Community Scholarships

Community Scholarships

If you live in certain counties within the states of Iowa or Illinois, or in San Diego county in California, you may be able to take advantage of several Ashford University scholarships offered exclusively in those areas and applicable toward online degree programs. Learn about the academic scholarships available for students who attend the Clinton, Iowa campus.

All scholarship applicants must meet University admission requirements. To remain eligible while enrolled, scholarship recipients must maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) and remain continuously enrolled with the exception of approved breaks.

Please select from the list below to learn more:

Iowa & Illinois

San Diego

IOWA & ILLINOIS

Ashford University Teacher Scholarship

Ashford awards this scholarship annually to three teachers employed at a public or private K-12 school in the Iowa counties of Clinton, Scott, or Jackson; the Illinois counties of Carroll, Whiteside, or Rock Island; or any school district that has hosted Ashford University student-teacher clinical placements (program participants must be employed at schools in these areas; residency is not a determining factor). The scholarship awards full tuition and learning materials as well as the technology fee to be applied exclusively toward either the online Master of Arts in Education or the Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning with Technology program. Applicants must submit a cover letter, letter of nomination, letter of recommendation, and a 3-5 page reflective paper.

Apply for the Ashford University Teacher Scholarship.

SAN DIEGO

Homefront Heroes Scholarship

The Homefront Heroes Scholarship is awarded to five San Diego County military spouses annually and covers full tuition, learning materials, and the technology fee for any undergraduate online program at Ashford University. Those eligible must submit a scholarship application as well as two essays. The application period is open for eight weeks from September to November. See terms and conditions.

Apply for the Homefront Heroes Scholarship.

Padres Scholar Scholarship

In partnership with the San Diego Padres, each year Ashford University awards a scholarship toward an online Master's degree to an academically talented yet financially disadvantaged student who is a Padres Scholar. This scholarship provides full tuition and learning materials, and the technology fee is waivered. The application period is open for three weeks from April to May, and the recipient is recognized at Petco Park in San Diego, CA. See terms and conditions.

Apply for the Padres Scholar Scholarship.

Promises2Kids Guardian Scholar Scholarship

The nationally recognized Guardian Scholars program, through Promises2Kids, is awarded annually to a former or current San Diego foster youth. It covers full tuition and learning materials as well as the technology fee for any undergraduate online program at Ashford University. See terms and conditions.

Apply for the Promises2Kids Guardian Scholar Scholarship.

Teacher Appreciation Scholarship

The Teacher Appreciation Scholarship is awarded annually to four San Diego county teachers, covering full tuition, learning materials, and the technology fee to be applied toward an online Master's degree program in the College of Education (Master of Arts in Education or Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning with Technology). The application is open for three weeks in March, and recipients are honored during the San Diego Padres Teacher Appreciation Night at Petco Park in San Diego, CA. See terms and conditions.

Apply for the Teacher Appreciation Scholarship.