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San Diego State University

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The following scholarship committees are looking for your application right now! 

  • The Rubie Eileen Chapman Elementary Education Scholarship

San Diego County residents currently enrolled full-time at San Diego State University who have declared an undergraduate major in liberal studies or child development with the career goal of becoming an elementary education teacher
    • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Are actively involved in serving their community as demonstrated by extra-curricular activities, community and/or church service and work experience
    • Have a demonstrated financial need
    • Be a United States citizen
Application opens February 4, 2013 and the deadline to submit an application is February 6, 2013. Go to to download your application. 

  • California Retired Teachers Association (CalRTA)

Area XI, Division 69, East County (San Diego) is accepting applications from future teachers. $1,500 scholarships available! Juniors, Seniors and Credential Candidates are encouraged to apply. Download the application form and informational flier today (PDF).

Search for additional scholarship opportunities through The San Diego Foundation at 

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Other Scholarships Available

This is not a complete listing of available aid options. We are fortunate to have many scholarship options for our students.
For a complete list of College of Education scholarships, visit

Applying for scholarships is as easy as 1 - 2- 3! 

  1. SEARCH for SDSU scholarships by selecting your major/credential and/or "All Majors" from the drop-down menu.
  2. SELECT scholarships for which you meet the eligibility requirements (listed in the description of each scholarship).
  3. APPLY by submitting a separate online application and essay for each scholarship.
Questions? Contact us in the College of Education - Office of Student Services at (619) 594-6320.

Assumption Program Of Loans For Education (APLE)

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The APLE program is no longer accepting applications however, the Student Aid Commission will continue to process paperwork and payments for existing (2011-12 academic year and prior) APLE agreements. 

Contact Info

Telephone: 888-224-7268 #3

Fax (916) 526-7977