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» 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, the Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies Scholarly Creative Activity Grants and Conference Travel Grants are available to all current Attallah College graduate students. Attallah College Graduate Student Scholarly Creative Activity Grants provide support for a variety of clearly defined scholarly or creative projects, whereas Attallah College Graduate Student Conference Travel Grants provide support for Attallah College graduate students’ travel to give accepted presentations at conferences.

Visit the graduate student grant page for more information and the list of grant deadlines and to download the grant applications. 


Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships

McGovern PhD Scholarship
Atallah College is thrilled to announce that our students are now eligible for a McGovern Award for the 2018-2019 academic year. This award is exclusive to students in the PhD in Education program and is designed to provide support to students whose focus is on studying cognitively diverse learners. Each award is for the 2018-2019 year only and will include a $15,000 tuition award, as well as a $10,000 stipend for research. Note the McGovern Award will replace any other financial awards (e.g., Ph.D. Fellowship), and no tuition award can exceed tuition charges for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Download the McGovern Award Application
McGovern Award Application: July 11, 2018

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Applications for all other Fall 2018 scholarships were due June 15, 2018. Download the general Attallah scholarship application

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., MA, and credential programs within the Attallah College.

Dean's Fellowship Award
Award for Attallah College credential, MA, and Ed.S. graduate students. Awards will be given based on financial need, as determined based upon FAFSA scores, award history, and statement provided in the application.

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

Barbara and Ken Tye Fellowship
Open to graduate students who have demonstrated exceptional merit and potential as a teacher. Must demonstrate need for financial assistance.

Leo J. Schmidt Award
Open to graduate students who are making positive changes for people with disabilities and their families.

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.

Donald N. Cardinal, Ph.D. Endowed Fellowship
Awarded to a distinguished Ph.D. students in the Attallah College who 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

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: project description, research activity, or travel plan that you wish to use this award for.

Activities include, but are not limited to, the following:

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