First and Second Years

General Information and Tips for Prospective Fellowships Applicants

Fellowships are merit-based awards for further academic study or research disbursed through national, and sometimes international, competitions. Some sponsors also use the term “scholarship” in the name of their awards. In the context of national academic competitions, a fellowship should not be confused with traditional sources of financial aid. Recipients are usually selected on the basis of high academic achievement, scholarly promise, career goals, leadership skills, service to others, character, and sometimes financial need. 
For most of the competitive award programs below, applicants must already be of sophomore standing at the time of application. However, there are several programs that accept applications from first-year students, including summer opportunities.
The federal government, foreign governments, and private philanthropic organizations sponsor these award programs; they provide funding based on academic merit and other criteria designated by each sponsor to support undergraduate study in the U.S. and abroad. See the individual programs’ official websites for complete information on eligibility requirements, application procedures, application forms, and exact filing deadlines. Many sites also include profiles of past winners.

Programs preceded by an asterisk (*) require institutional endorsement of candidates.


Programs preceded by a dagger (♦) accept applications from first-year students.



  • Open to currently enrolled students who are working toward a degree (AA,AS, BA, BS, MS, PhD) in one of the many fields of science
         ~ Science can include (but is not limited to): Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Meteorology, Oceanography, Physics, Zoology, etc.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • As a job and internship resource, our scholarships are for students who will be exemplary candidates in their field when the time comes to find an internship or job. This means that we evaluate applicants with the eye of a hiring manager, so: watch your grammar, check your spelling, put your best accomplishments forward and you may get paid for thinking about your future!
  • Scholarship amount- $500, Application due generally late June


  • Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics from a group underrepresented in their field of study.
         ~ Underrepresented groups may be defined by: gender, race, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, nationality and other non-visible differences.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • As a job and internship resource, our scholarships are for students who will be exemplary candidates in their field when the time comes to find an internship or job. This means that we evaluate applicants with the eye of a hiring manager, so: watch your grammar, check your spelling, put your best accomplishments forward and you may get paid for thinking about your future!
  • Scholarship amount- $500, Application due generally late June


  • Open to currently enrolled students in an accredited program, working toward a degree (AA, AS, BA, BS, MA, MS, MFA, PhD, MD, JD, etc.) in any discipline
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • As a job and internship resource, our scholarships are for students who will be exemplary candidates in their field when the time comes to find an internship or job. This means that we evaluate applicants with the eye of a hiring manager, so: watch your grammar, check your spelling, put your best accomplishments forward and you may get paid for thinking about your future!
  • Scholarship amount- $500, Application due generally late June


  • This award is for veterans, active duty, guard or reserve members.
  • Up to three recipients receive $1,000 for each year they are enrolled in a college or university.
  • Competitive applicants will have a strong academic record and standardized test scores.
  • Applications will open in January and will be due in late April

♦ Amgen Scholars

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  • No previous research experience is necessary and you do not need to be a biology major to apply.
  • You do not need to currently attend one of the 17 host institutions to participate in the program.
  • During the program, students work full-time on independent research projects under the guidance of a research scientist.
  • Amgen Scholars have opportunities to conduct research, analyze data, present research results, network with other undergraduates with similar research interests, and develop working relationships with faculty mentors and other research staff.
  • Amgen Scholars learn how to collaborate effectively in research settings while investigating areas of research interest within a specific discipline and gaining practical skills and knowledge for both graduate study and post-graduate careers.
  • Financial support is a critical component of the Amgen Scholars Program. Please note that details vary by host institution. See each institution’s Amgen Scholars Program website for more information.
  • Program dates vary, check website for details; application deadlines ussually early February.


  • The Ankin Law Office scholarship is for disabled veterans enrolled in full-time course work at an accredited community college, university, college, trade school or vocational school starting in the fall.
  • Applications must include a 1,000-word essay on a topic chosen by the firm.
  • Recipients must provide proof of military service and school enrollment.
  • Award amount- $1,000, application is generally due in mid-July.


  • This award is for undergraduate and graduate students who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.
  • Applicants must be a United States citizen or legal resident and plan to attend a college or university in the country.
  • Prospective recipients must also be currently receiving medical treatment for their disability.
  • Award amount varies, application will open in October and is due in January.

