• Graduate Program Scholarships

    Hamline’s School of Education and Leadership offers a variety of opportunities for you to finance your graduate degree, including scholarships, grants, and a discount for Hamline alumni.

    Service Scholarship

    10% Tuition Discount

    All master’s degree seeking students in the School of Education and Leadership, who demonstrate service to AmeriCorps (including Minnesota Reading Corps and Math Corps), the military, or the Peace Corps, are eligible to receive service scholarships. To apply, simply indicate your service as part of your admission application.

    Academic Merit Scholarships


    New master's students who possess outstanding records of achievement are eligible to apply for academic merit scholarships.

    Get more information and apply for scholarship.

    Leadership Scholarships


    New master's students demonstrating exceptional records of leadership accomplishments and potential areas for further growth and leadership are eligible to apply for leadership scholarships.

    Get more information and apply for scholarship.

    Learning Partnership Discount

    Employees of our Learning Partners receive a 10% discount on tuition and a waiver of application and processing fees when newly enrolled in the following master’s programs:

    • Teaching/Initial Licensure
    • Education
    • Education: Natural Science and Environmental Education
    • Literacy Education
    • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

    Apply for this discount when applying for admission. To learn more if you qualify, see our list of learning partners and eligibility requirements.

    T.E.A.C.H. Grant - for Master’s Degree Students

    The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants to master’s degree students who intend to teach full-time in high-need subject areas for at least four years at schools that serve students from low-income families. Students enrolled in TEACH Grant-approved programs may receive up to $8,000 for graduate study. You can visit the Federal Student Aid TEACH Grant website for more information about the TEACH Grant Program. You may also contact Hamline's Financial Aid office for more information.

    Minnesota Teacher Candidate Grant

    The Minnesota Teacher Candidate Grant provides financial assistance to students during the term they are student teaching. The fund is limited in size, thus not guaranteed. Note: you may apply prior to your student teaching placement. Applications received after these dates will be placed on a waiting list, but are much less likely to be awarded.  

    See the Minnesota Office of Higher Education (OHE) website for application and specific guidelines. Teacher candidates who belong to a racial or ethnic group underrepresented in the Minnesota teacher workforce are given priority in the awarding process, and are encouraged to apply.

    Alumni Discounts

    Hamline alumni are eligible to receive a 10 percent tuition discount when they enroll in any School of Education and Leadership master’s or doctorate program.

    Note: Hamline University and the School of Education and Leadership offer several scholarship and discount opportunities to help with the cost of tuition. Some graduate scholarships and discounts may not be combined.

    Financial Aid

    Contact the Office of Financial Aid on questions about using scholarships and other assistance toward financing your education.