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California Pre-Doctoral Scholars

The California Pre-Doctoral Scholars Program (CPSP) is designed to increase the pool of potential faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of CSU students who have experienced economic and educational disadvantages. Upper division undergraduate and graduate students who apply for this program are sponsored by a faculty member within their academic discipline.

Selected Pre-Doctoral Scholars receive $3,000 for one academic year to visit PhD programs at universities throughout the US and to attend a professional meeting or conference in their academic discipline. In addition, Scholars may participate in a summer research program on their home campus or on a UC campus. Funds for these activities are provided by the CSU Chancellor's office.

2016/2017 Pre-Doctoral Application Deadline for CSU, Chico - TBA

Find application here.  The 2016/2017 Application will be available in mid-November, 2015.

For more information, see the program website at or contact the CSU, Chico campus coordinator, Matthew Thomas.

Please submit applications to the Office of Graduate Studies, Student Services Center, room 460