The AIAA Diversity Scholars Program seeks to provide opportunities for underrepresented university students who have an interest in or are pursuing a degree in aerospace to attend an AIAA forum or event.

AIAA forums and events draw professionals and students from around the world. Scholars will have the opportunity to expand their network, learn about opportunities available in the aerospace industry, and hear from engineers and scientists on the latest research and development findings helping to shape the future of aerospace. Special sessions will also be designed to enhance the scholars’ experience.

Students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, gender minorities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, first-generation students, and women have historically been underrepresented in STEM fields therefore, they will receive priority in funding. Applicants are not required to be AIAA student members to be accepted into the Diversity Scholars Program.

For more information, click here: AIAA Diversity Scholars Program

The NASA L'SPACE Academy is a free, online, interactive program open to undergraduate STEM students interested in pursuing a career with NASA or other space organizations.

L'SPACE consists of two Academies - the Mission Concept Academy, and the NASA Proposal Writing and Evaluation Experience Academy. Students may participate in one Academy per semester. Each 12-week Academy is designed to provide unique, hands-on learning and insight into the dynamic world of the space industry. Students can expect to learn NASA mission procedures and protocols from industry professionals as they collaborate with fellow team members to complete mission-related team-projects.

Requirements for participation: students must be enrolled in a US college or University as an undergrad (graduate students may apply to NPWEE); have access to a computer with internet, webcam, and headset capabilities; and have time to devote an additional 6-10 hours per week, beyond the online session requirements, towards team projects.

For more information, click here: ASU L-Space Program

What is the MESA Idea Accelerator course? The MESA IDEA Accelerator course will help students become visionary entrepreneurs and engage in developing solutions to societal problems using human-centered design (HCD).

Students will be guided through three phases of the HCD process: inspiration, ideation, and implementation and produce a marketable prototype pitch.

For more information, click here: 
MESA Idea Accelerator Course.

Join the next session of NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) to learn from experts about NASA missions and research. Complete the first mission and earn a chance to participate in one of two NASA team simulations.


  • U.S. citizenship
  • High school graduate or equivalent and at least 18 years of age
  • Registered at a U.S. community college during the semester of the online course
  • Concurrent enrollment or completion of 9+ hours of STEM coursework

For more information and to apply visit: go.nasa.gov/NCAS (https://www.nasa.gov/stem/murep/projects/ncas.html)

or email us at JSC-NCAS@MAIL.NASA.GOV.

NCAS is an activity of the NASA Office of STEM Engagement and funded by the Minority University Research Education Program (MUREP): http://www.nasa.gov/education/murep.

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The Honors Program is designed for our community’s most ambitious and intellectually critical scholars seeking a deeper engagement in their college experience. Students in the San Bernardino Valley College Honors Program engage in enhanced experiences, faculty mentorships, and academic opportunities to earn an advantage in transferring to the four-year institution of their choice.

Honors courses offer greater depth and breadth coverage of subject material through project-based learning, formal research presentations, and elevated course experiences.

Program Features

  • Enhanced course experience
  • Faculty mentorship with discipline experts
  • Opportunities to present research
  • Increased academic guidance from Honors Counselor
  • A community of intellectual and ambitious student

Benefits of Honors Program

  • Priority or preferred admission to UC, CSU, and colleges nation-wide
  • Enhanced opportunities for scholarships
  • Notation on the transcript of successful completion of Honors Program
  • Honors Program gold seal on diploma

For more information, contact: Professor Ed Gomez – egomez@sbccd.cc.ca.us or click here: SBVC Honors Program.

If you're interested in the space sciences (astrobiology, astronomy, astrophysics, computer science, engineering, physics, etc.), check out CAMPARE and expect a deadline around 1/31 or 2/1. It is a summer research program that pays about $5000 for 8 weeks of research. They do this with a cohort model, so there are workshops and activities during the year to help students get to know each other, but students go to lots of different research sites, with travel and housing paid for. CAMPARE can be done before or after you leave community college and is for those planning to transfer to any CSU campus (Cal Poly Pomona, CSU San Bernardino, etc.).
Cal-Bridge is for those who transfer to a CSU and hope to go to a UC for their masters in engineering, astrophysics, physics, computer science, etc. It pays for two years of undergrad tuition and first year of masters tuition. Cal-Bridge participants are paired with two mentors - a CSU faculty member and a UC faculty member who support students through their educational journey. For more information click here Cal-Bridge.
Most scholarship opportunities fall into one of two categories: SBVC Foundation Scholarships or Outside scholarships. In order to maneuver the scholarship process, you need to understand the difference between these two types of scholarships. SBVC scholarship applications are due in January. Be sure to apply! For more information, see the Foundation Scholarships link on this page: SBVC Scholarships.

