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2021-2022 Scholarship Award Opportunities

The Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) solicits applications for various scholarships once a year during the winter quarter. These awards are open to current undergraduates and to current and prospective graduate students who are or plan to be affiliated with CE-CERT.  Current students must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Prospective graduate students must have completed their UCR graduate application and must be expected to work primarily at CE-CERT if they come to UCR.  Other criteria vary by award; click on links below for more information. Contact Jill Barber at jbarber@cert.ucr.edu with questions or for more information about these awards.
 

CE-CERT Awards 

Eligible Degree Amount US Citizenship
Ford Motor Company Undergraduate 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 to offset University of California, Riverside academic expenses.
Undergraduate Up to $5,000 Not Required

Jim Guthrie Research Award

The 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 up to $5,000 and is given annually to an undergraduate student, or group of students, for research conducted at CE-CERT during the academic year.

Undergraduate Up to $5,000 Not Required

Esther F. Hays Graduate Fellowship Award

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 to offset University of California, Riverside, academic and/or research expenses.

Graduate Up to $5,000 Preferred but not Required

Salim Khan Graduate Award

The Salim Khan Graduate Award is a fellowship to offset University of California, Riverside, academic and/or research expenses in the following academic year. This award is dedicated to Salim Khan, the father of former CE-CERT student Mohammad Yusuf Khan (Ph.D., June 2013), in honor of his commitment to the education of his children and to the service of his community. Mr. Khan was the embodiment of the values of perseverance and hard work, facing severalhealth and financial challenges in his determination to help others.

Graduate $500 Not Required

Colin E. Hackett Endowed Engineering Research Graduate Award

The Colin E. Hackett Endowed Engineering Research 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 to offset University of California, Riverside, academic and/or research expenses.

Graduate Up to $5,000 Not Required

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 to offset University of California, Riverside, academic and/or research expenses.

Graduate Up to $5,000 Not Required

J. Wayne Miller and Thomas Durbin Graduate Research Award

The J. Wayne Miller and Thomas D. Durbin Graduate Research Award is dedicated to the UCR CE-CERT Emissions and Fuels Research (EFR) group faculty advisors: J. Wayne Miller, Thomas D. Durbin, Kent C. Johnson, Georgios Karavalakis, and David R. Cocker, who have mentored many chemical and environmental engineers over the years. This award is named after the two elder advisors from the EFR group. Through this award the EFR alumni recognize and celebrate the faculty mentorship, dedication and hard work which helped to launch many successful careers for Bourns College of Engineering alumni in the engineering field. The goal of this scholarship is to provide inspiration and an example of perseverance, hard work and commitment to future graduate students, just as our advisors did for us during our university research experiences.

Graduate Up to $1,000 Not Required
To Apply

A Google Form link will be available on December 11, 2020. Be sure to use the correct form for your level (Graduate or Undergraduate) and correct student ID number. Complete the application as directed. Applications for prospective graduate students should be completed by the recruiting faculty member.

Application Timeline:
  • Friday, December 11th, 2020: Application Period Opens
  • Thursday, January 21, 2021 11:59 PM: Application Deadline 
  • End of February / Beginning of March: Announcement of Awardees
Application Links:
Please be aware of the following, as our application process has changed:
  • The application and all materials will now be submitted through google drive forms. 
  • ONE application for will be used for ALL Graduate and Undergraduate Awards. 
  • All statements and information are to be included in the google form and attached PFD.
  • The google drive form and attached PDF must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on January 21, 2021.

     

Fellowship & Dissertation Award Opportunities 

 

NCST Fellowship & Dissertation Award (Click links for full description and eligibility information) Eligible Degree Amount US Citizenship

National Center for Sustainable Transportation Graduate Fellowship Award

NCST is a National University Transportation Center funded by the US Department of Transportation and other cost sharing partners. 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. This Graduate Fellowship opportunity is being offered at UC Riverside to encourage and aid graduate students conducting research in transportation at UCR, particularly research that focuses on sustainable transportation. Multiple fellowships may be awarded for the current academic year to full-time graduate student(s) at the estimated amount of up to $20,000 each to offset University of California, Riverside academic expenses.

Graduate
Up to $20,000
 Required

National Center for Sustainable Transportation Graduate Dissertation Award 

The National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST), UC Riverside campus announces its annual grant program to financially assist doctoral candidates to complete their dissertations. The Center anticipates the award amount will be between $15,000 and $20,000.

Graduate
Up to $20,000
Not Required
To Apply
  • Applications will available Monday, March 29, 2021. 
Application Timeline
  • Monday, March 29, 2021: Application period opens 
  • Friday, April 30, 2021 (11:59pm): Application period closes
  • May/June 2020: Announcement of Awardees

  Eligible Degree Amount US Citizenship

Carbon Neutrality Initiative Fellowship 

A total of three $4,000 fellowships will be awarded by the University of California's Office of the President. These fellowships intended to support Carbon Neutrality Initiative related projects at the UCR Campus. Projects addressing the themes outline in the application below will be considered. Two fellowship projects should contribute to reductions in campus-based emissions deriving from energy use or commute emissions. One fellowship project should focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion within campus-based sustainability efforts. 

Undergraduate & Graduate  $4,000 + $1,000 for programming Not Required

*2021 Dates TBA*

For questions, contact Fortino Morales at the Office of Sustainability: fortino.morales@ucr.edu 

More information on the UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative