Help for Graduate Students

Find help and resources for graduate students in the Department of Child and Family Development.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Link to financial aid and scholarship information for students in the College of Education.

The campus scholarship application deadline each year is usually in early February. This means that you need to begin thinking about reviewing resources, picking up the forms, obtaining needed transcripts, and writing your essay or other required material around January of each year.

Thair Milne and Georgia Tait Stooke Scholarships


The Child and Family Development Department has a limited amount of Scholarship and Award funds available through 2 separate scholarship accounts. These are the Thair Milne and Georgia Tait Stooke Scholarship awards. Applicants for these 2 scholarships complete the regular SDSU scholarship application form, and it will be forwarded through to the department for review. 

Advising, Thesis, and Project Assistance

For general advising, or for help regarding Thesis and Project Guidelines, contact Professor Alyson Shapiro, M.S., Graduate Advisor,  at [email protected] or 619-594-0934.