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While the popular image of scientists still consists of men in lab coats conducting dangerous laboratory experiments, any aspiring science major can tell you that people pursuing careers in science are actually an extremely diverse group with noble intentions.

Science is a broad term that encompasses many different forms of inquiry. Nearly any means of asking and seeking to answer questions about the world counts as science, from social science to biology to chemistry to physics. As a result, the possibility for college majors in science and post-collegiate careers in science is wide-ranging, and many don’t even require white lab coats, strange chemicals or assistants named Igor. Science majors may wind up conducting research for a company or university, teaching at a high school or college or using their critical thinking and analytical skills within a business or a non-profit agency, among the many career opportunities available to them. They can even find themselves literally helping to save the world through their work.

Beyond the diversity of opportunity and possibility for personal fulfillment, science careers also make economic sense. It comes as no surprise that in our increasingly technologically reliant and increasingly environmentally and health conscious society, science and scientists are playing more prominent roles. In fact, organizations right and left are calling for more Americans to pursue college degrees and careers in science, especially fields related to environmental science and clean energy.

In order for America to remain competitive in a global economy, many feel that we need more college graduates with science degrees. As a result, everyone from private foundations to the federal government has begun offering science scholarships and grants. Some of the awards can get quite large, like the Intel Science Talent Search and the Siemens Competition, each of which carries a top prize of $100,000. Students with financial need who are pursuing a science education can even receive a specially-designated federal grant, the SMART Grant, to help pay for school.

Below are just some of the science scholarship awards available to high school and college students. You can find more information on these and other awards by completing a profile and conducting a free college scholarship search on Scholarships.com.

ACF Barnes W. Rose, Jr. and Eva Rose Nichol Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2021
  • Amount: $800
  • The Barnes W. Rose, Jr. and Eva Rose Nickol Scholarship Program is for a Albuquerque High School senior pursuing a bachelor's degree in a STEM major. Eligible applicants must demonstrate financial need and have a 3.6 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

ACF Woodcock Family Education Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/2/2021
  • Amount: $40,000
  • The ACF Woodcock Family Education Scholarship Program was established in 1993 by Albuquerque businessman C.E. (Woody) Woodcock and his wife, Dixie, to support students of exceptional promise in the fields of science and math. Intended for students with strong math and / or science credentials. Scholarships will be awarded to Albuquerque metro area high school graduating seniors (includes [...] More

ACS Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields.African American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander (excluding Asian) or American Indian high school seniors or college freshman, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology are eligible to apply. Eligibility: [...] More

AFCEA Washington, DC Chapter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $12,000
  • In order to apply for the AFCEA Washington, DC Chapter Scholarship, you must be a resident within the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Acceptable majors include computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry, cybersecurity, and management information systems; and command, control, communications, computers and Intelligence (C4I)-related fields of study including [...] More

AFDO Scholarship Awards

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • In 1981, AFDO established a scholarship fund with the excess funds from the 75th Anniversary of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The recipients should have demonstrated a desire to serve in a career of research, regulatory work, quality control, or teaching in an area related to some aspect of foods, drugs or consumer product safety; should have demonstrated leadership capabilities; and must be [...] More

African American Network of the Carolinas

  • Application Deadline: 3/6/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The African American Network – Carolinas chapter provides scholarships to college-bound students from North and South Carolina who are pursuing a major in engineering, math, science, computer science, accounting, finance or business administration. Applicants must be a graduating senior at a North or South Carolina high school and must attend a four-year college or university located in North or [...] More

Alaska Space Grant Program- Undergraduate

  • Application Deadline: 9/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Alaska Space Grant Program (ASGP) invites applications from U. S. citizens for undergraduate funding awards. These awards are offered to students majoring in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) or STEM education fields. Stipends available under this program are limited to students attending Alaska institutions of higher education. Women, under-represented minorities and [...] More

Alpha Gamma Rho Horticulture Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Alpha Gamma Rho Horticulture Scholarship is offered to AGR undergraduates who are enrolled with a declared horticulture-related major in; among others, entomology, environmental horticulture, horticulture, landscape gardening, landscape horticulture, ornamental horticulture, pest control, plant breeding, plant pathology, plant science (with horticulture emphasis), pomology, and/pr vegetable [...] More

