University of California, Riverside

Center for Environmental Research & Technology



Scholarship Opportunities


scholarshipsThe Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) solicits applications for various scholarships once a year during the spring quarter.

** The Scholarship Application Process is now CLOSED. **

CE-CERT Scholarships include:

University of California, Riverside Scholarships include:  

These additional scholarships are managed as a part of the National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST). These graduate fellowships are being offered to encourage and aid graduate students conducting Transportation Research at UCR, particularly research that focuses on sustainable transportation: 

Ford Motor Company Undergraduate Scholarship

The University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering–Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE–CERT) is soliciting applications for the Ford Motor Company Undergraduate Scholarship award.

The Ford Motor Company Undergraduate Scholarship was established by an endowment to the Bourns College of Engineering from Ford Motor Company to encourage and aid undergraduate students in pursuit of careers in engineering. The award is given annually in the amount of $5,000 to offset University of California, Riverside academic expenses.

To qualify for consideration of this scholarship, you must be a full-time undergraduate student at the University of California, Riverside, currently pursuing a B.S. degree, and have maintained at least a 3.0 grade point average. Candidates should have, or plan to have, a working relationship with CE-CERT.

Judgment criteria include the applicant’s academic record, recommendations from faculty, promise in developing a successful career in a field of engineering, and financial need.

If you have any questions regarding application procedures, please contact Alta Vasquez, avasquez@engr.ucr.edu, or directly at (951)781-2432.

Application deadline: Monday, May 30, 2016 at 11:59pm.
Announcement of award: June, 2016

Apply here: https://www.engr.ucr.edu/secured/cert/dashboard.php/scholarships

Jim Guthrie Research Award

The University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering–Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE–CERT) is soliciting applications for the Jim Guthrie Research Award.

The Jim Guthrie Research Award was established by Jim and Debbie Guthrie, prominent business leaders in the Riverside community, to encourage undergraduate research at CE-CERT. The award includes a cash prize of $500 and is given annually to an undergraduate student, or group of students, for research conducted at CE-CERT during the academic year.

To qualify for consideration of this award, you must be a full-time undergraduate student at the University of California, Riverside, and have participated in a research project conducted at CE-CERT during the 2015-2016 academic year. Candidates will be judged on the basis of their understanding of the overall research project in which they were involved, independent contribution to the success of the project, and their ability to effectively communicate the results.

To apply, a qualified student must complete an online application form. Finalists may be required to make brief presentations about their research to the award selection committee at a selected time and place.

If you have any questions regarding application procedures, please contact Alta Vasquez, avasquez@engr.ucr.edu, or directly at (951)781-2432.

Application deadline: Monday, May 30, 2016 at 11:59pm..
Announcement of award: June, 2016

Apply here: https://www.engr.ucr.edu/secured/cert/dashboard.php/scholarships

If you have any questions regarding application procedures, please contact Alta Vasquez, avasquez@engr.ucr.edu, or directly at (951)781-2432.

Colin E. Hackett Endowed Engineering Research Graduate Award

The University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering–Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE–CERT) is soliciting applications for the Colin E. Hackett Endowed Engineering Research Graduate Award.

This award was established by an endowment to the University of California, Riverside, from the Hackett Family to encourage and aid graduate students in pursuit of careers in engineering and doing research at CE-CERT. The fellowship is given annually to a full-time graduate student in the amount of $2,800 to offset University of California, Riverside, academic and/or research expenses. Preferences to women and/or under-represented minorities. To qualify for consideration of this graduate fellowship, you must:

  1. Have a working relationship with CE-CERT
  2. Be a full-time graduate student at the University of California, Riverside
  3. Be currently pursuing, or planning to pursue, a graduate degree in engineering at the Bourns College of Engineering

To apply, candidates should go to the online application form and fill it out as completely as possible. Candidates will be judged on their application material.

Application deadline: Monday, May 30, 2016 at 11:59pm.
Announcement of award: June, 2016

Apply here: https://www.engr.ucr.edu/secured/cert/dashboard.php/scholarships

If you have any questions regarding application procedures, please contact Alta Vasquez, avasquez@engr.ucr.edu, or directly at (951)781-2432.

