Pursuing a career in teaching, school administration, and/or higher education requires a commitment to extensive coursework and multiple in-field experiences. To assist education candidates at CI, many of whom represent first generation or historically underrepresented groups, we have established three support funds. Each of the funds below provides unique financial assistance to help candidates manage personal situations/demands as they complete their professional program.

The SoE Student Support Fund provides assistance to education students experiencing a crisis or need that could adversely affect their semester and thus their pursuit of a career in education. The Fund assists students enrolled in Credential, Early Childhood, Liberal Studies, or Master of Arts programs who are experiencing financial/life needs. The fund can also provide financial assistance related to the unique experience that is student teaching. Students who encounter financial difficulties or who need course resources, classroom materials, etc. as they progress through student teaching may receive up to $250 in support.
There is a lifetime award of $500.


For the purpose of strengthening the development program so that it may work to increase philanthropic support of CSUCI as well as partially defray administrative costs, a portion of all donations will be used to further advancement efforts on behalf of CSU Channel Islands. See CSUCI Foundation’s Policy on Gift and Endowment Management Fees for details.

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