Need-based Awards

Marian E. Long Memorial Graduate Scholarship (Will open Spring 2021)
Need-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 course of study. Applicants must meet graduate level GPA standards and must justify financial need through the application narrative and personal statement. Must apply by logging in through Scholarships website

Need-based Awards

Graduate Equity Fellowship Program (Will open Spring 2021)  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 (Will open October 1, 2020)
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.  

Graduate Student Research and Creative Activities Support Awards (Will open Fall 2020). ASI and the Division of Research and Graduate Studies have partnered to fund a number of competitive awards recognizing high-quality graduate student scholarship. Awardees are selected based on the quality and impact of their dissertation, thesis, or project research. 

California Pre-Doctoral Program for Undergraduate and Graduate Students (Will open Fall 2020) 
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.  Must make appointment with campus coordinator Chuck Radke 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: The 2021 Guidelines are now available. Contact CDIP campus coordinator Chuck Radke for further questions.  

Tuition Funding