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Students are encouraged to apply for both internal and external fellowships to help support their graduate education.

External Fellowships:

Students have successfully received fellowships from the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program and USDA National Needs Graduate Fellowship Program to support their graduate education.

A list of multiple internal and external fellowships are provided here.

Internal Fellowships:

Internal fellowships specific to the department will be announced by e-mail with application instructions each year.

The William J. Moller Scholarship was established to support a graduate student performing mission-oriented research on diseases of crops important to California agriculture.

The William B. Hewitt Scholarship was established to support a graduate student performing research in the department.

The Erna and Orville Thompson Award was established to support graduate students with assistantships, research support, and travel to professional meetings.

Travel Awards:

The Department is fortunate to be able to provide travel awards to graduate students each year. Below is a list of awards for travel. Travel awards will be announced by e-mail with application instructions each year.

The James and Mary DeVay Scholarship was established to support one $800 travel award each year.

The Jesse and Gloria Dubin Award was established to support one $800 travel award each year.

The Leach Memorial Travel Award was established to support up to two $800 travel awards each year.

The Erna and Orville Thompson Travel Award was established to support up to five $800 travel awards each year.

The Thomas A. Shalla Award was established to support up to two $800 travel awards each year for graduate students studying virology.

The Irving R. Schneider Travel Award was established to support up to three $800 travel awards for graduate students studying virology.