CSULA Department of English | Announcements

2006-07 CSU Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars Program

The California Pre-Doctoral Program is designed to increase the pool of potential faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of California State University (CSU) students who have experienced economic and educational disadvantages. The program places a special emphasis on increasing the number of CSU students who enter doctoral programs at one of the University of California (UC) institutions.

Students are eligible to apply for a Pre-Doctoral Scholar Award if they are a junior or senior level undergraduate with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, or are a graduate student who is classified as G2 or G3 with GPA of 3.75 or higher.  Applicants must be enrolled at Cal State L.A. during the Spring Term of 2006 and at least one term of the 2006-2007 academic year.  Visa students are not eligible to apply for an award.

A Pre-Doctoral Scholar must have a faculty mentor and the faculty mentor assists the student as he/she goes through the process of applying to Ph.D. programs. Each Scholar receives $3,000 which they can use to cover costs associated with visiting graduate schools, attending professional meetings, joining professional societies, and preparing for and taking the GRE. Scholars also have an opportunity to participate in a paid summer internship at a Ph.D. granting institution. Mentors are recognized for their significant and very rewarding contribution to student achievement.

Students who are eligible to apply for and are interested in this program should download the application from http://www.calstate.edu/predoc/. Information about the program is also located at this website.

The deadline for receipt of applications by the Office of Graduate Studies and Research is Monday, March 13, 2006.

Center for California Studies Fellowships

Assembly Fellowship Program
Deadline to submit application:  February 22, 2006

Application to the 2006-06 Fellowship Program is open to university and four-year college graduates holding a degree by September 2006.  Applicants must be 20 years of age by September 1, 2006.  Individuals from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply.  Applicants are expected to have strong interests in public policy and politics, but prior legislative experience is not required.  Applications are available at http://www.csus.edu/calst/assembly.

Executive Fellowship Program
Deadline to submit application:  February 22, 2006

Application to the 2006-07 program is open to anyone who has a degree from a four-year college or university by September.  Mid-career and recent graduates of all academic disciplines, backgrounds and levels of experience are encouraged to apply.  Applications are available at http://www.csus.edu/calst/executive.

California Senate Fellows
Deadline to submit application:  February 22, 2006

Fellows receive monthly stipends as well as health and dental benefits.  The program welcomes applicants from anyone who is at least 20 years of age and a graduate of a four-year college or university by September 1, 2006.  There is no preferred major.  Applications are available at http://www.csus.edu/calst/senate.

Judicial Administration Fellowship Program  
Deadline to submit application:  February 22, 2006

The program welcomes applications from anyone who will graduate from a four-year college or university by September 2006.  Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $1972 as well as health, dental and vision benefits.  Applications are available at http://www.csus.edu/calst/judicial.