Elevar Scholars Program


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The Elevar Scholars Program aims at improving the educational experience of under-served student communities at Cal State Fullerton. Graduate students who are selected as Elevar Scholars receive up to a $2000 scholarship, participate in professional development workshops, and benefit from one-on-one mentoring support from a faculty member.

The program is funded by the Giles T. Brown Endowment for Graduate Studies through the Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation and the California State University Office of the Chancellor.

Number Awarded: Varies

Dollar Amount: $2,000 ($1,000 for Fall and $1,000 for Spring)

Deadline: May 8, 2020

Program Materials:  Application

Process for Awarding: Students must submit an application form, a personal statement answering the question on the application form,and a confidential letter of recommendation from a faculty/staff member.  Applications can be sent electronically and faculty/staff member can email his/her letter of recommendation to the office by the deadline. Make sure your signature is on the application.

Applications are reviewed to confirm that eligibility requirements are met.  To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in a CSUF graduate program for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020, and demonstrate a $1,000 minimum financial need as determined by their financial aid application.  Due to being a federal grant, international students are not eligible.