Edison Program

Edison Scholar Opportunities

Please return in January for 2020 opportunities

The Edison Scholars Program is funded by Edison International for 2019. UCSB students who are majoring in one of the following fields may apply for one or all programs outlined below.

Edison majors (B.S. majors only) include:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Statistics

Edison student eligibility criteria:

  • Be majoring in one of our Edison-eligible majors listed above
  • Graduating in 2019, 2020, 2021, or 2022
  • Have a cumulative and quarter GPA of 3.0
  • Have an interested in research and graduate school
  • Identify as low-income, first-generation or underrepresented in graduate education as defined by U.S. Department of Education or the National Science Foundation

Edison 2019 Research Scholarships

Description

Scholarships to undergraduates in support of research-related and/or graduate school-related activities, among which may be domestic travel for professional conference participation, support for research projects, or graduate school application expenses. This scholarship will reimburse research-related expenses incurred from January 1 to September 1, 2019 and graduate school application expenses incurred from January 1 to April 1, 2019.

Eligibility

Undergraduates in good standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better in the following B.S. majors: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, and Statistics. Scholarships are available to a wide range of students among which are women, low-income, first-generation, veterans, and those historically underrepresented in these fields.

Students must be engaged in research activities with a UCSB faculty member to apply for a research-related scholarship. For both research-related and graduate school-related expenses, the student must include a signature from a faculty member in support of their application.

Scholarship

Maximum of $1,000, to be utilized in 2019 calendar year.

Deadline

Research scholarship applications are accepted throughout the academic year. Funding cycle for this year is closed. Please return in January for 2020 opportunities.

Application

Download the Edison Research Scholarship Application

Edison 2019 GRE Scholarships

Description

Scholarships for GRE preparation courses provided by funds from Edison International in Spring 2019 that includes 8 instructor-led 2.5 hour sessions and access to Kaplan’s online system for practice exams and modules.

Eligibility

Undergraduates in good standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better in the following B.S. majors: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, and Statistics. Scholarships are available to a wide range of students among which are women, low-income, first-generation, veterans, and those historically underrepresented in these fields.

Scholarship

This scholarship provides funding valued at $1,200 for a GRE preparation course.

Deadline

No later than February 21, 2019 at 12:00 PM (noon)

Application

Download the Edison GRE Scholarship Application


Edison Scholar, Sutara Nitenson, running experiments on mussle growth

Edison 2019 Summer Research Program

Description

A research opportunity in Summer 2019.  Students participate in research under the direction of a UCSB faculty mentor (in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, and Statistics), meet weekly in a seminar with a graduate student mentor for professional development activities, and offer a poster at the UCSB graduate and undergraduate colloquium series in August 2019. Program runs from June 24 through August 16, 2019.

Eligibility

Undergraduates in good standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better.  Students must be engaged in research at UCSB during the summer of 2019. Scholarships are available to wide range of students among which are women, low-income, first-generation, veterans, and those historically underrepresented in these fields.

Student’s application must include ONE letter of recommendation from the UCSB faculty member who is or will be supervising their work this summer.

Stipend

$4,000 for full summer participation

Deadline

No later than May 2, 2019 at 12:00 PM (noon)

Application

Download the Edison Summer Research Program Application