Master in Teaching Program

If you are applying for a needs-based scholarship, remember to file a FAFSA in order to determine your eligibility.

Diversity Scholarships for MIT Students

Six scholarships are awarded annually to MIT students (3 for each cohort) with financial need who will contribute to the diversity of their academic fields and departments.

Amount Awarded: $14,400

Duration: One year

Application Deadline: Feb. 1 for Fall cohort and Oct. 1 for Spring cohort

Criteria for Selection:

  • Compatibility with the philosophy and mission of the College of Education and the Jesuit mission of Seattle University: "Preparing ethical and reflective professionals for quality service in diverse communities."
  • Evidence of excellence or potential for excellence in practice, scholarship, and leadership in professional education.
  • Evidence of membership in an under-represented group and of financial need.

MIT Program Scholarship Information and Application

Martinez Foundation Fellowship

In 2008, Edgar and Holli Martinez launched the Martinez Foundation, which strives to strengthen our communities by providing underserved populations with educational opportunities. The Martinez Foundation helps students of color become the exceptional educators and role models our communities deserve.

Amount Awarded: Varies

Duration: One year

Application Deadline: Feb. 1 for Fall start and Oct. 1 for Spring start

Criteria for Selection: The Martinez Foundation grants graduate scholarships and/or provides support programs to students of color who are pursuing teaching careers and are committed to equity in education and giving back to their communities. The Martinez Foundation provides support to teachers of color in the SU College of Education's Masters in Teaching (pre-service teacher education) program.

MIT Program Scholarship Information and Application

MIT Diversity Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to provide financial support to an individual or individuals (depending on need) from underrepresented groups so that they may complete the College of Education's Master in Teaching program.  First awarded in 2008, the scholarship helps expand MIT recruitment of promising students of diverse backgrounds.  This scholarship will increase the number of diverse student teachers in the MIT program, helping to ensure that the most promising MIT students from underrepresented groups have an opportunity to receive an excellent Jesuit education at Seattle University.

Amount Awarded: Ranges between $2,000 -$7,000

Duration: One year

Application Deadline: Feb. 1 for Fall cohort and Oct. 1 for Spring cohort

Criteria for Selection:

  • The scholarships are to be awarded to qualified underrepresented minorities according to financial need. 
  • If there are no qualified underrepresented minorities, then the awards will default automatically to those with most financial need. The priority, however, will remain on recruiting and selecting qualified candidates that are from both an underrepresented minority as well as having demonstrated financial needs.

MIT Program Scholarship Information and Application

MIT Alumni Fund for Excellence

Two scholarships are awarded to outstanding candidates who have financial need in the Master In Teaching Program.

Amount Awarded: varies-scholarship already awarded for 2019 academic year

Duration: One year

Application Deadline: Feb. 1 for Fall cohort and Oct. 1 for Spring cohort

Criteria for Selection:

  • Compatibility with the mission of the College of Education philosophy and mission: "Preparing ethical and reflective professionals for quality service in diverse communities" 
  • A statement of professional goals
  • Evidence of financial need

MIT Program Scholarship Information and Application

Diane and Gary Buckley Endowed Scholarship for Teacher Education

The Diane and Gary Buckley Endowed Scholarship for Teacher Education was established by Gary Buckley, a Seattle University alumnus, and Diane Buckley, a graduate of the SU College of Education.  The Buckleys have spent their entire professional lives as educators.  They wish to provide for a teacher education student who is pursuing a career in education.

Amount Awarded: $2000-2500-scholarship already awarded for 2019 academic year

Duration: One year with the option for a continuing student

Scholarships Available: One or two

Application Deadline: to be determined

Criteria for Selection:

To be eligible for the scholarship, the student must:

  • Be enrolled as a student at Seattle University in a College of Education program;
  • Demonstrate financial need;
  • Demonstrate experiences that illustrate a commitment to the mission of the College of Education, educating the whole person and empowering leaders for a just and humane world.
  • Represent and/or demonstrate experiences illustrating commitment to historically excluded or marginalized communities.
  • May be currently working in schools/field of education with a goal to pursue education certification/credentials

MIT Program Scholarship Information and Application

Kenneth R. Hill Endowed Scholarship for Teacher Education

The Kenneth R. Hill Endowed Scholarship for Teacher Education (MIT and EDLS) was created by Kenneth R. Hill, a graduate of the College of Education, who spent his career in elementary education. This scholarship provides scholarships to students in the College of Education Teacher Education Program to support students who wish to pursue a career in elementary education.

Amount Awarded: $5000

Duration: One year

Scholarships Available: One-Two

Application Deadline:  Feb. 1 for Fall cohort and Oct. 1 for Spring cohort

Criteria for Selection:

To be eligible for the scholarship, the student must:

  • Be enrolled in a teacher certification program either within the College of Education, or supported by the College of Education through an SU campus partner program;
  • Demonstrate financial need;
  • Demonstrate an understanding and dedication to the importance of promoting the field of education for non-traditional students and students from traditionally underrepresented populations as classroom teachers; and
  • Demonstrate a career goal of pursuing elementary education; if no student meets this criteria in a particular year, then the award can be made to a student pursuing secondary education.

 

Michelle Jordan Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The Michelle Jordan Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established by Richard and Karen Tonelli in honor of their daughter, Michelle Lynn Jordan, who taught grade school and had a passion for teaching foreign languages. 

Amount Awarded: $2000-2500

Duration: One year

Scholarships Available: One

Application Deadline:  to be determined

Criteria for Selection:

To be eligible for the scholarship, the student must:

  • Be enrolled as a student at Seattle University in a College of Education program;
  • US citizen and a graduate of a Washington State high school.
  • Has a high school or College/University GPA of at least a 3.0.
  • Strong preference for students pursuing teaching with an interest in teaching foreign languages.

MIT Program Scholarship Information and Application

Mary C Pirrung Endowed Scholarship

Mary C. Pirrung founded the graduate reading program in the Seattle University College of Education. While at Seattle University, Professor Pirrung mentored many preservice and experienced teachers. Her influence on literacy education has been perpetuated by the annual awarding of the Mary C. Pirrung Scholarship.

The Mary C. Pirrung Scholarship was established in the will of Professor Pirrung after her death in 1985 to provide support for teacher education students in either bachelor's or master's degrees. Preference for a student who is interested in reading and literacy. Alumni and friends of Mary Pirrung also contribute to this scholarship fund. The scholarship of approximately $1000 is awarded annually to a superior teacher education undergraduate or graduate student who manifests the commitment to excellent literacy education exhibited by Professor Pirrung for over 30 years.

Amount Awarded: $1,000 – $1,200

Duration: One year

Scholarships Available: One

Application Deadline: Spring quarter

Criteria for Selection:

To be eligible for the scholarship, the student must be enrolled in a teacher education program at Seattle University.  Preference will be given to candidates interested in reading and literacy.

MIT Program Scholarship Information and Application

COE Scholarships 

Please review general College of Education scholarships and external scholarships for additional opportunities.