Patricia O. McConkey Outstanding Graduate Student Awards

Information about the McConkey Award for 2019/20 will be available in February. 

Federal Graduate Work Study 

Information for the 2020/21 academic year will be available in February 2020. 

Summer** 2019 Graduation: July 25th, 2019

*Forms documenting satisfactory completion of theses, projects, and comprehensive examinations are due in Academic Programs/Graduate Studies office by 5 p.m. on the relevant deadline; and approved, archive-ready digital copies of master's theses and projects are due on Digital Commons by the same deadline.
**Summer graduation requires notification to the Office of Graduate Studies before the end of the preceding spring semester.

California Pre-Doctoral Scholars

The California Pre-Doctoral Scholars Program (CPSP or Pre-Doc) is designed to increase the pool of potential faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of CSU students who have experienced economic and educational disadvantages. Upper division undergraduate and graduate students who apply for this program are sponsored by a faculty member within their academic discipline.

Selected Pre-Doctoral Scholars receive $3,000 for one academic year to visit PhD programs at universities throughout the US and to attend a professional meeting or conference in their academic discipline. In addition, Scholars may participate in a summer research program on their home campus or on a UC campus. Funds for these activities are provided by the CSU Chancellor's office.

Who Can Apply
  • Applicants must be upper-division or master's degree students who are enrolled at a CSU institution and will be enrolled at a CSU campus for at least one semester or two (2) quarter terms in the academic year.
  • Applicants are required to have a faculty sponsor who will be available during the academic year to help them implement a plan that will prepare them for admission to a doctoral program. The plan should be tailored to the specific needs and career objectives of the student.
  • The successful applicant must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.
Application & Deadlines

The application period opens in December. The CSU, Humboldt application deadline is February 7, 2020. The application and information on how to apply is available on the CSU Chancellor's website.

For More Information contact: Terri Fisher, HSU Graduate Coordinator.