Mabel Whitehead Special Education Scholarship


  • Awarding Department: Special Education
  • Scholarship Intent: Award is provided to pay for educational expenses, to students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Special Education.
  • Criteria: Major: M.A. in Special education, with an emphasis in Physical & Health Impairments or Moderate to Severe Disabilities; and/or Education Specialist Credential in Moderate to Severe Disabilities or Physical & Health Impairments; or Ph.D. Joint Doctorate in Special Education. Joint Doctoral program students are considered to be enrolled full time when registering for 3 units at San Francisco State University, plus 12 units at the University of California, Berkeley. Ed.D. students are also eligible to apply.
    Priority will be given to students who have demonstrated strong overall goals for success in the program, and excellence of achievement from letters. Financial need is not a primary factor.
  • Major: Single: Special Education,
  • Class Level: Undergrad: N/A, Grad: Masters/Credential/PhD
  • Enrollment Status: Any
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: N/A; Grad: 6 UNITS
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a Requirement
  • Citizenship: Any
  • GPA: HS GPA: N/A; Undergrad GPA: N/A; Grad GPA: 3.0
  • Contact Person:Loretta Seva’aetasi
  • Campus Address: BH 244
  • Street Address: 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132
  • Phone Number: (415)338-2389
  • Email:
  • Web page:
  • Number of Awards: One award Fall, and One award spring semester

Graduate College of Education