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Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) Scholarship

posted Jun 22, 2010, 10:48 AM by Webmaster CSULB SWE

The Los Angeles Chapter of the Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) Scholarship is now accepting applications. Scholarships are available for women currently enrolled in undergraduate, graduate degree, or certificate program in a transportation related field and range between $2,000 to $5,000 totaling $23,000. Please view the link for more information

HVACR Scholarship

posted Mar 6, 2010, 10:31 AM by Webmaster CSULB SWE

The Clifford H. "Ted" Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation was established to assist with the recruitment and competency of future heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) technicians by awarding scholarships to qualified students who are enrolled in an institutionally accredited school.

The Rees Scholarship Foundation has awarded nearly $110,000 to 65 deserving students between 2003 and 2009. Each year, prior to the spring and fall academic semesters, the foundation awards approximately 15 scholarships of up to the amount of $2,000 each to qualified students who are enrolled in an HVACR program at an accredited institution.

The deadline for the Fall 2010 semester scholarship application is July 1. 

For more information, please visit the website:

Aerospace Engineering Scholarship

posted Mar 6, 2010, 10:30 AM by Webmaster CSULB SWE

For Aerospace Engineering majors:

Applications and information on the two Flight Path Learning Center Scholarship Programs - Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr. ($2,000), and Clay Lacy ($5,000) can be found under "Documents" via BeachBoard's "Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering" student community.

The scholarship deadline is Tuesday, May 18, 2010.

Students must be either registered or planning on attending college in the Fall 2010, and are interested in pursuing a career in the field of aviation.  For questions, please contact Kathrene Hansen at: (310) 725-3804.

More Scholarships
 The Aero Club of Southern California also provides scholarship .  Contact:  Mr. John Durant, from Aero Club's scholarship program at (909) 621-4578 or

CSULB College of Engineering Scholarships

posted Feb 8, 2010, 5:41 PM by Webmaster CSULB SWE

These scholarships are open to CSULB Engineering Student only, and are awarded by the college. Deadline to apply is coming up! Make sure to take full advantage of these opportunities!

SWE Orange County Scholarships

posted Feb 7, 2010, 9:40 PM by CSULB SWE Secretary

The SWE Orange County section is offering scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students. Only female, engineering student from CSULB, CSUF, UCR, or UCI are eligible. $1000, $750 and $500 will be given to three undergraduate students and three and graduate students. The application must be mailed in by March 31st. Go to to download the application.

Research Initiative for Science Enhancement (RISE)

posted Nov 18, 2009, 1:51 PM by Haia Malabeh   [ updated Nov 18, 2009, 2:08 PM ]

Overview of RISE Program

The Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) is a program sponsored by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Its goal is to increase the interest, skills, and competitiveness of students in pursuit of biomedical research careers. Two distinct programs exist to meet the unique academic needs and professional demands of the biomedical research field: The RISE Starters Program and RISE Fellows Program.

RISE Starters are first-time freshmen and sophomores who are interested in the biomedical research field. Participants receive extensive mentoring and academic support as well as specially designed courses to prepare them for success in their majors and to train them to be scientists. As juniors and seniors, students may apply to be RISE Fellows.

RISE Fellows are juniors and seniors who receive financial support to carry out undergraduate research with a CSULB faculty member, and participate in academic and professional development opportunities in order to prepare them for graduate school and biomedical research careers. Questions about the RISE Fellows Program? Contact Dr. Marco Lopez at (562) 985-5846 or via e-mail at

RISE Starters Program

What is RISE and the RISE Starters program?
RISE is sponsored by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Its goal is to increase the number of students going on to careers in the biomedical sciences. RISE Starters receive extensive mentoring and academic support as well as specially designed courses in the freshman and sophomore years to prepare them for success in their majors and to train them to be scientists. As juniors and seniors, students can apply to be RISE Fellows and receive financial support to carry out undergraduate research with a CSULB faculty member.

Who is eligible to participate?
If you are a student majoring in any of the biological sciences, biochemistry or chemistry, and you have career goals in the biomedical sciences, the RISE Starter program may be right for you. Because one of the aims of the NIH is to increase the number of students from certain ethnic groups who go on to careers as scientists, we especially encourage applications from students who are African American, Hispanic, Native American, or U.S. Pacific Islanders. Students must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. Selection criteria will also include your career goals and academic preparation, as well as interest in undergraduate research.