* ♦ David L. Boren/NSEP (National Security Education Program) Undergraduate Scholarship

  • For undergraduates who are U.S. citizens and wish to study abroad in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, Central America, the Caribbean, or the Middle East.
  • Maximum scholarship awards are: $8,000 for a summer program (special initiative for STEM students only; 8 weeks minimum); $10,000 for a semester and; $20,000 for a full academic year
  • Academic program must include formal study of a modern language other than English and the study of an area and culture considered critical to U.S. national security.
  • Selection based on academic achievement and potential to succeed in the proposed study abroad experience; commitment to international education to fulfill academic and career goals; commitment to seek work in the federal government; and the quality and appropriateness of the proposed program.
  • On-campus Representative
  • Application usually due in mid-January.


(link is external)This award is for both undergraduate and graduate students working toward a degree at an accredited college, university or trade school.

  • This award is for both undergraduate and graduate students working toward a degree at an accredited college, university or trade school.
  • Applicants must have a documented disability to apply for the scholarship.
  • The scholarship is open to students with any type of disability, including but not limited to physical disabilities, medical conditions, mental and psychiatric conditions, speech and language, learning disabilities, behavioral conditions, and all other disabling conditions.
  • Awards are given twice a year and based on applicants' 500-1,000 word essay.
  • The money is intended to help students further develop an entrepreneurial venture or idea while in school.
  • Award amount- $2,500, applications due in Fall and Spring

Critical Language Scholarship

  • Program of intensive summer institutes offered overseas for language training and cultural enrichment in selected languages deemed of critical importance to the U.S. (e.g., Arabic, Persian, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, Urdu).
  • Open to currently enrolled students (undergraduates and graduates) in all academic disciplines who are U.S. citizens.  Undergraduate candidates must have completed at least one year of college by program start date.  Candidates must meet language study prerequisites set for language of interest.  Application may be made for only one language.
  • Award covers all CLS program costs.
  • Selection basis includes academic record and potential to succeed in rigorous academic setting, cultural adaptability, diversity, plan for continuation of language study, and plan for use of language studied in future career.  Two letters of recommendation are required; one from a language instructor and one from an academic contact, preferably a professor.
  • Application available online and usually due mid-November.


  • The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation encourages applicants with Cystic Fibrosis who can demonstrate financial need and have a record of strong academic achievement and leadership skills.
  • Competitive applicants are enrolled in at least nine credit hours per semester, in an undergraduate program or vocational school.
  • Single-year and multi-year awards are available.
  • Awards may be used for tuition, books, and room and board.
  • Awards will be sent directly to the institution that the student is attending.
  • Students can reapply the following year for an additional award, but there is no guarantee they will receive one.
  • Awards generally around $1,000, applications due generally in late March

DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst/German Academic Exchange Service)

  • Programs open to all students studying in North America. Students who are citizens of countries outside North America may also apply for certain DAAD programs; see website for details.
  • Undergraduate Scholarship:  sophomores and juniors with demonstrated interest in German and European affairs may apply for this award to support study abroad, senior thesis research, or internships in Germany. Funding available for a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 10 months during the German academic year, i.e. October to July.  Proficiency in German is not mandatory, but applicants should have the necessary language skills for the programs they propose to undertake.  Application deadline:  usually late January.
  • RISE: Research Internships in Science & Engineering:  sophomores and juniors majoring in a science or engineering field may apply for summer internships of 6 weeks to 3 months; placements provided by top German university research groups.  Knowledge of German not required for most positions but would be helpful for life outside the laboratory.  Two-week intensive language course available for participants with little or no German.  Application deadline: mid-January.
  • Study & Internship Program (SIP) in Germany:  sophomores and juniors majoring in an engineering, science, economics, or art/design field may apply for full semester of study at a participating German university of applied sciences followed by semester-ling paid internship in a German company or research institute. Basic German skills helpful, but some courses available in English.  Application deadline: usually mid-February.

