Posted March 5, 2019

UC LEADS Scholars Program
Funding for 2 years for Engineers/Physics students interested in PhD

Dear Engineering and Physics students:

I would like to personally invite you to apply to the UC LEADS Scholars Program (http://ugresearchsci.ucla.edu/ucleads.htm), one of the most prestigious fellowships awarded by the University of California system. UC LEADS is a two-year capstone program, beginning in the Summer of 2019 and going through Spring 2021. UC LEADS scholars receive funding to conduct research in the physical sciences or engineering. As a UC LEADS Scholar, you will spend the summer of 2019 here at UCLA doing research with your current mentor. This is followed by a wonderful opportunity to do research with a mentor of your choice at another UC in the summer of 2020.

UC LEADS provides nearly $20,000 in funding (up to $13,000 in stipends, housing costs for summer away, and funding for conferences, GRE Prep, GRE, graduate school applications, etc.) over two years. It is one of the most prestigious undergraduate research programs across the UC System.

Students not currently in research groups, but seeking to get into labs are strongly encouraged to apply! UC LEADS will assist accepted students in finding research positions on campus to begin in Summer 2019. AB540 and DACA students are also strongly encouraged to apply!

You also must have at LEAST TWO SUMMERS remaining at UCLA in order to participate, and be interested in getting a PhD after graduating UCLA.

The application deadline is March 15, 2019. Please note, the application can be found on students MYUCLA portal under “Surveys and Notices”. Additional details about the application process, selection, and eligibility can be found at: http://www.ugresearchsci.ucla.edu/ucleads.htm

We invite you to visit the Undergraduate Research Center, Sciences (2121 Life Science Building) to speak with Breana Musella (bmusella@college.ucla.edu), to learn more details about this wonderful program.



Posted February 27, 2019

2019 ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship Program

ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship
Exxon Mobil Corporation, the largest publicly traded international energy company, has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to create fellowship opportunities in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) for Hispanic college students. Through HHF’s Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) program, ExxonMobil seeks to nurture motivated college students across the country, with a passion for Engineering and Science.

Selected students will be exposed to a top-quality company by participating in this signature mentoring program. Each student will be paired up with an ExxonMobil engineer or scientist to learn how their knowledge and skills are applied in a corporate setting.

Fellowship Components
The Fellowship consists of five 1-hour meetings with a mentor (virtual or in person), participation in the Harvard-certified ExxonMobil mentee program (on-line), an exclusive curriculum to introduce Fellows to ExxonMobil and career opportunities, and a $1,000 educational grant. In addition, there exists the possibility to interview for ExxonMobil positions (internships/full-time) upon successful completion of the Fellowship.

Fellowship Requirements
This opportunity is highly competitive and open to freshman, sophomores, and juniors, attending a 4-year college or university.

Fellowship applicants with the following majors will be given priority:
• Civil Engineering
• Chemical Engineering
• Computer Engineering
• Electrical Engineering
• Geoscience
• Material Science and Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering

Applicants with these majors will be considered also: Chemistry, Computer Science Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Petroleum Engineering, and Physics.

Other Requirements: • Must plan to pursue a career in the fields/majors listed above • Have a GPA of 3.5 or higher • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States with a valid Social Security Number at the time of application. All legal permanent residents must submit a copy of their valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired).

For the 2019 ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship

If you have questions please contact Julian@hispanicheritage.org. Please use “ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship” in the subject line.

The 2019 ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship Application will close April 12, 2019, @11:59 p.m.

This opportunity available through the LOFT program are for Hispanic students. Others interested should contact the company’s website directly.