Merit Awards

President's Graduate Scholarship (Closed)
Merit-based awards are available each year with the possibility of recipients qualifying for a second year of funding (must reapply), assuming conformance with developed standards and the need for a second year to complete the graduate/doctoral course of study. Applicants must have 3.5 GPA or higher, must secure support for the award from Graduate Program Coordinator/Program Facilitator. Must apply by logging in through Scholarships websiteContact Rodrigo Gomez ( for any additional questions.

Need-based Awards

Graduate Equity Fellowship Program (Closed - Will open in Spring)  These fellowships enable students from historically underrepresented backgrounds to pursue their graduate degrees with financial assistance in amounts up to $2,000 per academic year.  Applicants must have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Students may receive the award for 2 years, but must reapply each year for the award.

Research Awards

Robert & Norma Craig Graduate Scholarships (Closed)
This scholarship recognizes the efforts and activities graduate students are putting towards research and/or activities in their given field.  Research and/or research activitycan not be related to applicants' work towards project, thesis, or dissertation.  Award amounts can be up to $1,000. Interested students must apply by logging in through the Scholarships website.  Contact Rodrigo Gomez ( for any additional questions.

Graduate Student Research and Creative Activities Support Awards (Deadline: April 5)  A partnership between ASI and the Division of Research and Graduate Studies to fund competitive research support awards in amounts up to $1,000 are made in recognition and scholarship of a graduate/doctoral student's dissertation, thesis, or research project. Questions: Contact Rodrigo Gomez (

California Pre-Doctoral Program for Undergraduate and Graduate Students  
This program is designed to increase the pool of potential faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of California State University students who have experienced economic and educational disadvantages. Scholars are awarded $3,000 to travel to doctoral institutions and national conferences to enhance their entrance into doctoral study. Summer internships are also available for selected scholars.  Application is completely online.  Deadline to apply is February 22.  Must make appointment with campus coordinator Rodrigo Gomez to begin application.  Visit the Sally Casanova Page for more information:

Presentation Funding

Travel Grants (ongoing: All materials must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the conference/meeting)
These grants are available throughout the year to students who have been invited to present a paper or poster at a major professional association conference or society meeting.

Forgivable Loan
Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program: Application cycle for 2019-20 now open (Feb. 1 deadline)  

Tuition Funding