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Funding Opportunities

For Research Students

Student Research Scholars (SRS) Program
Applications Typically Due: January
Funded by Cal State Bakersfield Foundation, the SRS Program supports 12 student-faculty teams with a $2,000 award each to conduct and complete a project involving research, scholarship, or creative activity.

For Future Teachers

Robert Noyce Scholarship Program
Applications Typically Due: rolling
The Robert Noyce Scholarship program is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded program that provides scholarships to students who are committed to teaching science or mathematics in high need school districts upon the completion of a single subject credential program. The CSUB Noyce Scholarship Program will offer scholarship support for up to two academic years.
Math and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI)
Applications Typically Due: rolling
MSTI is a program designed to double the number of prospective high school and middle school mathematics and science teachers who graduate from CSUB. Awards of up to $8,000 over two years are based on merit and on intentions of becoming a mathematics or science high school or middle school teacher in a Kern County school.

For Underrepresented Minorities & First-Generation College Students

American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program
Applications Typically Due: March
Renewable scholarships for underrepresented minority students who want to enter fields in the chemical sciences. Scholars are selected based on academic standing, financial need, career objective, leadership skills, and involvement in school activities and community service.
Asian Pacific Community Fund - Verizon Scholarship Awards Program
Applications Typically Due: October
The Asian Pacific Community Fund partners with Verizon to financially assist students in their pursuit of higher education as they face the challenge of significantly rising costs of obtaining a college degree. These awards will support those who excel academically, are leaders amongst their peers and are making a positive impact in their communities.
Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program
Applications Typically Due: rolling
The goal of the LSAMP Program is to broaden participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines and increase the number of underrepresented minorities receiving baccalaureate degrees in STEM disciplines. Students in the LSAMP program receive a stipend for participating in research as well as tutoring and other support.
McNair Scholars Program
Applications Typically Due: April
The McNair Scholars Program serves those who have both the desire and the potential to earn a doctorate degree (Ph.D.). The participants of the program are either low-income first-generation college students or are members of a group underrepresented in graduate education.
UNCF/Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards
Applications Typically Due: December
UNCF/Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards are intended to help African American undergraduate students who are interested in science to further their science education and potentially pursue science and engineering careers. The UNCF/Merck awards provide tuition support and opportunities for research experience in a state-of-the-art research facility. Awards up to $30,000.

For Incoming Students

Hispanic Excellence Scholarship Fund (HESF)
Applications Typically Due: April
The HESF is a CSUB initiative established in 1984 to increase access to a college education for academically excellent, financially needy students with leadership potential. This scholarship program is for incoming CSUB freshmen or transfer students. Special attention is given to students who are first in their family to attend college and to students with economic need.

Department of Chemistry

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA  93311-1022 

Phone: (661) 654-2030
Fax: (661) 654-2040
Office: Science II 273