13 CSULB Students Named 2022-23 Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars

The Division of Academic Affairs is pleased that 13 Cal State University, Long Beach students were named recipients of the prestigious Sally Casanova California Pre-Doctoral Scholarship for the 2022-23 academic year.

Out of 186 student applications and among 76 other scholars throughout the state, 13 of our exemplary Beach students were selected for this opportunity by the California Pre-Doctoral Program Advisory Committee. Each scholar will receive $3,000 to explore and prepare for doctoral programs in their respective fields. The scholarship helps to finance travel, course materials, and software expenses, as well as application and entrance examination fees. Additionally, Sally Casanova Scholars can attend a funded summer research experience at a doctoral-granting institution of their choice.

Throughout the year, scholarship recipients work closely alongside a selected faculty mentor as they prepare for their doctoral studies. “The Sally Casanova California Pre-Doctoral Scholarship is an amazing opportunity for students to receive not only financial support as they transition to graduate study, but also mentorship to help ease and support that transition,” says Dr. Jody Cormack, CSULB Vice Provost of Academic Programs and Dean of Graduate Studies.  

Over the past 33 years, the California Pre-Doctoral Program has granted more than 2,400 scholarships, with 226 of these scholars being selected from Cal State Long Beach. Dr. Cormack continues to note “Many of our scholars go on to doctoral programs, and eventually faculty positions. We are so pleased that we have so many scholarships awarded for the 2022-23 academic year. This serves as a testament to our highly accomplished students and mentors.”

Congratulations to the CSULB 2022-23 Sally Casanova Scholars:

Names of Sally Casanova Recipients, Faculty Mentos, and their Department
Student Faculty Mentor Department
Antonio Arreguin Dr. Maryam Haddad Chemical Engineering
Guadalupe Barragan Dr. Sarah Arroyo English
Jordie Conde Dr. Jonathan O’Brien Education
Emily Doffing Dr. Danielle Kohfeldt Psychology
Destiny Gilliland Dr. Karissa Miller Psychology
Ashley Guerrero Dr. Gary Hytrek Geography
Julaina Juarez Dr. Jacob Olsen Advanced Studies in Education
Stephen Kooshian Dr. Caitlin Murdock History
Fanuel Mendez Dr. Andreas Bill Physics and Astronomy
Evelyn Ortiz Soto Dr. Kathryn Perkins Political Science
Thomas Page Dr. Aili Malm Criminology
Taryn Thrasher Dr. Courtney Ahrens Psychology
Tanner Whitlow Dr. Nick Laskowski Philosophy

Learn more about the Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholarship or lookup current and past scholars.