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MESA

California's STEM Solution

 

Scholarships & Internship offerings

 

Open the drop down menu's below for lots more opportunities!

 

STEM Scholarships

Scholarship Website Award Requirements Deadline
         
The Northern California Chapter of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) Commute $1000-$3000 Engineering Majors- Civil/ Construction, Environmental, Mechanical, and Electrical. Sophomore or above. Nov. 10

Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

Cooke up to $40,000/year Current Sophomores transferring to a 4-year university in the Fall.  Must have GPA of 3.5 or higher. Oct. 25
Association for Women in Mathematics
AWM Varies Available to STEM students, both male and female.  Students must interview and write about a woman in mathematics.

Jan 31

PG&E Better Together STEM Scholarships
PG&E

$20,000/year

or

$2,000
STEM Majors, exhibit Leadership and financial need
Feb. 5
PG&E Employee Resource Group (ERG) Scholarship PG&E ERG $1000-$5000
STEM Majors, exhibit Leadership and financial need (See each individual ERG for other guidelines)
Feb 5
UC Berkeley Achievement Award Program UCB AAP $6,000 per year and a laptop
Students transferring to UC Berkeley in the Fall from low income.
Feb
Buildium Scholarship Program Buldium $2500
Engineering, or Computer Science program (Software Building company)
Deadline differs each semester.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE) SWE $1000-$15,000
Minimum 3.0 GPA for Sophomore and above applicants.
Feb 15
Society of Exploration Geophysics SEG $500-$14,000
College students intending to pursue a degree directed toward a career in Applied Geophysics or a closely related field.
Mar 1
Hispanic Scholarship Fund HSF $500-$5,000
Must be of Hispanic heritage and transferring to a 4-year university in the Fall. Minimum GPA of 2.5
Mar 30
Chicana/Latina Foundation
CLF $1500

Northern California/Bay Area women of Chicana/ Latina Heritage.  Minimum GPA of 2.5

Mar 31
American Nuclear Society (NEED Scholarship for community colleges) ANS $2500
two-year program is available for applicants planning a career in nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a nuclear-related field and enrolled or planning to enroll in a college or university located in the United States, but need not be U.S. citizens.
April 1
Hispanic engineers, scientists, mathematicians, and technology experts HENAAC Varies
Hispanics in STEM
April 30
         

 

Paid Internships by subject

Astromony

Astronomy
City Institution Subject Website Pay Eligibility Deadline
Puerto Rico
Arecibo Observatory
Radio Astronomy, Solar System Radar, Atmospheric Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Link $5000/10 Weeks
Fresh-Junior
Jan 25
Boston,MS
Boston University
Astronomy Link $5000/10 Weeks
Fresh-Junior Feb 1
Ithica,NY
Cornell
Astronomy and Astrophysics Link $6500/10 Weeks
Fresh-Junior Feb 6
Westford,MS
MIT Haystack Observatory
Astronomy, Space Physics, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering
Link $5000/ 10 Weeks
Fresh-Junior Feb 1
Mountain View, CA
SETI Institute
Astronomy, Astrophysics, Biology, Astrobiology
Link $5000/ 10 Weeks
Fresh-Junior Feb 1
Flagstaff, AZ Northern Arizona University Physics, Astronomy, Geological Survey Link $5100/ 10 Weeks Fresh-Junior Feb 1
             

Biology

Biology
City Institution Subject Website Pay Eligibility Deadline
Urbana Champagne, IL University of Illinois phenotypic plasticity, the phenomenon of a single genotype producing multiple phenotypes depending on environment Link $5500/10 weeks, travel, housing, and food allowance community college students only Mar 15
San Francisco
California Academy of Sciences
Biology, biodiversity, the origins and diversification of life, phylogenetic systematics and evolutionary biology
Link
$4200/8 Weeks
Fresh-Junior Feb 2
Tucson, AZ University of Arizona Biosphere environmental and earth systems science
Link
$5000/ 10 Weeks
Fresh-Junior March 1
Corvallis, Oregon Oregon State University Environmental Science Eco-Informatics, mathematics, computer science, statistics, engineering, computing infrastructure
Link $4000/ 10 Weeks Fresh-Junior Feb 5
Las Vegas, NV UNLV Microbiology microorganisms from diverse habitats such as hot springs, the deep terrestrial subsurface, hypersaline lakes, arid soils, and ephemeral water sources.
Link $5000/ 10 Weeks Fresh-Junior TBD
Los Angeles, CA USC Earth Science, Geoscience, Earthquake Information Technology
Link $5000/ 8 Weeks sophomores, juniors, or seniors in the coming fall Feb 16
Catalina Island, CA USC Coastal Ocean Process
Link yes/ 8 Weeks Fresh-Junior Jan 1-Feb-16
Yosemite, CA UC Merced Sierra Nevada Research Institute Ecology, Geoscience, Biodiversity, Conservation, Restoration, Hydrology, and Engineering.
Link $4500/ 9 Weeks Fresh-Junior Feb15
Riverside, CA UCR plants, plant pathogens (fungi, bacteria, viruses, nematodes), other microbes, and allied fields.
Link $545/ Week 9 Weeks Fresh-Junior Feb 23
San Francisco UCSF "Pre PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Bioengineering
Biological and Biomedical Informatics
Biomedical Sciences
Biophysics
Cell Biology
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Developmental Biology
Epidemiology and Translational Research
Genetics
Neuroscience
Oral and Craniofacial Sciences
Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics

