Scholarships and Discounts
There are many financial aid options available to help make your education dreams a reality. Below are some of the discounts and scholarships available to students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; individuals applying to undergraduate programs are also encouraged to inquire with One Stop: Undergraduate Enrollment Services Center, while those interested in graduate programs are encouraged to contact Graduate and Professional Student Financial Services.
Charles and Shirley Stapleton Graduate Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is open to new and current students in APU’s on-campus, online, and field-based TESOL programs. Each year, up to $500 is awarded to two different recipients. Applicants must be enrolled full-time and should be in good standing with the program and university (not on academic probation or conditionally admitted). Scholarship applications are due November 30 and June 30 and include a 500-word essay. Download the Charles and Shirley Stapleton Graduate Endowed Scholarship Application (PDF) for more information.
The Tsern Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Scholarship
The Tsern TEFL Scholarship is open to new graduate students who have been accepted to APU’s field-based TESOL program and who are committed to teaching English in China during the two years of their academic program. This award recognizes Christian scholars who will perpetuate the mission of Azusa Pacific University during their academic studies and later as language educators. A two-year, renewable grant of $5,000 (totaling $10,000) will be awarded to up to five different recipients.
Applicants must be enrolled full-time and should be in good standing with the program and university (not on academic probation or conditionally admitted). Recipients will be distinguished by the rigor and dedication they apply to their graduate studies, the skill and effort they apply to their craft of teaching, and the integrity and Christ-like compassion they demonstrate to their students and colleagues. Apply by April 1, for priority consideration for one of five available scholarships. The final deadline has been extended to May 30. Download The Tsern TEFL Scholarship Application (PDF) for more information.
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Alumni Tuition Discounts
APU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) offers a 15 percent alumni tuition discount for APU alumni starting in the following graduate programs:
- Master of Arts in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
- Certificate in TESOL
- Certificate in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
Students must maintain continuous enrollment at least half-time for the fall and spring terms. Students must be in good academic standing and maintain satisfactory academic progress with a minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0. If qualifications are met, the discount may be renewed each year until graduation. This discount cannot be combined with other institutional aid. Contact Student Financial Services for complete eligibility details.