Dec. 3, 2018 - The Graduate Studies Center (GSC) will host four information sessions this month for those interested in pursuing doctoral degrees. Join us on Dec. 4, 6, 11 or 12 for an engaging session where you will learn more about unique opportunities to receive assistance and support while pursuing your post-baccalaureate education. You only need to attend one session and lunch or dinner will be provided for all attendees at no charge.  All sessions will be held in El Dorado Hall. Reserve your spot today!

  • Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 6 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 5 to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 12 from noon to 1 p.m.

Two particular programs will be the focus of these information sessions: the Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars Program and the CSU Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program. More information about each program is below.

Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars Program
The CSU Pre-Doctoral Program identifies Sally Casanova Scholars, prospective graduate students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds who with a faculty mentor and financial assistance prepare for graduate school during their junior or senior year. Students who are already in Master degree programs also qualify for this program.

CSU Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP)
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. Applicants can be lecturers who are teaching while full-time enrolled in a doctoral program, or students currently enrolled in an undergrad, masters or doctoral level accredited US program, or in the process of applying to such a program.

For more information contact Sara Alcala at 805-437-3579 or