Financial Aid Available for Graduate Students
There are a number of sources of financial aid that is available to you at Sonoma State University. Spend a few minutes checking out the following web pages to see if you qualify.
- University Scholarships Program
- University Scholarship Program Scholarships Sonoma State University offers several scholarship programs. The merit-based University Scholarship Program is the largest one, requiring a single application packet. The application packet consists of a narrative, three letters of recommendation, transcripts, and the application. You must be an applicant, already accepted, or a current student at SSU in order to apply for a university scholarship. The application period begins in November for the next academic year. The deadline to submit the materials is January 15 each year.
- External Scholarships
- A long list of available scholarships, some are quite specific to a student's background.
- The State University Grant
- State University Grant (SUG) Awarded to eligible students who are California residents who pay State University Fees. If you are receiving a Cal Grant A, the fee portion of Cal Grant B, or Cal Grant T, you are not eligible for SUG. Students enrolled in a degree of certificate program through Extended Education are not eligible for the SUG, as Extended Education course fees do not include State University fees. Maximum award at SSU is $1506 for graduate students.
- Financial Aid Office
- Check out the list of available sources of additional aid.
- A commercial search service. Requires providing a user profile. Use at your own risk.
Various organizations and agencies provide specific opportunities for research. Many exist, listed are those known to be available for Masters students.
- National Science Fountation Graduate Research Fellowships - Includes a $30,000 stipend for 12 months, $10,500 cost of education allowance, and an allowance for intenational research travel.
- Oak Ridge Institue for Science and Education - A collaborative effort among accredited U.S. colleges and universities and the federal government. Multiple opportunities exist for scholarships and research training opportunities
- Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation
- Rocky Mountain Nature Association