Scholarships & Fellowships
Undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Education & Human Development can apply for a number of scholarships and fellowships to support their academic endeavors. Check out some of the great opportunities below.
- Teacher residents in Mathematics, Science, English Language Learners, and Special Education (elementary, middle or high school)
- are paid a stipend of $25,000 through the school district in which they are a Teacher Resident
- will be accepted into the appropriate Georgia State University (GSU) teacher training programs and will complete coursework towards a master degree and teacher certificate within 18 months
- will receive infusion of Special Education, ELL strategies, technology, and literacy across the content areas in their GSU teacher training courses
- are placed for a full year with a qualified mentor teacher in a high-need school
- will be provided continued induction through professional development after completion of program
- must commit to a three-year service obligation at a high-need school in a high-need subject
Applicants for the CREST-Ed Teacher Residency program must:
- Provide proof of U.S. citizenship or be a permanent resident
- Must meet all GSU application requirements* and complete a College of Education & Human Development application *GSU application requirements can be found at http://education.gsu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/
In addition to the GSU application, CREST-Ed Teacher Resident applicants must:
- Have a minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA
- Complete a CREST-Ed Teacher Residency application
- Complete an interview with the selection committee
For more information on CREST-Ed please visit http://crest.education.gsu.edu.
Kay Hettermann Chester graduated from College Park High School in 1965. After graduation, she began her college career that summer at Georgia State University, which was then Georgia State College. She became a member of Mu Rho Sigma (MRS), a sorority for married women on campus. Being married and working part time left little social time and MRS helped to provide the camaraderie and interaction with other women in similar situations. Chester graduated in 1969 with a B.A. in English and planned to teach. However, her plans changed and she started her family in 1970. She has two sons, Craig and Cliff, who live near her with their families. Through the years, her family moved every 10-12 years during the building of her husband’s various businesses. She now lives in the Vail Valley in Colorado, where she has served on several boards, including WestStar Bank, Bravo! Vail Music Festival and Chester’s Harley-Davidson – the current family business based in Mesa, Ariz.
Students interested in applying for this $1,000 scholarship must meet the following criteria:
- Be in good academic standing in the College of Education and Human Development
- Pursuing a teacher preparation degree and exhibiting exemplary teaching ability
- If all other selection criteria are equal, the scholarship should be awarded to women who are raising a family while continuing their higher education.
Students must submit the following:
- Letter of application outlining applicant’s commitment to degree completion, financial need, and statement of suitability for the scholarship as envisioned by Kay Chester
- Two letters of support from faculty and/or staff advisor
Materials must be submitted to Joyce Many, associate dean of undergraduate studies and educator preparation, at email@example.com, by Feb. 17, 2017.
The scholarship program commemorates 100 years of academic excellence and service to the community by Georgia State University alumni. College of Education & Human Development graduates are leaders and visionaries who serve students in rural and urban schools, colleges and universities across the nation.
Deadline: February 1
Complete and submit the application and have one faculty member from your program department submit a letter of recommendation to:
Office of Academic Assistance and Graduate Admissions
College of Education & Human Development
30 Pryor St.
Atlanta, GA 30303
Learn more about the Dean's Research Doctoral Fellowship.
In order to qualify for this award, all supporting documentation must be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m. on the first Monday in October for the Fall award cycle, and the first Monday in March for the Spring and Summer cycle. All information should be submitted as one PDF document in the order indicated below. The Committee on Research and Scholarship will review all applications and recipients will be chosen and notified within one month after the deadline. For more information, please contact Associate Dean Walt Thompson 404-413-8365 or email@example.com.
Nomination Requirements and Submission Materials:
- Cover letter (include degree program and contact information)
- Two-page summary of the approved prospectus
- Nomination letter from doctoral chair addressing all of the selection criteria
- Detailed budget for the use of grant funds.
The CEHD Committee on Research and Scholarship will evaluate applications in each of the following areas:
- Significance or potential impact of the proposed study
- Feasibility of the proposed work
- Methodological soundness
- Quality of the students’ writing
- Appropriateness of the budget
At the completion of the award cycle, students should send a summary description of how they used the funds to support their dissertation work to the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Felicia and Rodney Mayfield Scholarship $1000 Award
Felicia Mayfield has spent her life sharing her time and talents as a teacher, educator, administrator and motivator. She is a proud "GSU triple Panther" having earned three degrees from Georgia State University. She credits GSU's education as part of her success and feels that the university is a cornerstone in the community. Dr. Mayfield wants to ensure every student at GSU has the opportunity she was afforded. She is particularly concerned with students whose education is in jeopardy because they fall just below the grade point average required by HOPE. Therefore, she has established the Felicia and Rodney Mayfield Scholarship to award a College of Education & Human Development student who is in financial need and has a GPA between 2.5 and 2.99.
Application Deadline: February 22, 2016
- Undergraduate students majoring in degrees in the College of Education & Human Development
- Must be enrolled in Spring 2015
- GPA between 2.5 and 2.99
- Evidence of financial need
- Letter of application outlining the applicant’s commitment to degree completion and financial need
- Two letters of support from faculty and/or staff advisor
Materials should be submitted to:
- Joyce Many, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Educator Preparation
Dr. Jones was a health and physical education teacher educator at Georgia State from 1975 to 1993, when she retired and left a generous gift to fund this scholarship. Dr. Jones was noted for her great enthusiasm as a teacher, and as a strong supporter of school physical education programs. While at GSU, she started the Share The Wealth Conference, which has grown into one of the largest annual professional development events for elementary physical education teachers in the country. Dr. Jones currently lives in the St. Louis area, volunteering for Meals on Wheels five days a week. One of her hobbies is updating sport stamp checklists for the American Topical Association and Sports Philatelists International.
For more information about available scholarships and fellowships, please visit Georgia State University’s extensive Scholarship & Grants website or visit:The Scholarship Resource Center