Scholarship to provide over $1M annually to support students
OAKLAND, CA (April 5, 2018) – In response to the growing teacher shortage crisis in California and across the country, Holy Names University (HNU) has just announced a 50% tuition reduction for all new students who plan to teach in public schools. Eligible students for the scholarship include those who are seeking teaching credentials, Master of Education, Master of Science in Nursing/Nurse Educator, or Master of Music in Music Education degrees. Thanks to the generosity of R. H. (Rock) and Jane Gilmore Logan, the University is the beneficiary of a substantial endowment that provides over $1 million in tuition relief to these students each year.
Education programs at Holy Names University date back to 1926, and have prepared thousands of teachers in the Bay Area and internationally. The focus of HNU’s School of Education is on urban education, social justice, and on individual and community transformation. In-class student support throughout the practicum experience is a hallmark of the program, as is the flexibility it provides working students.
Says Kimberly Mayfield, Dean of the School of Education, “Our goal is to remove barriers for students and to provide them with the information, experience, and support that leads to confident and transformative teachers.”
The scholarship is renewable for each term of enrollment in an eligible program. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and commit to teaching in a public-school system.
To learn more, visit www.hnu.edu/education-programs.