* ♦ Davis Projects for Peace

  • Successful applicants will use their creativity to design projects and employ innovative techniques for conflict resolution, reconciliation, building understanding and breaking down barriers that cause conflict, and finding solutions for resolving conflict and maintaining peace. 
  • $10,000 grant for summer grassroots project designed to resolve conflict and maintain peace
  • Open to all undergraduates in all disciplines
  • May be used anywhere in the world
  • Individual and group projects welcome
  • Nomination Requirements: 2-page statement (project description, expected outcomes, prospects for future impact), 1-page budget, a letter of support from collaborating organization or parties, and one general reference.
  • Deadline: usually early January

♦ Department of Homeland Security: National HS- STEM Summer Internship

  • National HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to work with homeland security professionals and researchers for up to ten weeks during the summer. Particpants are provided a stipend and conduct research areas at federal research facilities.
  • Applicant must be at least 18 years of age at the start of the internship period, a U.S. citizen, and enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at a U.S. accredited college or university as of the application deadline.
  • Minimum 3.30/4.0 cumulative GPA required.
  • Must be majoring in an engineering, physical, mathematical, computer, life, or social/behavioral/economic sciences field and committed to a homeland security research area.
  • Applicant should be pursuing long-term career goals aligned with the DHS mission and objectives and be available to participate for ten consecutive weeks full-time durin the summer
  • Stipend of $600 per week for undergraduates and $700 per week for graduate students during the 10-week internship period and transportation expenses for one round trip between the student's current or home address and the assigned federal research facility (with some limitations).
  • Further information can be found at DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program page
  • Application deadline: usually early January. 

Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship

  • Offered by the Derrick Law Firm, one time $1000 scholarship, deadline is December 15th each year.
  • Scholarship is open to all current or soon to be undergraduate student in the United States who has had their life altered due to a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual.
  • Applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the lasting effect an auto accident has had on their life as well as their journey to overcome those challenges.
  • Students applying must submit an essay, 5 paragraphs and 600 words at the maximum.


  • Offered by the Feldman Law Firm, the scholarship is for a veteran of any branch of the United States Armed Forces.
  • Applicants should have a disability rating of 30% or higher.
  • Applications must include a short statement discussing the student's educational goals.
  • Award amount- $1,000, applications generally due in early February


  • Must be a full time student with sophomore, junior, or senior standing, pursuing a Aerospace, Computer Science, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical, or Manufacturing Engineering major
  • Students must have a GPA of a 3.0 or higher
  • Students have U.S. Citizenship
  • Students of Hispanic descent will be given priority
  • Applicants must submit a photo/video release form, a student profile including a professional head-shot photo, updated resume, transcripts, and any other official documentationas required by the scholarship sponsor. 
  • Award amount- $2,500, application generally due late June


  • Any student currently enrolled in an accredited college or university may apply for this one-time award.
  • Applicant must be a legal resident of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia
  • In 250 words or less, applicants must provide a response for the essay question, "What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn't matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?"
  • Scholarship money may be used for tuition, fees and other expenses incurred while pursuing one's education.
  • Scholarship amount- $5000, application generally due at the end of November 


  • Students must be curently enrolled in a U.S.-based high school or college. Students graduating from high school must plan to attend college during the fall semester in the same year as the application.
  • Eligible colleges include two-year and four-year universities in the United States
  • Students who apply must have a minimum GPA of a 3.6. Current (unofficial) transcripts must be sent with the application
  • High School students who are applying must have a letter of acceptance from the college they intend to attend. A copy of this letter must be included in the application.
  • One letter of reference must be included in the application. This letter must come from one of the following sources: a current or former teacher of the student, or a current or former employer of the student. 
  • Students must submit a 500-1000 word essay dependent on the major the student plans on studying or is currently studying in college. 
  • Scholarship amount- $1,000, Applications generally due in early July


  • A legal resident of the United States
  • A person living with epilepsy or a family member / caregiver of a person living with epilepsy
  • Pursuing higher education (associate’s, undergraduate, or graduate degree) or enrolled in a trade school educational program
  • A student who demonstrates academic and personal achievement, holds a strong record of extracurricular activities, and serves as a positive role model for others
  • Graduating from high school in 2019 or have already graduated from high school
  • Enrolled in / awaiting acceptance at a United States-based center for higher learning
  • Not a previous UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship ProgramTM recipient
  • Not an employee of UCB or an immediate family member of a UCB employee
  • The scholarship is for up to $5,000 for 30 applicants each year. Additionally, up to two applicants may receive the leadership scholarship, worth up to $10,000.
  • Applications due generally in early February.