American Society for Enology and Viticulture Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The American Society for Enology and Viticulture annually awards numerous scholarships to students pursuing a degree in enology, viticulture, or a curriculum emphasizing a science basic to the wine and grape industry. ASEV offers two scholarship programs: the ASEV Traditional Scholarship and the ASEV Presidents’ Award for Scholarship in Enology and Viticulture. The awards are not in predetermined [...] More

American Society of Human Genetics Essay Contest

  • Application Deadline: 3/4/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • ASHG is proud to support National DNA Day through the Annual DNA Day Essay Contest. This contest is open to students in grades 9-12 worldwide and asks students to examine, question, and reflect on important concepts in genetics. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/7/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The American Meteorological Society offers the AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship program, open to all high school students, designed to encourage study in the atmospheric and related sciences. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents entering their freshman year of college in the autumn following the distribution of the award and must be planning to pursue a degree in [...] More

APS Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The American Physiological Society is offering the Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship to undergraduate students studying physiology. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. Applicant should not have more than nine calendar months of research experience in a physiology laboratory, no previous peer reviewed publications, and no previous abstracts [...] More

APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Applicants for the APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women must be female, including all students who present or identify as women and/or trans women, with sophomore or junior standing at a U.S. college or university at the time of application. Students must also be majoring in chemistry, physics, materials science/engineering, computer science/engineering, chemical, electrical, [...] More

ASNT Fellowship Award

  • Application Deadline: 10/15/2020
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The ASNT Fellowship Award is a cash award, currently up to $20,000 per award, granted to an ABET-accredited educational institution to fund specific research in NDT at the postgraduate level (MS or Ph.D). The application should be in the form of a proposal for a graduate level research project from the university outlining what the program or graduate study activity will consist of and how long [...] More

Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/2/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund will award five scholarships of $5,000 to qualified incoming freshmen enrolled at four-year colleges or universities. Each scholarship is renewable for a total of four years on the basis of satisfactory academic performance in a full-time undergraduate program. Awards are for undergraduate study only. Applicants must be incoming freshman [...] More

Bernice McNamara Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Bernice McNamara Memorial Scholarship Award was established to support the financial needs of young adults who have lost a parent to cancer and are seeking higher education. A loving mother of seven children and a registered nurse, Bernice spent a lifetime helping others. Bernice was a graduate of the Boston College School of Nursing and for many years worked for various doctors, health [...] More

Blandy Experimental Farm Undergraduate Research Education Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: $6,325
  • Blandy Experimental Farm, a University of Virginia ecology field station, is located in Virginia’s beautiful Northern Shenandoah Valley. Three research faculty from the Department of Environmental Sciences, visiting scientists and graduate students conduct research on habitat and community biodiversity, reproductive ecology and plant/insect relationships. The 175-acre State Arboretum of Virginia [...] More

Boston University’s Noyce Scholarship Program In Math

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Boston University offers scholarships (through the Robert Noyce Program) for talented STEM majors and STEM professionals to become mathematics teachers. Noyce Scholars at Boston University receive 100% tuition support, a master’s degree and initial teacher licensure, and job-placement assistance. Eligible applicants must have an undergraduate degree in mathematics or related field, be legal US [...] More

Bradford-Sullivan Forest Landowners' Association Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Bradford-Sullivan Forest Landowners’ Association has organized a scholarship program to be available to students who are entering into or are in a forestry, agricultural, natural resource management, environmental education or related field of study. Eligible applicants must be a high school senior or undergraduate, and reside in Bradford or Sullivan County. Winners will be notified by June [...] More

Catching The Dream Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Founded in 1986, Catching the Dream strives to help improve the quality of life in Indian communities through the higher education of Indian people by providing scholarship funds to Native college students who demonstrate academic achievement, clearly defined goals, leadership, the determination to succeed, and the desire to return to their communities and help others realize their dreams. The [...] More

