CSU Aspiring Teacher Scholarship

The Aspiring Teacher Scholarship was established for CSU students enrolled in post-baccalaureate teacher education programs interested in teaching in bilingual classrooms or working with English learners and/or students who are bilingual. It is for multiple subject, single subject, and education specialist credential students. The scholarship recognizes students in these groups who demonstrate a financial need and have attributes of merit including excellent academic performance, significant personal achievements, and community service. All potentially eligible post-bac teacher education students are encouraged to apply.

It is planned that 10 scholarships will be awarded on each of the participating campuses (CSU Bakersfield and CSU Fresno). Scholarships will be $10,000. Applicants must:

  • Have an interest in teaching in bilingual classrooms and/or working with English learners.
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by the campus Financial Aid Office.
  • Be currently enrolled in a full-time equivalent post-baccalaureate program and must remain a full-time equivalent CSU student during the 2019/2020 academic year.
  • Be in good academic standing.
  • Be in a Multiple Subject, Single Subject, or Education Specialist program at CSU Bakersfield or CSU Fresno.

Application Requirements
In addition to completing the general scholarship application on this site, you must also download and complete the application for the Aspiring Teacher Scholarship. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION (PDF size 692KB). Please read all the instructions to make sure you understand the requirements for this scholarship. All required documents must be scanned and uploaded as one file before the deadline. The uploaded file must be formatted as a PDF (not a JPEG, TIFF, or ZIP file of compressed documents) and the file size cannot be larger than 10 MB. Please retain all submitted paperwork for this scholarship. If nominated, the original documentation may be requested for the selection committee to review.

Please Note
This scholarship opportunity has a financial aid prerequisite requirement. Applicants must have submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the California Dream Application, and have a calculated financial need analysis done by Fresno State prior to the scholarship deadline.


Please direct all questions to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
Phone: (559) 278-2182
Email: scholarships@csufresno.edu.

CSU Systemwide Scholarships
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please upload your completed application for the Aspiring Teacher Scholarship