"

Link $4000/10weeks Fresh-Junior Feb 1
San Francisco SFSU Pre PhD Ecology, Evolution and Developmental Biology.
Link $5000/ 10 Weeks Rising Soph and Juniors Feb 28
Silicon Valley SETI Institute astronomy, astrophysics, biology, astrobiology
Link $5000/ 10 Weeks Fresh-Junior Feb 1
New York, New York American Museum of Natural History Evolutionary Biology, Physical Science
Link $5000/ 10 Weeks Fresh-Junior Jan 29

New York, New York
Columbia University Pre-PhD or Pre Masters Public Health, Health Disparities
Link yes/ 10 Weeks rising junior and seniors Jan 31
San Diego Scripps Oceanography, Engineering, Climate Research, Physical Oceanography, Geosciences, Geophysics, Atmospheric Chemistry, Marine Chemistry, Marine Biotechnology & Biomedicine, Marine Biology
Link $6000/ 10 Weeks   March 5
San Francisco Gladstone Promoting Underrepresented Minorities Advancing in the Sciences (PUMAS) Internship Program
Cardiovascular Disease

Virology & Immunology

Neurological Disease

Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine

Link $6,000/9 weeks enrolled as a community college student whose planning on transferring to a 4-year institution to pursue a B.S. in a STEM field Feb 28
Berkeley, CA UCB Biotech, nanotech Robotics link $3,600/9weeks enrolled in community colleges Jan 26

Engineering

Engineering
City Institution Subject Website Pay Eligibility Deadline
Pamona
Cal Poly
UAV Technologies 
Link $4500/9 Weeks Fresh-Junior March 1
Cleveland,Ohio Cleveland State University Rehabilitation Engineering/ Biomedical engineering Link $5000/10weeks Community College students encoraged to apply! March 1
Berkeley, CA UCB Biotech, nanotech Robotics link $3,400/9weeks enrolled in community colleges Jan 26
Tuscon, AZ University of Arizona CAT Vehicle Engineering and Computer Science, cognitive radio and autonomous ground vehicles. link $5000/ 10 Weeks Fresh-Junior March 1
Corvallis, Oregon Oregon State University Environmental Science Eco-Informatics, mathematics, computer science, statistics, engineering, computing infrastructure Link $5000/ 10 Weeks rising junior and seniors Feb 2
Corvallis, Oregon Oregon State University Robotics Link $5000/ 10 Weeks Community college students encouraged to apply! Feb 9
San Diego, CA UCSD 3D mapping of archaeological sites Link $5000/ 10 Weeks Fresh-Junior Feb 16
Berkeley, CA UCB engineering-bioengineering, Chemical engineering, electrical engineering, material science and engineering, Science and engineering; Sciences- biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, Link $4500/ 9 Weeks rising junior and seniors Jan 31
Tempe, AZ Arizona State university Quantum Energy, Sustainable Solar Technologies Link $4000/8 weeks Fresh-Junior March 1
Fort Collins, CO Colorado State Universtity X-ray optics, lithography, microscopy, nanotechnology, laser science, electrical and computer engineering, physics Link Yes Soph-Senior. 2.8gpa Feb 15
Ames, Iowa Iowa State University Biocatalysts, Biorenewables, Biorenewable Chemicals, Chemical Catalysts, Industrial Chemicals Link $4500/10weeks +travel and houseing Community College students encouraged to apply! Feb 15

