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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Generous Scholarships Available
$2.2 M
Aid available for students
 
 
Affording a graduate education can be challenging.  To help our students, we offer over $2 million in tuition scholarships and other programs for currently enrolled and newly admitted students. The FAFSA is currently not required to be considered for a SCU scholarship.  The application process is included in the online admissions application.   Please contact our office at 408-551-3422 or email us at ecpscholarships@scu.edu for any questions or other inquiries

HOW TO APPLY

New students will apply in the on-line application system. 

Current students can apply here. (Deadline May 1, 2023)

Santa Clara Scholarship Programs

Navigate here to Semilla Teacher Program
Navigate here to Semilla Teacher Program
Semilla Teacher Program

This Fellowship was created to provide a 50% tuition scholarship to students pursuing the Master of Arts in Teaching and Teaching Credential (MATTC) program. Students complete coursework at our East San Jose campus, engage in community service, and agree to teach at a high-need school for two years following graduation.


Navigate here to ExCEL Teacher Program
Navigate here to ExCEL Teacher Program
ExCEL Teacher Program

Excellence in Catholic Education and Leadership (ExCEL) supports Catholic school educators through a program committed to developing teachers pedagogically, spiritually, and communally; and working for social justice through educational equity. Students receive a 100% tuition scholarship and work as teachers for TK-12 Catholic schools in local Dioceses, while also living in community with one another.


Navigate here to Catholic Teacher Program
Navigate here to Catholic Teacher Program
Catholic Teacher Program

Catholic Master of Arts in Teaching (CatMAT) is a two-year program designed to help current Catholic school teachers earn their MAT and California teaching credential. CatMAT students take intensive summer course loads, with only few courses during the school year, so they can focus more fully on their jobs. All full-time Catholic school teachers are eligible to join CatMAT, and they receive a 50% tuition reduction for the program.


Navigate here to Other Scholarship & Loan Programs
Navigate here to Other Scholarship & Loan Programs
Other Scholarship & Loan Programs

In addition to the Santa Clara scholarships, there are numerous funding opportunities through federal and other partners.


Navigate here to Endowed Scholarship Recipients
Navigate here to Endowed Scholarship Recipients
Endowed Scholarship Recipients

In addition to general student scholarships, we select exceptional students to receive some of our endowed awards, named after generous benefactors.


Counseling Psychology Scholarships

Counseling Psychology

Kenneth Blaker Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2007 and is a gift from SCU alumni, students, staff, faculty, and friends. This scholarship provides assistance to counseling psychology students in financial need.

Counseling Psychology

Molina Bernadett Latino Counseling Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a graduate student who is pursuing a MA in Counseling Psychology, enrolled in the Latino Counseling emphasis, and intends to pursue licensure as an MFT or LPCC counseling psychologist. Preference will be given to bicultural and/or bilingual students demonstrating a commitment to serving the mental health needs of the Latinx community. 

Counseling Psychology

The Pride Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a graduate student who is pursuing a MA in Counseling Psychology and is also enrolled in the LGBTQ+ Counseling emphasis. The award will be granted to an individual who demonstrates outstanding potential for, and interest in, serving the mental health needs of the LGBTQ+ community.

Counseling Psychology

Bernice Lynch Bajada Endowed Scholarship

This gift is from Bernice Lynch Bajada, 1978 MA Marriage and Family Counseling alumna. The scholarship provides financial assistance to graduate students pursuing their degree in Marriage and Family Counseling. Recipients should demonstrate financial need.

 

Counseling Psychology

Jill Lillie Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship provides assistance to graduate students pursuing a MA in Counseling Psychology with the greatest demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to a student who has demonstrated kindness and compassion as a personal value and exhibits a deep commitment to the program

Counseling Psychology

Tone Yao Lee Counseling Psychology Scholarship Fund

The purpose of this endowment fund is to provide scholarships for licensure-track Counseling Psychology students who demonstrate tremendous promise as a therapist and who are committed to serving the mental health needs of children, adolescents, and young adults, and especially to those committed to working with young people struggling with depression. Preference is given to providing a scholarship for students who need the financial assistance during their practicum year and whose practicum work is focused in this area.

Education Scholarships

Education

Edwin J. Brown Endowed Fellowship Fund

This scholarship was established in 1965 and is for a full-time male student obtaining his multiple or single subject teaching credential. 

 

Education

Jim & Pauline Mahon Scholarship

This scholarship was created to provide financial assistance for a graduate student in the Educational Leadership program. Applicants must demonstrate a futuristic vision for education, a strong commitment to the field of administration, a genuine care for children, and a strong sense of the value of education. 

