Dorothy Misbach Fund for Visually Impaired Teacher Preparation


  • Awarding Department: Special Education
  • Scholarship Intent: Financial support for students admitted to, and enrolled in, the Education Specialist Credential for Visual Impairments, and for Joint Doctoral, Ph.D. candidates, studying in the area of visual impairments.
  • Criteria: Ph.D. Joint Doctoral Program students studying in the Visual Impairment area are eligible to apply. To continue receiving an award in semesters 2-4, student must demonstrate a gpa of 3.5. California residency.
  • Major: Multiple: Education Specialist Credential for Visual Impair., Education (Special Education, Joint Program with the University of California, Berkeley),
  • Class Level: Undergrad: N/A, Grad: Credential/MA/Jt. Doc
  • 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, San Francisco, California 94132
  • Phone Number: (415) 338-2389
  • Email:
  • Web page:
  • Number of Awards: varies

$1000 with enrollment at 6 units or $2000 with full time enrollment
Graduate College of Education
Supplemental Questions
  1. How do you plan to finance your education?
  2. Provide your goal statement by responding to the following inquiries.
    • Describe what you wish to accomplish with the completion of a credential or degree.
    • Describe your educational and professional goals
    • Describe your interest in education and related human services fields
  3. Two reference letters are required. Two academic references are preferred but you can have one reference be a professional reference.
    • Please provide the name and e-mail of your first reference. Academic references are preferred.
    • Please provide the name and e-mail of your second reference. Academic references are preferred.