California Pre-Doctoral Program

Sally Casanova Scholars

Students who are chosen for this prestigious award are designated Sally Casanova Scholars as a tribute to Dr. Sally Casanova, for whom the Pre-Doctoral scholarship is named. As a Sally Casanova Scholar, you will have unique opportunities to explore and prepare to succeed in doctoral programs. You will have the benefit of direct one-on-one guidance afforded from faculty members from within the CSU, and the opportunity to work with faculty from doctoral-granting institutions. You will receive funding for activities such as:

  • participation in a summer research internship program at a doctoral-granting institution to receive exposure to the world of research in your chosen field
  • visits to doctoral-granting institutions to explore opportunities for doctoral study
  • travel to a national symposium or professional meeting in your chosen field, other related activities such as membership in professional organizations and journal subscriptions
  • graduate school application and test fees

2014-15 Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars


Pre-Doctoral Scholar CSU Campus
David Alpizar California State University, Northridge
Marina Armendariz California State University, Dominguez Hills
Erik Blanco California State University, Los Angeles
Anthony Breakspear California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Jenny Brown California State University, Monterey Bay
Nenette Caceres California State University, Long Beach
Catrina Calub California State University, Sacramento
Sandy Carbajal California State University, Long Beach
Alice Chapman San Francisco State University
Patricia Cintora San Diego State University
Mario DeMatteo California State University, San Marcos
Ramon Flores California State University, Long Beach
Julio Fregoso California State University, Long Beach
Rihao Gao California State University, Fullerton
Paul Georgi California State University, Bakersfield
Anthony Gong San José State University
Sandy Gonzalez California State University, Northridge
Toni Gonzalez California State University, Los Angeles
Lilyana Gross California State University, Monterey Bay
Angela Gutierrez California State University, Fullerton
Elice Hennessee California State University, Long Beach
Katharine Henry California State University, Los Angeles
Alexis Ingram California State University, Monterey Bay
Brittany Johnson San Francisco State University
Delicia Kamins San Francisco State University
Flor Khan San Francisco State University
Yasmin Kofman California State University, Long Beach
Queeny Lapena California State University, Los Angeles
Nancy Leon California State University, Los Angeles
Jeff Llauder California State University, Chico
April Makukhov California State University, Monterey Bay
Alan Malfavon California State University, Northridge
Cynthia McKee California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Sandra Michel California State University, Northridge
Cynthia Morales California State University, Northridge
Sarah Neal California State University, San Marcos
Mary Okin San José State University
Nonye Okonkwo San Francisco State University
Monica Padilla-Stemmelen San Francisco State University
Carlo Quintanilla San Diego State University
Everado Robles California State University, Los Angeles
Prisilla Sanchez California State University, Long Beach
Sarret Seng California State University, Long Beach
Yvonne Sohn San Francisco State University
Jennifer Stuck California State University, Dominguez Hills
Shouhei Tanaka California State University, Long Beach
Jose Torres California State University, Northridge
Duyen Trang San Diego State University
Cheng Vang California State University, Stanislaus
Aaron Weathers II California State University, Fresno
Victoria Weaver California State University, Northridge
Sigmund Werndorf San Francisco State University