Education Scholarships

For questions about School of Education scholarships, contact your student account counselor.

Alice V. Watkins Scholarship

This scholarship honors 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. Download the 2019–20 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 assists students who completed their undergraduate degree in a non-traditional 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 $1,000 to $1,500 and are available each fall and spring. Download the 2019-20 Dan and Judy Watkins Scholarship Application (PDF).

Ernest L. Boyer 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 an annual award. 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. This scholarship has already been awarded for 2019-20.

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. Download the 2019-20 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. 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. Download the 2019-20 Marvin O. Johnson Scholarship Application (PDF).

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.

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. Download the 2019-20 Simmerok Family Encouragement Scholarship Application (PDF).

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. Download the 2019-20 Victress Bower Scholarship Scholarship Application (PDF).

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