Scholarships at Sonoma State University are awarded on the basis of academic merit, usually without regard to financial need or state of residency. Students should contact the SSU Scholarship Office in Stevenson Hall, Room 1050, (707) 664-2261, or http://www.sonoma.edu/scholarship/ for information. The annual scholarship application deadline is January 15.
There are several scholarships available to Sonoma State students that are specific to teaching, please go to http://www.sonoma.edu/scholarship for more information. Off-campus scholarship information is available in the Scholarship Office in Salazar Hall. Good sites for scholarship searches on the Internet are: FastWeb, FinAid, and the California Student Aid Commission. Scholarship funding is taken into account when preparing a financial aid award package and may reduce other aid. Students are required to notify the Sonoma State University Financial Aid Office when they are awarded a scholarship.
Scholarship Sonoma County
Scholarship Sonoma County is a post-secondary scholarship program administered through the San Rafael based 10,000 Degrees. All students are encouraged toapply, since they administer many scholarships with various requirements via this one application process. The basic eligibility requirements are demonstrated financial need, enrollment in a program leading to a student's first associate's degree, bachelor's degree, certificate or teaching credential during the 2013-2014 academic year, and enrollment in a minimum of 12 academic units while receiving a scholarship.
The Robert Noyce Scholarship Program for Math and Science Teachers seeks to encourage talented Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) majors and professionals who might otherwise not have considered the teaching profession, particularly those from underrepresented groups. Each Noyce Scholar receives a maximum of three years of scholarship support of up to $10,000 per year. In addition, Sonoma State provides support to the scholars throughout the period covered by the scholarships and up to two years after to assist the scholars to reach their goal of a credential and a teaching position. Noyce Scholars are selected by consideration of academic achievement, under-representation and financial need. Preference will be given to those seeking a single subject credential in Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematics, and Physics. Foundational-level General Science and Foundational-level Mathematics credentials are not included.
The F. George Elliott Scholarship Fund is an endowment of over $250,000 to the Sonoma State University School of Education. The endowment each year will award two scholarships for graduate study at Sonoma State University; one is for an outstanding student teacher, and the other is for a Santa Rosa City School middle school, junior high, or high school teacher. Recipients of these scholarships will be known as Elliott Scholars.
Faculty from the School of Education credential programs nominate finalists for the annual Exemplary Student Teacher Scholarship from both fall and spring semesters and in May they select one annual winner. Experienced teachers from the Santa Rosa City Schools may self nominate for the The Fellowship for Professional Renewal.