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Graduate Studies - California Pre-Doctoral Program

California State University, Fullerton

Financial Aid Opportunities
Financial Aid Opportunities

California Pre-Doctoral Program

The California Pre-Doctoral Program is designed to increase the diversity of the pool of potential faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of CSU students who have experienced economic and educational disadvantages. Winners will be designated as Sally Casanova Scholars, as a tribute to Dr. Sally Casanova, for whom the award is named. With the aid of a CSUF Faculty Sponsor, Sally Casanova Scholars are exposed to unique opportunities to help prepare them to succeed in doctoral programs.

The program provides travel funds to visit doctorate-granting institutions, options for summer research internships, and funds for other doctoral program related activities.

Number Awarded: Varies

Dollar Amount: $3,000 plus funded summer internship opportunities

Deadline: Thursday, February 25, 2016 (must be approved by CSUF Campus Coordinator before submitting application online)

Program Materials: Application Guide

Process for Awarding: Applications are reviewed for completeness by the Office of Graduate Studies and then forwarded to the Chancellor's Office for final review and award selection. Sally Casanova Scholars are selected on the basis of three major criteria: potential for success in completing a doctoral program, probable effectiveness of the student/faculty plan, and level of economic and educational disadvantage.

Chancellor’s Office Website: California Pre-doctoral Program