Clarkston Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • A Clarkston Scholar is a highly-driven student who excels in the classroom, has a focused interest and passion for the life sciences industry and intends to enter the life sciences industry upon graduation. The Clarkston Scholars Program will provide one sophomore attending a four-year college/university undergraduate program in Pennsylvania who is majoring in a life sciences-related field of [...] More

College of Saint Rose Academic Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: $22,000
  • The College of Saint Rose scholarships are awarded upon acceptance to Saint Rose and are renewable each year for four years or eight semesters, as long as the student remains in good academic standing. The rigor of a student's high school/college program is considered in determining scholarship eligibility. Award amounts vary on academic and test scores. Available scholarships include Trustees [...] More

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The DOE CSGF trains scientists to meet the nation's workforce needs and helps to create a nationwide interdisciplinary community. The fellowship provides support and guidance to some of the nation's best scientific graduate students and these graduates now work in DOE laboratories, private industry, and educational institutions. Open only to full-time students and legal US residents. For more [...] More

ECS Biannual Meeting Travel Grants

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Many ECS divisions and sections offer travel grants to undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and young professionals & faculty presenting papers at ECS biannual meetings. Applications must be received no later than submission deadlines. Divisions/Sections may have additional application requirements. Applicants must be current ECS members. A formal abstract submission is [...] More

Elms College STEM Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Elms College Elm STEM program, supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, awards scholarship funds to students who major in STEM fields and attend Elms College full-time. In order to apply, you must be a prospective full-time, first-year student at Elms College; be a prospective major in biology, computer information technology, chemistry, or mathematics, except for clinical [...] More

Environmental Studies/Natural Science Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Friends of Volo Bog is offering an Entering College scholarship and a Continuing College scholarship for $1,000 each to outstanding students interested in pursuing an environmental career. To be eligible for the Entering College scholarship the applicant must reside in Lake, McHenry, Kane, Cook, DuPage, Kendall, or Will County, attend a high school in one of these counties, have a minimum B [...] More

EPOC Environmental Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The purpose of the EPOC Scholarship Fund is to assist Connecticut residents, or an immediate family member (spouse or child) of an EPOC Member in good standing, who are attending an accredited college or university (CT colleges or out of state colleges) and have declared majors pertinent to the environmental field. The scholarships are awarded annually to junior, senior, and graduate level [...] More

EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2021
  • Amount: $45,000
  • The EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program targets students who have completed their sophomore year, attending minority serving institutions (MSIs), and have recently declared, or about to declare a major in atmospheric, oceanic, or environmental disciplines that support these sciences. You must be a U.S. citizen currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time, second-year student in a four-year [...] More

ERC Eco Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The ERC Eco Scholarship is available to provide financial assistance to high school seniors interested in environmental health sciences and the pursuit of a higher education. Eligible applicants must major in an environmental studies program at an accredited California college or university, have a 3.25 GPA, complete at least one high school science class in addition to the minimum required for [...] More

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2021
  • Amount: $9,500
  • The Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid internship at a NOAA facility during the summer. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time 2nd year student in a four-year academic program [...] More

Florida Stormwater Association Scholarship Award

  • Application Deadline: 8/7/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Florida Stormwater Association's Scholarship Program awards financial assistance to qualified students attending Florida colleges and universities whose education interest is in storm-water research, management or finance. This is for graduate students with full-time enrollment. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/13/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program is open to underrepresented, low-income and first-generation college-bound students. Students must be pursuing an undergraduate degree full-time in transportation, math, science, engineering, architecture, environmental design, PreMed, psychology, Spanish language/literature. The applicant does not have to be a U.S. citizen but must have a minimum 3.5 [...] More

Franklin D. Boyce Annual Health Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Franklin D. Boyce Annual Health Scholarship is available to residents of the City of Hopewell and the following localities: Prince George, Colonial Heights, Petersburg, Fort Lee, Dinwiddie, Sussex, Surry, Chesterfield (South of Rt. 288 and East of Ironbridge Road), Charles City and Varina (Southeast Henrico, south of I-64). Student interns working for John Randolph Foundation are eligible to [...] More

