Kellogg Honors College

Kellogg Honors College Resources

Programs & Scholarships

The Kellogg Honors College is a member of the National Association of Fellowship Advisors (NAFA) and offers advising for nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships. There are too scholarships/fellowships to list, but Columbia University and Florida State University created a wonderful online search engines. Please contact Dr. Garcia-Des Lauriers or Won Choi if you have any questions.

  • CSU Pre-Doctoral Program
    • $3,000 for graduate school research. Applicants must demonstrate strong interest in teaching/researching upon completion of a PhD. Open to all majors. Applications are released every December and due the following February.
    • See more Information below.
  • Gates Cambrdige Scholarship
    • Gates Cambridge offers 80 full-cost scholarships to applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Applications open mid-September and are due mid-October.
  • Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
    • 45 fellows of up to $42,000 annually for a two-year period for completion of master's degrees.
    • U.S. Citizens with at least a 3.2 GPA seeking admission to a two-year, full-time, on-campus, master’s degree program at a U.S.-based graduate institution in an academic field relevant to the work of the Foreign Service.
  • Fullbright U.S. Student Program
    • Open to all graduating college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals from all backgrounds and academic disciplines. Participants pursue graduate study, conduct research, or teach English abroad. Applications open April.
  • Gates Millenium Scholars Program
    • Provides outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian Pacific Islander American**, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest.
  • Barry Goldwater Scholarship
    • Provides scholarships to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering.
    • Applications open September and close late January.
    • Must submit pre-application and receive nomination from campus representative (Dr. Claudia Garcia-Des Lauriers at Cal Poly Pomona)
  • Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship
    • Provides undergraduate students interested in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education awards up to $9,500 per year for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) internship at a NOAA facility during the summer.
  • EPP/MSI Scholarship
    • Provides funds for two years of undergraduate study to rising junior undergraduate students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Participants conduct research at a NOAA facility during two paid summer internships.
    • Students attending Minority Serving Institutions as defined by the US Department of Education are eligible to apply for the program.
  • Mitchell Scholarship
    • Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one academic year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
  • Harry S. Truman Scholarship 
    • For U.S. citizen planning to attend graudate school in pursuit of a career in public service.
    • In order to acces the online applicaiton, student must receive their login credentials from their institution's faculty representative (Dr. Claudia Garcia-Des Lauriers at Cal Poly Pomona)
  • Jack Kent College Scholarship
    • Available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities pursuing any area of study.
  • Jack Kent Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
    • For the top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor's degrees at four-year colleges or university. Each scholar has acess to generous financial support for two to three eyars, college planning support, ongoing advising, and the opportunity to connect with a thriving community of fellow scholars.
  • Marshall Scholarship
    • Marshall Scholarship finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate level degree in any field of study in the United Kingdom.
  • James Madison Fellowship 
    • For U.S. citizens with plans to become a teacher of American history, government, or civics classes where you will teach topics on the Constitution to grades 7-12.
    • Awarded to outstanding college seniors and graduates to complete graduate study within two academic years of full-time study
  • Rhodes Scholarship 
    • Provides full financial support for students seeking graduate study in any discipline at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
  • Soros Fellowship
    • Supports New Americans - immigrants or the children of immigrants - seeking graduate or professional school in the United States toward any discipline for one to two years (each award is for up to a total of $90,000).
  • Udall Scholarship
    • Award colleges sophomores and juniors upt to $7,000 each for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.
    • In order to acces the online applicaiton, student must receive their login credentials from their institution's faculty representative (Dr. Claudia Garcia-Des Lauriers at Cal Poly Pomona)

About the CSU Pre-Doctoral Program

The California Pre-Doctoral Program awards funds to undergraduate and graduate students in the CSU to enable current students to explore and prepare to succeed in doctoral programs in their chosen field of study. Awards are based on competitive review of student applications and given to current upper-division or graduate students who, in the judgment of the review panel, demonstrate academic excellence while experiencing economic or educational disadvantage, as well as committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level. All matriculated students enrolled on a CSU campus are eligible to participate.

Participant Eligibility

Applicants to the California Pre-Doctoral Program must be matriculated upper-division or master's degree students who are enrolled at a CSU institution and who will also be enrolled at a CSU campus for at least the fall semester of the next academic year.

All CSU students, with the exception of CSU international students, are eligible to apply. Current or previous Pre-Doctoral Scholars are not eligible to re-apply. Each applicant must have a faculty mentor from the student’s home campus who will be available for the duration of the plan specified in the application. The program is designed for students interested in obtaining research doctorates. Students interested in obtaining professional masters or doctoral degrees (law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, or an MBA degree, for example) are not eligible.

How to Apply

Please contact Dr. Claudia Garcia Des-Lauriers or Won Choi to initiate the application process. They are the coordinators for the Pre-Doctoral Program at Cal Poly Pomona who advise CPP students on the application process. Membership in the Kellogg Honors College is not required to apply to the Pre-Doctoral Program. The Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars are selected by a committe at the CSU Chancellor's Office. For more information visit the Pre-Doctoral Program website. The CPP deadline is February 5, 2022.