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Handloser Graduate Tuition Grant Program in Marine Biology

    For Entering Graduate Students

The primary goal of the Handloser Graduate Tuition Grant Program in Marine Biology is to support entering graduate students pursuing a Master's Degree, who have been accepted under the supervision of a marine biology faculty.  The tuition grant is offered on a competitive basis for the Fall of each year to at least one outstanding entering graduate student accepted to the Department of Biological Sciences, who will be working on marine biology-related research.  The award will cover the cost of California in-state tuition for the recipientís first two semesters at CSULB.  Recipients are expected to acknowledge the Handloser Graduate Tuition Grant Program in Marine Biology in any public presentations and publications resulting from their thesis work at CSULB.

Criteria for Award and Selection Process:

The tuition grant is to be offered to outstanding entering graduate students in the field of Marine Biology at CSULB and is to be used to pay their in-state tuition costs for a the first two semesters.  The awardees will be chosen based upon academic merit according to the following criteria:

Award recipients will be notified of the tuition grant offer by March 15th along with the Department acceptance letter.  The prospective awardee(s) will have until April 1st to respond in writing declaring their intention to attend CSULB and accept the tuition grant.

Out of state prospective students are eligible to apply for the tuition grant and, if offered, will be awarded the equivalent of California in-state tuition costs.  The supervising CSULB Marine Biology faculty member can request an out-of-state tuition waiver from the University for the applicant.  These awards are also made on a competitive basis.


Handloser Tuition Grant Application Form

All application materials MUST be received by the Department of Bioligical Sciences no later than February 15th.