Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible to apply to the California Pre-Doctoral Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in a matriculated degree program at a California State University Campus at the time of application interested in obtaining a research doctorate.
  • Be a SJSU junior, senior, or graduate student.
  • Be enrolled in Spring 2022, and for at least one semester in the 2022-2023 academic year.
  • Have a faculty sponsor from SJSU who will be available for the duration of the plan specified in the application.

Please note, DACA students are also eligible for this scholarship.

Not Eligible:

  • Current or previous Pre-Doctoral Scholars.
  • International students attending a CSU on a student or travel visa or other non-California residents.
  • Students interested in obtaining a professional degree (law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy), or an MBA degree, for example.