Center for Scholarly Engagement

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

**Requires University nomination

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship ~ Show Information

  • Provides exceptional financial support (tuition, fees, academic allowances, and a $36,000/year stipend) for up to 4 years, as well as a 12-week research practicum at a DOE laboratory
  • For graduating seniors or first-year graduate students pursuing a PhD in engineering, or the physical, computer, mathematical, or life sciences at an accredited U.S. university
  • Applicants are evaluated on GPA, GRE scores, research statements, chosen program of study, and references
  • Application deadline: January
  • Available to: U.S. citizens or resident aliens
  • https://www.krellinst.org/csgf/

Gates-Cambridge Scholarship ~ Show Information

  • Awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the United Kingdom to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge
  • The program aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others
  • Application deadline: mid-October
  • Available to: Non-UK citizens seeking a degree at Cambridge
  • www.gatescambridge.org

Barry Goldwater Scholarship**
This is for current sophomores and juniors. ~ Show Information

  • Provides a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields
  • Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually
  • Sophomore and junior level college students are eligible to apply for 1-2 years of support
  • Institutional deadline: December 8, 2014
  • Application deadline: late January
  • Available to: US citizens, permanent residents, and US national who are sophomores or juniors pursuing a career in math, natural sciences, or engineering
  • http://www.act.org/goldwater/yybull.html

Frannie & John Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship ~ Show Information

  • The award consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend. The cost-of-education allowance is accepted by all of the participating schools in lieu of all fees and tuition
  • Applicants must be students of the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America, and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency
  • College seniors wishing to pursue the Ph.D. degree in any of the fields of particular interest to the Foundation, as well as graduate students already in the process of doing so, may apply
  • Fellows must attend one of the Foundation's currently participating schools, or must petition the Foundation to include a school in the United States that he/she desires to attend
  • Application deadline: early November
  • Available to: US citizens or permanent residents who are students of applied physical, biological, or engineering sciences
  • http://www.hertzfndn.org/

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation: Science and Mathematics Teaching Fellows ~ Show Information

  • KSTF supports passionate, dedicated teachers to thrive in the profession, lead from the classroom and become change agents in education
  • Fellows receive stipends, funding for professional development, grants for teaching materials, and leadership and mentoring opportunities
  • Five-year teaching fellowships are awarded to early-career science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers
  • Application deadline: mid-October
  • Available to: US citizens who have earned or are in the process of earning a degree in a discipline related to teaching a STEM related field at the secondary level.
  • http://www.kstf.org/fellowships/

Marshall Scholarship** ~ Show Information

  • Finances young Americans of high ability to study for a degree at any university in the United Kingdom for one or two years
  • Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.
  • Minimum 3.7 GPA
  • Institutional deadline: September
  • Application deadline: early October
  • Available to: US citizens who are completing a BA (or have completed a BA within the last 3 years)
  • www.marshallscholarship.org

George J. Mitchell Scholarship** ~ Show Information

  • Provides scholars with tuition, housing, and other expenses for 1 year at any university in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland (usually in a master's degree program, any field)
  • Intended to link future U.S. leaders with the island of Ireland
  • Institutional deadline: mid-September
  • Application deadline: early October
  • Available to: US citizens between the ages of 18 and 30 who hold a BA (or will hold a BA before the start of the scholarship)
  • www.us-irelandalliance.org

NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program ~ Show Information

  • Awards fellowships for graduate study leading to masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering related to NASA research and development
  • The program supports approximately 300 graduate students annually
  • Fellowships are awarded for one year as training grants in the amount of $30,000. This amount includes a $20,000 student stipend, a student travel allowance of $6,000, $1,000 for student health insurance, and a university allowance of $3,000
  • Awards are renewable for 1 year for a master degree; 2 years for Ph.D, with maximum of three years funding based on satisfactory academic advancement, research progress, and available funding
  • Application deadline: early March
  • Available to: US citizens currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time graduate student in an accredited U.S. college or university
  • https://fellowships.nasaprs.com/gsrp/nav/

