CAMP Scholars

The CAMP Scholars Program funds current UCR STEM students who are in a research lab and meet CAMP Eligibility criteria to receive funding up to $1000 per quarter for working 10-12 hours per week in a faculty-mentored research lab.

Deadline is the . Late applications may be accepted however priority will be given for those submitted by the deadline.

First Time Applicants: 1st-TIME APPLICATION

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis with a PRIORITY DEADLINE of Sunday two (2) weeks before the start of instruction for each quarter


Re-Applicants or previously funded CAMP Scholars:

If you have completed the current CAMP application previously or are a continuing CAMP Scholar, you DO NOT need to complete a new application.
Please complete the Quarterly Reapplication


The California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP) is part of a UC System-wide alliance and is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in the Sciences (LSAMP).

The CAMP Program at UC Riverside aims to recruit and retain students in STEM majors, facilitate their academic success, provide professional development, and encourage their transition to graduate study. Particular emphasis is placed on evidence-based recruitment and retention strategies, and relevant research and educational experiences in support of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders. Faculty-mentored research experiences play a large role in the program and CAMP Scholars actively participate in research during the summer and throughout the academic year.

CAMP Eligibility:

•    Be currently accepted to research under a UCR STEM faculty lab for 10-12 hours per week during the quarter.
•    Be African American, Chicano, Latino, Native American, or Pacific Islander (Pacific peoples from Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, Cook Islands, other islands in Polynesia)
•    Be a UC Riverside undergraduate student in good academic standing
•    Have a minimum 2.7 UC cumulative GPA
•    Be a declared STEM major
•    Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident

•   Cannot be enrolled in research/academic units while paid under the program

•    Intend to pursue a Masters (M.S./M.A./MPH) or Ph.D. in a STEM field after graduation
*Students who have transferred from a community college are especially encouraged to apply

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