Edison STEM Program

Edison STEM Scholar Opportunities

The Edison STEM Scholars Program is funded by Edison International for 2021. 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
  • Currently enrolled at UCSB
  • Have a cumulative and quarter GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Must be a citizen, permanent resident of the United States, or Dream Scholar
  • Have an interested in research and graduate school
  • Identify as low-income, first-generation, veterans, or students underrepresented in Edison-specified fields

Edison STEM Program 2021 Research Scholarships

Description

Scholarships to undergraduates in support of research-related and/or graduate school-related activities, among which may be a research stipend, registration and membership costs for professional conference participation, support for research supplies or equipment, support for a graduate school preparation course, or graduate school application expenses. This scholarship will reimburse research-related expenses and graduate school application expenses incurred from January 1 to September 1, 2021. 

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 low-income, first-generation, veterans, or students underrepresented in Edison-specified fields. 

Students must be engaged in research activities with a UCSB faculty member to apply for a 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 $1,500 to be utilized in 2021 calendar year.

Extended Deadline

Research scholarship applications are accepted throughout the academic year on a first-come first-served rolling basis through Thursday, June 3rd, 12pm.

Application

Download the Edison Research Scholarship Application (Word file)

Download the Edison Research Scholarship Application (PDF file)

Edison STEM Program 2021 GRE Scholarships

Description

Scholarships for GRE preparation courses provided by funds from Edison International in Spring 2021 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 low-income, first-generation, veterans, or students underrepresented in Edison-specified fields. 

Scholarship

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

Extended Deadline

No later than Thursday, June 3rd, 12pm.

Application

Download the Edison GRE Scholarship Application (Word File)

Download the Edison GRE Scholarship Application (PDF File)


Edison Scholar, Sutara Nitenson, running experiments on mussle growth

Edison STEM Program 2021 Summer Research Program

Description

A research opportunity in Summer 2021.  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 present research in a poster or oral format in August 2021. Program runs from June 21 through August 13, 2021.

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 2021. Scholarships are available to low-income, first-generation, veterans, or students underrepresented in Edison-specified 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 Tuesday, April 27, 4pm.

Application

Download the Edison Summer Research Program Application (Word File)

Download the Edison Summer Research Program Application (PDF File)