California Pre-Doctoral Program
Download the Pre-Doctoral Program Application

How to Apply

Are you interested in applying to the California Pre-Doctoral Program? Whether you are merely "shopping" to see whether graduate school is right for you or absolutely sure of your intent to go to graduate school, you should consider applying.

The application cycle for the 2018-19 year will be available in early December 2017

The award year begins July 1 and ends June 30 of the following year. This period does not include the optional Summer Research Experience that takes place during the summer following the award.

This is a one-time award. Current or former Pre-Doctoral Scholars are not eligible to reapply.

Attachments supporting the scholarship application:

Student Plan and Budget
Essay 1
Essay 2
Essay 3
Faculty Sponsor Form
Faculty Letter of Recommendation