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Pathways Fellows Program

Pathways Fellows, Cohort 3

Program Overview

The Pathways Fellows Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, is designed to prepare upper level undergraduates and master's level students of any major to engage in rigorous, high quality educational research and enter doctoral level program.

Student Eligibility

  • Upper-level undergraduate students, masters-level graduate students, and recent alumni are eligible to apply. Qualifications include:
  • Completed a research methods course or be enrolled
  • A cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Note: U.S. Department of Education stipulates that only citizens and permanent residents receive funding through this program. Non-citizens and residents, please contact our office to discuss participation alternatives

Fellowship Offers 

Research Knowledge

  • Work with Faculty Research Mentor
  • Conduct research in education on topic: support and barriers for undeserved students in K-12 through higher education

Summer Apprenticeship

  • Research and policy centers in Sacramento area
  • Research apprenticeship stipends $6,400 per fellow, 40 hours per week, 10 weeks in the summer

Graduate School Information

  • Graduate School coach that offers guidance in applying to graduate programs and the Graduate School Application
  • Funds for the GRE

Application Process 

  • Written statement of purpose, expressing interest and qualification for the program (2 double-space pages)
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Two Letters of Reference
  • Interviews will be conducted with finalists

Application Timeline

  • Application Opens: August 31, 2022
  • Deadline: October 23, 2022
  • Interviews: In November, 2022
  • Selection: In December, 2022
  • Cohort 7 Commitment January 1, 2023- December 31, 2023

Apply To Become A Pathway Fellow

Contact Information

Pathways Fellows Leadership

  • Dr. Jana Noel, Project Director, noelj@csus.edu
  • Dongyu Wang, Project Coordinator, dongyuwang@csus.edu