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.


  • 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

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.

2023-2024, 2024-2025, CEIS, Liberal Studies
Supplemental Questions
  1. In at least 250 and no more than 300 words, explain how and why you came to your decision to be an elementary educator.
  2. In at least 250 and no more than 300 words, explain why and how you have been active in serving the community and how that would inform your teaching.