Eight Cal State Fullerton graduate students are part of the 2016-17 class of California Pre-Doctoral Scholars.
The California Pre-Doctoral Program is designed to increase the diversity of the pool of potential faculty members by supporting the doctoral aspirations of CSU students who have experienced economic and educational disadvantages.
The scholars listed by cities of residence and their majors are:
Anaheim resident Ernesto López, public administration
Fullerton resident Angel Armenta, psychology
Laguna Niguel resident Stephanie Camacho-Van Dykee, English
Santa Ana resident Alexis Alegría, Spanish
Yorba Linda residents:
Kalie Duccini, geological science
Saumya Jani, biological science
Ellice Kang, psychology
Yuba City resident Harmanpreet Chauhan, public health
Each honoree will receive a $3,000 scholarship and be offered opportunities to explore and prepare for doctoral programs, including a summer research internship program at a University of California campus or other doctoral-granting institution, travel to national symposiums, conferences or professional meetings and other related activities. The participants are designated as Sally Casanova Scholars, named for the program’s late founder, a former member of the CSU Chancellor’s Office staff. More information is available online.