Scholarships, Fellowships, & Awards

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Fellowships & Scholarships

Baldock & Butler UROC Scholar's Program Scholarship

The Barbara Baldock and Phillip Butler Scholarship awards one UROC Scholar $5000 to support their undergraduate research and graduate school application endeavors. Award based on academic achievement, undergraduate research interests, financial need, graduate school aspirations, and a commitment to serve the community through research, outreach, and service.

See news story about Baldock and Butler.

UROC Scholar Baldock and Butler Awardees

Jennifer Hatch, Psychology (2018)

Robert Castro, Molecular Biology, International Health minor (2017)

Madison Heard, Marine Science (2017)

Alexandria Cervantes, Honorable Mention, Mathematics, Computer Science minor (2017)

Johnpaul De La O, Honorable Mention, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Concentration Sociology (2017)

Alex Jensen, Human Communication, Emphasis Peace Studies (2016)

Elizabeth Hensley, Human Communication, Journalism; Emile Dirck, Environmental Science(2015)

Lilyana Gross-Staight, Mathematics; Breanna Orozco, Kinesiology (2014)

Emily Roncase, Biology; Sara Banco, Psychology (2013)

Omar Davila Jr., Psychology; Christina Hill, Environmental Science (2012)

Kevin Johnson, Biology (2011)


Winners at the Black Horse Bayonet Golf Course, 2013.

(lf. to rt.) Christina Hill, Emily Roncase, Sara Banco, Omar Davila Jr., Barbara Baldock, and Dr. Phil Butler at Black Horse Bayonet Golf Course, 2013.


Winners at the UROC Year-End Celebration, 2015.

(lf. to rt.) Elizabeth Hensley, Dr. Phil Butler, Barbara Baldock, Breanna Orozco, Founding UROC Director Dr. Bill Head, Lilyana Gross Staight, Emile Dirck at UROC Year-End Celebration, 2015.



Alexandria Cervantes, Robert Castro, JohnPaul DeLaO, Dr. Phil Butler & Barbara Butler, Madison Heard, Alex Jensen and Dr. John Banks.


Winners with UROC Director.

(lf. to rt.) Dr. Phil Butler, Alex Jensen, Barbara Baldock, UROC Director Dr. John Banks

Barry Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate.

The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.

CSUMB Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program Awardees

Katrina Conen, Honorable Mention, Psychology, 2018

Malachi Alexander, Honorable Mention, Mathematics, 2017

Blake Hansen, Honorable Mention, Mathematics, 2017

Juan Cerda, Scholar, Biology, 2016

Jordan Collignon, Scholar, Mathematics, 2016

CSUPERB - CSU Program for Education & Research in Biotechnology


CSUPERB believes the best way to recruit, engage, and help students persist in life science careers is to provide access to experiential learning opportunities in biotechnology research and entrepreneurship.


The California State University Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology (CSUPERB) mission is to develop a professional biotechnology workforce by mobilizing and supporting collaborative CSU student and faculty research, innovating educational practices, and partnering with the life science industry.

CSUPERB provides seed grant funding, organizes an annual biotechnology symposium, sponsors industry-responsive curriculum, and serves as a liaison for the CSU with government, philanthropic, educational, and biotechnology industry partners. The program involves students and faculty from Life, Physical, Computer and Clinical Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Math and Business departments at all 23 CSU campuses.


CSUPERB offers a variety of undergraduate research grants, travel awards, and presentation opportunities.

  • CSU Annual Biotechnology Symposium - Held annually each January; Abstract submissions in early Fall
  • Glenn Nagel Undergraduate Student Research Award - $1750 for Travel to CSUPERB Biotech Symposium and Scholarship
  • Student Travel Grant - Supports faculty-mentored CSU students. Travel to biotechnology-related professional meetings and workshops or to collect biotechnology-related data at shared instrumentation facilities or research sites
  • Howell-CSUPERB Research Scholars Program - Undergraduate research award to fund promising undergraduate student research projects in topics related to women's health.
  • and many more opportunities...

CSU Pre-Doctoral Program - Sally Casanova Scholarship

The California Pre-Doctoral Program is designed to increase the diversity of the pool of potential faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of CSU students who have experienced economic and educational disadvantages. Winners will be designated as Sally Casanova Scholars, as a tribute to Dr. Sally Casanova, for whom the award is named. With the aid of a CSUMB Faculty Sponsor, Sally Casanova Scholars are exposed to unique opportunities to help prepare them to succeed in doctoral programs. (This information taken from the CSU Chancellor's Office page)

The program provides travel funds to visit doctorate-granting institutions, options for summer research internships, and funds for other doctoral program related activities.

Number Awarded: Varies

Dollar Amount: $3,000 plus funded summer internship opportunities

Deadline: Applications are typically due to the Campus Coordinator in February of each year.

Program Materials: Application available in early December.

