State issued funds open to incoming and continuing doctoral or masters/doctoral domestic students who are currently employed in a community college setting, are on leave from a community college position, and/or are intending to seek employment in community college administration at the completion of their program. Preference will be given to dissertation year students whose work/research is focused on issues of importance to community colleges. Recipient must be within time to degree and may receive award only once. Applications for awards are typically due to GGSE Leadership for review and selection by Spring quarter and then issued the following academic year. Award includes coverage of fees, Gaucho health insurance, and a $17,000 stipend.