Esther F. Hays Graduate Fellowship

The University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering–Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE–CERT) is soliciting applications for the Esther F. Hays Graduate Fellowship.

The Esther F. Hays Graduate Fellowship was established by an endowment to the University of California, Riverside, from the Hayes Family to encourage and aid graduate students in pursuit of careers in engineering and doing research at CE-CERT. The fellowship is given annually to a full-time graduate student in the amount of $5,000 to offset University of California, Riverside, academic and/or research expenses. To qualify for consideration of this graduate fellowship, you must:

  1. Have a working relationship with CE-CERT
  2. Be a full-time graduate student at the University of California, Riverside
  3. Be currently pursuing, or planning to pursue, a graduate degree in engineering at the Bourns College of Engineering
  4. Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and
  5. U.S. citizenship is preferred

To apply, candidates should go to the online application form and fill it out as completely as possible. Candidates will be judged on their application material.

If you have any questions regarding application procedures, please contact Alta Vasquez, avasquez@engr.ucr.edu, or directly at (951)781-5730.

Application deadline: Monday, May 30, 2016 at 11:59pm.
Announcement of award: June, 2016

Apply here: https://www.engr.ucr.edu/secured/cert/dashboard.php/scholarships

William R. Pierson/Ford Graduate Fellowship

The University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering–Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE–CERT) is soliciting applications for the William R. Pierson/Ford Graduate Fellowship.

The William R. Pierson/Ford Graduate Fellowship was established by an endowment to the University of California, Riverside, from Ford Motor Company to encourage and aid graduate students in pursuit of careers in engineering and doing research at CE-CERT. The fellowship is given annually to a full-time graduate student in the amount of $5,000 to offset University of California, Riverside, academic and/or research expenses.

To qualify for consideration of this graduate fellowship, you must:

  1. Have, or plan to have, a working relationship with CE-CERT
  2. Be a full-time graduate student at the University of California, Riverside
  3. Be currently pursuing, or planning to pursue, a graduate degree in engineering at the Bourns College of Engineering
  4. Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0

To apply, candidates should go to the online application form and fill it out as completely as possible. Candidates will be judged on their application material.

Application deadline: Monday, May 30, 2016 at 11:59pm.
Announcement of award: June, 2016

Apply here: https://www.engr.ucr.edu/secured/cert/dashboard.php/scholarships

If you have any questions regarding application procedures, please contact Alta Vasquez, avasquez@engr.ucr.edu, or directly at (951)781-5730.

 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE - CAMPUS WIDE SCHOLARSHIPS: 

National Center for Sustainable Transportation Awards

NCST is a newly established National University Transportation Center funded by the US Department of Transportation and other state agencies. This center is made up of UC Davis, UC Riverside, University of Southern California, Cal State Long Beach, Georgia Tech, and the University of Vermont. CE-CERT is proud to offer two opportunities to support graduate students engaged in transportation-related research: the NCST Graduate Fellowship Award and the NCST Dissertation Award.

NCST Graduate Fellowship Award

This Graduate Fellowship opportunity is being offered as part of this national transportation center. These graduate fellowships are being offered to encourage and aid graduate students conducting Transportation Research at UCR, particularly research that focuses on sustainable transportation. Several fellowships will be awarded for 2016-2017 to full-time graduate student(s) at the estimated amount of $20,000 each to offset University of California, Riverside academic expenses.

