Bank of America, in collaboration with the Research Foundation, has provided a two-year grant that will support Hispanic/Latinx students preparing for careers in health care. The program is housed in the office of Hispanic Serving Institution affairs and is being led by the program coordinator and retention specialist, Wendy Mejia. 

The goal of SDSU Progresando en Salud is to: provide paid opportunities for participants to engage in crucial extracurricular career experiences, programming opportunities that facilitate pathways for healthy career success and allow students to reconnect with the Hispanic/Latinx community, and ensure deliberate and ample utilization of retention and student success resources. The collective goal is to advance the representation and impact of Hispanic/Latinx learners who seek to serve their communities in the critical arena of health care. For more information, please email


The Advancing Diversity in Aging Research Program is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The goal of the program is to prepare students to apply and be accepted into top notch PhD programs by providing: hands-on paid research experience working in the laboratory of a faculty member, summer research experience, seminars with visiting scientists, and graduate program application development and personal statement workshops, financial assistance for research development, and travel funds to attend professional conferences. The program is open to disadvantaged and underrepresented full-time SDSU students with 3 years left before graduating, who have a 3.0 grade point average or higher, and who are interested in obtaining a PhD with an emphasis on conducting aging-related research.  For more information on applying to the program, visit: or call the ADAR Program office at 619-594-6915. DEADLINE: Open until filled



San Diego State University’s Bridges to Stem Cell Research Internship Program (BSCRIP) trains undergraduate and graduate students to be the next generation of scientists in the field of regenerative medicine. Students learn the foundational theories and current methods used in stem cell research. After completion of the year-long program, trainees are well-prepared for careers in academia, industry or the medical field.

Through funding from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine and the California state government, students are paid a monthly stipend to work at a host institution or biotechnology company, conducting cutting-edge stem cell research. In addition to receiving extensive mentorship, BSCRIP trainees participate in monthly colloquiums, research seminars, and prestigious conferences. For more info please visit Applications for the 2023-2024 program are due by March 1, 2023 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. If you have any issues completing the application form, please contact Dr. John Mokili.




Would you like to review your math, prepare for calculus and get paid for it? Are you interested in getting involved in STEM research? Then the California State University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program at SDSU is for you. The goal is to broaden participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematical (STEM) disciplines, and encourage more students to pursue graduate degrees in STEM fields. The program includes academic advising, 5-week summer math program, seminars/workshops, scholarships, book loans, GRE prep, travel awards and research participation stipends. For more info contact Thelma Chavez at 

DEADLINE: June 15 (Summer) & Rolling (Academic Year)



The Graduate Access Program provides its students with general assistance in planning for graduate work leading to advanced degrees in the sciences, mathematics, and computer science. Each fall semester, the program offers a course, Biology 247, to provide support and assistance to students preparing applications to graduate school. For more information, contact Maureen Gibbins at 619-200-4940 or at 



Interested in conducting undergraduate research? The Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP’s) Summer Undergraduate Research Scholars Program provides financial and academic support for low-income, first-generation, culturally diverse college students as they prepare for post-secondary education in health-related fields. For more information visit our website at 



The Health Professions Advising Office is a resource for students in any major planning a career in the health professions, including dentistry, medicine (M.D., D.O., and D.P.M.), optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, and veterinary medicine. Professional staff and peer mentors support a community of pre-health professions students as they explore different health professions, plan and complete required course work, gain clinical experience, provide service and leadership on campus and in the community, and prepare for admissions tests and the 15-month application process. HPAO also works closely with many pre-health student organizations. To open an HPAO file, come to GMCS 323 or call 619-594-3030 to speak to a front desk representative. Be sure to check our web page at 



Remember what it is like to be the newest or youngest member of a group or at a school? Wouldn’t it have been nice to have an experienced fellow student and a faculty member knowledgeable about the facilities and activities on campus serve as your “mentors”?  If you agree, the weekly Introduction to Campus Activities and Networking program at SDSU is the program for you. For more information contact Dr. Estralita Martin at 619-594-1204, e-mail or visit 


The Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award is an NIH/NIGMS-sponsored program designed to provide three years of mentored, post-doctoral research in biomedical sciences and teaching training. IRACDA aims to promote links between UCSD and SDSU that lead to further collaborations in faculty research and student training and especially to promote the advancement of under-represented minorities. For more information, visit our web page at: or email:
DEADLINE: April 15, 2020


The Initiative for Maximizing Student Development Program is a year-round mentoring program to prepare upper-division undergraduates for direct entry into biomedical science Ph.D. programs. Scholars earn annual salaries to conduct SDSU faculty-mentored research, travel funds to present scientific findings, and lab funds to advance their independent research. Scholars also benefit from faculty/staff/peer mentoring, as well as participate in year-round activities to improve their communication skills, expand their scientific network, prepare for graduate applications, and increase their overall competitiveness for Ph.D. program acceptance. For more information, contact Michelle Altemus at or visit:

DEADLINE: Applications are accepted on a ROLLING basis until March 31, 2022


Become a teacher! Earn your bachelor’s degree and credential in 4 years through the Integrated Teacher Education Program! The ITEP pathway typically takes 4 years and integrates the bachelor’s and credential program so that you can complete your general education, major and credential coursework, and student teaching within the 4 years it takes to earn a bachelor’s degree. ITEP programs are offered for those who want to become elementary teachers, and secondary teachers in the areas of mathematics, social science, and chemistry. For more information, see and contact Jackie Fuller, at 


The mission of the Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research is to provide support for undergraduate students who are underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral sciences, and engineering and to improve their preparation for high-caliber graduate training at the Ph.D. level. The MARC program provides funding for year-round research experiences here and summer research experiences at other institutions, and opportunities to present your research at local and national conferences. Most importantly, the MARC program assists in your development, as you become a competitive Ph.D. applicant. For more information contact Thelma Chavez via e-mail at or visit our web page at

DEADLINE: April 15


The SDSU Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement program provides academic support, “out-of-classroom” experiences, and industry and alumni engagement, which helps students succeed academically and develop professionally to achieve career goals. MESA students engage in “high impact” experiences, such as undergraduate research, first-year seminar, learning communities, and leadership development. The goal of the program is to enhance student engagement and graduate diverse students in the STEM fields. MESA is a postsecondary component of MESA California. For more information visit

DEADLINE: mid-June


NOYCE Scholars and Interns (MATHEMATICS)

The SDSU Mathematics Noyce Scholars and Interns Program focuses on recruitment of highly qualified and diverse mathematics majors into mathematics teaching. We offer the opportunity for undergraduate mathematics majors to work as tutors in middle school or high school. You might also have the opportunity to tutor college students or lead activities in Precalculus. Math Scholars get support, $12,500 scholarships*, for their credential year or their senior year in ITEP  and will be part of a supportive community as new teachers. Contact Dr. Susan Nickerson at See (*Scholars agree to teach for two years.) 

DEADLINE: March 20



The Pre-Maximizing Access to Research Careers is an enrichment program open to freshman and sophomore students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The goal of the Pre-MARC program is to introduce students to research and mentoring. Students have the opportunity to participate in Learning Communities during the spring semester.  For more information contact Thelma Chavez at or visit  DEADLINE: Rolling