Events & Opportunities
The California Pre-Doctoral Program - Sally Casanova Scholars
The California Pre-Doctoral Program is designed to increase diversity within the pool of university faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of students in the CSU. In 2017-18, the California Pre-Doctoral Program will award funds to approximately 73 juniors, seniors and graduate students in the CSU. These funds are designed to enable current students to explore and prepare for doctoral programs in their chosen field of study. Recipients of this award will receive funding for 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 graduate school application and test fees.
Awards are based on competitive review of student applications and given to current upper-division undergraduate or graduate students who demonstrate academic excellence, while having experienced economic or educational disadvantage, and are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level. All students enrolled on a CSU campus are eligible to participate.
The 2021-22 application cycle will open in December 2021. Interested candidates must work directly with the SSU campus coordinator, Dr. Daniel Malpica: firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 664-2264.
Current & Past SSU Sally Casanova Scholars
2021-22 Academic Year
2020-21 Academic Year
Wyatt Huber, Anthropology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Richard J. Senghas
2019-20 Academic Year
Justin Brown, Geography, Environment, and Planning
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Laura A. Watt
2018-19 Academic Year
B. Gabriela Arango, Biology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Daniel Crocker
Jonathan Coil, Sociology
Faculty Mentor: Suzelle Bozada-Deas
The California Forum for Diversity in Education
The California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education is an all-day event designed to acquaint students from underrepresented groups with the academic and career opportunities associated with advanced study in a wide range of disciplines. The Forum offers students a range of workshop topics:
- How to Pay for Grad School: Before, During, and After
- How to Prepare for the GRE
- The Relation of the Master’s to the Ph.D.
- How to Select, Apply to, & Prepare for Graduate School
- The Importance of Undergraduate Research
- How to Write a Winning Statement of Purpose
- Keys to Success and Survival in Grad School
- Successful Strategies for Acquiring Strong Letters of Recommendation
The Forum also offers subject-specific panel presentations for the following disciplines:
- Physical Sciences & Math
- Engineering & Computer Science
- Arts & Humanities
- Life Sciences
- Behavioral Sciences
- Social Sciences
- Health & Human Services
For more information about the California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education, please contact Stacey Pelton: email@example.com
Details about the Fall 2021 Virtual Diversity Forum coming soon!