Donors who give to a scholarship fund or establish an endowed scholarship help keep a SCU education available to all students, regardless of financial circumstances. Funds can be tailored to address specific needs or open to the entire School of Education and Counseling Psychology community. We thank the generosity of the donors listed below who help make the SCU experience open to all. If interested in contributing to a named scholarship, please give here.
The Tone Yao Lee Counseling Psychology Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for Santa Clara University students pursuing graduate degrees in the Counseling Psychology program. Preference is given to students 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.
Learn a little more about Tone Yao Lee
Tone was born in Singapore, but lived the majority of his life in the Bay Area. Throughout his adolescence and young adulthood, he became a strong leader and solidified a commitment to service. He became engaged in student leadership, participated in service trips, and began to raise his voice to speak out against the stigma sometimes associated with mental illness.
As an outspoken mental health advocate at Santa Clara University, Tone touched the lives of many. He embodied so much of SCU's Jesuit values and its commitment to forming men and women for others. Tone’s dedication to helping others, despite his own struggles, was an essential part of who he was.
The mental health needs of children and adolescents have never been greater. Even ten years ago, mental health researchers estimated that half of all young people will experience a diagnosable mental illness by the time they reach 18. With the added stress of the Covid-19 pandemic and isolation, we are finding that young people are at heightened risk for severed depression and anxiety. The Lee family gift, in honor of Tone Yao Lee, enables the School of Education and Counseling Psychology to establish itself both as a leading preparer of high quality therapists to serve our young people and a public voice advocating for the needs of youth.
Scholarships & Endowments
The Anita Goble Endowed Education Scholarship 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.
The purpose of the Bernice Lynch Bajada Scholarship Fund is to provide financial assistance to graduate students pursuing their degree in Marriage and Family Counseling. Recipients should demonstrate financial need.
The Dr. Ann Gerard Fellowship Fund was established in 2018 and provides scholarships for graduate students in the School of Education and Counseling Psychology, with a preference for students studying special education.
This scholarship was established in 1965 and is for a full-time male student obtaining his multiple or single subject teaching credential.
This scholarship was established in 1981 by the Estate of Triscilla Fellows Foundation and provides financial assistance to deserving education and counseling psychology students.
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.
This scholarship provides financial assistance to graduate students enrolled in the Special Education program. Candidates 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.
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.
This scholarship provides 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.
The Kenneth Blaker Endowed 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.
The M. Priscilla Myers Endowed 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 program.
The Michelle U. Nguyen Endowed Scholarship will help enhance the social, economic, and cultural diversity of the student body by supporting underrepresented Counseling Psychology graduate students of color with financial need and those whose interests are in serving the mental health needs of the Vietnamese community. Preference will be given to a student of Vietnamese heritage or someone of Asian heritage more broadly.
The Molina Bernadett Latino Counseling 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.
The Nancy Ottoboni Endowed Scholarship for Catholic Education 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.
The Pride 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.
The purpose of this endowment fund is to provide scholarships for Santa Clara University students pursuing graduate degrees leading to work teaching middle or high school students. Preference will be given to those who are passionate about working with middle or high school students, have a high level of financial need, and demonstrate an interest in ensuring a Jesuit-inspired “whole child” education, with attention to supporting students’ healthy development.
The Tone Yao Lee Counseling Psychology Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance for Santa Clara University students pursuing graduate degrees in the Counseling Psychology program. Preference is given to students 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.