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LaFetra Scholars ProgramInvictus

The LaFetra Invictus Scholars Program invites graduate level scholars who are from or are committed to traditionally underrepresented communities to further their studies within the LaFetra College of Education. This program seeks to equip scholars with the necessary tools to evoke change and reformation while supporting underserved schools.

Requirements for Eligibility

  • Students must be a new, full-time, LaFetra College of Education graduate student in a preliminary teaching credential, school counseling, or school psychology program at any campus location.
  • Identify with or are committed to an underrepresented community or culture.
  • Demonstrate financial need through FAFSA, if eligible.
  • Students must start during a Fall entry.

Selection Criteria

The applicant will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Academic achievement (including GPA and past academic performance in undergraduate work and any applicable graduate course work.)
  • Financial need.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation.*
  • Personal statement addressing your commitment to working with children and/or adults from underserved communities.

Your admission application will be used for scholarship consideration and no additional items are required.

Ongoing Investment & Development

Once awarded, LaFetra Invictus Scholars will engage in relevant and meaningful experiences designed to facilitate personal, academic and career development. Participants are required to create a personal reflection log, become involved in LaFetra College of Education activities, attend quarterly meetings, and help plan one major college event. Co-curricular opportunities, such as special lectures and activities, will allow students to develop career pathways and empower them to navigate life on campus and beyond.  Students are expected to stay in good standing during their time at the University of La Verne.

Support through Financial Assistance

Students are selected by the college. Those scholars selected for the program will receive a one-year scholarship up to $12,000, renewable annually up to a maximum of $36,000. Scholarships may only be applied to tuition and fees.

Application Process

2022 Scholarship Application

Students are invited to opt-in to be considered for the scholarship through the online application portal prior to admission. Graduate Admissions Applications and the FAFSA, if eligible, must be complete by June 15 and any applicable admission related interviews completed by July 7 to be considered. Scholarships will be awarded in mid-July.

* Any application accommodation made during the COVID-19 pandemic will also apply to the Invictus Scholarship application.