Chancellor's Associates Scholars Program
e-Newsletter | November 2016
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Community Corner
Fall Quarter
Greetings Chancellor's Associates Scholars,

We hope everyone's doing well as midterms come to an end. 
In this second edition of the newsletter, you will find important dates in November, information regarding the new FAFSA process, opportunities to get involved in undergraduate research, and much more.  We hope you'll take the time to review all the opportunities happening on and off campus. If you have any questions on applying to any of these great opportunities, or have questions about how to plan for the next quarter, year, or couple of years, please stop by and visit us in our new office space.  
In this issue you will find:
We also encourage you to visit the CASP day-to-day calendar of events to help you keep up-to-date with CASP. You can find the calendar by clicking on "CASP Calendar" on the homepage.

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns at, (858) 534-8366 or stop by the CASP office on the 5th Floor of the Student Services Center (suite #555).

UCSUCSF Info Session

BRCBlack Resource Center Success Session


Important Dates in November
  • November 6 - Daylight Savings Time (turn clocks back 1 hour)
  • November 8 - Election Day

  • Campus will be closed on the following dates:
  • Friday, November 11th 
  • Friday, November 24th - 25th 

  • pathtoohdPATHS TO PhDs
    Interested in graduate school? 
    The UC San Diego Psychology Department is holding an informational panel on November 1st at 5 PM at the Art Space in the Cross Cultural Center.

    Graduate student representatives from Experimental Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Neuroscience PhD programs will discuss the ins and outs of choosing and successfully applying to graduate programs. 

    This panel is open to any and all undergraduate students that may be interested in pursuing graduate studies at the doctoral level.

    Pizza and refreshments will be served! 

    For more information contact  

    City Year is an education focused, nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service to keep students in school and on track to graduation. 
    Visit to learn  more.


    We are currently offering full-time positions around the country  for those interested in doing a paid year of service.

    Learn More about City Year and Apply
    for our November 15th deadline
    • 3,000 positions to fill across the country
    • Serve in your choice of 28 different cities
    • Receive a $5,775 scholarship upon completion
    • 100+ University Partnerships provide 25% - 100% tuition scholarships
    • Instantly connected to a 23,000+ alumni network
    • Over 340 hours of training and professional development
    • Health insurance and loan forbearance provided for participants

    For more information contact Natasha Strauss at



    Academic Enrichment Programs is sponsoring an information session offered by Sara Kimmich, who is an AEP Alumna and currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Neuroscience.)
    Cutting Edge Paid Research at National Institutes of Health
    National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the nation's largest medical research agency, with institutes ranging from Oncology to Mental Health. NIH offers paid training opportunities for undergraduates, recent graduates and graduate students. The first 30 minutes will be a talk about the what, when and where and why research is awesome at NIH. The last 30 minutes will be used as workshop for resumes, applications and for open discussion on biomedical career pathways after UCSD.

    The presentation will cover:
    1. Why work at NIH? Research at institutes vs research in academia
    2. What paid research opportunities are available at every level of education, from college freshmen to graduating seniors
    3. How to search government grant data bases to find the right research fit for your interests
    4. When to apply to paid research programs and how to tailor your application to land your top choice
    About the speaker:
    Sara Kimmich graduated from UC San Diego in 2015 with a degree in Cognitive Science. She moved to the National Institutes of Health in Maryland for a post-baccalaureate research year while applying to graduate programs, and is now a PhD student in the Joint Graduate Program in Neuroscience from National Institutes of Mental Health and University College London for her research on changing human brain network dynamics in real time.

    Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016
    Time: 4 - 5 p.m.
    Location: Original Student Center Building "B" - Large Conference Room on the 2nd floor (across from the Art of Espresso/Mandeville Coffee Cart)
    If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by clicking here.

