CNAS Undergraduate Academic Advising Center


Scholarship Opportunities for CNAS Students

Please review the information below for available scholarships during the academic year.   You may also visit  scholarships.ucr.edu for more scholarship opportunities at UCR. 

Barry Goldwater Scholarship 

Barry Goldwater Scholarship:  Provides $7,500 scholarships to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering, the Goldwater Foundation is helping ensure that the U.S. is producing the number of highly-qualified professionals the Nation needs in these critical fields. You must be nominated to apply.  UCR is allowed to endorse a maximum of 4 students annually. Come learn about this exciting award opportunity.

Workshop Date: Oct. 18th at 10:00 am; Location: 0154 Hinderaker Hall

For more information visit:  https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/

2016 CNAS Undergraduate & Graduate Scholarships

You can apply for as many of the 2016 CNAS Undergraduate or Graduate Scholarships as you are eligible for! To apply, please submit an application form, a 500-word essay describing your academic and career objectives as they relate to the awards for which you’re applying, 2 letters of recommendation from UCR faculty, and a copy of unofficial transcripts. Read scholarship descriptions below for the specific eligibility requirements for each award.
See application for all details.  To access an application, click on the links below:

For the UNDERGRADUATE application, click here.  

For the GRADUATE application, click here.

***Please be sure to download and save the application form to your hard-drive before you begin filling it out to ensure that you can save your information.***
Bernarr J. Hall Agricultural Scholarship ($1,500)
Undergraduate juniors or seniors with academic or career goals related to California agriculture; majoring in Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Entomology, Environmental Sciences, or Plant Biology. Minimum 3.2 GPA. Preference given to students from San Diego County. Up to 2 recipients may be selected.
Charles W. Coggins, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund ($4,736)
Graduate students who demonstrate academic excellence, quality research, and benefit to the citrus industry.
Dana King Scholarship ($7,061)
Undergraduate students planning careers in the Southern California agricultural industry; and pursuing majors in Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Entomology, Environmental Sciences, or Plant Biology.
Dr. Janet M. Boyce Memorial Endowed Fund for Women Majoring in the Sciences ($3,698)
Undergraduate or graduate female students majoring in the sciences. Minimum 3.5 GPA.
Dr. Mir S. Mulla & Leila Mulla Endowed Scholarship Fund ($6,000)
Undergraduate or graduate students majoring in Entomology or a related subject, or the Bioagricultural Sciences.  Minimum 3.5 GPA.
Frank Cozza Agriculture Scholarship ($1,000)
Undergraduate junior majoring in Plant Biology. Minimum 3.25 GPA.  Up to 2 recipients may be selected.
Hasegawa Memorial Fund ($4,051)
Undergraduate students who have completed their junior year and are pursuing a major related to the field of crop agriculture (Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Entomology, Environmental Sciences, Plant Biology ok to apply).
Herbert Kraft Scholarship ($4,615)
Undergraduate or graduate students pursuing education in the field of agriculture. Preference given to graduates from high schools in Tehama, Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Mendocino, Plumas, Shasta, or Trinity Counties.
Homer and Daisy Chapman Endowed Scholarship Fund for Citrus Research ($2,580)
Undergraduate or graduate students pursuing studies and research in any phase of citriculture being actively pursued at UCR. Preference to international students.
James and Margaret Lesley Annual Prize ($300)
Undergraduate or graduate students in Biology or agriculture students with completed, original research in biological or agricultural science. Additional 1,000-word project report required.
James Merrill and Adeline Wallace Annual Prize ($1,850)
Undergraduate or graduate students with completed original research in biological or agricultural sciences (Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Entomology, Environmental Sciences, Plant Biology). Additional 1,000-word project report required.
Mark and Eve Schroeder Endowed Student Award ($1,659)
Undergraduate students with financial need majoring in Environmental Sciences, Earth Sciences, or a related field in CNAS. Preference to students with interest in fire science.
Moore-Gandolfo Memorial Scholarship in Chemistry ($1,416)
Undergraduate Chemistry majors. Preference to female students.
Nathaniel T. Coleman Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,196)
Continuing CNAS undergraduate students who have completed at least one year of study at UCR. Minimum 3.25 GPA. Students graduating in Winter, Spring, or Summer 2016 are NOT eligible to apply for this award.
Tejal Reddy Endowed Graduate Award Fund ($3,293)
CNAS graduate students in, at least, their 3rd year (already advanced to candidacy). Applications will be evaluated based on research productivity at UCR, as documented by first-authored papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presentations at scientific conference that describe the UCR research. Minimum 3.5 GPA.
Wilson Graduate Scholarship for Citrus Research ($2,375)
Graduate students conducting research in citrus.