Furman University Furman Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Furman Scholars program seeks to honor high school juniors who exhibit strong academic potential, demonstrate leadership potential, and show significant involvement in extracurricular activities and community service. High school guidance counselors nominate current juniors to participate in the program. Students selected as Furman Scholars are eligible to receive at least $7,500 in [...] More

Garden Club of America Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Garden Club of America offers 28 merit-based scholarships and fellowships in 12 areas related to conservation, ecology, horticulture, and pollinator research. Individual criteria and deadlines vary by scholarships. Awards are offered in a variety of fields, supporting academic endeavors ranging from summer environmental study and field work, to graduate level research. For more information or [...] More

Gates Millennium Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/13/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium [...] More

GeoKids LINKS Graduate Fellowship in Biology

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $18,000
  • The GeoKids Fellowship places Biology graduate students into schools as a part of their training in science. Graduate LINKS Fellows receive 12-month stipends of up to $18,000 and a full tuition scholarship. To be eligible for the Fellowships, Graduate Fellows must be accepted into St. Joseph's University M.S. Biology program. No prior experience with K-6 education is required, but reliability, [...] More

Gladys Carol Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Gladys Carol Scholarship Program is open to high school seniors, high school graduates, and current undergraduate level students who are United States citizens or permanent residents. They must be pursuing a full-time STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) degree at an accredited, non-profit public or private four-year college or university in the United States. A minimum cumulative [...] More

Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/24/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Graduate students meeting the eligibility requirements noted below may apply directly to The Wilderness Society. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited graduate institution in North America, have strong academic qualifications and/or career goals focused on making a significant positive difference in the long-term protection of wilderness in the United States. Graduate students in natural [...] More

International Young Eco-Hero Award

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2021
  • Amount: $500
  • Have you been working to preserve the world around you? Have you been teaching others how to protect the environment? Have you been doing an environmental research project? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then you are a Young Eco-Hero. All Eco-Heroes serve as role models, showing others that individuals are important and can make a difference. Applicants must be between the ages [...] More

ISA Educational Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • ISA Educational Foundation Scholarships are awarded to college or university students who demonstrate outstanding potential for long-range contribution to the fields of automation and control. Applicants must be enrolled in a two-year degree, undergraduate, or graduate program. Two-year program applicants must have completed at least 1 semester or the equivalent of 12 credit hours and four-year [...] More

James M. & Erma T. Freemont Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/3/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Freemont Foundation Scholarship Program is available to graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, qualified recipients will become Freemont Scholars. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior (must plan on attending a HBCU) or an undergraduate students (must currently attend a HBCU); graduate students are [...] More

Jesse L. Jackson-Fellows Toyota Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $25,000
  • The Jesse Jackson Fellows-Toyota Scholarship is a renewable scholarship that awards up to $25,000 dollars annually to deserving African-American college sophomores. Students who are interested in applying for the scholarship must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA, be a business or STEM (Science, technology, engineering and/or math) major that can be applied to the automotive industry, [...] More

L.D. "Dusty" Rhoades and Josephine Wright Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • L.D. "Dusty" Rhoades and Josephine Wright Memorial Scholarship provides one scholarship awarded annually to a student who has declared a Science or Music major or minor. Additional criteria includes cumulative GPA and financial needs. Alternates each year between Science/Music. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

  • Application Deadline: 9/25/2020
  • Amount: $15,000
  • The Lemelson-MIT Student Prize is an invention competition recognizing outstanding teams of undergraduates and individual graduate students across the country for their tested prototypes of tech-based inventions in healthcare, food and agriculture, transportation, and consumer devices. Winners will be notified in late February. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

Leo Bourassa Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Applicants for the Leo Bourassa Scholarship must be a student in good standing at any Virginia accredited college or university and a resident of Virginia at the time of application and at the time of award. Must have successfully completed, or will complete by the award date, at least two semesters of undergraduate study and must be a full-time undergraduate, full-time graduate student, or a [...] More

Libbie H. Hyman Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/4/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Libbie H. Hyman Memorial Scholarship is intended to help support a first meaningful field station experience for a first or second year graduate student, or an advanced undergraduate to take courses or to carry on research on invertebrates at a marine, freshwater or terrestrial field station. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/16/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship Award is an award to support the education and research program of promising graduate students in crystallography-related fields. The applicant should be a graduate student enrolled in a graduate degree program with major interest in crystallography (e.g. crystal structure analysis), crystal morphology, modulated structures, correlation of atomic [...] More

