Each year, there are several fellowships awarded to graduate students by the Emeriti Association. One undergraduate fellowship in Biology was added to the group in 2003-2004. In addition to the general Emeriti Fellowships, there are fellowships established in memory of various individuals. The following fellowships are currently available:
Application Procedure: To apply for any of the fellowships described below, students must complete the application form mentioned in the University's Center for Financial Aid website www.calstatela.edu/univ/finaid/on_campus.htm. and submit it by the deadline shown on that website.
Emeriti Fellowship (one or more awards)
Eligibility: CSULA full time graduate student working toward a Master's degree in any major. Completion of at least one 500-level course. Evidence of university and/or community service. Minimum GPA 3.5.
Carol J. Smallenburg Memorial Fellowship
The Emeriti Association has named one of the Emeriti Fellowships described above as the Carol J. Smallenburg Memorial Fellowship, in recognition of Dr. Smallenburg's numerous and substantial contributions in support of faculty and students.
Professor emerita from the Charter College of
Education, she established the Carol Smallenburg Fellowship for students
studying global education or media in secondary social sciences, the Harry
Smallenburg Fellowship for students in counselor education, and the Margaret A.
Thornton Fellowship for students in elementary and secondary education. In
the 1970's, together with Bill Lloyd, she initiated Emeriti Association
Graduate Fellowships. While chair of the Emeriti Association Fellowship Fund
Committee, Dr. Smallenburg was the moving force behind the establishment of
other fellowships - the Jane Matson Memorial Fellowship, the William Lloyd
Memorial Fellowship and the John Houk Memorial Fellowship. She was also a major contributor to the Mary Gormly Fellowship. Her generosity went further through her contributions to the fellowships of many emeriti
She also contributed funds for high school students who couldn't afford
the college application fees. She didn't want any barriers
to impede the goal of getting a college degree.
Eligibility: See Emeriti Fellowship, above.
John L. Houk Memorial Fellowship
Dr. John L. Houk was a Professor of Political Science at CSULA specializing in Far Eastern Studies from 1971-1983. He was the author of numerous publications and wrote reports for members of Congress. He served 9 years as the CSULA Dean of Academic Planning, 10 years as a member of the Center for Research in Social Sciences (CRESS), and 3 years with the Legislative Reference Service of the Library of Congress.
Eligibility: CSULA full time graduate student working toward a Master's Degree in Political Science. Completion of at least one 500-level course. Evidence of university and/or community service. Minimum GPA 3.5.
Jane Matson Memorial Fellowship
Dr. Jane E. Matson was a Professor of Counselor Education at CSULA from 1958-1980. She was a U.S. Navy veteran and became a licensed psychologist who served as Counseling Psychologist for the Veterans Administration in Los Angeles after World War II. She was a specialist in counselor training and coordinated the CSULA Community College Training Program, served as Chair of the Commission on Junior College Student Personnel Programs, founded the first federally funded institute to train community college student personnel workers, and developed a community college curriculum for the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ.
Eligibility: CSULA full time graduate student working toward a degree in Counselor Education. Completion of at least one 500-level course. Evidence of university and/or community service. Minimum GPA 3.5.
William E. Lloyd Memorial Fellowship
Professor William E. Lloyd began his professional career as a working journalist. During World War II he served as a communications officer on the staff of Admiral Chester Nimitz, after which he wrote and edited publications for the American Association of School Administrators in Washington , D.C. , and established the Office of School and Community Relations for the Richmond , VA , public schools. At CSULA he was a Professor of Administration and the Publications Manager from 1959 to 1977 and taught and developed information services for news media as well as editing campus publications.
Eligibility: CSULA full time graduate student working toward a M.A. Degree in History or Political Science or a M.S. Degree in Public Administration. Completion of at least one 500-level course. Evidence of university and/or community service. Minimum GPA 3.5.
David Cameron Fisher Memorial Fellowship
David, the son of Dr. Janet Fisher-Hoult, was killed at the age of 29 in a motorcycle accident. A marine biology student, David had established his own firm “Captive Marine Environments” where he designed and built aquariums for homes and businesses, including the entertainment industry. One of his large tanks containing sharks can be seen in the film “Sneakers” which starred Robert Redford.
Eligibility: CSULA full time undergraduate student (junior or senior). Biology major, preferably in Marine Biology or Environmental Studies. Evidence of university and/or community service. Minimum GPA 3.5
Mary Gormly Memorial Fellowship
Mary Gormly was born in Seattle in 1919. After her high school graduation she attended the University of Washington, but when the country was attacked she enlisted in the Navy's then-new women's division, known as the WAVES. Following her honorable discharge at war's end, she returned to UW and received a B.A. in anthropology in 1947. She then went to Mexico for graduate study and field research, and received an M.A. from Mexico City College in 1948. Following that project and its publications, she returned to Seattle and UW and received an MLS degree in 1959. She joined the staff of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library in 1962 as a social sciences librarian. Her academic and cultural interests were centered on the arts and ethnography of Native American populations. She retired from Cal State L.A. in 1983, and continued her activities in groups that shared her interests, including those associated with major museums. Before she died in 2004, she bequeathed her collection of Native American Art to the University, to be kept in the Library's Special Collections Division. The Library held its first exhibit of graphic works from the Gormly Collection in Fall 2007.
Eligibility: Preference will be given to CSULA full time graduate students working toward a M.A. or M.S. degree with courses or research projects devoted to areas of interest or concern to native peoples of the Americas . Subject fields may include, but are not limited to Anthropology, Art, Economics, History, Mexican American Studies, Latin American Studies, Political Science or Sociology. Completion of at least one 500-level course. Evidence of university and/or community service. Minimum GPA 3.5