Alumni Grants and Scholarships

Alumni Induction Scholarship

Scholarship Summary
Alder Graduate School of Education is proud to invite you to apply for the newly established Induction Scholarship. Alder GSE offers a range of scholarships from $500–$2000 for alumni to successfully clear their credentials through induction programs. The purpose of the scholarship is to support alumni to clear their preliminary credentials, continue our mission of impacting students, and increase the eligible mentor pool to ensure the success of the Alder GSE residency experience. Selected awardees will be required to attend one 30-minute residency mentor information session offered by Alder GSE.

Application Criteria
Applicants must meet the following criteria prior to applying:
1. Be an alum of Alder Graduate School of Education

Awardees must meet the following criteria prior to scholarship distribution:
1. Demonstrate current and ongoing employment at an Alder K-12 partner school or district
2. P
rovide proof of enrollment in an induction program

Application Process
Fall 2022 application is currently closed. Spring 2023 application will open May 1, 2023.

Application Deadline
Spring 2023 Deadline: TBD

If you have already cleared your credentials, and would like more information about becoming an Alder GSE residency mentor, we encourage you to join us at one of our upcoming information sessions. During this short 30-minute session, you will learn about how you can earn an additional stipend while gaining instructional coaching skills, and impacting the residency experience of the next cohort.

Other Grants & Fellowships

  • 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
    Earlier this year, the Biden Administration made temporary changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program to make sure teachers and school staff can access the loan forgiveness they are eligible for. As part of the Day of Action, leading education organizations, including the American Federation of Teachers and National Education Association, are working to ensure that school staff across the nation are able to take advantage of the temporary changes to the program. To benefit from the temporary changes, borrowers must apply and certify their employment for the period of time they wish to count toward PSLF using the PSLF Help Tool. For more information, please visit The temporary changes end on October 31, 2022.The White House is urging eligible teachers to take advantage today before time runs out.What documents do I need? Your most recent W-2 from your employer(s) or Your employer’s Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

    What loans can be forgiven?
    Only Direct Loan Program loans that are not in default are eligible for PSLF and TEPSLF. Loans you received under the Federal Family Education Loan (FEEL) Program, the Federal Perkins Loan Program, or any other student loan program are not eligible for PSLF. For more information, assistance navigating the application, and to familiarize yourself with the process, this article is a great resource: Become a Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Help Tool Ninja