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NEWS FROM CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, BAKERSFIELD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAY 21, 2003
CONTACT: Mike Stepanovich, 661/664-2456, mstepanovich@csub.edu

CSUB offers forgivable loans for doctoral students

Applications are available in the California State University, Bakersfield Office of Graduate Studies for the CSU Forgivable Loan/Doctoral Incentive Program.

The Forgivable Loan/Doctoral Incentive Program provides financial assistance to graduate students and is designed to increase the diversity of persons qualified to fill instructional faculty positions at campuses of the California State University.

The program is directed by the California State University but is open to new and continuing full-time doctoral students at accredited universities. Previous enrollment in the CSU is not required. Eligible students must be interested in a teaching career in the CSU.

The program provides a stipend of $10,000 per year to up to $30,000 to full-time doctoral students for up to three years of doctoral studies. The loan will be forgiven at the rate of 20 percent per year for each postdoctoral year of full-time teaching in the CSU (totally forgiven with five years of full-time teaching).

ěThis is a wonderful program that is designed to address the shortage of faculty in specific areas,î said Janice Chavez, CSUB interim dean of graduate studies and research.

For more information, please call the CSUB Office of Graduate Studies and Research at (661) 664-2231.