Scholarship and Fellowships
UROC supports wrap-around services for a number of national scholarships and fellowships in addition to CSU-funded and community-based scholarships. Many of these funded opportunities are highly competitive and require applicants to spend at least 3-5 months (sometimes more!) crafting an application and have multiple deadlines, campus and national deadlines. Additional note: Applicants need strong letters of recommendation. Eligibility requirements differ per award.
Interested? Complete this intake form and a scholarship advisor will contact you. Have a question? Email Natasha Oehlman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find all information sessions during the school year on MyRaft.
Funding to support undergraduate endeavors.
Barry Goldwater Scholarship
The most prestigious undergraduate award for students in the sciences, the Goldwater recognizes exceptional students dedicated to a research career in math, science, or engineering. Applicants must apply for university nomination. See CSUMB page for list of awardees.
Award opens: September; Due in November (internal); final January. Information sessions: July-October.
Awards given to undergraduate students in three categories: those with a demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment; and Native American and Alaska Native students with a demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy or to Native health care. Applicants must apply for university nomination.
Award Opens: October; Due in February (internal); final March. Information sessions: July-November.
Sally Casanova Scholarship (CSU PreDoc)
For first-generation under-represented juniors, seniors, and graduate students conducting faculty-mentored research interested in pursuing a doctorate with an opportunity to return to a CSU to teach as faculty. See CSUMB page for list of awardees.
Award opens: December; Due in February. Information sessions: July-December.
Benjamin Gilman Scholarship
For students interested in studying or research abroad. Provides funding for current recipients of Pell Grants or students who are eligible for a Pell Grant to study abroad. Aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study and intern destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
Contact: Education Abroad Office
For UROC scholars (only) who are committed to social justice, research, and obtaining a doctorate after graduation.
UROC Arts and Humanities Scholarship
The UROC Arts & Humanities Scholarship supports two Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC) scholars eager to explore dynamic research questions through creative inquiry in the arts, humanities and social sciences via full participation in the UROC Scholars Program.
Funding to support post-baccalaureate endeavors (i.e., graduate school).
Information Session, Fellowships and Scholarships 101 covers all of the fellowships below. See My Raft to register.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Premier study abroad fellowship for students interested in a.) research and graduate school abroad or 2.) English Teaching Abroad (ETA). Available for seniors and alumni. Applicants must apply for university nomination
Award opens: March; Due in September (internal); final October.
GEM National Consortium
Offers opportunities for underrepresented minority students to obtain MS degrees in engineering and Ph.D. degrees in engineering and the natural and physical sciences through a program of paid summer internships and graduate financial assistance.
Knight Hennessey, Stanford University
Premier fellowship for graduate studies at Stanford University. Must apply to Stanford University at the same time as the award.
A highly competitive scholarship, the Marshall provides for one or two years of study at one or two universities in Great Britain. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. Candidates must have superior academic ability, a record of service and leadership, and be will-informed on global issues. Candidates must be nominated by the USC committee. Applicants must apply for university nomination.
Nancy Foster Scholarship Program
Open to those currently pursuing or intending to pursue a masters or doctoral level degree in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology, including the curation, preservation, and display of maritime artifacts.
National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
Premier STEM research fellowship award to fund graduate studies. Must apply for graduate program at the same time as the award.
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
Awarded to New Americans to support up to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the United States.