Grant Opportunities

Grant and Scholarship Opportunities

Check out the resources listed below to determine if you qualify for any grants or scholarships!


Students enrolled in the IMPACT Intern and Residency@TCSJ Programs are eligible to apply for the 2023-2024 Golden State Teacher Grant (GSTG). The grant awards up to $20,000 for students who meet the requirements.
Grant Details & Requirements:
  • Students must be enrolled in a professional preparation program and working towards earning their preliminary teaching credential.
  • Students must complete their program and obtain their credential within 6 years from the date their initial GSTG payment is mailed to their institution.
  • Students must commit to work 4 years at an eligible California priority school or California preschool program within 8 years of completing their program. The current Priority List can be found on the grant website.
  • Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP).
  • Students must be eligible to receive federal and California financial aid.
When to Apply:

Applications for the 2023-2024 Golden State Teacher Grant will be accepted until April 1, 2024, or until the funds have all been awarded, whichever comes first.

How to Apply:
  1. Complete and submit the 2023-2024 Golden State Teacher Grant Application.
  2. Students need to utilize their first and last name that match your high school/college records on the application. If your name has changed, go to the grant website for instructions on how to update it.
  3. Please select Preliminary Teaching Credential under “Credential you are pursuing”.
  4. Please select Teachers College of San Joaquin under the “Preliminary Teaching Credential from Eligible List”. If a student selects a different college or program, their name won’t appear on the Teachers College’s applicant list. Therefore, the institution selected will update the student’s status to ineligible and the student will need to contact the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) to correct their application.
  5. Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or CA Dream Act Application for the 2023-2024 academic year. When selecting a school, select a 4-year institution such as University of the Pacific or CSU Stanislaus. Teachers College is NOT listed as an option. 
  6. Once the FAFSA is complete and finalized, download the Student Aid Report (SAR) and email the report to
Grant Process Steps:

The processing of the 2023-2024 awards begins August 2023 and all communication related to the grant will be sent to the students’ email address. 

  1. We will review the student’s application and confirm eligibility for the grant after their program has commenced.
  2. Once eligibility and enrollment verification are complete, the student will receive an email advising that the Service Agreement from the California State Aid Commission (CSAC) is ready for review and signature. The Service Agreement needs to be signed within 30 days of enrollment verification or the application may be voided.
  3. If awarded, Teachers College will receive the recipients first check within 7-9 weeks after completion of the Service Agreement and request for grant funding by Teachers College. Please be aware that grant funds will be disbursed in two separate semester checks during the 2023-24 academic year.
  4. Grant recipients will be notified via their email when their check is available for pick-up.

Residency@TCSJ students may be eligible for a grant of up to $33,000 (limited spots available!):

  • Must be pursuing a credential in a high-needs credential area: transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, math, science, and special education. 
  • Must be a resident teacher at one of the following district/schools: Lincoln USD, Stockton USD, Ripon USD, River Islands Academies, Tracy Learning Center, and Lodi USD. 
  • Must commit to teaching in a high-needs credential area (transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, math, science, and special education) for four years after the completion of Residency@TCSJ.

GetEdFunding is a free and fresh grant-finding resource, dedicated to helping educators and institutions identify the funding they need in budget-tight times. GetEdFunding hosts a collection of thousands of grants and opportunities culled from federal, state, regional, and community sources and is available to public and private preK-12 schools, districts, and educators; higher education institutions; and nonprofit organizations that work with them. To learn more and sign-up for grant updates, go to

Grants 4 Teachers is a free grant database that allows you to search for current available grants without the cost of an expensive subscription. Use it as much as possible to find the right funds for your school or organization. The database is maintained and updated continuously, so be sure to check back often for new opportunities.

Grants Alert finds resources that can help our schools and communities fight and win this war for the lives of our children and the future of our nation. “Our Greatest Challenge: Lifting 14.7 Million Children Out of Poverty.” To see what grants are available, visit their website:

Fall 2023 College Essay Scholarship

Essay topic:

  • In your own opinion, what are some of the most common reasons young people begin abusing alcohol and drugs?
  • How would you teach young people to resist peer pressure? Explain in detail.

To apply for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following:

  • Must be currently enrolled or planning to attend in Fall 2023
  • If currently attending the student must not be on academic probation

Application deadline for fall 2023: 8/1/2023

  • This scholarship is cyclical and awarded at the beginning of every Spring and Fall Semester unless otherwise noted on the page listed below. 
All details can be found at

Great teachers are always looking for new ways to expand their instruction and engage their students. Innovative teaching is important– but it can be expensive.

Luckily, there are a wide variety of sources available for funding educational initiatives. Grants, fellowships and scholarships are available for teachers who want to help their students.

These funds come from all sorts of sources, from the federal government to private companies and charities, and they focus on a wide range of topics. Teaching grants can fund professional development, classroom enrichment, school supplies, field trips and almost anything else that goes into bettering the quality of education. Visit their website to learn more.

The NEA Foundation supports new ideas and practices to strengthen teaching and learning. Their goal is to fund and share successful strategies to educate and prepare students for bright and rewarding futures. They have learned that the best teaching methods come from their greatest assets: educators. That is why, over the last 10 years, they have awarded more than $7.1 million to fund nearly 4,500 grants to public school educators to enhance teaching and learning. To build their knowledge base and to uncover new, great practices in public education they invite all eligible educational professionals to apply for these grants. To view grants, visit their website at