Scholarship Directory

Scholarship Directory

The American Chemical Society awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards of up to $5,000 are given to qualified students based on academic standing, financial need, career objective, leadership skills, and involvement in school activities and community service. Applicants must be African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian, U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and must have demonstrated financial need with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must be freshmen, sophomores, or juniors studying chemistry, biochemistry, or another chemically-related field, such as environmental studies. Students planning on careers in medicine are not eligible. The scholarship deadline is in early March. For more information, please contact the American Chemical Society Scholars Program by phone at 1-800-227-5558, ext. 6250 or visit the scholarship website.

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The DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) give students in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, and physics the chance to spend a summer working with German doctoral students on substantive research projects. The doctoral students help integrate the undergraduates directly into the lab work and serve as personal and professional mentors. All participants receive stipends from DAAD to help cover living expenses, and the partner universities and research institutions provide housing assistance. To apply for a RISE placement, you must be currently enrolled at a U.S. or Canadian university/college as a full-time student in the field of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, or engineering (or a closely related field). German language skills are not required for most positions but would be helpful to manage everyday life outside of the laboratory. The working language will generally be English. The application deadline is in late January. For more information, please e-mail rise@daad.de.

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The Goldwater Foundation awards undergraduate scholarships to outstanding students, who are known as Barry M. Goldwater Scholars, in the spring of each year for use during the following academic year. The awards are given to those who will be rising college juniors and seniors, and who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, for up to $7,500 annually. This scholarship requires a university nomination and has a campus application deadline in mid-September, which precedes the national application deadline. Interested applicants should complete a Merit Awards Profile and contact the Office of Merit Awards at 202-885-1854 for more information.

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Marshall Sherfield Fellowships pay most of the costs incurred by undertaking research at British universities or research institutes. The British government is offering up to two of these awards. The duration of the fellowship is one year. The aim of the program is to introduce American scientists and engineers to the cutting edge of U.K. science and engineering. Candidates should be citizens of, and normally reside in, the U.S. They should also hold a doctorate in a science or an engineering subject. The deadline for this fellowship is in early October. For more information, please contact the British Council International Exchanges Office at The British Embassy at 202-588-7854 and see the fellowship website.

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Since 1989, the National Science Foundation has supported the Maryland Sea Grant Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program to bring students to undertake individual research projects with a scientist-mentor at either Chesapeake Biological Lab or Horn Point Lab of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. The program includes a 12-week program during the summer, a $4,200 stipend plus housing and travel to and from site, and hands-on research experience. The application deadline for this award is in mid-February. For more information, please contact the Maryland Sea Grant College by phone at 301-405-6373 or see the program website.

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As a means of increasing the number of U.S. citizens trained in disciplines of science and engineering of military importance, the Department of Defense (DoD) plans to award up to 200 new three-year graduate fellowships in April. The DoD will offer fellowships to individuals who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering. National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships will be awarded for study and research in pursuit of doctoral degrees in mathematical, physical, biological, ocean, and engineering sciences. Preference will be given to applicants who indicate an intention to pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, one of the specialties. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for this award. The application deadline is in early January. For more information, please contact the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) by phone at 202-331-3516 or by e-mail at ndseg@asee.org.

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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)Visiting Scientist Program is looking for current students, postdoctoral researchers and faculty members for full-time residency appointments to conduct research into the use of process models and tools to support NGA's GEOINT analysis. Visiting Scienctists exploit and analyze imagery, intelligence, and geospatial information to describe, assess, and characterize physical features and a wide range of geographically referenced activities on the Earth. This is a full-time residency appointment and in a classified environment. Appointments range from three months (summer appointment) to a semester to a full year, with an option for two additional years. This program provides a stipend and, in some cases, a relocation allowance. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled in a Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD program in geography, statistics, economics, geospatial information science, physics, mathematics, chemistry, or related fields. For more information, please see the program website.

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) offers a wide variety of funded graduate and undergraduate internship and research opportunities. All awards are for NOAA science related fields. Please see the NOAA's website for detailed information on each award, application deadlines, and contact information.

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. NSF Fellows are anticipated to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering. Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $30,000 along with a $10,500 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees, opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose. Eligible applicants must be US citizens, US national or permanent resident aliens, and are graduating seniors; have completed a B.S./B.A. degree; or are in their 1st year or the first semester of their 2nd year in graduate school. For application deadlines and more information, please contact the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program by phone at 866-673-4737 or by e-mail at info@nsfgrfp.org.

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) scholarship program is designed to: (1) increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; (2) increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; (3) recruit and prepare students for public service careers with NOAA and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and (4) recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States. The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory Hollings Scholarship Program orientation, conferences where students present a paper or poster, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship. Eligibility applicants must be U.S. citizens, must have full-time status as a college sophomore at an accredited college or university within the United States or U.S. territories. For detailed eligibility requirements and application information, please see the scholarship website.

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