Central Coast Data Science Partnership

Application for Cal Poly's Fall 2021 Data Science Fellows Program

Application Deadline: Monday, April 12, 2021, 11:59pm
The goal of the Data Science Fellows Program is to organize and support an annual cohort of highly motivated data science students by engaging them in data science education and outreach activities outside of their normally required coursework. Fellows will be paid a stipend of $5,000 over one year, provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation. We are targeting current sophomores and juniors and aim for a diverse and inclusive cohort. First acceptances announced May 3, all decisions made by May 17.

All majors are welcome to apply. To be eligible, you must be a US citizen or US permanent resident. Additionally, you must have already completed DATA 301.

Required Application Materials:
All of the following must be received by the application deadline.
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 upload your other required documents. These files must be PDFs less than 5MB each. If you do not have these files ready at this time, you will receive an e-mail with a link where you can upload them later.
Name and Contact Information
First Name Last Name Cal Poly e-mail Personal e-mail: Make sure it's one you will have regardless of school/work, such as gmail or yahoo Cell Phone
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Which of the following represents your status in the US?
I am a US citizen
I am a US permanent resident
None of the above

Grade in DATA 301
School Information
Poly EmplID Major - Please be sure you select the major that corresponds to the college you are in and the degree you are pursuing. You may provide up to three majors. DO NOT include minors.
Are you currently in the Cross-Disciplinary Studies Minor in Data Science?

Year First Enrolled at Cal Poly Expected Graduation Year Number of Cal Poly units completed Cumulative Cal Poly GPA
Transfer Status
Are you a transfer student? If you have applied to transfer this Fall but are currently at your community college, please select "Yes".
Two letters of recommendation are required. Please provide the first and last name (without titles such as "Dr." or "Professor") and e-mail of your recommenders.

Please check the spelling of the names you provide and make sure the e-mails are accurate. These will be used to send an automated e-mail requesting the letter of recommendation.
  1. Recommender First Name Recommender Last Name Recommender e-mail

  2. Recommender First Name Recommender Last Name Recommender e-mail
Prior Research Experience
Have you participated in undergraduate research?
Additional Information
How did you hear about the Data Science Fellows Program? Please select all that apply.
From an e-mail announcement
From a flier posted on campus
From a professor
From a friend/classmate
Please go through your form and be sure it is completely filled out. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Once you hit "Continue", your application information will be submitted and you will be directed to your profile page where you can submit your demographic information and upload your statement of interest, CV/resume, and unofficial transcripts. You will also receive a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive an e-mail or see the file uploads page, your application was not properly submitted. Please contact Lubi Lenaburg if you have any technical issues with the form.