Non-APS Scholarships and Fellowships
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American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Herbert W. Nickens, M.D. Minority Medical Student Scholarships
Eligibility Criteria: Candidate must be a United States citizen or permanent resident entering the third year of study at an accredited American medical school and must also be a member of minority groups designated by the AAMC as underrepresented in medicine: Black American, Native American (American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian), Mexican American, and Mainland Puerto Rican.
American Geological Institute (AGI) Minority Participation Program
AGI Minority Geoscience Student Scholarships
Eligibility Criteria: Candidates enrolled in an accredited institution as an undergraduate student majoring (i.e., degree candidate) in geoscience, including the geoscience subdisciplines of geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, meteorology, physical oceanography, planetary geology, or earth-science education only. Financial support is for full-time students only, with demonstrable financial need, with verifiable ethnic-minority status as Black, Hispanic, or Native American (American Indian, Eskimo, Hawaiian, or Samoan). US citizens only. Permanent residents (green card) or candidates for U.S citizenship are not eligible.
American Indian Science & Engineering Society Scholarships (AISES)
A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility Criteria: Candidate will be full-time undergraduate student (12 hrs. per semester) at an accredited four-year college/university, or will be a full-time graduate student (9 hrs. per semester) at an accredited four-year college/university, or will be a full-time student at a two-year college enrolled in a program leading to an academic degree; will be majoring in one of the following: math, physical science, engineering, medicine, science, or natural resources; a member of an American Indian tribe or otherwise considered to be an American Indian by the tribe with which affiliation is claimed or is at least 1/4 American Indian blood or is at least 1/4 Alaskan Native or considered to be an Alaskan Native by an Alaskan Native group by which affiliation is claimed; has a 2.0 or higher cumulative grade point average (GPA). Must be a current member of AISES.
American Meteorological Society (AMS)
AMS/Industry Minority Scholarships
Eligibility Criteria: Candidates must be minority students, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students, who will be entering their freshman year of college in the fall are eligible to apply. Students must plan to pursue careers in the atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Gates Millennium Scholars
Eligibility Criteria: Candidate must be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American; a citizen or legal permanent residents or national of the United States; has attained a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale; will enter an accredited college or university as full-time, degree-seeking freshmen in the fall; has a significant financial need (i.e., meet the federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria); and has demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities. Individuals nominated for a Gates Millennium scholarship must be eligible for a federal Pell Grant.
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Summer Internships in Science & Technology
Eligibility Criteria: The Program is open to all students with a strong preference given to qualifying minority students of Native American, Hispanic, and African American ethnicities in the US that historically have been underrepresented in science and technology; enrolled in four-year institutions in the USA who are United States citizens or are foreign nationals with proper work visas.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Eligibility Criteria: Candidates must be of Hispanic heritage (one parent must be fully Hispanic or both parents must be half Hispanic), a U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident (with permanent resident card), have earned at least 15 undergraduate college credits in the U.S. or Puerto Rico with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (3.7 on a 5 point scale), be attending an accredited U.S. college full-time (undergraduates must carry at least 12 credits each term, graduate students must carry at least 6 credits each term)
The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF)
JRF Scholarship Award
Eligibility Criteria: Candidates must be minority high school seniors, US Citizens, accepted to a four-year accredited college or university; with SAT score of 900 or above; or ACT score of 23 or above; possess leadership potential and have a financial need.
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
LULAC National Educational Services Center, Inc.
