Sally Casanova Scholars

​Students chosen for the Pre-Doctoral Program are designated Sally Casanova Scholars as a tribute to Dr. Sally Casanova, for whom the scholarship is named.

Sally Casanova Scholars have unique opportunities to explore and prepare to succeed in doctoral programs. Scholars receive one-on-one guidance provided by faculty members within the CSU and the opportunity to work with faculty from doctoral-granting institutions. 

They also receive funding for activities such as:

  • participation in a summer research experience program at a doctoral-granting institution
  • visits to doctoral-granting institutions to explore opportunities for doctoral study​
  • travel to a national symposium or professional meeting and related activities, such as membership in professional organizations and journal subscriptions
  • graduate school application and test fees

"​I am a Sally Casanova Scholar."

Get to know some of the 2023-24 scholars.​
Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholar Directory​​​

Fiona Chin

Fiona Chin

Jai Vaca

Jai Vaca
San José