a highly qualified teacher for at least four years within eight years of completing the program for which the TEACH Grant is awarded. Contact Renee Samaan for more information. 

Golden State Teacher Grant

The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) will award $20,000 Golden State Teacher Grants to over 4,400 eligible students across California, that are enrolled in a Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) approved teacher preparation program on or after January 1, 2020. Applicants must agree to all terms and conditions of the GSTG program or be required to repay the grant. Visit CSAC's website for more information. 

Clifford Wellington Scholarship

The Clifford Wellington endowment is in memory of Clifford Wellington who committed his career to the education of TK-12 students. Scholarships are available for teacher-candidates who complete their clinical practice in Walnut Unified School District. Contact Renee Samaan for more information.