Data Scholars

data scholars fall 2019

2019 Data Scholars

About the Program

The Data Scholars Program provides spaces where students from many disciplines and backgrounds learn together, develop their data science skills, and co-create a diverse community.  Students receive support in introductory data science courses, mentorship, and guidance to excel in the field through course support, project work, and community with other Scholars. Participation in the program consists of enrollment in 1-unit and 2-unit seminar courses, where Scholars will receive course help, participate in skill-building workshops, and attend technical and career-focused talks from individuals in industry, research, academia, and more.

Data Scholars hold many different identities and come from many different backgrounds that are often underrepresented in the field, including but not limited to low income, first-generation college, transfer, re-entry, undocumented, historically underrepresented ethnicity or gender, disabled, foster, and LGBTQA+.


Four students gathering around a laptop, laughing, at the Spring 2018 semester Data Scholars project showcase.
50 students and visitors listening to a lightning talk presentation at the spring 2018 data scholars project showcase


Claudia von Vacano
Executive Director of D-Lab and Digital Humanities

Ani Adhikari

Faculty Director of Pedagogy, CDSS
Teaching Professor, Department of Statistics

a student presenting their research project to another student at the spring 2018 data scholars project showcase

Join us!

Applications for Data Scholars: Foundations are now open for Spring 2021! Applications will close on Tuesday, January 5 at 11:59PM PDT 

Meet the Team

Coming Soon