CEIS - Liberal Studies - Keith and Sheila Goldring McCoy Annual Scholarship

Prof. Sheila McCoy was a long-time chair of the Liberal Studies department and founding dean of our College of Education and Integrative Studies.

In her commitment to liberal education and teacher preparation in California, she created this scholarship to help Liberal Studies majors pursue a teaching career.

Understanding Cal Poly Pomona students’ challenges, this scholarship gives special consideration to single parents, but it is not a requirement to apply or receive the award.

Award Period: 2021-2022


  • Must be a Liberal Studies Major planning to teach in Elementary schools
  • Must be a current junior or a continuing senior (including graduating seniors who are planning to be in the CPP credential program next year)
  • Cumulative GPA must be greater than or equal to 2.85

If you have any questions, please contact, Dr. Christina Chavez-Reyes, Liberal Studies Department, Professor and Chair, at cchavez1@cpp.edu

To begin the application process, please complete your general application first, then proceed to search this scholarship in the “Opportunities>>Recommended” Tab and click on APPLY.

Anticipated Total

Anticipated total amount over the full term of this award.


CEIS, Liberal Studies
Supplemental Questions
  1. In 1,000 words, please write and upload a personal statement discussing each of the following: 1. Explain your decision to become a professional educator 2. Explain how your background, accomplishments, and other experience has led to a career choice as an educator 3. Discuss how you intend to impact your future students and how your Liberal Studies education has influenced your reasoning 4. List at least one community involvement activity on- or off-campus and how it has been relevant to your decision or development as an educator, and 5. Describe how this scholarship will help you meet your educational and career goals.