Education

Nancy Ottoboni Endowed Scholarship for Catholic Education

This scholarship will support the educational development of teachers in Catholic schools who are enrolled in the Department of Education. Strong preference will be given to qualified students with financial need who are currently teaching in a Catholic elementary or high school within the geographic boundaries of the Diocese of San Jose and who are pursuing a Master’s degree and/or credential.

Education

M. Priscilla Myers Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship provides support for a student actively enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching and Teaching Credential (MATTC) program. Students who apply for this scholarship must take two of Professor Priscilla Myer's reading classes before they graduate from the master’s program. 

 

Education

Dr. Ann Gerard Fellowship Fund

This fund provides scholarships for graduate students in the School of Education and Counseling Psychology, with a preference for students studying Special Education. 

Education

Janice M. Kyne Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship provides financial assistance to graduate students enrolled in the Special Education program. Candidates for this scholarship must demonstrate a sensitivity about the needs and issues of special education students and their families, a compassion for every individual's unique situation, an ability to work effectively for the best interests of special education students, and dedication to the field of special education. Candidates should be in good academic standing and must demonstrate financial need. Special consideration will be given to those who have already completed nine (9) units of coursework within the special education program.

Education

James W. Trent Education Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to students who exhibit an exceptionally high commitment to education, broadly embracing and serving their communities. Preference will be given to underrepresented minority graduate students or to graduate students who are first generation college students.

Education

Tone Yao Lee Education Scholarship Fund

The purpose of this endowment fund is to provide scholarships for students in one of the single-subject teaching credential programs who will teach at the middle or high school level. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate a high level of financial need and whose passion is ensuring a Jesuit-inspired “whole child” education, with attention to supporting students’ well-being and development, both in the classroom and beyond.

General ECP Scholarships

Anita Goble Endowed Education Scholarship

This fund provides scholarships for Master's Degree students pursuing research with any full-time faculty member. Recipients should demonstrate good academic standing and financial need. Preference will be given to Teacher Education candidates.

 

General ECP Scholarships

Edward M.Fellows Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1981 by the Estate of Triscilla Fellows Foundation and provides financial assistance to deserving education and counseling psychology students.

General ECP Scholarships

Gerald E. McDonald Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1981 for graduate students in education and counseling psychology, with a focus on special education.

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General ECP Scholarships

Local Catholic Partners Scholarship

This scholarship is available to employees of the Diocese of San Jose, Cristo Rey School, Sacred Heart Nativity School, Catholic Charities, and schools of the Foundation for Hispanic Education.  A tuition scholarship is available for up to 50% for teachers, counselors, and administrators who are taking graduate courses in SCU’s School of Education and Counseling Psychology. 

 

Other Scholarship & Loan Programs

Navigate here to Federal & Other Programs
Federal & Other Programs

There are numerous Federal and other programs to assist with paying for your education. We have listed some of the more popular programs that might assist you.


Endowed Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship

Current Awardees

Anita Goble Endowed Education Scholarship Fund

Jacqueline Ge

Bernice Lynch Bajada Endowed Scholarship

Available

Dr. Ann Gerard Fellowship Fund

 Available

Edwin J. Brown Endowed Fellowship Fund

Patrick Hightower

Edward M. Fellows Foundation Scholarship

Clementina Golaw, Shelly Kousnetz

Gerald E. McDonald Endowed Scholarship Fund

Christina Gibson

James W. Trent Education Scholarship Fund

Nolan Golen, Jessalyn Cruz, Betrica Besada

Janice M. Kyne Endowed Scholarship

 Available

Jill Lillie Endowed Scholarship

Available

Jim and Pauline Mahon Scholarship Fund

Vianey Topete, Jessica Sun, Kristina Arrasmith

Kenneth Blaker Endowed Scholarship Fund

Austin Chenoweth, Rebeca Carrillo, Maya Jacobson

M. Priscilla Myers Endowed Scholarship

 Available

Michelle U. Nguyen Endowed Scholarship

Vincent Ngo, Yen Duong

Molina Bernadett Latino Counseling Psychology Scholarship

Maria Orozco-Valencia, Evelyn Orozco

Nancy Ottoboni Endowed Scholarship for Catholic Education

Candida Diaz, Maria DiGirolamo

The Pride Scholarship

Emma Ferrell

Tone Yao Lee Counseling Psychology Scholarship Fund

Available

Tone Yao Lee Education Scholarship Fund

Available