Pa’lante Fellowship Program


The Pa’lante Fellowship Program provides a $1,000 scholarship to graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds. The fellowship aims to provide underrepresented and/or first-generation students with mentorship for support in academic success and professional development. Students will receive mentoring from a faculty member who will provide social support and guide them through co-curricular activities like research experience, teaching experience, or internship. Additionally, students will meet regularly as a cohort and participate in professional development workshops.

The program is part of Project upGRADS (Utilizing & Promoting Graduate Resources & Access for Disadvantaged Students), which is funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education’s Title V, pt. B, PPOHA program. If you have any questions, please contact Luis Molina, Project Director, at

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be enrolled in a master’s degree program at Cal State Fullerton (Doctoral, Credential, and Certificate students are not eligible)
  • Must have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act (CDA) on file and demonstrate a need of $1,000
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent resident or AB 540 eligible

Application Packet:

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Professional resume
  • One confidential letter of recommendation

Deadline: November 22, 2019