♦ Fulbright US-UK Summer Institutes Scholarship

  • Academic and cultural summer program to promote mutual understanding and ties between the U.S. and the U.K. First-year and sophomore students in any major who have little or no study or travel experience in the U.K. or anywhere else outside the U.S. may apply.  Only U.S. citizens who are at least 18 years of age and possess a U.S. passport at the time of application are eligible.
  • Minimum 3.5/4.0 GPA required; must also be mature, responsible, independent, open-minded, and willing to become an ambassador for studying in the U.K.
  • institutes available at several highly regarded U.K. universities; each institute offers several different options for the academic component of the program; all institutes include intensive study, discussions, and cultural excursions.  Institutes vary in duration from four to six weeks, with varying start dates.
  • Program covers international round-trip travel fare, tuition, fees at host institution, accommodation, and meals; also provides small daily allowance.
  • Application requires a personal statement; an essay on a specific topic; two letters of reference, one of which must be from a professor who has taught you.
  • 8-12 Scholars are selected for each institute.
  • Competition opens in January; applications available online and are usually due mid- to late February.


  • The scholarship is for gay men under the age of 35 who have completed high school or a GED and are United States citizens.
  • Applicants should have acceptance to a college, university, or vocational school for the following fall or spring.
  • Award amount- $1,000-2,500, applications due late March.

* Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

  • For undergraduates in any field to pursue full-time international study worldwide but especially in countries outside of Western Europe and Australia. Open to U.S. citizens and nationals receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application.
  • Study periods may be from four weeks up to an academic year.  A limited number of summer programs are available.
  • Study abroad program must be approved by the University for academic credit.
  • Awards of up to $5,000; average award is $4,000.
  • Apply in the academic term prior to the start date of the study abroad program: March for fall and summer study abroad or October for spring study.

* Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

  • For outstanding sophomore and junior students (top 25% of class and minimum 3.75 cumulative GPA) in mathematics, natural sciences, or engineering who are preparing for graduate study (usually Ph.D.) and research-oriented careers in their field. Open to United States citizens, permanent residents, or, in the case of nominees from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands, U.S. nationals.
  • Worth up to $7500/year for the remaining year(s) of undergraduate study.
  • Selection made on the basis of superior academic achievement, research experience and scholarly potential, a research essay, and three letters of recommendation.
  • Approximately 300 Goldwater Scholars are selected each spring.
  • Application deadline: usually late January


  • The Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals offers up to three scholarships of $1,500.
  • The scholarship money is intended to help students with tuition and fees.
  • Graduate applicants must be taking at least two courses and have completed four graduate courses in their program.
  • Prospective recipients need at least a 3.0 GPA to be competitive.
  • Due ususally in June

Humanity in Action Foundation Fellowship

  • International human rights education and internship program sponsored by foundation "devoted to the study and betterment of human rights and specifically the relationship between majority and minority populations." Students from any national background of sophomore through senior standing may apply.
  • Students chosen from the U.S. travel to Washington, D.C. for orientation and then to a participating European country for 4-week European core program of seminars, workshops, site visits, and meetings with figures from various fields, such as academia, government, journalism, and human rights organizations. Fellows engage in outreach programs to their peers and local communities during the academic year following the summer program in Europe.
  • Selection based on leadership potential, academic achievement, interest in minority issues, concern for human rights, willingness to engage in intellectually and socially rigorous work in group settings, maturity, and self-reliance.
  • Foundation pays expenses for European travel and accommodations.
  • Application deadline: early January. 


  • Offered by Unigo, this award is for any student currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution of higher education.
  • Applicants must be a legal resident of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia.
  • Applicants must submit an essay of 250 words or less describing one of their major educational or professional goals for the future.
  • Award amount- $1500, application generally due at the end of January.


  • Provided by the National Council of Jewish Women New York, the Jackson-Stricks Scholarship offers financial aid for students with physical challenges to pursue academic study or vocational training that ultimately leads to independent living.
  • Competitive applicants may be full-time or part-time graduate or undergraduate students and must have a documented disability.
  •  In some cases, multiple applicants may receive an award up to $2,500
  • Applications due gnerally in late March.


