California State University, East Bay offers numerous forms of financial support for current graduate students. The Graduate Studies office coordinates the many programs which provide financial resources and educational opportunities in support of your graduate education.
Applications for 2021-2022 are due May 1, 2021.
The Graduate Equity Fellowship Program seeks to increase the diversity of students completing graduate degree programs at Cal State East Bay, encourages continuation towards doctoral programs, and promotes consideration of university faculty careers. It provides fellowships for Cal State East Bay students with educationally or economically disadvantaged backgrounds who have had success in overcoming these disadvantages. Graduate Equity Fellowships are grants ranging from $500 up to $2000 per year.
To apply for a Graduate Equity Fellowship, you must meet the following conditions:
For information about the program and an application form, please download the information sheet and application. Questions should be directed to Academic Programs and Graduate Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please email completed applications to email@example.com. For recommendation letters, please ask letter writers to also email their recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line of "GEF Recommendation: Student Name."
All materials must be emailed to the Office of Graduate Studies at email@example.com by the May 1st, 2021 application deadline.
Application materials must be submitted to the CSU via InfoReady by 5:00 PM, Monday, February 1st, 2021.
Through the Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP), the California State University (CSU) provides financial assistance in the form of a student loan to a limited number of individuals pursuing doctoral degrees. The program seeks to provide loans to doctoral students who are interested in applying and competing for CSU instructional faculty positions after completion of the doctoral degree. The program is designed to increase the diversity of persons qualified to fill instructional faculty position in the CSU.
Through the Doctoral Incentive Program, students may borrow up to $10,000 per year (up to a total of $30,000 within a five-year period). Students who complete their doctoral studies and teach in the CSU system as full-time faculty members will have their loans forgiven at the rate of twenty percent for each year of teaching; those who do not obtain a CSU faculty position are required to repay the loan at an interest rate comparable to other graduate student loans. Employment at a CSU campus, however, is not guaranteed. Applicants are not required to be accepted into a doctoral program at the time of applying but must enroll in Fall 2020 to receive the award.
Appointments are available for faculty and students with questions about the program. Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
Application materials are due to the Office of Graduate Studies at email@example.com by 5:00 PM, Monday, February 1st, 2021.
California Pre-Doctoral Scholars receive $3,000 which may be used to:
In addition, many Pre-Doctoral Scholars will be eligible to apply for:
a fully-funded summer research experience with a faculty member in his or her discipline at a Ph.D.-granting university in the U.S.
The California Pre-Doctoral Program, jointly developed by the California State University and the University of California, seeks to increase the pool of potential California State University faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of economically and educationally disadvantaged students. This program provides students with $3,000 to explore and prepare to succeed in doctoral studies through faculty mentoring, scholarly and research opportunities, travel to visit doctoral-granting institutions, membership in professional associations, and attendance at professional conferences.
More information about this program is available on the CSU Chancellors Office website or attend our information sessions on:
Dates to be announced.
CSU juniors, seniors, or graduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply. You must be enrolled at CSUEB in Spring 2021, and also be enrolled for at least one semester of the academic year 2021-2022.
Applicants will be selected on the basis of three major criteria: the potential for success in completing a doctoral program, probable effectiveness of the student/faculty plan, and level of economic and educational disadvantage. Applicants work with a faculty sponsor to develop an overall plan, which will ultimately lead to enrollment in graduate school. The program provides an opportunity for summer research experience and funds for travel and other related activities.
To prepare an application to the California Pre-Doctoral Program, you will need to:
Completed applications will be composed of the application, three essay questions, transcripts, budget, and faculty letter of recommendation (all submitted online).
Appointments are available for faculty and students with questions about the program. Please contact the Graduate Studies Office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment. Students interested in applying should make an appointment to review their application prior to submission.
All materials must be submitted by the CSUEB application deadline of February 1st, 2021. Your application will be reviewed, and feedback provided. Once any changes have been made, the revised application must be uploaded to the CSU Chancellor's Office Pre-Doctoral website.
Cal State East Bay (CSUEB) is honored to host the 34th Annual California State University Student Research Competition on Friday, April 24th and Saturday, April 25th, 2020. This system-wide competition showcases the innovative research and creative activities of CSU undergraduate and graduate students in the full range of academic programs offered by the CSU. Student participants make oral presentations before juries of professional experts from major corporations, foundations, public agencies, colleges and universities of California.
The competition is held annually to promote excellence in undergraduate and graduate scholarly research and creative activity. It recognizes outstanding student accomplishments from throughout the twenty-three campuses of the California State University.
Interested in entering the competition? You can read more about it here!
The Center for Student Research (CSR) Scholars’ Program offers Scholar development workshops and supports faculty-mentored research and creative activities. These types of activities are known to give students more frequent and more individual attention and feedback from CSUEB professors, which can result in increased academic success. The CSR also awards tuition scholarships to Scholars who attend CSR development workshops, as well as grant opportunities to receive funding for travel and supplies. CSR Scholars are freshmen through seniors as well as graduate students who vary in GPA, major, race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and educational experience. The CSR is looking for students who are passionate about their future. Check out the CSR website or follow them on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook (@csrcsueb) for more info to apply.
The Golden State Teacher Grant Program (GSTG) encourages students to consider earning a teaching credential and teach in a high-need field, at a priority school, in California for four years, within five years after completing a teacher preparation program. The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) will award one-time Golden State Teacher Grant funds of up to $20,000 to over 4,400 eligible students across California, that are enrolled in a Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) approved teacher preparation program within a California institution of higher education on or after January 1, 2020. Applicants must agree to all terms and conditions of the GSTG program or be required to repay the grant. The state is now taking applications.
More information is available here: https://www.csac.ca.gov/golden-state-teacher-grant-program
The Office of Financial Aid coordinates several programs which support graduate students including State University Grants and Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grants. Please read more about them here:
The CSU also provides grants for students in particular doctoral programs. Please read more about these grants here: