Genentech Foundation Junior/Senior Scholars Program, including Sophmores

For Juniors and Seniors in biology, chemistry & biochemistry, computer science, math and physics. Advanced Sophmores can apply for the Junior/Senior Scholarship.

Purpose: To support students from underrepresented groups, first generation college students, and students with disabilities for biomedical careers by providing academic support and a stimulating research experience. The goal of the program is to prepare each participant for entrance into a competitive graduate program and successful completion of a PhD in the biomedical or physical sciences, or an MD, DDS and DVM degree.

  • $13,200/year plus in-state tuition
  • Weekly Colloquium
  • Summer research research internship at SF State after sophomore year
  • Academic year research until graduation
  • Travel to a major scientific meeting to share research results


Applicant eligibility:

Must be a SF State student (or are currently applying to become one)
Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or DACA
Must commit to research one year or more

All applications require the following:

  • Apply to SF State University, if you have not already done so. Find CSU/University application information HERE
  • The application deadline was 3/15/21. For more information about our fellowships, you can submit an Applicant Profile throughout the year: HERE

You can upload the following items with the online application or email them directly to :

  • Statement of Purpose describing your educational goals, career goals and interest in science. Also describe how participation in the SEO programs will benefit your future goals. 
  • Unofficial copies of your transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation sent directly to

We strongly encourage you to apply on-line, however if you are unable to do so please contact the SEO Office for an alternate, paper application packet.