Provost Graduation Initiative Grant   

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Application Period: March 1 to May 10, 2019.

About the Program

The Provost Graduation Initiative is for current Fresno State students who will graduate in summer by taking courses in May-June Intersession or Summer Session. Qualified students may be eligible to receive a grant from the Division of Continuing and Global Education to apply toward May-June Intersession and/or Summer Session courses. Questions may be directed to the coordinator of the program, Tom Boroujeni, at 559.278.1902, or email pgi@csufresno.edu.

Eligibility

There are two sets of students who are eligible to apply for the Provost Graduation Initiative grant. In order to be eligible, a student must meet the following requirements:

Group 1:

  1. You must be graduating in the Summer of 2019. 
  2. You must be in good academic standing with the university (a grade point average of 2.0 or above).
  3. You must have earned 90 or more academic units at the time of application submission.
  4. You must be a matriculated undergraduate Fresno State student enrolled in coursework in either Fall 2018, Spring 2019, or both.
  5. You must have a demonstrated financial need as determined by the Financial Aid office.

Group 2:

  1. You must be ineligible for Group 1.
  2. You must be a matriculated undergraduate Fresno State student enrolled in coursework in either Fall 2018, Spring 2019, or both.
  3. You must be in good academic standing with the university (a grade point average of 2.0 or above).
  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 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 earned units is required for consideration.  

Download an information sheet

Additional Information and Instructions

Required Documents

  1. You must have your advisor's approval before submitting this application. You are required to enter your advisor's name, contact information, and your last meeting date with them in the application.
  2. You must have a list of classes that you intend to take during the May/June intersession and/or Summer session. 
  3. You must have a one-page personal narrative describing your individual financial need and your estimated contribution to the cost of May-June Intersession and/or Summer Session courses fees. The paper should be in docx format.
  4. You must have your Degree Progress Report (DPR) in a PDF format before starting the application (See below for instructions).

How to download your Degree Progress Report DPR:

IMPORTANT: Adobe Reader or another PDF reader must be installed before your Degree Progress Report (DPR) PDF can be downloaded. You may download the Adobe Reader from here.

  1. Go to https://my.fresnostate.edu
  2. Sign in with your campus login username and password
  3. Click Student Self Service under the My Menu tab
  4. Click on the Student Center tab in the top left-hand corner of the screen
  5. Click on My Academic Records & Registration
  6. Click on Degree Progress Report (DPR)
  7. Under Options, change the Format to PDF
  8. Click Run Audit (Wait until the DPR has been created)
  9. Click View Audit
  10. An error message MAY appear stating “Failed to load PDF document.” You can disregard this message
  11. Click Download PDF Audit

This is the PDF file that you will be attaching to this application.

Courses

Only undergraduate courses listed in Continuing and Global Education’s Schedule of Classes for May-June Intersession (available here: http://www.fresnostate.edu/cge/courses/mayjune/index.html) and Summer Session (available here: http://www.fresnostate.edu/cge/courses/summersession/index.html) are eligible under this program.

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. 

Dropped Course

Students awarded the Provost Graduation Initiative funding are required to complete a Schedule Change/Refund form if approved coursework is Dropped. (Available at: http://www.fresnostate.edu/cge/documents/ProgramChange.pdf

Application

We only accept online applications. This link will direct you to the online application. (application period is closed) Please note:

  • This application should be completed on a Desktop or Laptop Computer. Do not attempt to complete this application on your smart phone. 

  • You must have all required documents before starting the application.

  • If you close the application page or time out of your account, your information will not be saved and you will need to start over.  

  • You will receive an automated email about 5 minutes after submitting the application. You must save that email as it is your application receipt.

Questions

Questions may be directed to Tom Boroujeni at 559.278.1902, or email pgi@csufresno.edu.