MSTI Resources

Math & Science Teacher Prep related Scholarships, Grants, and Loans

APLE (Assumption Program Loans for Education)

The APLE is a state-funded, competitive teacher incentive program administered by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC). The APLE program is designed to encourage outstanding students to become teachers and serve in critical teacher shortage areas in California’s public elementary and secondary schools. CSAC assumes up to $19,000 in outstanding educational loan balances for California teachers in a range of critical teacher shortage areas in several types of high need schools.
Contact: Lorena Romero
BH 101

Barbara Lotze Scholarship-AAPT

$2,000/year for prospective physics teachers only who are undergraduates

Edison International Scholarship

$2,500 scholarship to help economically and educationally disadvantaged students obtain a teaching credential. Award preference will be given to students seeking a credential to teach math, science, or special education. Contact: 
(800) 537-4180

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Fellowship

The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation offers Fellowships for students who are committed to teaching high school science and/or mathematics. Applicants must already have a bachelor's degree (or higher) in science, math or engineering. The program provides support and professional development for up to five year plus tuition and a stipend while participating in a recognized teacher education program (like ours!). 
Deadline: Early January Contact:

Noyce Scholarship

$15,000/year scholarship to support single subject candidates in science and math. 
Deadline: March 
Contact: Ana Brochet (SAS Center)


Stipends, special courses, and mentoring for students working towards a physics or physical science credential Contact: Galen Pickett/ or Laura Henriques/


Up to $4,000/year for students pursing a credential and who commit to teaching science in a high need school for 4 years. Contact: Jessica Vieira
 (562) 985-7622   Also visit the College of Education Scholarships and College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Scholarships pages for a full listing of current scholarships and deadlines.