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CSR Scholar's Program

CSR Scholar's Program Structure

scholar structure

Level 1 (L1) Scholars

Graduate students are permitted to bypass L1 Scholar standing upon approval by their faculty mentor and the Director of the CSR. L1 Scholars are eligible to earn up to $1500 in tuition scholarships for attending and actively participating in student or researcher development workshops held bi-weekly throughout the academic year ($250 per workshop, up to six workshops). Though not required, L1 Scholars also have the option to engage in research/ creative activity with a faculty mentor, in addition to participating in development workshops. Engaging in research/creative activity with a faculty mentor qualifies a L1 Scholar to be awarded up to $1500 in CSR travel and supply grant funding.

Level 2 (L2) Scholars

L2 Scholars must be actively engaged in research or creative activity with a faculty mentor throughout the academic year. These Scholars are eligible to be awarded up to $2500 in CSR travel and supply grant funding. To earn up to $1500 in tuition scholarships, L2 Scholars may apply to serve as a Scholar’s Program peer mentor by running selected CSR Scholar’s Program development workshops ($250 tuition scholarship per workshop) or by mentoring one or more L1 Scholars ($500 tuition scholarship per Scholar).



  • Go to the CSR website and access the Scholar Application page. Take note of what information you are required to provide and prepare all of your responses in advance of entering the application portal.

Earn your Scholar funding

  • Your CSR Scholar funding is determined by the time and effort you choose to put into engaging with the Program. Failing to attend development workshops, submitting poorly completed CSR grant applications, and/or failing to meet peer mentoring requirements will affect the amount of tuition scholarships you earn and/or CSR grant funding you are awarded.

Meet minimum Scholar requirements

  • All CSR Scholars are required to: present a poster (L2 Scholars) or be in active attendance (L1 Scholars) at the CSUEB Student Research Symposium (held the third week of April), to submit brief progress reports at the end of each term, and to demonstrate professional behaviors when interacting with Program staff and faculty mentors. A consistent pattern of failing to meet minimum Scholar requirements will result in deselection from the Program.
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