California Pre-Doctoral Program at SF State{ Fellowships Office }

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For Undergraduate and Graduate Students in the California State University System


The California Pre-Doctoral Program is designed to diversify the pool of university faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of students who are upper division undergraduates or graduate students on a California State University campus, economically or educationally disadvantaged, with focused research interests, and an interest in a university faculty career.

Students who are chosen for this prestigious award are designated Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars as a tribute to Dr. Sally Casanova, for whom the scholarship is named.

Each Pre-Doctoral Scholar is mentored by a faculty sponsor and receives financial support for activities related to applying to, and developing her or his candidacy for doctoral programs.



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