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Scholarships & Grants

Patrick James Dugal Scholarship

To honor the memory of Patrick James Dugal, the Dugal family has established a scholarship for students pursuing a profession in the Environmental Studies field.

Patrick was a full-time CSUS student working toward a degree in Environmental Studies. He was a serious student who was involved in the community and had a strong commitment to environmental matters. He has been described by his professors as a bright presence, cheerful, friendly, optimistic, articulate and dedicated.  Patrick lost his courageous battle against cancer in January 2005.

We will award up to seven $2000 scholarships for the spring 2015 semester. See the full announcement here.

Get the application here.

Scholarship Details:

  • Available to Environmental Studies Majors of Junior or Senior status.
  • Student must have at least a 3.0 overall GPA.
  • Student must be enrolled full time at the time of award disbursement (Spring 2015).
  • Student must submit completed application and an essay of up to 300 words describing the environmental issue s/he cares about the most, his/her professional goals, and how the scholarship will help the attainment of those goals.
  • Scholarship applications can be turned in to Amador Hall 554A.

COAST Undergraduate Student Research Grants

The CSU Council on Ocean Affairs, Science and Technology (COAST) is offering grants of $500 for up to five students at Sac State to support their undergraduate research projects. Funding may be used to support student travel, equipment, supplies, analyses, or other expenses approved by the Committee that are specific to a student project. Applications are due November 30, 2014. See all the details here.

ASI - Associated Students of CSU Sacramento

ASI awards fifteen $500 scholarships and a Dreamer’s scholarship twice a year. ASI also awards four Memorial Scholarships of $1000 in the Fall semester. Get details and the applications here.

COAST Student Travel Funding for Sac State Students

The CSU Council on Ocean Affairs, Science & Technology (COAST)Student Travel Award program provides travel support for CSU undergraduate and graduate students to present the results of original marine and coastal-related research at scientific meetings and conferences. COAST has reserved funding for Sac State students for travel occurring before June 30, 2015 and Environmental Studies students are strongly encouraged to apply. Information on the Student Travel Program is available at http://www.calstate.edu/coast/funding/internal_funding.shtml#studentTravel.

Questions can be directed to

Director - Dr. Krista Kamer


Coordinator - Ms. Elizabeth (Beth) Pardieck