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 Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation provides selected social entrepreneurs with funding of $100,000 annually for three years. The funds are specifically and solely for entrepreneurs starting new non-profit organizations. The Foundation accepts proposals for a variety of public service areas, including, but not limited to, education, youth and families, the environment, arts, health, and community and economic development. They seek organizations that are or plan to be national or global in scope, and select those which demonstrate innovative ways to solve existing social problems. For more information, please see the fellowship website.

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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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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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The National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Fellowship program allows undergraduate and graduate students to perform research projects designed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Projects are organized among four key areas: Environmental Policy, Regulation, and Law; Environmental Management and Administration; Environmental Science; Public Relations and Communications; and Computer Programming and Development. Fellows are given a stipend based on the student's level of education and the duration and location of the fellowship.Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. Undergraduate students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and must have completed at least four courses related to environmental studies. Graduate students must be currently enrolled in a program and must have completed at least one semester of graduate work, or at least four undergraduate courses related to environmental studies. This program is open only to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. This fellowship has an application deadline of early February. For more information on the fellowship and on eligibilty requirements, please see the fellowship website.

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The NNEMS program is a comprehensive fellowship program that provides undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to participate in a fellowship project that is directly related to an environmental issue or an environmental field of study. The purpose of the program is to help defray the costs associated with the pursuit of academic programs related to the field of environmental protection, such as pollution control, science, engineering, technology, social science, and specialty areas. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, must be enrolled in an accredited university, and must be pursuing an educational program directly related to pollution control or environmental protection for the duration of the fellowship. This fellowship has an application deadline of early March. For more detailed eligibility requirements and more information, please see the fellowship 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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Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) is a summer program for students pursuing careers in atmospheric and related sciences. SOARS proteges can participate for up to four summers. SOARS encourages applications from individuals who are members of a group that is historically under-represented in the atmospheric and related sciences, including students who are Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, and Hispanic or Latino, female, first generation college students, and students with disabilities. SOARS welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students; students who have experienced, and worked to overcome, educational or economic disadvantage and/or have personal or family circumstances that may complicate their continued progress in research careers. SOARS offers educational and research opportunities, mentoring, career counseling and guidance, and financial support to participants. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who have completed two years of college with a 3.0 GPA or higher. This program has an application deadline of early February.

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