Merit Awards

President's Graduate Scholars Scholarships (Available every Fall through Scholarships)
Merit-based awards are available each year with the possibility of recipients qualifying for a second year of funding, assuming conformance with developed standards and the need for a second year to complete the graduate/doctoral course of study. Nominees must be first-semester graduate or doctoral students.

Need-based Awards

Graduate Equity Fellowship Program (Deadline, Friday, April 7)  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 in their given field. Award amounts can be up to $1,000. Questions: Contact Rodrigo Gomez ( Interested students must apply through the Scholarships office by logging on with their student ID.

Graduate Student Research and Creative Activities Support Awards (Spring 2017).  A BOLD new 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. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 17.  Details and application.  Questions: Contact Rodrigo Gomez (

2017-2018 California Pre-Doctoral Program for Undergraduate and Graduate Students (Application Cycle 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 and their faculty mentors 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 now.  Visit the Sally Casanova Page to apply:

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 2017-18 now closed.

Tuition Funding