M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2021
  • Amount: $45,000
  • The M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship is offered to female students who are pursuing careers in physics. To be eligible, applicants must: have completed work toward a Ph.D.; provide written proof from a U.S. or Canadian institution that the applicant will have institutional affiliation during the tenure of the grant; and, be a U.S. or Canadian citizen or legal resident, or resident alien eligible to [...] More

MIT THINK Out of the Box Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The MIT THINK Scholars Program is an educational outreach initiative that promotes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by supporting and funding projects developed by high school students. The program is run by a team of undergraduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and sponsored by technology companies and educational organizations as part of MIT TechX. [...] More

Mycological Society of America Awards

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Mycological Society of America awards a number of scholarships to recognize excellence in research, teaching and service among its membership. Members of this committee are not eligible to nominate or be nominated for these awards, but all other members of the Society may make nominations and are strongly encouraged to do so. Please see individual award pages for eligibility requirements and [...] More

NACE Foundation Academic Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the NACE Foundation Academic Scholarship, applicants must: be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program engaged in science and/or engineering related to the study of corrosion or corrosion control at an accredited college or university; or, be enrolled in 2-year or junior college (post-doctorate students are not eligible). For more information or to apply, please visit [...] More

NASF Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the NASF Foundation Scholarships, applicants must: be at least junior-standing during the upcoming academic year; major in chemistry, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, metallurgical engineering, materials science engineering, metallurgy, or materials science; and, maintain a 3.0 GPA for undergraduates and 3.3 for graduates. For more information or to apply, [...] More

National Candy Technologists Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/3/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The National Candy Technologists Scholarship is $5,000, paid in two $2,500 installments. To qualify, the student must be either a college sophomore, junior or senior for the upcoming academic year, have a demonstrated interest in confectionery technology, and be majoring in food science, chemical science, biological science or related area. A minimum 3.0 GPA is also required. For more information [...] More

National GEM Consortium Fellowships

  • Application Deadline: 11/15/2020
  • Amount: $16,000
  • GEM offers MS and Ph.D. level students an outstanding opportunity and access to dozens of the top engineering and science firms and Universities in the nation. The GEM Fellowship was designed to focus on promoting opportunities for individuals to enter the industry at the graduate level in areas such as research and development, product development, and other high-level technical careers. GEM [...] More

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is available to graduating seniors from public high schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties in Washington state (and a US citizen). Application forms are only available through these high schools and candidates for the scholarship are nominated by their school each year. Scholarships are renewable for four years of college in the state of Washington. [...] More

NHA Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • NHA created the Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship to encourage students to consider becoming part of the U.S. hydropower industry. Applicants must be current college sophomores or juniors who will be college juniors or seniors beginning fall 2020, or graduate students with a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) GPA who are enrolled in a full-time [...] More

NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/18/2021
  • Amount: $80,000
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program offers competitive, prestigious scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer, and paid employment and training at the NIH [...] More

North Dakota Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • North Dakota Space Grant will continue to provide scholarship funding for outstanding students at North Dakota's public two- and four-year colleges and universities. Scholarships, which are designed for students pursuing STEM degrees that support NASA research and technology needs, are awarded for both the fall and spring semesters. NDSU/UND undergraduate students are not eligible for [...] More

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The prestigious program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines who are pursuing research-based [...] More

Ohio EPA Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Ohio EPA Scholarship is offered to undergraduate students admitted to Ohio state or private colleges and universities who can demonstrate their knowledge and commitment to careers in environmental sciences or environmental engineering (though majoring in it is not required). Eligible applicants must have a 3.0 GPA, and be entering their junior or senior year. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Oklahoma Future Teachers Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Future Teachers Scholarship Program was established by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education as an incentive to encourage the preparation of teachers in critical shortage areas in the public schools of Oklahoma.

