Pacific Alliance for Low-income Inclusion in Statistics and Data Science

California State University, Monterey Bay

Program Dates: August 19, 2024 - June 6, 2026

Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 1, 2024, 11:59pm
Please note: This application is for students currently enrolled at California State University, Monterey Bay in eligible statistics or data science majors. If you are currently at a California Community College, and have applied to transfer to CSUMB by Fall 2024 or earlier, please go to the PALiISaDS website for the correct application link for incoming transfer students.

Required Application Materials: Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for PALiISaDS, students must be:
  1. Eligible for the Federal Pell Grant program.
  2. Pursuing one of the following major(s) or minor(s):
    • Statistics BS
    • Statistics Minor
    • Data Science Minor
  3. A U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or refugee.
  4. Enrolled full-time with an expected graduation year during the 2025-26 academic year.

This first page is your application. It must be filled out completely. You will not be able to save a partial application and return to it later. After submitting, you will be directed to a new page where you can view the status of your application materials and provide your short responses, CV/resume, and unofficial transcripts.

Please avoid using autofill, as it can erroneously fill in fields.

Student Information
First Name Last Name Birthdate
School Email
Personal Email - One that you will always have regardless of where you study or work Cell Phone - Make sure it is one where we can always reach you
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Current Local Contact Information
Address City State Zip
Permanent Contact Information
Address City State Zip
CSUMB Information
Student ID Number (not otterID) - include leading 0's Which of the following eligible majors or minors have you declared? Year First Enrolled at CSUMB Number of total CSUMB units completed Unweighted Cumulative GPA - Must be reported to 2 decimal places
Expected Graduation Year Expected Graduation Term
Transfer Status
Did you transfer from a community college?
Employment/Volunteer Experience
Do you have current or prior work experience? It may be paid or volunteer. Please include ONLY non-scientific work.
Programming Experience
Do you know any statistical/computer programming languages, such as Python, R, SAS, Java, C++, or Matlab?

Additional Information
How did you hear about PALiISaDS?
Club or Organization
From a recruitment presentation
From my professor
Poster on campus
Social Media
Demographic Information
Continued funding for our programs depends on our ability to provide complete and accurate demographic information for reporting purposes to funding agencies. Your name will not be associated with your responses when reporting this information externally.

Which of the following represents your status in the US?
I am a US citizen
I am a US permanent resident
I am a refugee
I am an international student
None of the above

What is your gender identity?
I identify as:
Decline to state

Are you of Hispanic/Latinx origin?
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Which of the following best describes your race? You may hover over each term for a definition. Select all that apply. For example, if you are of Hispanic/Latinx origin, you may be a mix of American Indian/Alaska Native as well as Caucasian. If you are not of Hispanic/Latinx origin, you may still be a mix of American Indian/Alaska Native as well as Caucasian. You may select "Unknown" if your race is unknown to you.
American Indian/Alaska Native Includes all indigenous people of North, Central, and South America

Asian Includes all indigenous people of East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Indian subcontinent

Black Includes all indigenous people of Africa

Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Includes all indigenous people of Pacific Islands, including Hawaii, Guam, Fiji, Philippines, Tonga, and Samoa

Caucasian Includes all indigenous people of Europe and Middle Eastern countries, including Spain, Italy, and Portugal

Unknown Your ancestry is unknown to you

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What language(s) did you grow up speaking in your home?

Do you have any disabilities, defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities?
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Are you a veteran of the US Armed Forces?
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Which of the following programs have you ever participated in?
Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID)
California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP)
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
McNair Scholars Program
Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA)
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
Science Fair
Smithsonian Scholars Program
University of California Leadership Excellence through Advanced Degrees (UC LEADS)
I have not participated in any of the above programs.
Decline to state

Do you qualify for a free or reduced lunch?
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Which of the following apply to you?

Are you from a single parent home?
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Have you ever been in the foster care system?
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Please provide the education level of the parents/guardians who you have lived with. You can enter up to 4 by clicking "Add another parent/guardian".
  1. Education Level of Parent/Guardian #1

Will you be the first generation in your family to earn a bachelor's degree? (If your parents/guardians did not earn a bachelor's degree, then you are first-generation.)
Decline to state

Please go through your form and be sure it is completely and correctly filled out. Incomplete application forms cannot be submitted. You will know your form was successfully submitted if once you click "Continue", you are taken to your profile page where you can submit the rest of your application materials. All application materials must be submitted by the deadline for your application to be considered. You will also receive a confirmation e-mail with a copy of your application form. If you are not taken to your profile page, your application was not properly submitted. Please contact if you experience any technical issues with this application system. Please contact Judith Canner ( for questions about the program.