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San Diego State University


 Presidential Graduate Research Fellowship


The Presidential Graduate Research Fellowship (PGRF)  is a new university-wide competitive fellowship program designed to recruit non-resident graduate students who demonstrate outstanding potential for achievement in research or creative activity. The Fellowship waives non-resident tuition for one academic year.


PGRF recipients shall be selected according to the following criteria:  

(1) non-resident or international student status

(2) nomination by graduate program

(3) merit as determined by quantitative measures including GPA and GRE

(4) additional evidence of merit, including awards, achievements, departmental recommendation


Programs wishing to nominate outstanding prospective non-resident students for the PGRF should submit nomination information, including student name, Red ID, GPA, GRE scores, and brief summary of qualifications, using the online form.


Nominations are due by January 31.  Fifty recipients will be selected by Graduate Affairs Deans according to criteria.  Awards announced February 7.  Graduate Affairs shall issue award notification in writing to recipient and his or her sponsoring program.


Fellowship recipients must maintain 3.0 GPA during the fellowship year to retain the award. The award is non-renewable and available only to first-year graduate students.

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