How to Apply

The application period for this cycle is now closed.


Selected students will:

  • Receive a need-based scholarship up to $15,000*/year for four years to enable the student to focus on their scholastic potential.
  • Attend workshops and activities designed to provide specialized training that will support their career and leadership development.
  • Meet regularly with a faculty mentor in the student's major to help keep the student on track to their degree.
  • Receive funding to attend and present at conferences.
  • Receive funding that supports their academic success (for example, tutoring and GRE fee).
  • Be in a lifelong network of students in the Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Engineering, and Computer Science.

*Note: A portion of this funding may be restricted to paying state tuition and mandatory campus fees (or tuition) only. Should you be eligible for other awards and waivers that are also restricted to paying only state tuition and mandatory campus fees (State University Grant, Cal Grant, fee waivers, etc.), adjustments to your aid package will be required so that the combined total from all of these programs does not exceed the actual tuition and mandatory campus fees you are required to pay.

METRIC scholars are assigned a faculty mentor in their major to provide support across multiple domains, including how to navigate their major, offer research opportunities, identify academic and professional goals, and develop the self-efficacy and leadership skills that students need to succeed. Read about the benefits of faculty mentorship for students.


We ask that you carefully review and complete the following tasks when you are ready to commit to becoming a part of this program. Your scholarship fund is dispersed in the beginning of each semester when you have met all the obligations/requirements in the previous semester while maintaining eligibility.


All applicants must:

  • Be enrolled at least half-time (6 units) at CSULB as an undergraduate student. (Note: post-baccalaureate/second bachelor students are not eligible.)
  • Be a declared B.S. major or B.S. pre-major in one of the following:
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Earth Science
    • Geology
    • Mathematics
    • Mathematics Education
    • Physics
    • Statistics
  • Be a U.S. citizen or Legal U.S. Permanent Resident.
  • Be eligible for need-based financial aid based on their Financial Aid Application.
  • Agree to participate in the program activities.
  • Agree to provide tracking data and be part of longitudinal research and tracking of graduate studies or professional placement. CSULB will provide the appropriate forms and will work with alumni members to submit the tracking information.