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  • 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

  • Astronomy
    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 encouraged 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 University 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 housing 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-Sophomore Mar 1
    Davis, CA UCD Pre Med Link Yes Fresh-Sophomore 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 planetary 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 Verified 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