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. Be a 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

2018-2019 Application is now OPEN. Deadline is April 6, 2018

Download 2018/2019 Application


Continuing Students: If you have already been awarded the Graduate Equity Fellowship award for the 2017-2018 academic year, and you are eligible to receive the award for 2018-2019, please complete the Continuing Student Application.

2018-2019 Continuing Student Application

For More Information call:
Graduate Diversity
(916) 278-3834

Sponsored by:
The Office of Graduate Diversity