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 experience 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