Graduate Scholarships & Grants
Cal Lutheran offers a variety of scholarships to graduate students in addition to available government programs.
Graduate Academic Scholarship
Application Required - Graduate Academic Scholarships are available to graduate and credential students based on financial need as demonstrated by the FAFSA and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. This competitive scholarship may be awarded up to $2,500 per academic year, dependent on full or part-time enrollment status and number of terms attending.
This scholarship application is open:
- July through August for ALL incoming and continuing students for the upcoming academic year, AND
- January through February for NEWLY admitted Spring term students only.
Up to $2,500 per academic year
Local Government Scholarship
Automatic Consideration - Cal Lutheran has partnered with local governments to offer their employees a $100 per credit reduction on any of our graduate and professional programs (future terms only).
$100 per credit reduction
Congregational Partners in Education (CPE) Award
Application Required - This award allows congregations of any faith to assist outstanding students who have demonstrated a commitment to the life and work of their church. Cal Lutheran will match gifts from the congregation in support of a student enrolled full-time up to $2,500 per academic year.
Up to $2,500 per academic year
Teaching Credential Scholarship
Application Required - The Maken Family Scholarship is available for our full-time Teaching Credential students in the Graduate School of Education.
Up to $10,000
Cal Grant Teacher Credential Benefits
Application Required - You may be eligible for this Cal Grant Extension benefit if you were awarded Cal Grant A or Cal Grant B as an undergraduate AND will be enrolled in the Teacher Education Program within 15 months of last term you received the Cal Grant. Please visit Cal Grants website for more information. The FAFSA and Graduate Financial Aid Application must be completed to be considered for this grant.
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant
Application Required - Graduate students in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) and Special Education Programs are eligible to receive the TEACH grant, which provides funds to students who agree to teach full-time for at least four years of an eight year period in a high-need field at a school serving low-income students.
Cal Lutheran Donor Scholarships for Teaching Credential Students
Application Required - Fill out an application through the Cal Lutheran Scholarships system to see if you are eligible for additional award opportunities in our scholarships database. Application period for 2017-2018 will begin in Summer 2017. Please check back later.
$500 - $10,000
Please note that Cal Lutheran gift aid programs may not be combined in a single academic year. If a graduate student is eligible for multiple types of Cal Lutheran gift aid programs, he or she will be given the opportunity to select the scholarship or grant aid program they prefer.