To qualify for consideration of this graduate fellowship, you must:

  1. be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident planning (or planning to pursue) a career in transportation with a focus on ground transport
  2. be a full-time graduate student at the University of California-Riverside
  3. have a minimum grade point average of 3.5

Application deadline: Monday, May 30, 2016 at 11:59pm.
Announcement of award: June, 2016

Conditions of the Graduate Fellowship Award:

If you are selected and choose to accept this award, you must meet these conditions:

  1. Be registered as a full-time UC Riverside student.
  2. Complete any core classes required in your graduate program during the fellowship period listed above.
  3. Complete a master’s thesis or Ph.D. dissertation on a topic related to transportation.
  4. Submit a one-page memorandum to the NCST Associate Director at UCR that summarizes your research and academic accomplishments during this year. Please email report to Alta Vasquez at avasquez@cert.ucr.edu.
  5. Produce a paper or report (such as a peer-reviewed publication, GSR Research project, a capstone thesis, professional report or a dissertation) on a transportation or transportation-related subject that is reviewed and approved beforehand by your faculty advisor and NCST UCR Associate Director, Matthew Barth, barth@ee.ucr.edu.  
  6. Participate in the NCST Student Conference.
  7. Be a (1) a U.S. citizen, or (2) permanent resident of the U.S.
  8. Understand that the final award of this fellowship is contingent on the disbursement of fellowship support funds by US Department of Transportation, Caltrans and the University of California, Riverside.

Failure to satisfy these requirements will result in the forfeiture of this fellowship and necessitate that recipient will reimburse NCST of the full fellowship amount.

Apply here: https://www.engr.ucr.edu/secured/cert/dashboard.php/scholarships

If you have any questions regarding application procedures, please contact Alta Vasquez, avasquez@engr.ucr.edu, or directly at (951)781-2432.

NCST Dissertation Award

The NCST fellowships can be used for tuition, state fees, and/or stipends. If awarded a fellowship, recipients must provide a brief annual report on their transportation-related research. Current or past fellowship recipients are discouraged to apply.  It is also strongly recommended that the research be presented at a transportation conference (e.g. TRB) or published in a transportation journal. Remember that the research must focus on sustainable transportation (see the NCST website (http://ncst.ucdavis.edu) for details on the research areas and the TRB website (http://www.trb.org/) to see if the proposed research is within the scope of transportation). 

Grants are limited to: (i) doctoral candidates enrolled in one of the seven Universities within NCST consortium, UC Davis, UC Riverside, USC, CSU Long Beach, Georgia Tech, and University of Vermont; and (ii) dissertation topics that advance the center’s strategic goal of Environmental Sustainability, this center is funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of the Secretary for Research and Technology under the University Transportation Center (UTC) program. (http://ncst.ucdavis.edu/about/)

Applicants must have advanced to candidacy on or before January 1, 2016. Applicants are further expected to have approximately 1 to 2 years of research work still remaining, such that the dissertations can be completed and filed within a time window that roughly extends from December 2016 to December 2017. 

Application deadline: Monday, May 30, 2016 at 11:59pm.
Announcement of award: June, 2016

Conditions of the Dissertation Award:

If you are selected and choose to accept this award, you must meet these conditions:

  1. Be registered as a full-time UC Riverside student.
  2. Complete a Ph.D. dissertation on a topic related to transportation.
  3. Submit one-page memorandum to the NCST Associate Director at UCR that summarizes your research and academic accomplishments during this year. Please email report to Alta Vasquez at avasquez@cert.ucr.edu.
  4. Produce a paper or report (such as a peer-reviewed publication, GSR Research project,  professional report or a dissertation) on a transportation or transportation-related subject that is reviewed and approved beforehand by your faculty advisor and NCST UCR Associate Director, Matthew Barth, barth@ee.ucr.edu.  
  5. Participate in the NCST Student Conference.
  6. Understand that the final award of this fellowship is contingent on the disbursement of fellowship support funds by US Department of Transportation, Caltrans and the University of California, Riverside.

Failure to satisfy these requirements will result in the forfeiture of this fellowship and necessitate that recipient will reimburse NCST of the full award amount.


Apply here: https://www.engr.ucr.edu/secured/cert/dashboard.php/scholarships

If you have any questions regarding application procedures, please contact Alta Vasquez, avasquez@engr.ucr.edu, or directly at (951)781-2432.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Center Information

Center for Environmental Research & Technology
1084 Columbia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92507
Directions to CERT

Tel: (951) 781-5791
Fax: (951) 781-5790
E-mail: certinfo@cert.ucr.edu

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