    Deadline: November 15, 2016
    Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop
    Now accepting applications
    Deadline: December 1, 2016
    The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is pleased to announce the AERA Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop. The workshop, led by junior and senior scholars, will give fellows an overview of how education research is designed across fields, how quantitative and qualitative research methods are used in studies, and how research is applied to education policy and practice. Senior researchers and faculty from both academic institutions and applied research organizations (i.e., The American Institutes for Research, Educational Testing Service, the College Board, and the Urban Institute) will introduce education research as a field and share their area of expertise and knowledge with the fellows. As part of the workshop activities, the fellows will attend pre-selected paper sessions and presentations during the AERA Annual Meeting. Workshop activities will also focus on exploring graduate education, applying to graduate school, and beginning a career in education research.
    Dates: The Workshop activities will take place Thursday, April 27th - Saturday, April 29th during the 2017 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX.
    Award: Fellows will participate in the Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop during the AERA 2017 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX. They will also have the benefit of a distinguished mentor as part of the award. The award includes conference registration and two nights of lodging. The fellows and/or their home institutions are responsible for transportation costs to San Antonio, TX.
    Eligibility: Candidates may come from a broad range of fields across the arts and sciences. Underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Candidates must be:
    • Students in their sophomore, junior, or senior year of college in good academic standing.
    • Interested in pursuing a graduate or professional degree that can lend itself to education research areas such as children and youth, school and schooling issues, higher education, education policy, student achievement, curriculum and instruction, education psychology, or education leadership. 
    Where to Apply: AERA will accept applications via the online application system (AERA Undergraduate Research Training Workshop Application). Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee of senior scholars and researchers. All materials must be received by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) on December 1, 2016.
    About AERA: AERA, founded in 1916, is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results. AERA shares the products of scholarly research with peers, future educational researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and the public through its annual meeting, publications, and professional development activities.
    Direct all questions to George L. Wimberly, Director of Professional Development, at 202-238-3200 or
    (Last updated on October 2016)
    [Deadline: 11/1/16]  Soros Fellowship Program for New Americans- This fellowship provides up to $90,000 in support toward living expenses and tuition over two years. Students pursuing any graduate degree, discipline, or profession at any graduate school in the country may apply. Undergraduates on track to earn their undergraduate degree by June 2017 and first- or second-year graduate students are eligible to apply.

    [Deadline: 11/1/16]  Public Policy and International Affairs Program- This program supports students in their pursuit of graduate degrees in public policy and international affairs. Students who are selected receive housing, food, a $1,500 stipend, GRE studying materials, and much more.

    [Deadline: 11/4/16]  NYSYLC Scholarship- This scholarship opportunity is open to undocumented students residing in NYC and attending or planning to attend a NY school.

    [Deadline: 11/7/16]  CARECEN Educational Exchange Trip to El Salvador- CARECEN recently announced their 4th annual Educational Exchange Trip to El Salvador and DACA recipients are highly encouraged to apply! The trip will take place from June 17 to July 3, 2017. CARECEN will assist eligible DACA & TPS recipients to apply for advance parole.
    [Deadline: 11/8/16]  Act Six Leadership & Scholarship Initiative- This is a full-tuition and full-need scholarship open to undocumented students in the following regions: Tacoma-Seattle, Portland, Yakima Valley, Spokane, and Minnesota.

    [Deadline: 11/14/16]  DACA Scholars Scholarship- Scholarships available to students who are pursuing a higher education (2 scholarships of $500 & 2 scholarships of $1,000 for the Spring 2017 semester). This opportunity is open to undocumented students (with or without DACA) who are in high school, college, or graduate school.

    [Deadline: 11/17/16]  Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship- This fellowship opportunity is open to undocumented graduate students with DACA.  It offers an annual stipend of $24,000, expenses paid to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows, as well as access to Ford Fellow Regional Liaisons, a network of former Ford Fellows who have volunteered to provide mentoring and support to current fellows.

    [Deadline: 11/30/16]  Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship- This scholarship is open to undocumented high school students graduating in Spring 2017. It provides up to $40,000 per year (plus opportunities for internships, study abroad, graduate school funding, and more

    [Deadline: 12/1/16]  Golden Apple Scholarship- Golden Apple Scholars who enter the program out of High School receive up to $23,000 in scholarships and stipend funds, paid summer institutes, academic support, job placement assistance, and ongoing mentoring.  This opportunity is open to undocumented high school students with DACA in Illinois.

    [Deadline: 12/4/16]  Google Lime Scholarship- Scholarships are open to undocumented students with disabilities. Students will be awarded based on the strength of their academic background and demonstrated passion for computer science - $10,000 for those studying in the US and $5,000 for those studying in Canada (based on tuition costs).

    [Deadline: 12/11/16]  Science Ambassador Scholarship- This is a full tuition (for up to four years) scholarship opportunity for a woman who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, or math.

    [Deadline: 12/12/16]  LEDA Scholars Program- This program supports students over a six year trajectory so that they can apply to and thrive in selective colleges. It is open to undocumented high school juniors with DACA.

    [Deadline: 12/31/16]  Student Education and Leadership Fund Scholarship- This $6,000 scholarship opportunity who live in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia and who will have graduated from high school by July 1, 2017.

    [Deadline: 12/31/16]  USHLI Scholarship- Students attending or accepted to an accredited undergraduate four-year institution are eligible for a $1000 scholarship. Students attending or accepted to an accredited undergraduate two-year institution are eligible for a $500 scholarship.

    [Deadline: 1/26/17]  Microsoft Scholarship- This scholarship opportunity is for students who are interested in pursuing studies in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines.

    [No deadline]  Fee waiver for the LSAT- Fee waivers are available for undocumented students with DACA who are unable to pay for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)

    [No deadline]  Fee waiver for the MCAT- Fee waivers are available for undocumented students with DACA who are unable to pay for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).





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