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Alice V. Watkins Scholarship
This scholarship honors the late Dr. Alice V. Watkins, former dean of APU’s School of Education. Dr. Watkins was passionate in encouraging students in their teacher preparation goals. This scholarship assists students enrolled in an APU teaching credential program. Awards are based on the endowed fund amount and may vary year to year. Awards range from $500 to $1,000 and are available each fall and spring. Apply for the Alice V. Watkins Scholarship.
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 assists students who completed their undergraduate degree in a nontraditional format and who are currently enrolled in the APU Multiple Subject Teaching Credential program. Preference is given to full-time Christian workers and/or their family member(s). Awards are based on the endowed fund amount and may vary year to year. Awards range from $100 to $1,500 and are available each fall and spring. Apply for the Dan and Judy Watkins Scholarship.
Ernest L. Boyer Sr. Teacher Scholarship
This scholarship is in memory of the late Ernest Boyer, the noted educator who served as president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. His friends and family established a fund to provide awards for students who are planning careers as teachers. Azusa Pacific University is honored to be one of five institutions selected to provide two annual awards (one in fall and one in spring). Students enrolled in a teaching credential program are eligible to apply. Criteria include Dr. Boyer’s values, including commitments to community, character, and service, and creating a climate for learning. Apply for the Ernest L Boyer Sr. Teacher Scholarship.
Henck Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Anita and Mr. William Henck have funded this scholarship rooted in their deep belief that educators help transform the lives of individuals, families, and communities. The Henck Endowed Scholarship is designed to extend that transformation by making access to educator preparation more achievable for first-generation college students with a record of strong academic success who are enrolled in an APU School of Education educator preparation program. Apply for the Henck Endowed Scholarship.
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. APU School of Education doctoral program students who are attending on a half- or full-time basis and who demonstrate satisfactory academic progress, evidence a commitment to service, and show financial need may apply for an award ranging from $1,000 to $3,000. Awards are based on the endowed fund amount, may vary year to year, and are available each fall and spring. Apply for the Lilian B. Wehmeyer Scholarship.
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. Awards are based on the endowed fund amount and may vary year to year. The award is typically $2,500 and applications are accepted fall and spring. Apply for the Marvin O. Johnson Scholarship.
School of Education Student Teaching Scholarship
Application to the School of Education Student Teaching Scholarship is by invitation only to students with demonstrated financial hardship who are enrolled in a combined degree and teaching credential program (Multiple Subject, Single Subject, or Special Education) with a GPA of 3.7 or higher. Applicants must be cleared for clinical practice (student teaching) in the upcoming term for which they are applying. Awards are typically $4,000 each, and five scholarships are available each fall and spring. Apply for the School of Education Student Teaching Scholarship.
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 had a heart for helping others succeed, particularly those in online programs. The scholarship is available to School of Education students in degree programs who demonstrate financial need. Awards are based on the endowed fund amount, may vary year to year, and are available each fall and spring. Apply for the Simmerok Family Encouragement Scholarship.
Victress Bower Scholarship
Residents of Riverside or San Bernardino counties may qualify for this externally funded scholarship. Students must already be credentialed, teaching, and seeking an additional credential or master’s degree in special education. Awards are based on the external funds available, may vary year to year, and are available each fall and spring. Apply for the Victress Bower Scholarship.
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