Graduate Student Scholarships


A variety of scholarships and resources are available for Graduate Students.


MFA in Creative Writing

We have a number of scholarships  and fellowships for students pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

Kalmanovitz School of Education (KSOE)

All students and admitted applicants who have filed the required financial aid forms in a timely fashion receive equal consideration for Saint Mary's College Kalmanovitz School of Education scholarships, in relation to their financial need, academic standing and content of their application essay. Submissions are reviewed by the scholarship committee every fall and spring. Scholarships and grants may be found here or obtained directly from the KSOE office.

School of Economics & Business Administration (SEBA)

Each year, numerous scholarships are available to qualified students in the Saint Mary's College Graduate Business programs. These scholarships are awarded on various criteria usually reflecting the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award. These scholarships also help reduce student debt, a national issue, in the current economic situation. All applicants are highly encouraged to apply for scholarships here.

MA in Kinesiology

We have a number of scholarships and assistantships for students pursuing a Master of Arts in Kinesiology.

External Scholarships for Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS)

For both prospective and current students: Here are several lists of external websites that GPS students may investigate on their own. These websites are neither endorsed nor recommended by Saint Mary’s College.

Career Development Center

Information about Graduate Scholarships/Fellowships/Grants are available through the Career Center. To schedule an appointment or for more information, please call: 925-631-4600.

International Merit-based Scholarships

Starting Summer 2023, incoming international master's students may qualify for the Provost's International Master's Merit-Based Scholarship, which provides up to $10,000 in scholarships. Scholarships vary depending on program.