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SEMILLA Teacher Fellowship

SEMILLA Teacher Fellowship

Fellowship Program Description

The SEMILLA Teacher Fellowship provides assistance to students pursuing Master of Arts in Teaching with Teaching Credential (MATTC) program who:

  • Agree to successfully complete a minimum of 18 units at the East San Jose campus (courses to be determined);
  • Agree to provide community service at the East San Jose campus during the time of enrollment in MATTC;
  • Agree to successfully complete the MATTC program and be awarded a teaching credential from the State of California;
  • Agree to teach for two years post-degree/post-preliminary credential in a High-Need School that is predominantly comprised of an underserved Latina/o student population within four years of completing the MATTC program.

Important Notes:

  • This fellowship is only for students who are accepted for admission, or enrolled in Master of Arts in Teaching with Teaching Credential (MATTC) program
  • NHU teaching credential transfer students are not eligible for this scholarship
You are welcome to contact our office at 408-551-3422 or email us at ecpadmissions@scu.edu for any questions or inquires.
Recipients

Upon selection as a SEMILLA fellow, student will receive a tuition scholarship which will pay for 50% of the tuition for the quarters she/he enroll AFTER being awarded the scholarship. This scholarship only applies to the tuition associated with Master of Arts in Teaching with Teaching Credential Program from Santa Clara University- Department of Education. Student is responsible for payment of the balance of tuition and fees.

Service Obligation Requirement

To meet the teaching requirement of the Fellowship Fund, SEMILLA fellows will commit to teach for two years post-degree/post-preliminary credential in a High-Need School that is predominantly comprised of an underserved Latina/o student population within four years of completing the MATTC program.

To apply, complete the online SEMILLA Teacher Fellowship Application.

 

ECP Tuition Scholarship

The School of Education and Counseling Psychology offers a variety of tuition and endowed scholarships for currently enrolled and newly admitted students. Scholarship awards may be awarded on a quarterly and annual basis. The FAFSA is currently not required to be considered for a scholarship. However, the following general criteria will be considered: program and emphasis area, merit, need enrollment status (full time vs. part time), and overall experience with and commitment to multiculturalism and social justice.

Important notes:

  • International students are not eligible for an endowed scholarship, but may apply for a tuition scholarship.
  • Non-degree students are not eligible for either scholarship.
  • Prospective and Newly Admitted Students: In order to be considered for a scholarship you must have a completed application submitted (online application and supplemental materials) to one of our programs. A decision will be made only after you have been admitted into the program.
  • Currently Enrolled Students: Currently enrolled students may apply for a full year scholarship award for each academic year. Please note, if you missed the application deadline, you may still apply and be considered for a quarterly award if funding still exists

All tuition scholarships and endowed scholarships will be awarded based on information provided in this single application. Please only submit one application per academic year.

To apply, complete the online ECP Tuition Scholarship Application.

 

The Priscilla Myers Endowed Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to honor Professor Priscilla Myers for her hard work and contributions in promoting the teaching of literacy to teaching credential and Masters of Education students. The endowment serves as an appreciation for the life-long impact Professor Myers has had on the former student who provided the scholarship anonymously. The intent of the endowment is to provide scholarship support for a student actively enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching and Teaching Credential (MATTC) program in the School of Education and Counseling Psychology (SECP) at Santa Clara University.
Students who apply for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Enroll in one of Professor Myers’ reading classes before they graduate from the master’s program
  • Exhibit a commitment to serving children, adolescents, and their families in an educational setting

To apply, complete the online The Priscilla Myers Endowed Scholarship

 

Michael Joseph Harris Memorial Fellowship

"The Michael Joseph Harris Memorial Fellowship award will begin in Fall 2016"

The School of Education and Counseling Psychology announces the creation of the Michael J. Harris Memorial Fellowship

Michael, whose caring and kindness were evident to anyone who knew him, lived a life committed to helping others. He was especially committed to meeting the needs of adolescents. This commitment led to the pursuit of an advanced degree in counseling psychology. In his short time in this profession he had a huge impact on teens and their families.

Michael’s life exemplified the three C’s that are at the heart of a Santa Clara University education. He embodied the competence to pursue his master’s degree and join the counseling faculty at his alma mater, the conscience to counsel middle-school students through developmental challenges, and the compassion to selflessly serve others.

It is in this spirit that we establish the Michael J. Harris Memorial Fellowship. The fellowship provides assistance to students pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology or Counseling who are committed to serving adolescents and families, preferably in school or educational settings

Candidates for the fellowship must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in either the MA in Counseling or MA in Counseling Psychology degree program
  • Demonstrate evidence of embodying the three C’s—competence, conscience, compassion
  • Exhibit a commitment to serving adolescents and families, preferably in school or educational settings.

To be considered for the fellowship, applicants must submit a 500-word essay describing the qualities that make them worthy candidates.

To apply, complete the online Michael Joseph Harris Memorial Fellowship Application

 

Gary Biedma Equipment Fund

This scholarship benefits special needs students in Counseling Psychology. It was established in memory of Gary Biedma, a special needs student who received his Masters degree in Counseling Psychology. It provides a small amount of support for students who may need specialized equipment to facilitate their studies.

To apply, please contact vlrodriguez@scu.edu in the office of enrollment management.  

 

Endowed Scholarships for the 2016-17 Academic Year

To apply, complete the online Endowed Scholarship Application.

Tuition Scholarships for the San Jose Diocese and Sacred Heart Nativity Employees

A tuition scholarship is available for teachers, counselors, and administrators employed by the Diocese of San Jose who are taking graduate courses in the School.

To apply, complete the online Diocese of San Jose and Sacred Heart Nativity Scholarship Application.

Educational Leadership Off-site Cohort Scholarship

To apply, complete the online Educational Leadership Off-site Cohort Scholarship Application.

Upcoming Deadlines

COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY
Spring, 2017 Rolling admissions on a space available basis
Summer, 2017 March 10, 2017
Fall, 2017 April 10, 2017
EDUCATION
Spring, 2017 Rolling admissions on a space available basis
Summer, 2017 March 15, 2017
Fall, 2017 April 1, 2017

 

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