California Pre-Doctoral Program

The California Pre-Doctoral Program is designed to increase the pool of potential California State University faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of CSU students who have experienced economic and educational disadvantages.

New Health Professions Track

The California Pre-Doctoral Program will fund an additional 10 Sally Casanova Scholars for the 2024-25 year! These funds will support students as they explore and prepare to succeed in doctoral programs in the health professions, including public health, kinesiology, nursing, social work, andspeech/language/hearing sciences.

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The application guidelines​ are now available.

Application Information

The 2024-25 scholarship application cycle is now closed.

Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to ​work directly with their Campus Coordinator​.

Meet Our Scholars

​Learn about the amazing students who have received the prestigious Sally Casanova Scholarship.

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About the Program

Discover how this important program fosters faculty diversity.

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Summer Research Opportunities

​Current scholars can apply to gain valuable summer research experience.

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California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education

Find out how this forum helps acquaint college students with advanced study experiences in their academic discipline.

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Contact Us

Meet the team who manages the program from the CSU Chancellor’s Office.

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