There are many opportunities available for graduate students (especially students in PhD programs) once you leave SJSU. Many of them include financial support. Here is a selection of those opportunities:
Department of Energy - Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) program provides benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields of study that utilize high performance computing to solve complex problems in science and engineering. The fellowship includes a 12-week research experience at one of 17 DOE laboratory sites.
National Science Foundation - Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Since 1952, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship program has recognized and supported future leaders in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. Each year, NSF awards over 2,000 fellowships to outstanding students in these fields.
Applications become available in August at www.fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp/ Deadline for applications is in November, exact deadline dates vary by field. The fellowship awards are announced in April.
Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs
Ford Foundation Fellowships are designed to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.