The purpose of the Graduate Equity Fellowship Program is to encourage and assist students in their pursuit and completion of master’s degrees and careers in post-secondary education. This fellowship is available only to California resident graduate students admitted and enrolled in a master’s degree program. Students must demonstrate a minimum financial need of $1,000. In order to find out if they are eligible to receive financial aid, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) via http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ and submit it to the Financial Aid Office. A copy of the FAFSA form must be attached to the Graduate Equity Fellowship Program application form.
Under the Graduate Equity Fellowship Program, awards of up to $3,000 are made to graduate students admitted and enrolled in a master’s degree program at San José State University for the 2012-2013 academic year. Credential ONLY candidates are not eligible. Students must be enrolled in both academic terms and complete a minimum of 6 units in each term. These 12 units must appear on the special Petition for Advancement to Graduate Candidacy designed expressly for this fellowship program and available on the website below.
An application form is available online at http://www.sjsu.edu/gradstudies/funding/graduate_equity_fellowship/. The applications will be reviewed by the Graduate Fellowship Program Committee and eligibility will be assessed on the basis of financial need, academic standing, and career goals. The completed applications are due in Graduate Studies & Research, Administration Building, Room 223B, no later than Monday, June 25, 2012, at 4:00 pm. Any applications with missing documentation will not be considered by the committee. Fellowship awards will be announced by Monday, August 27, 2012, and are subject to funding availability.