Fellowships

Endowed Fellowships & Scholarships

Current students will receive an email from the Graduate Program Coordinator or Secretary with details about the fellowship/scholarship application requirements in late September. The deadline for the Kerr award application is mid-October (October 15 for 2020) and for all other award applications is approximately December 1 of every year (December 1 for 2020).

Note that all award review committee members are appointed after applications are received so that we can avoid conflict of interest for review committee members and letter of recommendation writers.

Download Endowed Awards Announcement (PDF)

Download Applicant Cover Sheet  (fillable PDF)

Download Kerr Scholarship Cover Sheet (fillable PDF)


College of Agriculture & Natural Resources Fellowships

Dissertation Completion Fellowships (DCF) are intended for doctoral students planning to finish writing and to defend their dissertations during the semester for which they apply. DCFs are offered for each term (fall, spring, summer), with separate application deadlines for each application cycle. Students may apply for a DCF only after their comprehensive exams have been completed and all their data collected. 

Submit your complete application to the CSUS Graduate Office or Secretary, who will forward to the Department Chair. Submit your complete application packet by the relevant deadline date below to give the chairperson time to review all applications and submit a letter to CANR by its deadline. Do not apply unless you and your advisor are confident that you will complete in the semester for which applied.

Remember to COMBINE ALL PAGES of the application prior to having any digital signatures added to the application cover form. Follow all instructions carefully. Incomplete, uncombined, unsigned, or applications with items in the incorrect order will be returned to the applicant.

DCF Term Applications due to CSUS Graduate Office CANR Deadline
Fall 2020 Friday, June 19, 2020, 5:00 pm Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Spring 2021 Monday, October 5, 2020, 5:00 pm Thursday, October 15, 2020
Summer 2021 Monday, February 15, 2021, 5:00 pm Thursday, February 25, 2021

Download Instructions for Applying for a DCF (AY 2020-2021)

Download Dissertation Completion Fellowship Cover Sheet (fillable PDF)


Graduate Office Fellowships

GOF funds are available during fall and spring semesters. 

The Fall 2020 application deadline is 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 16, 2020.

Students may receive up to a maximum combined amount of GOF funds of $2,000 across their full degree program. A doctoral student who received a maximum of GOF funds as a CSUS master's student may be considered for an additional $2,000 maximum across the doctoral program.

Read instructions carefully.

Download GOF Fall 2020 Information & Application (fillable PDF)

Download GOF Spring/Summer 2020 Information & Application (fillable PDF)