Edison STEM Program

Edison STEM Scholar Opportunities

The Edison STEM Scholars Program is funded by Edison International for 2020. 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 2020, 2021, 2022, or 2023
  • 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 STEM Program 2020 Research Scholarships (Deadline Extended for Fall 2020!)

Description

Scholarships to undergraduates in support of research-related and/or graduate school-related activities, among which may be a research stipend, domestic travel 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 incurred from January 1 to October 15, 2020 and graduate school application expenses incurred from January 1 to October 15, 2020.

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 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 $2,000, to be utilized in 2020 calendar year.

Deadline

Research scholarship applications are accepted throughout the academic year on a first-come first-served rolling basis through October 15, 2020.

Application

Download the Edison Research Scholarship Application

Edison STEM Program 2020 GRE Scholarships

Description

Scholarships for GRE preparation courses provided by funds from Edison International in Spring 2020 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 14, 2020 at 12:00 PM (noon)

Application

Download the Edison GRE Scholarship Application


Edison Scholar, Sutara Nitenson, running experiments on mussle growth

Edison STEM Program 2020 Summer Research Program

Description

A research opportunity in Summer 2020.  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 2020. Program runs from June 22 through August 14, 2020.

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 2020. 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 April 3, 2020 at 12:00 PM (noon)

Application

Download the Edison Summer Research Program Application