Rose Hills Summer Scholarships

Sponsored by the Rose Hills Foundation, Rose Hills Summer Scholarships enable UC Berkeley students from STEM disciplines immerse themselves in full-time summer research. Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors, the fellowship supports both faculty-led and independent projects. To be eligible, students must be US Citizens with permanent residence in Southern California and be majoring in select STEM majors. The scholarship provides students with $5000 in summer funding.

What Are Rose Hills Summer Scholarships?

Rose Hills Summer Scholarships supports sophomores, juniors and seniors conducting STEM-oriented research during the summer months. Students may be either pursuing a faculty-led project or an independent project of their own design. For sophomores, the funding may support their involvement in a faculty-led project. For juniors and seniors, the funding may support research that will lead to a senior honor thesis or capstone project. For graduating seniors, this fellowship allows further development of research that may lead to publication. The scholarship provided selected students with summer stipends of $5,000. 


To be eligible for a Rose Hills Summer Scholarship, you must: 

  • Be a matriculating student at UC Berkeley. Visiting and Extensions students are not eligible to apply.
  • Have a 3.5 GPA (Students with a GPA between 3.0 and 3.5  should apply and will be considered for funding but the award will be contingent on special approval from the Rose Hills Foundation)
  • Have standing as a sophomore, junior, or senior according to your Cal Central profile.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen with permanent residence established in one of the following counties in Southern California: 
    • San Diego County
    • Imperial County
    • Orange County
    • Riverside County
    • Santa Barbara County
    • Ventura County
    • Los Angeles County
    • San Bernardino County
  • Be sponsored by a UC Berkeley, UCSF, CHORI, or LBNL faculty member or lab scientist / Principal Investigator
  • Have declared (or intend to declare) in one of the eligible majors:
    • Integrative Biology
    • Microbial Biology
    • Molecular & Cell Biology
    • Genetics & Plant Biology
    • Molecular & Environmental Biology
    • Earth & Planetary Science
    • Nutritional Science (including: Toxicology, Dietetics, and Physiology & Metabolism)
    • Conservation & Resource Studies
    • Environmental Sciences
    • Marine Science
    • Planetary Science
    • Astrophysics
    • Chemical Biology
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Statistics
    • Geophysics
    • Bioengineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Environmental Engineering
    • EECS
    • Computer Science
    • Energy Engineering
    • Engineering Math & Statistics
    • Engineering Physics
    • Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Materials Science & Engineering
    • Nuclear Engineering

Rose Hills fellows from previous summers are eligible to reapply


Rose Hills Summer Scholarships will be awarded to eligible students with solid faculty support who demonstrate in the application that they are motivated and well-qualified to take on the proposed research based on a track record of resourcefulness and responsibility.