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 Collegiate Inventors Competition recognizes and rewards innovative inventions by full-time undergraduate and graduate students. The program goals are to promote interest in scientific problem-solving, to fuel a passion for economic prosperity, and to increase understanding of U.S. patent laws and intellectual property rights. This competition is open to any full-time college students and their advisors in any course of study. For entries to be eligible, the invention, idea, or process must be original, and the work of a student or team (maximum of 4 members) together with their advisor. This competition has an application deadline of late June. For more information, please see the competition website or contact the Collegiate Inventors Competition by e-mail collegiate@invent.org.

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The U.S. Department of State's Critical Language Scholarships provide funding for intensive overseas study of "critical need" languages, including Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. Critical Language Scholarships will provide funding for students to participate in beginning, intermediate and/or advanced level summer language programs at American Overseas Research Centers and affiliated partners. All program costs are covered for participants; costs include travel between the student's home city and program location, pre-departure orientation expenses, applicable visa fees, room, board, travel within country, and all entrance fees for program activities. University level credit may be available. All applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level. Students in all disciplines, including business, engineering, science, the social sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply. Current undergraduate students must have completed at least one year of general college coursework by the program start date (one year is defined as two semesters or three quarters). The application deadline is in early to mid-November. Please contact the Office of Merit Awards at 202-855-1854 for the dates and times of information sessions, or e-mail meritawards@american.edu to be added to the Critical Language Scholarship Blackboard site.

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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 purpose of Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership's Education for Sustainable ENergy Development (ESED) scholarship is to support outstanding students pursuing advanced studies in sustainable energy development and to encourage meaningful contributions to the collective body of knowledge about this subject. Scholarships of $23,000 per year for up to two years are offered for Masters level students. To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, students must plan to undertake studies at the Masters level or Post-Doctoral level in areas directly related to sustainable energy development and must be citizens of the developing countries and territories identified for OECD official development aid in the DAC List ofÊODA Recipients (this list is available on the website). This scholarship has a deadline of early March. For more information, please see the scholarship website.

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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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The IEEE Computer Society Richard E. Merwin Scholarship recognizes active leaders in the IEEE Computer Society Student Branch Chapters who show promise in their academic and professional efforts. Up to twenty $2,000 scholarships are available for one academic year. Applicants must be full-time students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Evaluation criteria include involvement in IEEE Computer Society chapter activities, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and a letter of evaluation by the branch chapter advisor. This scholarship has an application deadline of late September. For more information, please see the scholarship website.

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The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program seeks to train scientists and engineers to address the global questions of the future. Combining interdisciplinary science with practical experience through the use of innovative curricula and internships, and by focusing on problem-centered training, these programs give their graduates the edge needed to become leaders in their chosen fields and agents for change in their careers. The traineeship particularly seeks to increase the participation of underrepresented groups, including women and minorities, in doctorate programs in the engineering, science and mathematics fields. Students who win an IGERT Fellowship receive stipend and tuition support, as well as funds for research materials. The stipend per 12 month period is $30,000. Support varies by program, so please check the program website for specific details on each program. Applicants must demonstrate strong interest and motivation in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Applicants must also have completed a bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. For more information, please see the program traineeship website.

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The Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship will help fund a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO--using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations. The fellowship is intended for American college and university students interested in international collaboration but who have not yet been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad. During his/her four to six weeks of travel, the recipient should be willing to participate in public diplomacy events arranged with the pertinent U.S. State Department Consulate, Mission, and/or Embassy. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens eligible for foreign travel, must be between 18 and 25 years old at the time of application, and must be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university in the United States. The application deadline for this fellowship is in early August. For more information, please see the scholarship website or e-mail dcunesco@state.gov.

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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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