Climate Change Scholars

The Climate Change Scholars Program's Goals are to:

  • Increase the numbers of students completing bachelor’s degree programs in fields related to climate change studies
  • Increase the number of underrepresented students who study climate change science
  • Increase the interest in climate change science across SF State University
  • Enrich the educational experience of environment relevant majors
  • Provide academic and professional development support for environment relevant majors
  • Increase the opportunities for dialogue about climate change science and its impacts, and encourage communication about science to broader communities

Benefits of the Program Include:

  • Financial support up to $3,300 per semester
  • Participation in climate change research on campus
  • Membership in a community of scholars in climate change research
  • Opportunities to participate in summer internships
  • Special advising and professional development to support your academic progress

Fellowship Requirements

  • Particpation in climate change research 4-8 hours a week during the semester
  • Particpation in the Climate Change Scholars Seminars on Fridays from 3 to 5pm
  • 1-2 semester meetings with a scholarship advisor


Students must be full-time undergraduate students majoring in a relevant major connected to climate change science (earth & climate science, geography & environment, chemistry & biochemistry, biology, mathematics and engineering majors are encouraged to apply); be within two years of completing a bachelor’s degree; be available to participate in the FRIDAY seminar series (3 to 5pm); be eligible for financial aid as verified by the financial aid office; and be a US citizen, permanent resident, national or alien admitted as a refugee admitted under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Contact Information

For more information about the CSME Climate Change Scholars Program please contact Jamie Chan at