Process for Awarding: Applications are reviewed for completeness by the Campus Coordinators and then forwarded to the Chancellor's Office for final review and award selection. Sally Casanova Scholars are selected on the basis of three major criteria: potential for success in completing a doctoral program, probable effectiveness of the student/faculty plan, and level of economic and educational disadvantage.

See UROC Site for extensive information about the PreDoc.

Campus Coordinators: For more information please contact Myrsha Garcia, Administration Support Coordinator, Office of the Provost or Natasha Oehlman, Writing & Professional Communication Associate, UROC.

Chancellor’s Office Website: California Pre-doctoral Program

Our Mission


STAR aims to produce excellent K-12 STEM teachers by providing aspiring teachers with opportunities to do authentic research while helping them translate their research experience into classroom practice. STAR also supports the continued development of our Teacher-Researcher Fellows with ongoing professional development and networking opportunities.

About STAR

STAR is a nine-week paid summer research experience program for aspiring K-12 STEM teachers from any California State University (CSU) Campus or Noyce Scholars from any US university. Undergraduates on a teaching path, STEM undergraduates seriously considering a career in teaching, masters students, or credential candidates who want to be the best STEM teachers with the most real-world science, technology, engineering, and math experience on their resume' compete to become STAR Fellows.

STAR Program Goals

  • Attract undergraduate science, mathematics, engineering, and liberal studies majors to STEM teaching careers by providing them with professional identities as researchers as well as educators
  • Allow future STEM teachers to gain first-hand experience within applied research settings
  • Cultivate increased interest and prestige in the teaching profession to address the severe shortage of STEM teachers
  • Anchor pre-service teachers in a community of scientific practice so that they better understand what it means to be a scientist and a STEM teacher
  • Foster inquiry-based teaching and learning strategiesIncrease interest and learning in STEM fields among K-12 students
  • Reduce STEM teacher attrition
  • Expand outreach opportunities between research facilities and K-12 schools which may include experiments, field trips, and guest scientist visits

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.

In 2017, the Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 60 scholarships of up to $7,000 each.

The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on Native American self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources.

Three Categories:

Tribal Policy

For NativeAmericans and Alaska Natives working on an array of policy issues in Indian country.

Native Health Care

For NativeAmericans and Alaska Natives pursuing health-related careers.


For undergraduates interested in conservation and environmental issues.


Travel Awards

COAST - Council on Ocean Affairs, Science, & Technology

Student Travel Awards - COAST provides travel support for continuing CSU undergraduate and graduate students to attend and present the results of original marine, coastal and coastal watershed research at scientific meetings and conferences.

Applications are accepted quarterly.

CSUPERB - Student Travel Grant Program

The CSUPERB Student Travel Grant Program supports faculty-mentored CSU students.Travel to biotechnology-related professional meetings and workshops or to collect biotechnology-related data at shared instrumentation facilities or research sites is supported by this grant program.

Part of CSUPERB’s mission is to develop a professional biotechnology workforce by

supporting collaborative CSU student-faculty research. The opportunity to collect novel data,

learn new techniques, make discoveries and present research results is crucial to both

professional career development and the advancement of CSU-based research programs.

The CSUPERB Student Travel Grant Program supports faculty-mentored CSU students.

Travel to biotechnology-related professional meetings and workshops or to collect

biotechnology-related data at shared instrumentation facilities or research sites is supported by

this grant program.

Research Related Awards

Undergraduate Research Support Program - The Undergraduate Student Research Support Program provides $2,500 directly to EACH campus to support marine, coastal and coastal watershed related research by CSU undergraduate students. Campus Representatives implement the program on their campus. Interested undergraduate students should contact their faculty advisors to learn more and get involved.

Water Resources Experiential Learning for USDA Careers

The objective of this collaborative Program is to measurably increase the encouragement, retention, graduation, and USDA career attainment of underrepresented CSU/CCC students while increasing student research skills that ensure our national forests and private working lands are conserved, restored, and made more resilient to climate change, while simultaneously enhancing the sustainability of the Nation’s water resources.

The Program targets students underrepresented in the USDA workforce, currently defined for this Program as Hispanic, Native American, Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander, and disabled; however all ethnicities are welcome to apply. Applicants should have a sincere interest in working for the USDA. The internships are available for undergraduate and graduate students that are majoring in the following disciplines:

  • Water Science/Water Resources (including Water Quality and Watershed Management); especially those disciplines involving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
  • Environmental Sciences/Management
  • Conservation, Renewable Energy and Natural Resources (includes Forestry and Ecology/Wetlands)
  • Related Biological Sciences (includes General/Basic Biotechnology, Biochemistry, and Microbiology)
  • Plant Sciences and Horticulture (including Turf Sciences)
  • Agricultural/Biological Engineering
  • Agricultural Social Science
  • Soil Science
  • Others as appropriate

Contingent upon continued funding, this Program provides paid Water Resources Internships (50 per year) for full-time students that are enrolled at any of the 23 California State University (CSU) campuses and 113 California Community Colleges (CCC).

To access the application and for additional information please visit the Water Resources Experiential Learning webpage.