Alumni Grants and Fellowships

Alder Alumni Professional Development Funding

NEW! Alder GSE is proud to announce a pathway to up to $500 of alumni professional development support. If you are interested in attending a workshop or conference, joining an organization, or pursuing a new certification, be sure to apply for alumni funding. Click here to find out more & to submit your application.

Grants & Fellowships

  • Diversity in Leadership
    For leaders of color, by leaders of color. Borne out of work that began in 2017 to address issues of representation, equity and inclusion, the Diversity in Leadership Institute recognizes these results do not speak to the ability of Black and Latinx students. Instead, they highlight the collective failure of the system to meet the needs of our students.
    With this in mind, the DLI is dedicated to increasing racial diversity, equity, inclusion and cultural competence among charter school and district administrators as a means to increase academic and social outcomes for Black and Latinx students in California. To learn more about this 100% tuition-free fellowship, visit
  • Latinos for Education
    Latinos for Education is leading a coalition of Latino educators to increase access and more equitable pathways for Latino children. Two of their fellowships are open to teachers in the California Bay Area. Latinos for Education’s Aspiring Latino Leaders Fellowship (ALLF) identifies, develops, and supports Latino leaders working in education. They provide leadership development training and content focused on Latino educational experiences to best position fellows for personal and professional growth opportunities. The Latinx Teachers’ Fellowship (LTF) will provide a national cohort of 50-75 Latinx K-12 teachers with a learning network of peers and the tools to collaboratively prepare to maintain and improve the skills needed to serve large ELL populations during the re-entry process. The goal is to equip Latinx teachers to navigate the increased demands of a post-pandemic education system and improve their likelihood of progressing in their careers as teacher leaders into the next school year and beyond.
    For more information and to submit a nomination, please visit
  • New Leaders – National Aspiring Principals Fellowship
    This online principal certification program designed by New Leaders in partnership with HBCUs Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University prepares full-time teachers to become effective principals and change-makers. In line with Alder GSE’s mission, this program honors the experiences of educators of color and center culturally-responsive instruction to create schools where everyone thrives.
    Start your leadership journey with the Fellowship today.
  • Teach Plus
    Teach Plus is recruiting the next cohort of California teaching policy fellows. They are seeking a cohort of strong teachers that reflect the cultural, linguistic, and geographic diversity of California’s students.  Applications are now open for this highly selective leadership opportunity. If you are an outstanding teacher looking to deepen your knowledge of education policy and gain a voice in decisions that affect students and the teaching professions, we hope you consider applying by the July 19 deadline. There is a $1500 stipend available. Please send any inquiries to Bryan Monroy at

More Relevant Information

  • Above & Beyond, formerly The Carlston Family Foundation
    The Carlston Family Foundation recognizes and rewards high school teachers who have left a profound, life-changing, academic influence on their students. Fore more information and to nominate a teacher visit
  • Loan Forgiveness
    Federal student loan interest will resume starting on September 1, 2023, and payments will be due starting in October 2023.  Borrowers will have different dates in October in which their payments will be due.  All borrowers will be notified well before payments restart.
    “We recognize that the return to repayment will result in significant financial hardship for many borrowers.  That is why this Administration also put forward a plan to provide up to $20,000 in debt relief for hard-working Americans recovering from the economic harms of the pandemic, most of whom make less than $75,000 a year, and why we continue to fight for that relief on behalf of the millions of borrowers who need it,” noted a Department spokesperson.  “We will also be in direct touch with borrowers and ramping up our communications with services well before repayment resumes to ensure borrowers and their families are receiving accurate and timely information about the return to repayment.”
    The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to deliver a decision on the Administration’s one-time student loan debt relief plan in the coming days.
    For more, and up-to-date, information, please visit