There are many sources of grants, scholarships, loans, and loan cancellation programs for teacher candidates.
Scholarships, loans, grants and work-study programs — aspiring teachers have a variety of options to help fund their education.
The Golden State Teacher Grant Program (GSTG) awards up to $20,000 to students currently enrolled in a professional preparation program approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and working towards earning their preliminary teaching or pupil personnel services credential.
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) grant is a federal financial aid program.
If you’re a teacher candidate who received a Cal Grant A or B and want to pursue your credential, consider applying to this program.
This program encourages talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors and professionals to become K-12 math and science teachers.
The Teacher Loan Forgiveness program aims to encourage more individuals to enter and continue in the teaching profession.
This scholarship is for aspiring teachers preparing to serve students in high-need schools. It supports a year-long clinical experience working alongside an expert mentor.
A Funding Guide to More Diverse School in California 2022-23 available through the UCLA Center for the Transformation of Schools highlights allocations and grants for individual applicants and organizations to support and increase educator diversity in California.