Graduate Equity Fellowship Program

The Graduate Equity Fellowship Program (GEFP) is sponsored by the Chancellor’s Office and CSU, Chico to help broaden and expand the pool of academically talented CSU graduate students interested in pursuing careers in university teaching and research.  The program provides a $2,645.00 research assistantship and a $1,050 stipend per semester for graduate students who meet the following qualifications:

-   A desire to prepare for future doctoral studies in a Ph.D. program by working closely with a CSU, Chico faculty mentor on an exciting research project;

-   Must be admitted to the university and a graduate degree program;

-    Must meet the minimum financial aid need requirement (verified by the Financial Aid Office);

-    Must come from an educationally disadvantaged background or experienced restricted access to quality educational opportunities;

-    Must be a California resident.

      Students selected as fellows are eligible to receive the Fellowship for a total of four semesters as long as they continue to meet the requirements of the program, including completing at least six units of graduate work per semester and demonstrating satisfactory progress toward their master’s degree. 

      Additional information and application can be found on the Office of Graduate Studies’ website at Please direct questions to Professor Matthew Thomas, GEFP Coordinator, at (530) 898-5738 or .

      Fall 2017 deadline:  April 3, 2017.