The CSU Pre-Doctoral Program (Pre-Doc) program is intended to increase the pool of future CSU faculty by providing opportunities and funding for doctoral studies. The CSU Chancellor's Office selects students from each CSU campus to be Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars. The scholars receive up to $3000 for graduate school preparation (e.g., travel expenses for graduate school visits, application fees, test fees, etc.). The scholarship does not pay for school tuition and fees. Pre-Doc scholars are also eligible for paid summer research internships.
Each CSU campus has a coordinating office for the Pre-Doc. At Cal Poly Pomona the Kellogg Honors College (KHC) is the campus coordinating office. The KHC is responsible for advertising the Pre-Doc on campus, advising the campus community on the application process, and forwarding applications to the CSU Chancellor's Office. The KHC does not select the Sally Casanova Pre-Doc Scholars. All Cal Poly Pomona students can apply for the Pre-Doc.
More information on the Pre-Doc is available at the CSU Chancellor's Office website.
Each CSU campus has it's own deadline in addition to the Chancellor's Office deadline. The Cal Poly Pomona deadline is 5:00PM on Monday, March 11, 2013. Applications must be submitted to the Kellogg Honors College in 1-201.
Application essays and faculty recommendations should reflect the following to improve chances of selection: