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Division of Research and Graduate Studies

Financial Opportunities through the Division of Research and Graduate Studies


The Wanda J. Meeks Scholarship (Currently Open)

Application period is currently OPEN for the spring 2024 semester. Applicants must be graduate students in good standing with a physical disability. Applicants with a learning disability will not qualify for this scholarship. Along with their application, they are required to upload a letter from their physician or specialist (on office letterhead with a signature) validating their status.

Graduate Equity Fellowship Program (Currently Open)

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. Students may receive the award for 2 years, but must reapply each year for the award. Apply HEREGEF Eligibility Requirements

Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (Forgivable Loan)

The 2024 - 25 application cycle is currently OPEN. Contact CDIP campus coordinator Ronald Dzerigian for further questions. An email will be sent to all graduate students when the application period reopens. 


CDIP Eligibility Requirements

Robert & Norma Craig Graduate Scholarships (Currently OPEN)

This scholarship recognizes the efforts and activities graduate students are putting towards research in their given field. Applicants must have been admitted to a viable graduate program, be in good academic standing, and be making satisfactory progress towards their degree. Students are only eligible to receive this award once.

Award amounts can be up to $1,000. Interested students must apply by logging in through the Scholarships website.  

Craig Eligibility Requirements
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Graduate Student Research and Creative Activities Support Awards (OPEN - Deadline, April 5th, 2024)

The Division of Research and Graduate Studies have partnered with the Provost's office to fund a number of competitive awards recognizing high-quality graduate student scholarship. Awards in amounts up to $2,000 are made in support of the quality scholarship of graduate/doctoral student research and creative activities associated with the thesis/dissertation or project requirement. Apply HEREGRACAS Application

California Pre-Doctoral Program for Undergraduate and Graduate Students (Currently CLOSED)

The 2024-25 scholarship application cycle is currently CLOSED.
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 $5,000 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 Ronald Dzerigian to begin application. Visit the Sally Casanova Page for more information:
Pre-Doc Eligibility Requirements

Travel Grants: Ongoing