Graduate Equity Fellowship Program

For classified or conditionally classified students in a graduate program

A $1,500 grant for students who have experienced economic and educational disadvantages. Students must meet financial and academic requirements and be classified or conditionally classified in a graduate program at CSU, Sacramento. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. California Resident
  2. Admitted and enrolled as a classified graduate student.
  3. Applicant has applied for financial aid and demonstrates a minimum financial need of $1,000 as determined by the Financial Aid Office.
  4. Enrolled as a full time (8 units) classified graduate student receiving the Fellowship.
  5. Applicant has experienced various impediments to obtaining entry to graduate school: Impediments can be the absence of a family member who attended college; matriculation in a school or schools with poor financial or curricular support; have physical or learning disability; or
  6. Academic research interest focusing on cultural, societal, or educational problems as they affect educationally disadvantaged segments of society; or
  7. Evidence of an intention to use the degree toward the fostering of diversity in the field of education.

Interested students should contact the Graduate Diversity Program at 6000 J Street, River Front Center 203, Sacramento, CA 95819-6114 . For additional information call (916) 278-3834 or e-mail

Download 2016/2017 Application  
March 31, 2016

Note:  Applications may continue to be accepted beyond the deadline date if funds are available. 

Continuing Students: If you have already been awarded the Graduate Equity Fellowship award for the 2015-2016 academic year, and you are eligible to receive the award for 2016-2017, please complete the Continuing Student Application.