Off the Beaten Path Scholarship.

For more information on the Off Beaten Path Schlarship, click here.

The Board of the California Association of Toxicologists (CAT) Grant Opportunity

The Board of the California Association of Toxicologists (CAT) has established the Robert Cravey Memorial Grant to assist members and aspiring members to attend scientific meetings put on by the society.  The student gains educational information from the presentations, and also has an opportunity to network with members within the field of toxicology.  This grant assists the student with expenses such as registration, travel, lodging, etc.  
CAT also offers an award to promote research and inquiry into toxicology and the sharing of these results with fellow toxicologists. Proposals for the study of the interaction of pharmaceuticals or poisons with physiological systems or projects relating to the practice of analysis and interpretation of drug concentrations in biological specimens are solicited. It is intended to fund projects in the area of clinical and forensic toxicology.  The award will pay approved expenses relating to the research (supplies, materials, services) or expenses involved in travel to scientific meetings for the purpose of presenting results of the research project. Recipients of this award are expected to present their findings at a future CAT meeting and the findings are to be published in the CAT newsletter. 

UC Global Food Initiative Fellowshowships

In support of the University of California’s Global Food Initiative (GFI), which commits the UC to develop and promote sustainable and nutritional food systems to meet an ever increasing global population, the UCR Global Food Initiative Committee is soliciting applications for the 2015-16 Global Food Initiative Fellowships. For information, please see the flyer.

Learn About National Prestigious Scholarships and Awards

Undergraduate Education is pleased to announce that support is provided for students seeking to apply to national awards.  Please access the National Prestigious Scholarships and Awards (NPSA) website and view the awards that are available.  Undergraduate Education will be hosting workshops in the month of December; please view dates and RSVP for the workshops.

Also, please note that Undergraduate Education also offers a Student Mini-grant Program. For Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity.


National Science Foundation Noyce Scholarship Programs at Claremont Graduate University

Claremont Graduate University currently offers two distinct National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored scholarship programs. Each differs with respect to the amount of financial support, years of service required, and duration. See descriptions below for more details on the two programs.

Noyce Phase II Teaching Fellowship
To qualify, individuals must have a major or minor (or an equivalent degree) in a STEM discipline, have a distinguished record of academic performance, and agree to teach for two years in a diverse public school after earning their certification. After one summer of instruction Teaching Fellows will qualify for an internship credential that allows them to teach—fully salaried—while completing their credential over the next three semesters. Teaching Fellows must secure their own internship (employment) and are free to teach at the school of their choice provided the school meets the federal criteria as a high-needs school and is within a 50 mile radius of CGU. Teaching Fellows also receive an iPad which they use to record, share, and discuss best practices in small discipline specific learning groups throughout the program. All math and science applicants to CGU’s Teacher Education Program are automatically considered for this fellowship. Approximately 10 fellowships are awarded per year.

Noyce CCSI Teaching Fellowship
The Robert Noyce Teaching Fellowship is a five-year program where recent college graduates and mid-career professionals make a commitment to teach math or science in public secondary schools. Teaching Fellows are talented individuals with a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field and are new to teaching. Teaching Fellows are first trained as math or science teachers, then as Master STEM Educators. Each individual receives approximately $42K in tuition support during the first two years of the program to cover the cost of earning a California Preliminary Credential, a California Clear Credential, and a master’s degree in education. During the first year, fellows also receive $15K in living stipends while engaged in a year-long teaching residency. Upon completion of Teaching Certification/MA, fellows are eligible to receive salary supplements of $10K per year for up to four years of teaching math or science in local high-needs schools. Applicants must include supplemental application materials at the time of applying to CGU’s Teacher Education Program. CGU will award a total of 15 fellowships over the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years.

For more information about the NSF/Noyce Fellowships, contact Eddie.Partida@cgu.edu or call 909-607-2683.

Undergraduate Research Mini-Grant

If planning to apply, please attend a Proposal Writing Workshop

Scholarship Web Resources

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There are several search engines that can aid in scholarship searches. Listed below are some of them:

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