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Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies

» Attallah College Scholarships and Graduate Travel Grants

Graduate Student Grant Awards

schmid gate nightIn line with Chapman University's commitment to the scholarly and creative activities of its graduate students, Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies’ Scholarly-Creative Activity Grants and Conference Travel Grants are offered to all current Attallah College graduate students. Attallah College Graduate Student Scholarly-Creative Activity Grants are intended to provide support for a variety of clearly defined scholarly or creative projects while Attallah College Graduate Student Conference Travel Grants are intended to provide support for Attallah College graduate students’ travel to give accepted presentations at conferences. 


Dean's Fellowship Award

Award for Attallah College graduate students with a financial need.

Applications are now being accepted for credential, MA, and Ed.S. graduate students who are enrolled in the spring 2018 semester. Awards will be given based on financial need, as determined based upon FAFSA scores, award history and statement provided in the application. Review of applications will begin on January 25, 2018 and will continue until all funds are awarded.

Apply for Spring 2018 Dean's Fellowship Award.

Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships

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Joan Turner Cox Fellowship
Annual financial award in the form of a credit toward tuition to a graduate student enrolled in the Attallah College who demonstrates potential for excellence in the field of education.

Richard W. and Marjorie A. Derby Scholarship
Annual proceeds will be distributed to students in any of the graduate programs including, but not limited to, the Ph.D., MAE, MAT and Credential programs within the Attallah College of Educational Studies.

Donna Ford Attallah Scholarship
Open to Attallah College undergraduate and graduate students.

Barbara and Ken Tye Fellowship
Graduate student who has demonstrated exceptional merit and potential as a teacher. Must have need for financial assistance.

P.E.O. Sisterhood- Chapter JJ Book Stipend
Female Attallah College students that have completed their freshman year and have a GPA of 3.5 or above.

Robert P. Fahey Endowed Scholarship
For graduate students who are student teacher candidates with an emphasis in Math or Science. The student must have a minimum 3.5 GPA.

Team Up for Down Syndrome Endowed Scholarship
Undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in special education or disability studies.

Hayley Taitz Endowed Fellowship
Commitment to serving students with disabilities and their families. Students in the school psychology program or a related program are eligible.

Mary Nalle Brown Scholarship
Provides scholarships to students pursuing a music education graduate degree or teaching credential within the Attallah College.

Fariborz Maseeh Endowed Graduate Award in Autism and Developmental Disorders
Earnings from endowment will be used for an annual cash award and trophy or plaque to be awarded to a graduate student who has made extraordinary contributions to individuals with autism or developmental disorders or their families.

The Donald N. Cardinal, Ph.D. Endowed Fellowship
Awarded to a distinguished Ph.D. student(s) in the College of Educational Studies who is (are) studying to improve the lives of people with disabilities.Attallah Scholarship Recipients

The types of support provided by the fellowship may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conference and international travel grants
  • Tuition
  • Dissertation and pre-dissertation research grants

The Walter Valentine, in Honor of Anna Wilson, Ph.D., Endowed Research Fund
Supports Ph.D. students and their scholarly activities. Students must include the following in their application: specify your project, research activity, or travel plan that you wish to use this award for.

Activities include but are not limited tothe following:

  • Travel to professional conferences
  • Research expenses
  • Costs with research and writing for professional publications