Teacher Education

Teacher Scholarships and Loan Cancellation Programs

Assumption Program of Loans for Education-APLE
(Up to between $11,000 and $19,000)

APLE is a competitive teacher incentive program designed to encourage outstanding students to become California teachers in subject areas where a critical teacher shortage has been identified or in designated schools meeting specific criteria. Up to between $11,000 and $19,000 in outstanding educational loan balances can be paid by the California Student Aid Commission in return for four consecutive years of teaching service in one of the following teacher shortage areas.

* Mathematics (Grades 7 - 12)
* Science (Life/Physical) (Grades 7 - 12)
* Foreign Language
* Special Education
* Low-Income Area School
* School Serving Rural Area
* State Special School
* School with a High Percentage of Emergency Permit Teachers

Amounts above $11,000 are associated with teaching of mathematics, science and special education in the highest need schools.

Please note that no new APLE awards will be made during 2012-13. All current APLE loan cancellation agreements will be honored.

Federal Perkins Loan Teacher Cancellation

The Federal Perkins Loan Teacher Cancellation program applies to teachers who have taught in an elementary or secondary school as a:

--teacher in a school serving students from low-income families
--special education teacher
--teacher in the fields of mathematics, science, foreign languages,
or bilingual education, or in other shortage areas in the state.

If a borrower is eligible for teacher cancellation under any of the categories, up to 100 percent of the loan may be canceled for teaching service in the following increments:

--15% for the first and year second years of service
--20 percent canceled for the third and fourth years
--30 percent canceled for the fifth year.

Please visit the Federal Perkins Loan Teacher Cancellation website for application instructions for more information.

Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program - FFEL and Direct Loan Programs

To qualify, a teacher must have been employed as a full-time teacher for five consecutive complete academic years in an elementary or secondary school that has been designated as a low-income school by the U.S. Department of Education. Teachers may receive up to either $5,000 or $17,500 of loan cancellation if they teach in a low-income school.

A fully qualified elementary or secondary teacher is eligible for up to $5,000 in loan forgiveness if they teach in a low-income school.

Teachers may receive up to $17,500 in loan forgiveness if they are fully qualified and are:

--teachers of mathematics or science in an eligible secondary school
--special education teachers.

For more information, please see the Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program website.

Robert Noyce Scholarship Program

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. Through the Noyce undergraduate/credential scholarship program, each Noyce Scholar can receive up to three years of scholarships with stipends of up to $10,000 per year during upper division and credential study. Preference is given to STEM majors seeking a single subject credential in mathematics or science, and the program is targeted to individuals with high academic achievement. Scholarships of $10,000 for credential study are available to STEM professionals seeking teaching credentials. Through the Noyce credential/Master's degree fellowship program, candidates receive a fellowship of at least $10,000, as a credential/Master's degree fellowship and a stipend of $10,000 during each of the first four years of teaching. Each Noyce recipient must fulfill a teaching obligation in a high need school district. The period of the teaching obligation is typically between two and four years and depends on the duration of the fellowship. The CSU campuses' Noyce Scholarship programs are supported by the National Science Foundation.


Noyce Undergraduate/Credential Scholarships:

California State University Bakersfield (0934944)
California State University Channel Islands (0934703)
California State University Chico (0733758,1136431)
California State University Dominguez Hills (0833206)
California State University East Bay (0833348)
California State University Fresno (9852170, 0733849)
California State University Fullerton (0630425, 0934910)
Humboldt State University (0934703)
California State University Long Beach (0335772, 0833349)
California State University Los Angeles (0531936, 0934934)
California State University Monterey Bay (0934703)
California State University Northridge (0630452)
California State University San Bernardino (0630255)
California State University San Marcos (0531878)
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo (0630419, 0833353, 0952013)
California State Polytechnic University Pomona (0434148, 0934964)
California State University Sacramento (0733758)
San Diego State University (0434150)
San Francisco State University (1136335)
Sonoma State University (0934503)
California State University Stanislaus (0934958)

Noyce Credential/Master's Degree and/or Master Teacher Fellowship Programs:

California State University Bakersfield (1136342)
California State University Dominguez Hills (0833206)
California State University East Bay (0934931)
California State University Fresno (0934967)
California State University Fullerton (1035315)
California State University Northridge (0934972)
California State Polytechnic University Pomona (1136428)
California State University Sacramento (1136419)
California State University San Bernardino (0934761)
California State University San Marcos (0934695)
San Diego State University (0934695)

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