Graduate Studies

Deja Shevalier Selected 2021-22 Pre-Doctoral Scholar

Shevalier, seated and smiling.

Deja Shevalier, graduate student in Psychological Sciences, was selected for a CSU system-wide award from the Chancellor’s Office: the 2020-21 California Pre-Doctoral Scholars Program, also known as the Sally Casanova Scholars Program. Shevalier is one of 76 highly qualified California State University students who were chosen from 210 applications.

Supported by Faculty Mentor, Dr. Patrick Johnson, Shevalier was awarded $3,000 funding in support of doctoral program seeking activities including: visiting doctoral granting institutions, attending symposia and professional meetings, and the purchasing of research supplies, professional memberships, and subscriptions to academic journals. In addition, her status as a Sally Casanova Scholar provides an opportunity to participate in the summer 2022 research experience at a University of California campus or another doctoral-granting institution.

Shevalier was also one of the Pre-Doctoral Scholars selected to participate in an eight-week summer research experience from mid-June to mid-August, 2022, at UC Los Angeles.  As a participant in the summer program, she will be provided funds for the following expenditures (in addition to the funds covered by the UCLA Program): a stipend of $6,000 and a food stipend for $2,500, for a total of up to $8,500.00.  The grant allows her to engage in supervised research activities on a full-time basis for eight weeks.

Shevalier recently presented her research project, “Monetary Decision‐Making and the Magnitude Effect,” at the 35th Annual Student Research Competition, and she was one of eleven students awarded the Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship. For more details on Deja Shevalier and her accomplishments, see her profile in Chico State Today.