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship ~ Show Information

  • Provides 3-year scholarships for students pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
  • Welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities to apply
  • Undergraduate students who are pursuing admission to a graduate program may apply
  • Application deadline: early November
  • Available to: US citizens, permanent residents, and US nationals who have recently obtained a BA (or are graduating) and who plan to start a graduate program
  • http://www.nsfgrfp.org/

Phi Kappa Phi ~ Show Information

  • Each year Phi Kappa Phi awards 51 Fellowships of $5,000 and six valued at $15,000 each to members entering their first year of graduate or professional study
  • Each chapter may select one candidate from among its local applicants to compete for Society-wide awards
  • Open to students registering in all professional and graduate fields
  • Institutional deadline: varies
  • Application Deadline: early April
  • Available to: Active Phi Kappa Phi members entering their first year of graduate or professional study
  • http://www.phikappaphi.org/Web/Awards/Fellowship.html

Rhodes Scholarship** ~ Show Information

  • Provides full financial support for Rhodes Scholars to pursue a degree or degrees at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom (2 years)
  • Scholars are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead
  • All majors welcome
  • Institutional deadline: early September
  • Application deadline: early October
  • Available to: US citizens between the ages of 18 and 24 who will hold a BA before the beginning of the scholarship
  • www.rhodesscholar.org

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans ~ Show Information

  • Provides opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields
  • Established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family.
  • Selected Fellows receive tuition and living expenses that can total up to $90,000 over 2 years
  • Students may study for any degree at any US university
  • Application deadline: November
  • Available to: New Americans (defined as US permanent residents or naturalized citizens if born abroad or the children of naturalized parents) under the age of 31 who are/will be pursuing a graduate degree
  • www.pdsoros.org

Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program ~ Show Information

  • All fellows at the Smithsonian work with a Smithsonian advisor to conduct independent study or research relating to Smithsonian collections, facilities, or staff expertise.
  • Applicants must propose research that is conducted at the Smithsonian in an area of research outlined in the publication, Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study (SORS)
  • Fellowships are available for the following fields: Animal behavior, ecology, and environmental science; Anthropology and archaeology; Astrophysics and astronomy; Earth sciences and paleobiology; Evolutionary and systematic biology; History of science and technology; History of art, especially American, contemporary, African, and Asian art, twentieth-century American crafts, and decorative arts; Social and cultural history of the United States Folklife.
  • Application deadline: mid-January
  • Available to: graduate students, postgraduates, and predoctoral students, as well as conservators, postdoctoral and senior investigators
  • http://www.smithsonianofi.com/fellowship-opportunities/smithsonian-institution-fellowship-program/

UNCF-Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship ~ Show Information

  • The United Negro College Fund and the Merck Company offer awards to African-Americans with demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in scientific research
  • Each award is up to a maximum of $25,000 to support tuition, room and board, and other academic related fees
  • Application deadline: mid-December; applications must be processed through the University
  • Available to: African-Americans who are enrolled as a full-time junior in life or physical sciences or engineering; minimum GPA of 3.3
  • https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/f95e434c-1466-4949-a028-0f12fab13d2c

Woodrow Wilson Fellowship ~ Show Information

  • Provides funding ($30,000) for a master's degree at a partner school in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) teaching field
  • Intended for students pursuing careers in teaching, Foreign Service, or conservation.  Ph.D. dissertation fellowships are also available in several fields
  • The Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowships, funded through Lilly Endowment, offers recent graduates, mid-career professionals and retirees with backgrounds in STEM support to pursue a master's degree with a commitment to teach in an urban or rural school district
  • Application deadline: October or January (varies with program)
  • Available to: US citizens and permanent residents who majored in or have a strong professional background in a STEM field; 3.0 GPA (or higher) preferred
  • www.woodrow.org