    Eligibility:
    -The student must be a resident of Oklahoma
    -The student must be nominated by the college in which they are enrolled on the basis of: cumulative high [...] More

Olin E. Teague Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/11/2020
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The National Space Club and Foundation offers a scholarship each year in memory of the Honorable Olin E. Teague. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior at an accredited U.S. high school. The student must be a U.S. Citizen. This scholarship program is intended to encourage talented young people to pursue careers in aerospace fields. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

Oregon Space Grant Consortium Scholarship and Fellowship Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/24/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) is pleased to provide students attending our member colleges and universities opportunities to apply for scholarship and fellowship awards that support their academic goals and recognize their achievements. Opportunities are open to new and continuing students in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and STEM [...] More

Out To Innovate Scholarships for LGBTQ+STEM Students

  • Application Deadline: 6/6/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • NOGLSTP established the Out To Innovate Scholarships for LGBTQ STEM students which are intended for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) programs who are either lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or an active ally of the LGBTQ community. One scholarship will go to an undergraduate student, and one will go to a [...] More

Parkinson's Disease Foundation Summer Student Fellowship Program

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2020
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The Summer Student Fellowships Program supports students, specifically advanced undergraduates and medical students, in their pursuit of Parkinson's-related summer research projects. Undergraduate students and medical students are eligible for summer fellowships. This program is open to national and international applicants. Recipients are notified in March. For more information or to apply, [...] More

PMI Alaska Chapter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The PMI Alaska Chapter Scholarships are for applicants who are enrolled in or applying for an accredited undergraduate, graduate or doctoral academic degree program in project management or a related field benefitting from project management with the following order of priority: 1st priority: a member of the PMI Alaska Chapter who is a resident of Alaska attending or planning to attend an [...] More

PMI New York City Chapter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • In order to be considered eligible for the PMI New York City Chapter, applicants must be enrolled in or applying for an accredited academic degree program in project management, and/or a field that benefits from project management (i.e., science/engineering, hotel management, information technology, pharmaceutical, business administration, construction, human resources, educational [...] More

PMI Ray Piper Global Project Management Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Ray Piper Global Project Management Education Scholarship awards students enrolled in or applying for an accredited undergraduate academic degree program in project management or a related field of study at any college or university anywhere in the world. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

PMI Tulsa Chapter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • PMI Tulsa Chapter Scholarship offers awards to applicants who are enrolled in or applying for an accredited two-year associate's degree or four-year bachelor's degree program. Applicants will be reviewed with the following order of priority: a member of the PMI Tulsa Chapter or an immediate family member (including spouse, children, step-children and grandchildren but not cousins, aunts, or [...] More

PSGC Graduate Research Fellowship Program at Penn State

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium will award one-year fellowships in the amount of $5,000 per academic year to outstanding students to promote graduate study leading to masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and humanities related to NASA research and development. A primary objective of NASA’s Space Grant Program is to attract, [...] More

Ripon College Knop Science Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Knop Science Scholarship is a prestigious four-year, full tuition scholarship based on the next academic year's tuition figures. This is offered to high-achieving students majoring in the fields of math or science. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Rocky Mountain Biological Lab REU Awards

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: $5,750
  • Students receiving an REU award may participate in either full-time independent research or independent research/course studying field biology. Students accepted through the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program receive a stipend, free room, board and travel. REU awards are restricted to students who are not only citizens or permanent residents of the United States, but also have [...] More

RTK Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • RTK Environmental Group is open to students who study environmental science, biology, engineering, or a related physical science major - those majors make up the majority of the college graduates who go on to become the foremost experts in environmental testing, both in the lab and the field, and developers of new technologies for the trade. You must be enrolled in an accredited school, college, [...] More

SAPA Scholarship & Excellence in Education Program

  • Application Deadline: 7/6/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The primary purpose of SAPA Scholarship is to recognize and support educational excellence achieved by outstanding high school students, and to encourage the finest high school graduates to develop careers in life sciences. SAPA will award undergraduate scholarships to selected candidates, known as SAPA Scholars, in September for use during their college freshman year. The awards will be made on [...] More

