Graduate Equity Fellowship


The Graduate Equity Fellowship application process closes June 3, 2024.

This program seeks to encourage and assist economically disadvantaged students in the pursuit and completion of their master’s degree programs. It acknowledges students who have success in overcoming financial barriers to their education, and helps them to complete their program more quickly by minimizing their debt burden. The program also promotes opportunities for faculty mentoring. We seek a diverse group of applicants.

Graduate Equity Fellowship awards are $4,000 per year to graduate students enrolled at SJSU for the Fall/Spring 2024-2025 academic year. Students must be enrolled in both academic terms and complete a minimum of 6 units in each. These 12 units must appear on the master's candidacy form. Coursework used to complete program prerequisites will not fulfill this enrollment requirement. Credential students are not eligible.

Please see links to the program's elibility requirements, application guidelines, and the application, below. If you have any questions concerning this scholarship opportunity, please contact or Cheryl Cowan at

For More Information

Eligibility Requirements
Application Process and Application Form
Tips for a Successful Application
Finding a Mentor
Notification of Award and Disbursement

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