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Financing Your Graduate Education

How will you pay for your graduate studies at SPU? Consider a varied menu of scholarships, assistantships, and loans — each designed to meet your specific needs. We’ll help you find what’s available. Opportunities include:


  • Ethnic Diversity Scholarship  — For students of color who have been admitted to an SOE graduate program (application opens February 2015).
  • Phi Delta Kappa Graduate Fellowship — For graduate students enrolled in an education program.
  • Kingswood Scholarship — Available to educators currently employed in Christian schools (application opens February 2015).
  • Graduate assistantships (part-time employment) are arranged through the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and are not considered part of your financial aid award. All positions have been filled for the 2014-2015 academic year. Please contact Megan Hamshar for more information regarding positions for the 2015-2016 academic year.

The Ethnic Diversity and Kingswood Scholarship application is closed for the 2014-2015 academic year. The application for the 2015-2016 academic year will open in February, 2015. The School of Education Scholarship Committee awards scholarships based on available funds.

Teacher Education

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Federal and need-based aid is administered through Student Financial Services and may also include loans or work/study options:

Learn more about financing your graduate education through scholarships, loans, or assistantships at the Financial Aid Programs section of the Graduate Catalog.



Megan Hamshar

Graduate Programs Manager

Phone: 206-281-2378
Office: Peterson Hall 308

Takiyah Jackson

The Martinez Foundation

Teachers are at the heart of our society and play a central role in addressing the widening achievement gap in Washington and across the nation. Through the Martinez Fellows Scholarship Program, the Martinez Foundation prepares and supports diverse and highly qualified teachers who will raise expectations, accelerate learning, and work to close this opportunity gap.