Funding Graduate School through Scholarships

Scholarships are one of the best ways to cover some of your graduate school education expenses since they don’t have to be repaid. Alder provides several scholarships and has compiled a list of external scholarships to get you started.

Scholarships Provided by Alder

Alder Residency Scholarship 

The goal of the Alder Residency Scholarship is to provide financial support to residents to meet the specific demands of the residency program and increase the likelihood of enrolling and completing the Alder’s Master’s & Credential Teacher Residency program. This includes supporting candidates who have demonstrated financial need and candidates who reflect the communities Alder serves and specific subject areas.

Candidates who are conditionally accepted to their partner may apply for the Alder Residency Partner. The scholarship applications will open Friday November 18, 2022 with a deadline for completion by February 15, 2023. (Note this is a change from the initial November 15 opening date.)

External Scholarships

Alder GSE External Scholarship List

For most scholarships, there are specific criteria you have to match in order to qualify. The six areas listed here are some of the most common criteria:

  • Academic level
  • Subject or grade level taught
  • Demographics/personal profile
  • Geography
  • Academic or extracurricular track record
  • Club or organizational affiliation

Additional Resources

There are lots of online resources for finding scholarships. Here are two that might serve as a starting point:

  1. Great Value Colleges – Private Scholarships for Teachers:
  2.’s scholarship review site: