Each year, we are able to offer relatively small Program Grant scholarships to our incoming students. When you apply to our program, you are automatically enrolled as a scholarship fund applicant. If you are offered a place in our program, you will also be notified of any scholarship support we can provide you. These scholarships are based on a number of factors and are not needs-based. They are awarded for the first year of our program only. They are for tuition reduction only. Students whose tuition is otherwise completely covered (through Graduate Teaching Fellowships and/or other scholarships) will be ineligible for these Program Grants.
The program is not able to offer University of Oregon staff discounts.
The program will accept a maximum of 4 credits paid for with the University of Oregon College of Education Reduced Enrollment Fee Privilege vouchers.
Our students, once enrolled in the program, may apply for small grants from the Director’s Fund. These grants are intended to provide supplemental support to students for such things as Master’s-related travel to conferences, fees for training, research costs (for eg, data access charges for public records), and other costs incurred in the pursuit of an educational activity.
Grant application deadlines are Sept. 30th for fall term, Jan. 31st for winter term, and March 31st for spring term. Requests for support will be accepted at other times during the academic year on a first come, first served basis if money remains in the fund undistributed. Director’s Fund grants are not available during the summer. Grants are not available for travel expenses related to internship placement.
To apply, students must submit the following:
1. Student name and contact information
2. Name, date, place of event, with documentation
3. Reason for the request (What benefits the student expects to receive.)
4. Budget/total costs
5. Amount of request
6. Description of any plans or opportunities to share knowledge acquired with other students.
The maximum single grant amount is $200. Students are limited to no more than two grants in any academic year.
Preference will be given to an applicant who has not previously been awarded a grant over an applicant who has previously been awarded a grant.
Evaluation criteria for awards are:
1. Match with program and student learning goals.
2. Quality of learning opportunity.
3. Opportunities to share knowledge acquired with other students.