  • Must be a full time student with sophomore, junior, or graduate standing
  • Students must have a GPA of a 3.0 or higher
  • Students have U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Resident
  • Students should be studying in Region 6
  • Students of Hispanic descent will be given priority
  • Applicants must submit a photo/video release form, a student profile including a professional head-shot photo, updated resume, transcripts, and any other official documentationas required by the scholarship sponsor. 
  • Award amount- $2,000, application generally due late June


  • This scholarship was created to support and reward high achieving college students currently pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with a passion of pursuing a career in energy and the environment
  • Students who are currently enrolled in an accredited two or four-year public or private university in the United States
  • Students who have completed at least one full semester of college
  • Students who are pursuing a degree related to science, technology, mathematics, or engineering. We are looking for students who have an interest in energy and the environment
  • Students must be 18 years old prior to date of travel to the USHCC Annual Convention
  • Students must be able to prove they are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Students must have the ability to travel to Dallas, Texas in October 
  • Students must submit a signed release allowing Liberty Power the right to use their submitted application materials for public and promotional purposes (personal/family and financial references will not be used)
  • Finalists only:
    • Must submit a headshot
    • Must provide an official picture ID (driver’s license, state ID, passport)
    • Must agree to a background check
    • Must submit their official school transcript (electronic version accepted)
    • Must complete at least one additional essay question
  •  Scholarship amount- 1st place-$10,000, 2nd place- $6,000, 3rd place- $4,000, Application generally due in late July


  • This is an educational scholarship in appreciation to birth mothers who have chosen adoption for their children.
  • Recipients must currently be part- or full-time students or intend to enroll in a educational institution or trade school.
  • Prospective recipients must be a birth mother who has placed a child for adoption anytime after 1990.
  • Applicants must be drug free and have a current C (or higher) grade point average.
  • award amount- varies, applications due three months prior to start of classes


  • This award is for lesbians of color who are 40 years of age or older.
  • Accepted or registered at a post-secondary educational institution for full or part-time attendance as defined by the institution
  • They should be enrolled in a technical school, undergraduate or graduate program located in the United States with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • Award amount- $1000 or more, applications due mid-July

McNair Scholars Program

  • Prepares qualified undergraduates for entrance to a Ph.D. program in all fields of study. The goals of the program are to increase the number of first-generation, low-income and/or underrepresented students in Ph.D. programs, and ultimately, to diversify the faculty in colleges and universities across the country.
  • Completed at least 60 units (Transfers Exempt)
  • Quarter and Cumaltive GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • Intention to puruse a Ph.D. after graduation
  • Low income as defined by the US Department of Education and a first generation college student (where neither parent completed a 4-year degree) or a student underrepresented in graduate education as defined by US Department of Education (African American, Hispanic-Latino, Native American and Alaskan, Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian)
  • All participants are required to commit in writing to all program requirements and expectations, some include: Participation in the UCSB Summer Research Program, Attendance at weekly and/or bi-weekly seminars, Completion of a one year academic research project, Presentation of research at a national conference and at the UCSB undergraduate symposium, Preparation for the GRE general examination, Completion of a doctoral degree within ten (10) years of attaining a bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Barbara .
  • Materials required: Two letters of recommendation from faculty or staff at UCSB or the community college you attended - one letter must be from a faculty member, instructor/lecturer, or a teaching assistant (TA). Please have your recommender submit their letter to us at and we will upload it to your application, Three short statements (approximately 300-400 words each)- Please begin an application to see the prompts, Unofficial transcripts from UCSB and any community college you may have attended. Please email transcripts to mcnair@mcnair.ucsb.eduStudent Aid Report - obtained from Please email SAR to
  • Application deadline: Usually Late October and late January         

Mesothelioma .com

  • We provide a $4,000 scholarship to students who have been impacted by cancer in any capacity, and I believe this would be a valuable resource for prospective and current students. 
  • Here is the link for the application: 



  • High School Seniors, Undergraduates, Graduates as well as international students can apply
  • Candidate must be enrolled as a freshman, undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university for the 2019 Fall semester
  • Intended major in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or related fields
  •  Download the S.T.E.M. Majors Scholarship Application
  • Complete the application along with a 250 word response on why you have chosen to enter the field of "STEM" and why you should receive the scholarship
  • Transcript is not required. Once you've been selected as our scholarship receipient, we'll require a latest copy of your transcript
  • Scholarship amount- $1,000, Application generally due in late June.

