Funding Opportunities for Students
External Scholarship Links
The Office of Graduate Studies & Research along with San Jose State University and the California State University system are proud to sponsor several programs, awards, and competitions designed to cultivate and encourage student research and scholarship for current graduate students. Please browse through our programs listed on the side-bar to find out application requirements, deadlines, and past winners.
In addition SJSU has over 900 general and departmental scholarships available, ranging from $100 to $1,000 per year. Different sources fund these scholarships, including private donors, alumni, and private industry. Awards are generally based on scholastic achievement and financial need. About one-half of the awards are administered by the Financial Aid Scholarship Committee and one-half by the various academic departments on campus. Contact your department or college directly for a list of funding programs they may offer, as well as for information on the various research or teaching assistantships that are available at San José State University.
Scholarships and Awards
This $500 scholarship will be awarded to one or two first-year students in a master's degree program at SJSU.
The CSU Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) is designed to increase the
pool of faculty candidates with the qualifications, motivation, and skill to teach
the diverse student body in the CSU. The CDIP will lend participants who are full-time
doctoral students up to $10,000 annually to a limit of $30,000 over a five-year period.
Under the Graduate Equity Fellowship Program, awards of up to $3,000 may be made to
graduate students enrolled at SJSU for the Fall/Spring academic year in which the
call for applications is announced.
This CSU scholarship program is designed for upper division or master's degree students with doctoral aspirations.
Undergraduate and graduate research students have the opportunity to present their work and compete for selection as SJSU representatives to the annual CSU Student Research Competition hosting by different CSU campuses each year.
Each college can nominate one thesis for competition, and Outstanding Thesis Awards
(1 or 2) of $500 are available to the top winner(s).