Graduate Equity Fellowship

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Graduate Equity Fellowship

The Graduate Equity Fellowship program supports economically disadvantaged graduate students, especially from underrepresented groups within their respective disciplines. Fellowships range from $500 to $2,000 for an academic year, depending on the demonstrated need. 

Students may receive awards for two academic years but must apply each year. Post-baccalaureate, second master’s degree students and doctoral students are ineligible.

Brief Description

OrganizationSan Diego State University
Education LevelFellowship
Amount$500 to $2,000
Access ModeOnline
Number of AwardsNA
Contest DeadlineSeptember 03, 2022
Application FeesNA
RequirementsFellowship application

Who is Eligible?

  • Students that are legal California residents
  • Master’s students (not available for second master’s degree students or doctoral students) that are conditional classified or classified
  • Completed the free FAFSA or Dream Act application
  • Enroll in at least six units of graduate work related to the master’s degree for the fall and spring semesters
  • Maintain a 3.00 GPA
  • Have at least $1,000 of financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office

Interested students should complete an application and a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, available here. Those eligible for the CA Dream Act application can apply online here.

San Diego State University

How to Apply?

  • Student Essay: The essay should address specific circumstances contributing to the need and your academic progress toward earning your degree. Limit 1 page (single spaced or two double spaced).
  • Graduate Advisor Endorsement: The completed form will be uploaded to your application.
  • Unofficial transcripts from all undergraduate coursework (and unofficial SDSU transcripts for continuing Master’s students)
  • Two letters of recommendation (preferably from faculty members)

Application Deadline

The online application submission and supporting documents deadline are September 03, 2022.

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