Math

Math
City Institution Subject Website Pay Eligibility Deadline
Fresno,CA Fresno State Mathematics Link $4000/8 Weeks Fresh-Junior March 1
New York, New York Columbia University Bio-Statistics, Link $2800 /4 weeks Fresh-Junior March 2
Corvallis, Oregon Oregon State University Environmental Science Eco-Informatics, mathematics, computer science, statistics, engineering, computing infrastructure Link $5000/ 10 Weeks rising junior and seniors Feb 2
San Bernardino, CA Cal State San Bernadino geometry, combinatorics and knot theory Link $4000/ 8 Weeks Fresh-Junior Feb 21
Chico, CA Cal State Chico Math, Stats, Topological Graph Theory Link $3600/ 8Weeks Fresh-Junior TBD
Camarillo, Cal Cal State Channel Islands analysis, linear algebra, applied math, algebra, combinatorics Link yes/ 8 Weeks Fresh-Junior TBD
Corvallis, Oregon Oregon State University Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, including Number Theory, Probability, and Algorithms Link $4000/8 Weeks Fresh-Junior Mostly Juniors Feb 21
Tempe, AZ Arizona State Univ. MTBI Applied Mathematics Link $4000/ 8 Weeks At least one year of calculus Jan 31
Santa Barbara, CA UCSB Mathematics Link $4000/ 8 Weeks Fresh-Junior Feb 10
San Diego CA San Diego State Mathematics Link $4000/8weeks Fresh-Junior March 2
             

PreMed

PreMed
City Institution Subject Website Pay Eligibility Deadline
Palo Alto Stanford Pre Med Link yes Community College students Feb 28
San Diego UCSD Pre MD/PhD Link $3200/8 Weeks Fresh-Junior Feb 4
New York, New York Columbia University Pre-PhD , Pre MD/PhD or Pre Masters in Public Health, Health Disparities Link yes/ 10 Weeks rising junior and seniors Jan 31
Los Angeles, CA UCLA Pre Med, Pre Dental Link yes/ 6 Weeks Fresh-Sophopmore Mar 1
Davis, CA UCD Pre Med Link Yes Fresh-Sophopmore March 2

Physics

Physics
City Institution Subject Website Pay Eligibility Deadline
Pasadena,CA CalTech gravitational radiation from astrophysical sources, including laser interferometry, optical components, electronics, servo controls, complex mechanical systems Link yes/ 10 Weeks fresh-Junior Feb 5
Davis, CA UCD condensed matter, biophysics, complex systems, nuclear physics, high energy physics and astrophysics Link $4700/10 Weeks Fresh-Junior Feb 14
New York, New York American Museum of Natural History Evolutionary Biology, Physical Science Link $5000/ 10 Weeks Fresh-Junior Feb 5
Menlo Park, CA SRI International Atmospheric Chemistry, Biological Mass spectrometry, biomedical optics, combustion chemistry, energy transfer in collisions, terrestrial and planetery atmospheric processes, laser tecction, microfluidics, spectroscopy of molecular dissociation Link $5000/ 12 Weeks Fresh-Junior Feb 16
Manhattan, KS Kansas State Laser-Matter Interactions at the Nanoscales, Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Condensed/Soft Matter and Biological Physics, Link $5400/10 weeks Fresh-Junior Feb 16

Computer Science

Computer Science
City Institution Subject Website Pay Eligibility Deadline
Berkeley, CA UCB Biotech, nanotech Robotics link $3,400/9weeks enrolled in community colleges Jan 29
Clairmont, CA Harvey Mudd College Intelligent Music Software, Evolution of Varified Software, Robotics Link $5000/ 10 Weeks Fresh-Junior  
Berkeley, CA UCB Engineering-bioengineering, Chemical engineering, electrical engineering, material science and engineering, Science and engineering; Sciences- biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry Link $4500/ 9 Weeks rising junior and seniors Jan 31 (early is better)
Los Angeles, CA USC Earth Science, GeoScience, Earthquake Information Technology Link $5000/ 8 Weeks sophomores, juniors, or seniors in the coming fall Feb 19
Corvallis, Oregon Oregon State University Environmental Science Eco-Informatics, mathematics, computer science, statistics, engineering, computing infrastructure Link $4000/ 10 Weeks rising junior and seniors Feb 2
Irvine, CA UCI Internet-of-things, smart communities, cyberphysical systems, infrastructure resilience, smart manufacturing, smart buildings, IoT networks, Link $4000/8wks Sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors enrolled in 2- and 4-year colleges Jan 31
San Diego, CA UCSD 3D Mapping for archaeological sites Link $5000 Fresh-Junior Feb 16

Chemistry

Chemistry
City Institution Subject Website Pay Eligibility Deadline
Davis, CA UCD chemistry, energy, catalysis, materials, biotechnology Link $5000/ 10 Weeks fresh-juniors Feb 5
Los Angeles, CA USC Physical, Organic, Material, and Biological Chemistry Link $4000/ 8 Weeks rising junior and seniors (possibly sophomores) Feb 15