What are the benefits of participating?
In addition to taking special courses, you will work closely with a faculty mentor and peer mentor for the first two years at CSULB and receive academic advising and support tailored to your needs. RISE activities will develop speaking and writing skills, provide information about research opportunities at CSULB, and offer tips on preparing for graduate or medical school and careers in science. You will be part of a learning community of students and faculty members who care about your success.

What are the expectations for participants?
As a RISE Starter, you will work with an advisor who will help you plan your first semester schedule, which will include a freshman seminar as well as appropriate math, science, and general education classes. You are expected to participate in regular activities with your fellow RISE starters. Depending on your academic preparation, you may have the opportunity to get a head start on the fall through summer workshops, and you will be expected to enroll in supplemental instruction in designated courses. In year two, you will continue to work with your mentors, take classes in your major and for general education, and participate in special classes in scientific writing and research design.

Application Process

For applications and information, contact Yvette Castano at

MARC Scholarship Program

posted Oct 6, 2009, 7:35 PM by Webmaster CSULB SWE

Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Honors Undergraduate Research Training Program

What is the program?
What MARC program at CSU Long Beach is funded by the National Institutes of Health with the goal of increasing the number of well-trained students from underrepresented groups who enter research careers in biomedicine.  Biomedical research is broadly defined to include biology, microbiology, physiology and kinesiology, biochemistry, neuropsychology, immonology, genetics and molecular biology, behavior, mathematics, anthropology, chemistry, bioengineering and biophysics.  The MARC program is intended for undergraduate students who have distinguished themselves academically and show potential in their ability of conduct original research.

Who is eligible: 
Currently a CSULB undergraduate and a U.S. Citizen, national, or permanent resident alien
Majoring in one of the STEM majors: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
From an underrepresented ethic group as defined by NIH
Aspiring to attend Graduate school

What does the program provide: 
A graduation with Honors Degree in BIology, Marine Biology, Mathematics, or Microbiology
A monthly stipend of around $900
Professional development toward research in your selected subjec area
Opportunity to travel to various conferences
Partial tuition coverage per semester
Opportunity to conduct research during the summer at an external research institution

How do you apply:

Download an application from www. or visit SAS Center and pick up an appication from Mark Katayma, Program Coordinator
Provide an unofficial transcript from colleges attended
Write a 2-3 page persona statement answering questions listed on application
Provide two (2) letters of recommendation from CSULB faculty

For more information, please contact Mark Katayama: or at (562)985-8395

NASA Scholarship

posted Sep 12, 2009, 7:54 AM by Webmaster CSULB SWE

Scholarship Program Opportunity with NASA

NASA News <>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 10:54:10 -0500
To: NASA News <>
Subject: NASA Accepting Applications for Aeronautics Scholarship Awards

August 27, 2009

Beth Dickey
Headquarters, Washington
RELEASE: 09-199


WASHINGTON -- NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate will
begin accepting scholarship applications on Sept. 1, 2009, for the
2010 academic year. The application deadline is Jan. 11, 2010.

"These scholarships are a fantastic way to support our brightest
students and encourage them to finish their education, expose them to
NASA's research programs and inspire them to pursue a career in
aeronautics," said Jaiwon Shin, associate administrator for the
Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in

NASA expects to award 20 undergraduate and five graduate scholarships
to students in aeronautics or related fields. Undergraduate students
entering their second year of study will receive up to $15,000 per
year for two years and the opportunity to receive a $10,000 stipend
by interning at a NASA research center during the summer. Graduate
students will receive up to $35,000 per annually for up to three
years, with an opportunity to receive a $10,000 stipend interning at
a NASA research center up to two consecutive summers.

Students who have not committed to a specific academic institution or
program still may apply. However, if accepted, they must be admitted
by fall 2010 into a suitable aeronautical engineering program or
related field of study at an accredited U.S. university. All
applicants must be U.S. citizens. Scholarship money may be used for
tuition and other school-related expenses.

NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate conducts cutting-edge,
fundamental research in traditional and emerging disciplines. The
intent is to help transform the nation's air transportation system
and to support development of future air and space vehicles. Goals
include improving airspace capacity and flexibility; aviation safety
and aircraft performance; reducing overall noise, engine emissions
and fuel usage.

For details about this scholarship program, including how to apply,

For more information about NASA's aeronautics programs, visit:

For information about NASA and agency programs, visit:

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