♦ National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program

  • For students committed to pursuing health-related research careers in biomedical, behavioral, or social science fields. Open to U.S. citizens, nationals, or qualified permanent residents with a documented history of significant financial need. First-years through juniors may apply; first priority given to junior applicants.
  • Scholarship worth up to $20,000 per year. Other benefits include 10-week paid summer internship at NIH, professional mentoring, scientific seminars, and employment after completion of graduate school.
  • U.S. citizen or U.S.A. permanent resident.
  • Minimum 3.3 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale required.
  • Having 'Exceptional Financial Need' as certified by your undergraduate institution financial aid office.
  • Application available online.
  • National deadline usually in March.


  • Presented by the National Association of Veteran Program Administrators, this award is for honorably discharged military veterans, active-duty, Reserve or Guard members or a dependent of veteran or service member.
  • Currently attend a NAVPA member institution. Please refer to for a list of member institutions or ask your School Veterans Administrator.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible U.S. permanent resident.
  • Be an Honorably Discharged U.S. Military Veteran, Active Duty, Reserve or Guard member, or a Dependent of Veteran or Service member.
  • Be in good academic standing with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Complete prerequisite essay, not to exceed two pages. “How the NAVPA Scholarship will help me achieve my goals”
  • Be enrolled in and maintain attendance at full-time rate at a NAVPA member approved college or university during the fall 2018 semester/quarter.
  • Have earned a minimum of 12 college credit hours by the end of the fall 2018 semester/quarter. For alternative certification/post-baccalaureate program applicants, credits may be from their bachelor’s degree program course of study.
  • An individual may receive a NAVPA scholarship only once.
  • Award Amount- $500, application due in January.

northrop grumman scholarship

  • Must be a full time student with freshmen,sophomore, or junior standing pursuing a Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, or Systems Engineering 
  • Students must be a SHPE Member
  • Students must have a GPA of a 3.0 or higher
  • Students have U.S. Citizenship
  • Students of Hispanic descent will be given priority
  • Applicants must submit a photo/video release form, a student profile including a professional head-shot photo, updated resume, transcripts, and any other official documentationas required by the scholarship sponsor. 
  • Award amount- $2,000, application generally due late June


  • Applicants for this award must answer one of several writing prompts on the website.
  • Essay responses must be 700-1,500 words in length.
  • Applicants may be undergraduate or graduate students.
  • Up to $1,000 is awarded to a winner each month


  • Offered by the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals Incorporated
  • Eligible applicants should be either lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or an active ally of the LGBTQ+ community
  • Applicants may be graduate or undergraduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
  • The scholarships are designed to promote academic excellence and increased visibility of talented LGBTQ+ students in STEM careers. 
  • Award amount- $5000, application due early June. 


  • Paralyzed Veterans of America offers this scholarship to service members, the spouse of a member, the unmarried children (under 24) or dependent of a veteran.
  • Applicants must be a citizen of the United States and be accepted and enrolled as a full-time or part-time student at an accredited college or university.
  • Award amount- $1,000-10,000, applications open in April and are due in June.


  • This one-time need-based grant is for women who are United States citizens or legal residents who have taken time off from school and are now returning to complete their degree.
  • Grant money may be used for tuition, books and supplies, testing and graduation fees, transportation, childcare and a necessary equipment or tools.
  • Applicants do not have to be members of the P.E.O. organization to apply.
  • Grant amount- up to $3,000, application deadline varies


  • This is an annual non-renewable award for undergraduate or graduate students.
  • Financial support is intended to help students cover tuition, books, supplies, room and board, living expenses and transportation to meet college demands.
  • A student's financial need, academic achievement, leadership skills, personal merit, professional goals and involvement in the LGBT community are taken into consideration.
  • Award amount- $10,000, application due generally in late January.


