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The 2019-2020 scholarship cycle is now open. Applications must be received by 5:00 PM on Thursday, October 31, 2019.

We do not accept late applications, incomplete applications, or electronic submissions. You may hand deliver your complete application package to the Dean’s Office in ED 3121, or mail it to:

Michael D. Eisner College of Education
ATTN: MDECOE Scholarships
ED 3121
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8265

Students who are matriculated in a degree or credential program within the Michael D. Eisner College of Education (MDECOE) department who were enrolled on September 12, 2019 received a CSUN e-mail with attachments describing available scholarships, an application, and RSVP information for a free writing workshop. Please note that receiving this notification e-mail does not guarantee your eligibility to apply for scholarships - see the Frequently Asked Questions on this page for more information.

The Equity and Student Affairs Committee will be presenting a FREE scholarship writing workshop on Saturday, October 12, 2019, from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM in ED 2117. Please note that seats are limited; should you wish to attend, please send your RSVP to Vanessa Goodwin at vanessa.goodwin@csun.edu. This workshop is open to all Michael D. Eisner College of Education students.

The Michael D. Eisner College of Education (MDECOE) scholarship program annually awards scholarships to students on a competitive basis.  Each fall, after the scholarships available for that year have been posted, we begin to accept applications from eligible students for award distribution during the following spring semester. In addition to the College-wide scholarship competition, each department within the Michael D. Eisner College of Education has their own scholarship and awards program. Learn more about our individual scholarships below.

Student Testimonials on the Scholarship Writing Workshop

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Michael D. Eisner College of Education (MDECOE) scholarships

The Michael D. Eisner College of Education (MDECOE) scholarship program annually awards scholarships to students on a competitive basis.  Each fall, after the scholarships available for that year have been posted, we begin to accept applications from eligible students for award distribution during the following spring semester.

The scholarships and sample application displayed on this site are for informational purposes only.  Depending on funding availability, specific scholarships being offered, as well as the number of available awards and/or award amounts, are subject to change from year to year.  These changes, in addition to any other program-related changes, will be reflected on our scholarship application and in an informational e-mail that we send to MDECOE students every year.

For more information about our scholarship program, please refer to the scholarship profiles themselves as well as our Frequently Asked Questions.

Ronald M. Adams Scholarship in Secondary Education

Available to qualified Secondary Education candidates enrolled in the Language Arts and/or World Language credential program in the Michael D. Eisner College of Education.

LaVonne Beyer Graduate Scholarship

Available to qualified Master’s Degree Candidates.  All applicants must be preparing for a career in education or school counseling.

California Retired Teachers Association Foothill Chapter Scholarship

Available to qualified candidates enrolled in a Preliminary Multiple Subject, Preliminary Single Subject, or Preliminary Education Specialist credential program in the Michael D. Eisner College of Education.

Dan and Cindy Chernow Future Teacher Scholarship

Available to qualified K-12 Credential Candidates enrolled in the Michael D. Eisner College of Education.  All applicants must be preparing for a career in teaching.

DawnSignPress Lawrence Fleischer Scholarship

Available to graduating Deaf Studies seniors in the Michael D. Eisner College of Education. All applicants must be preparing for a career in service to the Deaf community.

Lavelle Glidewell Hamel Memorial Scholarship

Available to qualified Deaf Studies majors in the Michael D. Eisner College of Education. All applicants must be preparing for a career in education.

Association of Retired Faculty / Michael D. Eisner College of Education / Phil and Shirley Hansen Memorial Scholarship

Available to qualified students who are enrolled for both the fall and spring semesters during the same academic year in a degree or credential program in the Michael D. Eisner College of Education.

Virginia Hansen Scholarship

Available to qualified Elementary or Special Education Credential Candidates enrolled in the Michael D. Eisner College of Education. The purpose of this scholarship is to financially assist a student during his/her student teaching assignment.

Tina Hauck Memorial Scholarship

Available to qualified Deaf Studies majors in the Michael D. Eisner College of Education. All applicants must be preparing for a career in education.

Marilyn Joshua Williams Scholarship

Available to qualified applicants who are enrolled in the first or second semester of student teaching in a K-8 classroom.

Michel P. Laxague Memorial Scholarship

Available to qualified Deaf Studies majors in the Michael D. Eisner College of Education. All applicants must be preparing for a career in education.

Mo-Goodlad Comparative Education Scholarship

Available to qualified graduate students studying Comparative Education in the Michael D. Eisner College of Education.  All applicants must be engaged in a comparative education research project or course project with a Michael D. Eisner College of Education faculty member.

Harvey Nasatir Memorial Scholarship

Available to qualified Special Education Credential or Master's Candidates enrolled in the Michael D. Eisner College of Education. The applicants must be preparing for a career in teaching.

Lillian Raphael Scholarship

Available to qualified K-12 Credential Candidates enrolled in the Michael D. Eisner College of Education. All applicants must be preparing for a career in teaching.

Rebecca Schrag Memorial Scholarship

Available to qualified Early Childhood Education Graduate students seeking to become teachers and/or therapists. Students must be enrolled in the Michael D. Eisner College of Education.

Lillian Paula Seitsive Scholarship

Available to qualified Special Education Credential Candidates or Deaf Studies Students enrolled in the Michael D. Eisner College of Education. The purpose of this scholarship is to financially assist an appropriate teacher candidate in the field of special education including teachers of the Deaf.

Sally Spencer Memorial Scholarship

Available to qualified candidates enrolled in a Special Education Mild/Moderate credential program, or Master of Science degree program in Marriage and Family Therapy in the Michael D. Eisner College of Education.

Dorothy Storer Scholarship

Available to qualified candidates pursuing a Master’s degree program in Educational Psychology and Counseling within the Michael D. Eisner College of Education.

Myrna Vallens Scholarship

Available to qualified students in the Michael D. Eisner College of Education. All applicants must be preparing for a career in education.

Rhonda Sim Wasserman Memorial Scholarship

Available to students completing a credential in a traditional elementary education assignment. The purpose of this scholarship is to financially assist a student during his/her traditional student teaching assignment.

Wells Fargo Teacher Education Scholarship

Available only to applicants that apply under one of the following categories:

  • CSUN senior enrolled in the Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP), Junior Option to become an elementary or special education teacher, or the Junior-Year Integrated (JYI) Program to become a secondary teacher in English or mathematics.
  • CSUN senior who wishes to pursue an English, Math, or Special Education credential through a post-baccalaureate Michael D. Eisner College of Education teacher credentialing program.

All Wells Fargo applicants must be US Citizens residing in either Los Angeles County or Ventura County.

MDECOE Department Scholarships and Awards

In addition to the College-wide scholarship competition, each department within the Michael D. Eisner College of Education has their own scholarship and awards program.  For more information about the following scholarships and/or awards, please contact the respective Department listed below:

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

(818) 677-2591

Deborah Leidner Educational Leadership Award

Educational Psychology and Counseling

(818) 677-2599

Kathy Burrati Scholarship
Rose C. Engel Scholarship
Ruth L. Halpert Memorial Scholarship

Elementary Education

(818) 677-2621

Steven L. Friedman Elementary Education Merit Scholarship
Hoffman Family Merit Scholarship
Virginia Lee Elementary Education Scholarship
Ilanea Ochitill Scholarship
Ruth Roche Memorial Scholarship

Secondary Education

(818) 677-2580

Bidna/McHugh Award
Calder-Smith Award
Mary Snyder Memorial Scholarship

Special Education

(818) 677-2596

Kelly Keogh Memorial Scholarship
Rose C. Engel Scholarship