Scholarships & Awards
We encourage our students to take full advantage of the scholarship and award opportunities at CSU and beyond. Here are some of particular interest to philosophy students:
Professor Robert Zoellner, who was a member of CSU's Department of English from 1958-1994, established this scholarship to recognize excellent undergraduate philosophy students.
This scholarship, named for Professor Lee Speer (1933-2013), longtime Department of Philosophy faculty, is open to juniors and seniors in any major who wish to pursue issues in agricultural and food systems ethics.
This scholarship is available to full-time undergraduates majoring in philosophy as well as graduate students in philosophy.
Established to honor Professor Fred Johnson's impact as a teacher and his academic achievement as logician in the Department of Philosophy, this scholarship is available to philosophy graduate students.
For a full list of scholarships available to students in the College of Liberal Arts, please visit the College of Liberal Arts Scholarships Page.
Institutes & Workshops
We encourage our majors to take advantage of competitive philosophy summer programs, institutes, and workshops across the country, including the large number of institutes designed for students underrepresented in the field of philosophy. Please consider applying for one of these institutes and to spread the word about these opportunities to your student networks.
COMPASS at University of Michigan
Open to students interested in graduate school (both undergrad and MA students), COMPASS workshops take place each fall with applications due in April.
PSP2: Summer Program for Underrepresented Groups in Philosophy of Science
The Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh hosts summer programs in July with an application due in March.
Rutgers Summer Institute for Diversity of Philosophy
Rutgers’ summer institute, now in its 20th year, is held each summer with applications due in early May.
UCSD SPWP: Summer Program for Women in Philosophy
UC San Diego’s Summer Program for Women in Philosophy takes place in late summer with applications due in March.
SIPP@Brown: Summer Immersion Program in Philosophy at Brown University
This two-week summer program is for those interested in pursuing academic philosophy. The program is typically held in July with applications due in March.
Undergraduates and recent graduates from underrepresented groups, including women, African Americans, Chicano/as and Latino/as, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, LGBTQ individuals, those from economically disadvantaged communities, and people with disabilities, are urged to apply.