Award Amount: $4,000
Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 5:00 p.m. PST
In honor of Dr. Kenneth H. Coale, a pioneer and leader in ocean science whose legacy will live on for decades.
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Please read this entire Award Announcement in detail BEFORE you apply for this opportunity to ensure you are applying correctly and following all instructions. Incorrectly submitted applications will not be reviewed.
- ALL materials MUST be submitted by the deadline as attachments in ONE email to email@example.com.
- Letters of Recommendation must be submitted directly from CSU Advisors to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Questions or additional information: Contact Kimberly Jassowski (email@example.com), COAST Program Analyst.
The Dr. Kenneth H. Coale Graduate Scholar Awards are $4,000 scholarships intended to support CSU graduate students working on marine, estuarine, coastal and coastal watershed research projects. These awards provide students with valuable resources to procure critical research materials and supplies or to help defray living expenses while engaged in research. This allows students to obtain the skills necessary to join a highly skilled, technologically advanced workforce while promoting and supporting CSU research.
Students who are members of groups that have been historically excluded from marine and coastal science, including students who are Hispanic, Latina/o, Black or African American, Asian, Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, American Indian, Alaska Native or a combination of ethnicities; noncitizens; female; LGBTQIA+; first-in-family; economically disadvantaged; veterans; have disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants of any race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, immigration status, national origin, age, dis/ability or veteran status are welcome.
Application Materials and Instructions
Letter of Recommendation
Award Conditions and Details
Important Financial Aid and Tax Liability Information
Examples of Highly Ranked Applications
In an effort to facilitate successful application development, we have gathered several examples of Graduate Student Research Award applications that were highly ranked in previous competitions. This is meant to serve as a guide to the quality of writing and level of detail required to be successful in this competitive opportunity.