California Pre-Doctoral Scholarship

The California Pre-Doctoral Program awards funds to approximately 70 juniors, seniors, and graduate students in the CSU. These funds are designed to enable students to explore and prepare to succeed in doctoral programs in their chosen field of study. Scholarships are based on a competitive review of student applications and awarded to current upper-division or graduate students who, in the judgment of the review panel, demonstrate academic excellence while having experienced economic or educational disadvantage, and who are committed to a career in teaching or research at the university level.

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

The following PowerPoint presentation from the Chancellor's Office is designed to help you learn more about the program and the application process.

Internal Deadline:  February 14, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., via email or personal delivery.

Chancellor's Office Online Submission Deadline:  February 28, 2020

Please select the appropriate link below to gather more information:

Program Description


Application Process and Link to Application Form

SJSU Campus Coordinator

Tips for a Successful Application

Informational Brochure

Past Pre-Doctoral Scholars