CSUCI University Scholarships

CSUCI University Scholarship Opportunities

Project VISTA

A federal grant award of $2.8 million ($564,899 per year, 2010-2015), Project Vista is funded by Title V of the United States Department of Education under the Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (PPOHA) program;

Project Vista is designed to strengthen CI's graduate culture and enhance the capacity of its postbaccalaureate programs to better serve, retain, and graduate Hispanic and low-income students;

Scholarships are available to students enrolled in each of CI's post baccalaureate programs (currently three teaching credential programs and six Masters degree programs)

CI Vista Scholarship

Kaia Tollefson
Project Vista Director
(805) 437-3125

Additional information about Project Vista can be found at the Graduate Studies Center (GSC) on the main campus (first building to the right off of University Drive).  The GSC stays open after typical business hours, please visit the GSC website for more information.

Scholarships for MS Biotechnology Degree

Industry Supported Graduate Assistantship

Graduate Student Assistantships are positions that provide student affairs-related skills. It is an ideal opportunity to gain skills in a chosen field.
br> Industry Suppported Scholarship Awards $2,000 one-time award

California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) Bridges to Stem Cell Research Training Grant

The CIRM Bridges to Stem Cell Research Training Grant will support research training for 45 graduate students enrolled in the master's program for biotechnology and bioinformatics with an emphasis in stem cell technology and laboratory management.

Each CIRM-funded student will receive a $37,750 scholarship, internship stipend and travel fund. Additionally, each lab that provides an internship will receive $4,000 per student for research mentorship and supplies. A research institution that offers the students an advanced training course will receive a $2,500 per student.

For additional information regarding the CIRM grant for Stem Cell Emphasis and all CIRM grant related manners please call:

Phone: (805) -437-2748

Doctoral Programs

Pre-Doctoral Program (Sally Casanova Scholars)

The CSU Pre-Doctoral Program each year identifies Sally Casanova Scholars, prospective graduate students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds who with a faculty mentor and financial assistance prepare for graduate school during their junior or senior year. Students who are already in Master degree programs also qualify for this program.

For more information, please contact:

Sara Alcala
Graduate Studies Center Director
(805) 437-3579

Additional information is also availble for the CSU Pre-Doctoral Program at:

Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program

The program seeks to provide loans to doctoral students who are interested in applying and competing for CSU instructional faculty positions after completion of the doctoral degree. Additionally, a portion of their loan from this program will be forgiven every year of employment in a qualifying position.

For more information about these doctoral programs, please contact:

Sara Alcala
Graduate Studies Center Director
(805) 437-3579
Website: https://www.calstate.edu/hr/cdip/

Other Scholarship Opportunities

For additional information about scholarship opportunities that might be right for you, please contact please contact Financial Aid at 805-437-8530 or email financial.aid@csuci.edu.