  • This scholarship is for members of the LGBTQ community who are enrolled full-time at a college or university in the United States.
  • Those enrolled at a community college must have plans to transfer to a four-year school.
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need and have documented experience of working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community.
  • Award amount- varies, application due generally late January.


  • This need-based scholarship is for women who are 35 or older.
  • Applicants must be from a low-income family, a United States citizen or permanent resident and pursuing a technical or vocational education at a not-for-profit, regionally accredited institution.
  • Students may also be seeking an associate or first bachelor's degree.
  • Award amount- varies, application deadline in early March.


  • Must be a full time student with freshmen, sophomore, or junior standing, pursuing a Chemical, Civil, Computer Science/Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Material, Mechanical, Petroleum engineering, Safety, Construction, Information Technology or Cyber-security degree
  • Students must be a SHPE Member
  • Students must have a GPA of a 3.0 or higher
  • Students have U.S. Citizenship
  • Member of a technical society or extracurricular activity
  • Students of Hispanic descent will be given priority
  • Applicants must submit a photo/video release form, a student profile including a professional head-shot photo, updated resume, transcripts, and any other official documentationas required by the scholarship sponsor. 
  • Award amount- $5,000, application generally due late June

SMART Scholarship for Service Program (Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation)

  • For undergraduates and graduate students pursuing degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for excelling in their fields.  Applicants should have strong interest in theoretical and applied research as well as interest in working for the Department of Defense as civilian research scientists and engineers.  Only U.S. citizens may apply.
  • Minimum 3.0/4.0 cumulative GPA required.
  • Application requires two letters of recommendation.
  • Award includes full tuition and eligible expenses, annual cash award of at least $25,000, summer internships, and post-graduation employment opportunities in Dept. of Defense laboratories and agencies.
  • Application available online and usually due in early October.

SOARS (Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science) Program

  • Undergraduate-to-graduate bridge program of research and mentoring designed to broaden participation in atmospheric and related sciences. Applications encouraged from sophomores and juniors, especially those from groups historically under-represented in the sciences, students with disabilities, and students who have experienced social or economic disadvantage. Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
  • Program provides paid research for up to four summers as well as undergraduate and graduate school funding, summer housing, and round-trip airfare to summer research sites.
  • Candidates should have a major in disciplines such as biology, chemistry, earth science, engineering environmental science, math, physics, or the social sciences; should plan career in atmospheric or related science. Minimum 3.0 GPA recommended.
  • Application requires two essays, two letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak directly to the student’s academic and research abilities, and transcripts from all higher-education institutions attended.
  • Application usually available mid-November and due early February.
  • Approximately 8-10 SOARS Protégés selected each spring, around mid-March.


  • Presented by the Society of Women Engineers, this award is for students planning to study in a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
  • Applicants must identify as women and are planning to enroll as full-time students.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students may apply.
  • Applicants cannot be fully funded for tuition, fees, and books and equivalent.
  • Award amount- $1,000-$15,000, application due in May.


  • High school, undergraduates and graduate students in the United States may apply for this one-time award.
  • Applicants must submit a 140-character message about technology addiction.
  • 10 finalists will be asked to write a 500-1,000-word essay on the topic.
  • The winner receives $1,000 to help cover school expenses, application is due generally in late January.

Tylenol Scholarship Program

  • For students majoring in an area that may lead to a health-related career.
  • Ten scholarships worth $10,000, 30 scholarships worth $5000.
  • Selection based on academic achievement and leadership in community and school activities.
  • Application available online and usually due in late April.

* Udall Scholarship

  • For full-time sophomores and juniors in any major (1) with a strong demonstrated commitment to environmental issues OR (2) who are Native American/Alaska Native and also committed to Native American healthcare OR tribal public policy. Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and U.S. nationals.
  • Up to $5,000 for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses. Students who win as sophomores may re-apply in the junior year.
  • Minimum 3.55 cumulative GPA.
  • Selection based on academic achievement and honors, record of leadership and service, relevant work experience, letters of recommendation, and a critical essay discussing Congressman Morris K. Udall's or Secretary Stewart L. Udall's public policy work and its relation to the applicant's interests and career goals..
  • Approximately 75 Udall Scholars selected each spring.