SEG Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Society of Exploration Geophysicists offers a range of different scholarship opportunities. Applicant must be a high school senior planning to attend college next year, or a current undergraduate or graduate student, have above-average grades, and intend to pursue a college curriculum directed toward a career in applied geophysics. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research program has been providing undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences for more than 80 years. By encouraging close working relationships between students and faculty, the program promotes scientific excellence and achievement through hands-on learning. The program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from most areas of the [...] More

Smithsonian Minority Awards Program - Internship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $6,500
  • The Smithsonian Minority Awards Program - Internship is offered to underrepresented groups in the in the disciplines of research conducted at the institution, and in the museum field. Eligible applicants must be formally enrolled in an undergraduate or in a graduate program (this includes community college students), and have a 3.0 GPA. Deadlines are February 1 for summer and fall, and October 1 [...] More

SVC Foundation College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/4/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The SVC scholarship fund is intended to further the education of any individual who is entering or is currently enrolled in a course of study related to vacuum coating technology at an accredited educational institution may apply. Preference will be given to undergraduate and graduate students whose major is engineering, physics, materials science and other fields related to vacuum coating. For [...] More

SWE Golden Gate High School Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/20/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Golden Gate Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is pleased to announce its High School Scholarship Program. Each year our Section awards scholarships to graduating local high school seniors who are pursuing a degree in engineering and other related degrees. Applicants must be females attending school within the boundaries of the Golden Gate Section (includes San Francisco, Marin, [...] More

TEACH Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The TEACH Grant Program provides grants to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching. You must be enrolled as an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate student at a school that participates in the TEACH Grant Program and meet certain academic achievement requirements (generally, scoring above the 75th percentile on one or more [...] More

Teacher Education Scholarship Program of the Alabama Space Grant Consortium

  • Application Deadline: 2/27/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Alabama Space Grant Consortium (ASGC), a member of the NASA National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, supports undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships for students studying in an aerospace-related discipline at participating universities and who have at least a 3.0 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

The Collegiate Inventors Competition

  • Application Deadline: 6/14/2021
  • Amount: $100,000
  • The Collegiate Inventors Competition, a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Invent Now, is a national competition that recognizes and rewards innovations, discoveries, and research by college and university students and their faculty advisers. Students frequently come from science, engineering, mathematics, and technology studies, but creative invention can emerge from any course [...] More

The Jackie Spellman Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Jackie Spellman Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens who have been impacted in some way by leukemia or lymphoma, either as survivors, individuals diagnosed with leukemia or lymphoma, or individuals who have a member of his or her immediate family who have or had leukemia or lymphoma while living in the same household. Eligible students include high school seniors or those attending community [...] More

The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Academic Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: $8,000
  • Educational scholarship funds from grants administered by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago are available for Jewish college and graduate students. Approximately $500,000 is available each year for full-time students, predominantly those legally domiciled in the metropolitan Chicago area, who are identified as having promise for significant contributions in their chosen careers. [...] More

The Melanie Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/5/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Melanie Foundation Scholarship is awarded to a candidate pursuing a doctoral or master's degree in the mental health field. Applicant must be currently enrolled or accepted into a graduate program majoring in the mental health field in the United States and demonstrate experience and interest in one or more of the ideals to which Melanie Merola O’Donnell committed herself. The scholarship [...] More

The Rubber Division, ACS Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Rubber Division, ACS offers two Undergraduate Scholarships to students entering their junior or senior year for the fall-spring academic year. In addition, the former Connecticut Rubber Group offers a Russell Mazzeo Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship. Applicants for these scholarships may have a major area study in chemistry, physics, chemical or mechanical engineering, polymer science or any [...] More

The SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and guaranteed civilian employment with the Department of Defense (DoD) upon degree completion. Applicants must be pursuing [...] More

The Vegetarian Resource Group College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/20/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award $20,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle. Payment will be made to the student's college [...] More

Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. Founders Fund Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/8/2021
  • Amount: $3,500
  • This merit scholarship is offered annually in the name of the TGF founders, to a single recipient who has demonstrated excellence and outstanding dedication in a field of study that falls within an environmental field of a school or department. It was the hope of the founders, as it is the hope of the current membership of Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, that the recipient will use this scholarship [...] More