BSF LogoInterested in a career in aerospace? The Brooke Owens Fellowship provides paid internships (in engineering, policy, business, journalism, communications, and more) and executive mentorship to women and gender minorities who want to work in the aerospace industry. The application is currently live and the deadline to apply is October 10th.

Why apply? Fellows will receive paid internships at the top aerospace companies in the world (SpaceX, Blue Origin, Lockheed Martin, Boeing - just to name a few). Each cohort also convenes for a summer summit in DC to build connections with their class and network with top aerospace professionals. In addition to a paid internship and summit experience, fellows are matched with executive mentors— think CEOs and astronauts!

Interested? We suggest taking a look at the application as soon as possible to request recommendations and start thinking about your application pieces. Looking forward to seeing your application!

DreamWorks offers a number of programs including a Trainee Program, Internships, and Artist Development sponsored by Diversity & Inclusion & Talent Management.

Internships are open to current students and post graduates (up to 6 months post graduation) who are interested in pursuing careers in the animation industry. Our 12 week immersive program spans across many departments in DreamWorks Animated Television and Feature Films. There are 3 seasons internships are offered at DreamWorks (Spring, Summer and Fall) and includes an intern specific studio informational programs, social events and community outreach project. We believe that investing in our interns and the experience they have at our studio will help us cultivate our future talent! Click here to view early career opportunities.

College can be expensive. That’s why scholarships for women are so valuable. First, they help lower the cost of going to school, which is worthwhile in itself. Second, they are only open to female students, making them potentially less competitive.

If you have a girl getting ready to head to college, here is the ultimate list of scholarships for women and girls.

To read more, click here: The Ultimate List of Scholarships for Women and Girls

Golden 1 Credit Union believes in investing in California’s future leaders, and we are proud to do our part to help them achieve their educational goals. Through the Golden 1 Credit  Union scholarship program, we provide members and their dependents financial assistance, valued at up to $20,000 per student. Students receive awards based on academic achievement, community involvement, and extracurricular activities. Since the program began in 2013, we have awarded $2.7 million in scholarship funding to students throughout California.

Recipients can receive:

  • Up to $1,000 annually to full-time students who plan to attend an accredited, nonprofit, two-year community college in California
  • Up to $5,000 annually to full-time students who plan to attend an accredited, nonprofit, four-year college or university in California

In order to be eligible, you must:

  • Hold a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher
  • Be involved in community service totaling at least 24 hours in the last 12 months
  • Be a Golden 1 member for at least one year, or be a dependent of someone who has been a member for at least one year*

Applications will open this fall for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Here is where you apply: Golden 1 Credit Union

*Student recipients who are not already Golden 1 members must become members prior to accepting a scholarship. Must be listed as the Member/Owner of the account.

Are you interested in an internship opportunity that will provide you with enriching experiences? Do you want to be a part of a community that strives to solve real-world problems through science and innovation? Well SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is the right place for you! Our goal is to inspire and train the next generation, you!

SLAC offers a variety of internship opportunities along with mentorship opportunities created to help you be successful in your career interests. Our internship programs are designed to provide you with stimulating, real-world research experiences. Project topics include, but are not limited to the following: Computer Science, Data Science, Mechanical, Electrical, Computer, and Controls Engineering, Materials Science, High Energy Density Science, Laser Physics, X-ray Physics, Accelerator Physics, Structural and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Science Communication, Business Administration and more.

If you believe that SLAC is the right place for you, we highly encourage you to apply to our educational and internship programs. To apply, click here: SLAC Internship Opps.

If you have additional questions about internships at SLAC, contact Hillary Freeman at hillary@slac.stanford.edu

Community College students should apply to programs that are looking for freshmen and sophomores. The programs listed on the webpage have specifically advertised that they are looking for community college students. To view the programs, click here: REU Programs.

The mission of REU Finder is to provide an easy way for ALL STEM students to access opportunities and to support individuals, organizations and mentors committed to promoting equity in STEM fields.