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Education

For questions about School of Education scholarships, contact Chris Zeilenga, graduate scholarship and grant advising administrator, at czeilenga@apu.edu.

School of Education General Scholarship

This scholarship assists students who are entering professional studies in education. Priority is given to, but not limited to, first-term School of Education students. The School of Education General Scholarship provides a one-time award of $2,500 and is applied to the first term of award. Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA, and eligibility is based on financial need. The number of awards is determined by available funds. Deadline: July 1 for fall term and November 1 for spring term. Download the 2014–15 School of Education General Scholarship Application (PDF).

Alice V. Watkins Scholarship

This scholarship honors Dr. Alice V. Watkins, former dean of the School of Education at APU. Dr. Watkins has a passion for encouraging students in their teaching credential goals. This scholarship financially assists students enrolled in the fall term in a teaching credential program. Awards range from $500 to $1,000. Deadline: July 1 for fall term. Download the 2015–16 Alice V. Watkins Scholarship Application (PDF).

Dan and Judy Watkins Scholarship

This scholarship honors Dan and Judy Watkins’ appreciation of adult learners who are transitioning into a teaching career. This scholarship financially assists graduates of the liberal studies program at Azusa Pacific University’s University College who enroll in a graduate Multiple Subject Teaching Credential program. Preference is given to full-time Christian workers and/or their family member. The award amount varies depending on available funding. Deadline: November 1 for spring term. Download the 2014–15 Dan and Judy Watkins Scholarship Application (PDF).

Ernest L. Boyer Teacher Scholarship

This scholarship honors the memory of the late Ernest Boyer, a noted educator who served as president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. His friends and family established a fund to provide five annual awards for students who are planning careers as teachers and who have the potential to develop the characteristics that Dr. Boyer believed essential for good teaching. This scholarship assists students who are enrolled in a teaching credential program. The Boyer Foundation awards $1,500, plus an APU match of $1,500. Deadline: November 1 for spring term. Download the 2014–15 Ernest L. Boyer Teacher Scholarship Application (PDF).

Lillian B. Wehmeyer Scholarship

This scholarship is in memory of the late Dr. Lillian B. Wehmeyer, former faculty in the School of Education doctoral program, who lived with a passion for assisting doctoral students in successful research. This scholarship assists doctoral program students in the School of Education who are attending on a half- or full-time basis and who demonstrate satisfactory academic progress, commitment to service, and financial need. This is a one-time award and cannot be combined with the Research Assistantship. The annual awards range from $1,000 to $3,500. Deadline: November 1 for spring term. Download the 2014–15 Lillian B. Wehmeyer Scholarship Application (PDF).

Marvin O. Johnson Scholarship

This scholarship honors the memory of the late Marvin O. Johnson, who was a passionate educator throughout his lifetime teaching career. This scholarship assists serious-minded and spiritually sensitive students who are enrolled full-time in a teaching credential and/or master’s degree program preparing for classroom education (K–12). Applicants must maintain a 3.0 GPA, be enrolled in consecutive fall and spring terms, and desire to teach in the public school system. The award is $2,500 for each of two consecutive terms for a total of $5,000. Deadline: July 1 for fall and spring terms. Download the 2015–16 Marvin O. Johnson Scholarship Application (PDF).

Simmerok Family Encouragement Scholarship

This scholarship represents Dr. Bruce Simmerok’s vision of encouraging graduate students. As a faculty member and administrator at APU, Dr. Simmerok has a heart for helping others succeed. The scholarship assists School of Education students, including those in online programs, who are admitted and enrolled in fall or spring terms and demonstrate financial need. Awards vary depending on available funding. Deadline: July 1 for fall term and November 1 for spring term. Download the 2014–15 Simmerok Family Encouragement Scholarship Application (PDF).

Victress Bower Scholarship

Residents of Riverside or San Bernardino counties may qualify for this scholarship. Students must already be credentialed, teaching, and seeking an additional credential or master’s degree in special education. Awards vary based on available funding. Deadline: June 30 for fall term. Download the 2015–16 Victress Bower Scholarship Scholarship Application (PDF).

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