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The Golden State Teacher Grant Program (GSTG)

The Golden State Teacher Grant Program (GSTG) encourages students to consider earning a teaching credential and teach in a high-need field, at a priority school, in California for four years, within five years after completing a teacher preparation program. The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) will award $20,000 Golden State Teacher Grants to over 4,400 eligible students across California, that are enrolled in a Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) approved teacher preparation program on or after January 1, 2020. Applicants must agree to all terms and conditions of the GSTG program or be required to repay the grant.

The GSTG awards will be allocated to CTC approved teacher preparation institutions based on the number/percentage of preliminary teacher credential recommendations the schools graduated, the previ­ous academic year. College and University campuses will nominate applicants using their own selection criteria and procedures to identify eligible students. To apply for a Golden State Teacher Grant, send an email to

For additional information, please go to the Golden State Teacher Grant Award website: Learn More.

If you need further assistance, please call (888) 224-7268.

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Castro Valley Unified Teacher Residency Program

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 NEW: Residency Year Scholarship

The Residency Year Scholarship Program was established for CSU students enrolled in programs that meet the standard of quality set by the New Generation of Educators Initiative (NGEI) with the support of the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation. The scholarship is designed to serve candidates in CSU teacher residencies and is available to those committed to teaching in a high-need school for two years. Focus should be in teaching English learners, earning a bilingual credential, teaching in urban or high-need schools, or supporting students with special needs.

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The Teacher Education Department is proud to offer additional support to our candidates though generous contributions from former educators and our external partnerships.