Susan Daniels Scholarship Fund



To celebrate and honor the important legacy of Dr. Susan M. Daniels at Claremont Graduate University and in recognition of the inspiring role she played for the disability community, Claremont Graduate University is pleased to offer the Susan M. Daniels Scholarship Fund.

The Susan M. Daniels Scholarship Fund has been established by the Kay Family Foundation in recognition of Dr. Daniels’ work with the Kay Center for E-Health Research.

The purpose of the scholarship is to provide dissertation research support to a distinguished student pursuing a Doctoral degree studying in any program or school at Claremont Graduate University. The recipient will receive a scholarship award of at least $2,000; see schedule with disbursements below.


Recipients of the Susan M. Daniels Scholarship will be selected by the Susan M. Daniels Scholarship selection committee. Applicants must have demonstrated particular excellence in and passion for disability research and have successfully defended their dissertation proposal within three months of application submission.



October 30:

December 1:

Upon Selection*:

Upon Dissertation Defense**:

Deadline for submissions of all application materials

Announcements of awards

Disbursement of initial award (75%)

Disbursement of remaining percentage of award (25%)

*   Award will be dispersed to the recipient only after they have successfully defended their dissertation proposal.


** If dissertation is not completed within one year of initial disbursement, an extension may be applied for, but granting is not guaranteed.



(Please click on the items 1-5 below for PDF documents)
  1. Scholarship Application
  2. Statement of Purpose
  3. Dissertation Proposal
  4. Letter of Support from the Dissertation Chair
  5. Letter of Support from a Disability Community Member
  6. Unofficial Transcript


Please use the application checklist to ensure that all required materials are submitted. All materials must be submitted electronically to by 5pm on October 30. Late submissions will not be accepted. If you have any questions, please contact Kelsey Picken in CGU’s Office of Development at 909-621-8264 or


For more information about the Susan M. Daniels Scholarship Fund, please click here.


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