Truman D. Picard Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/12/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Truman D. Picard Scholarship is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing higher education in natural resources. Applicants must submit a letter of application, resume, three letters of recommendation and evidence of validated enrollment in a federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native Corporation, as established by the U.S. government (i.e. a photocopy of an enrollment [...] More

TSGC Columbia Crew Memorial Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/24/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Texas Space Grant Consortium and the Aviation and Space Foundation of Texas in partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration have established this scholarship program in memory of the Space Shuttle Columbia astronauts. These seven men and women paid the ultimate sacrifice to expand the exploration of space and our knowledge of the world that we live in. These scholarships [...] More

U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2021
  • Amount: $15,000
  • The Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) is the world's most prestigious youth award for a water-related science project. The prize taps into the unlimited potential of today's high school students as they seek to address current and future water challenges. The competition is open to any high school student in grades 9 through 12, and have reached 15 years of age by August 1st of the competition [...] More

UTC Westbrook Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: $14,000
  • The Westbrook Scholarship will be presented to incoming freshmen majoring in Chemistry or Physics. Eligible applicants must receive at least a B in a course in high school chemistry or physics, an incoming GPA of 3.5, and have a 26 ACT score. Renewable upon a 3.5 GPA in the program and a B in other courses. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

UW Stout Polytechnic Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Students at UW-Stout are eligible for The Polytechnic Scholarship if they have a 3.33 GPA, an ACT score of 24 or an SAT of 1160. This award is renewable for one year. For more information, or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s [...] More

Valparaiso University Ament-Benner Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Ament-Brenner Scholarship is for members of a Lutheran congregation in the greater St. Louis area. Applicants must be preparing for a career in the healthcare field (e.g., nursing, physical or occupational therapy, pre-med etc.). Scholarship amounts vary, based on financial need. Applicants must complete the undergraduate admission application and file the FAFSA by the deadline. For more [...] More

WHOI Summer Student Fellowship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/5/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Summer Student Fellowships at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are awarded to undergraduate students who have completed their junior or senior year at colleges or universities and are studying in any of the fields of science or engineering including but not limited to the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, geophysics, mathematics, meteorology, physics, oceanography, and [...] More

Winston Churchill Foundation of the USA Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 10/31/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The prestigious Churchill Scholarship was set up at the request of Sir Winston Churchill in order to fulfill his vision of US-UK scientific exchange with the goal of advancing science and technology on both sides of the Atlantic, helping to ensure our future prosperity and security. An applicant for the Churchill Scholarship must be a citizen of the United States, either native born or [...] More

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $32,000
  • The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals, with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Pennsylvania. The Fellowship has also prepared over a thousand teachers in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, and Ohio. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, [...] More

ZONTA Milwaukee Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. With more than 30,000 members belonging to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 67 countries and geographic areas, Zontians all over the world volunteer their time, talents and support to local and international service projects, as well as scholarship programs [...] More

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College admission requirements have already changed for the Class of 2021, as many schools have announced test-optional policies for the upcoming application period in the wake of widespread SAT and ACT test cancellations due to the coronavirus. Now, college admission deans have teamed up to sign a statement of empathy to rising high school seniors. Titled “Care Counts in Crisis”, this statement answers the questions of what college admissions teams are looking for in the applications of students who have been affected by the pandemic. [...]

New Menus for College Dining in Fall 2020

June 30, 2020

by Izzy Hall

The college dining hall – a place for food, friends and well-earned breaks. It’s known for a wide array of food bars, buffets, made-to-order stations and generous ice cream offerings. But for the Fall 2020 semester, the dining experience will undergo a reinvention to serve food safely amidst the novel coronavirus. What will the dining halls of the COVID-19 era look like? [...]

Paying for College during Coronavirus

June 26, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

If you're worried about how you will pay for college during the COVID-19 pandemic, you're not alone. Students and families are concerned about the college financial ramifications as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and higher education institutions are anticipating an increase in students' financial aid need, as well as a large number of college financial aid appeals. Fortunately, there are ample options and resources to help you pay for college these coming semesters. Explore the various options to find out which works best for your situation - from scholarship deadline extensions to relief provided through the CARES Act and more. [...]

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