Provost Graduation Initiative Grant   

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The grant award is applied to only Summer Session and Spring (May/June) Intersession courses offered through Continuing and Global Education. 

About the Program

The Provost Graduation Initiative is for current Fresno State students who will graduate in summer by taking courses in Spring Intersession or Summer Session. Qualified students may be eligible to receive a grant from the Division of Continuing and Global Education to apply toward Spring Intersession and/or Summer Session courses. Questions may be emailed to pgi@mail.fresnostate.edu.

Application Period: Thursday, March 18 from 8 AM until Thursday, April 15 at 5 PM.

We only accept online applications. This link will direct you to the online application.

Eligibility Requirements

There are two groups of students who are eligible to apply for the Provost Graduation Initiative grant:

Group 1 (You must be graduating in the summer of 2021):

  1. You must be graduating in the summer of 2021.
  2. You must have earned 90 or more academic units at the time of application submission.
  3. You must be in good academic standing with the university (a grade point average of 2.0 or above).
  4. You must be a matriculated undergraduate Fresno State student enrolled in coursework in either Fall 2020, Spring 2021, or both.
  5. You must have demonstrated financial need as determined by the Financial Aid office.

Group 2:

  1. You are NOT graduating in Summer 2021.
  2. You must be in good academic standing with the university (a grade point average of 2.0 or above).
  3. You must be a matriculated undergraduate Fresno State student enrolled in coursework in either Fall 2020, Spring 2021, or both.
  4. You must have a demonstrated financial need as determined by the Financial Aid office.

Please note:

  1. You are responsible for any and all fees not covered by the awarded amount.
  2. Each applicant must be in a recognized state-funded baccalaureate degree program.
  3. State-funded courses, lab fees, graduate (master and doctoral level) courses, courses supporting CalTeach, the Accelerated Bachelors in Business Administration (ABBA), the off-campus Bachelor of Science in Criminology, and travel study programs are not eligible.
  4. Students whose educational cost is covered by a 3rd party may not be eligible for funding.
  5. Post-baccalaureate/Graduate students and International Students are not eligible.
  6. Only undergraduate courses listed in Continuing and Global Education’s Schedule of Courses for May-June Intersession (available here: http://csufresno.edu/cge/courses/mayjune/index.html) and Summer Session (available here: http://csufresno.edu/cge/courses/summersession/index.html) are eligible under this program.
  7. Award preference will be given to students with the greatest documented financial need as established by FAFSA/California Dream Act calculations and the personal narrative. Preference will also be given to students with highest academic rank (units earned). A minimum of 90-units is required for consideration in Group 1.