GE fund and GM Fund LULAC Scholarship Program
Eligibility Criteria: Candidate must meet the following criteria to be considered for a scholarship: Must be a minority student pursuing full-time studies leading to a bachelorâ€™s degree at an accredited college or university in the U.S. Must be classified as a college sophomore in the fall semester. Must have a college grade point average of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent. Must be a business or engineering major. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
Eligibility Criteria: Candidate must be a minority student pursuing full-time studies leading to a bachelorâ€™s degree at a college approved by LULAC and GM; have a college grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent, or for entering freshman, have a high school grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent. Entering freshman must have also scored at least 23 on the ACT test (composite) or at least 970 on the SAT test (verbal & math) and must major in courses leading to a professional career in engineering.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
NAACP Scholarship Program
In an effort to promote equal opportunity in education, the NAACP annually offers the Louis Stokes Science & Technology Scholarship and Hubertus W. V. Willems Science Scholarship as well as a few others. These scholarships are representative of the Association's commitment to ensuring that all Americans have the opportunity to pursue their educational goals. For more information on how to request a Scholarship packet, visit our website
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME)
NACME Scholars Program
Eligibility Criteria: Candidate must be a minority (African American, American Indian, or Latino); be enrolled as a full-time student in a baccalaureate engineering program; attend an ABET-accredited institution, have completed at least one semester of study, and completed calculus, chemistry or physics with a minimum 2.7 GPA; se able to demonstrate financial need; and receive recommendations from an engineering dean, program director, and/or math, science or engineering faculty person.
NASA/NACME Undergraduate Student Award for Research (USAR)
Eligibility Criteria: Candidates for USAR must attend one of the 22 select institutions and be nominated by the university's NASA liaison. Undergraduate students majoring in mathematics, computer science, the sciences (life, physical, environmental, medical) or engineering may be considered. All Candidates must possess an average grade point of 3.0 or better; be enrolled in one of the majors relevant to NASA's mission; have earned no more than 39 credit hours (rising junior); demonstrate financial need as certified by the financial aid office; be a US Citizen.
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME)
Engineering Vanguard Program
Eligibility Criteria: Candidates must be high school seniors; studying engineering (some exceptions are made for mathematics, physics and engineering technology); must be enrolled full-time in engineering and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7; and may not work more than 5-10 hours per week
National Society of Black Physicists Scholarships
The National Society of Black Physicists offers several scholarships commemorating pioneering African American physicists. African American physics majors are encouraged to apply. Applications will become available in August.
National Urban League (NUL)
National Urban League Scholarship Programs
View website for links to many scholarship opportunity’s for minority and other students.
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC)
RMHC/African American Future Achievers Scholarship Program
Eligibility Criteria: High school seniors who have at least one parent of African American heritage and are eligible to attend an institution that offers accredited post-secondary instruction may apply; and must reside within the geographic boundaries of a participating program.
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC)
RMHC/Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources (HACER) Scholarship Program
Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be high school seniors who have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage and are eligible to attend an institution that offers accredited post-secondary instruction may apply; and must reside within the geographic boundaries of a participating program.
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC)
United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
The RMHC/UNCF Health and Medical Scholars Program
Eligibility Criteria: Applicant must be an African American 2nd semester sophomore at an UNCF member college or university; majoring in health related field of study; and at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Rose Building Undergraduate Diversity Scholarship program (ROSE-BUD)
Eligibility Criteria: Eligible students are college freshmen or transfer students with a demonstrated financial need and who are interested in pursuing an electrical or computer engineering degree at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Selection is based on academic merit, financial need and professionalism.
The Siemens Teacher Scholarship initiative was launched in March 2005 in partnership with the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund and the United Negro College Fund, to encourage minority students to consider careers teaching math and science.
The United Negro College Fund
UNCF Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards
Eligibility Criteria:Applicant must be an African American (Black, non-Hispanic); enrolled full time in a four-year college or university in the United States; a junior who will be a degree candidate; a life or physical sciences major. Applicants majoring in the physical sciences must have completed two semesters of organic chemistry. First professional degree majors (Pharm.D., D.V.M., D.D.S., etc.) & engineering degree majors are ineligible. A student with a minimum GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale; committed to work as an intern for two summers at a Merck research facility; and a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Check website for dates.
Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program
Eligibility Criteria: Applicants who are academic high achievers (3.0 or better G.P.A.); minority students: African American, Asian, Pacific Islander, American Indian, Native Alaskan and Hispanic (must be US citizens or visa-holding Permanent Residents); enrolled as a full time student in any of these technical sciences or engineering disciplines including; Physics, Chemistry, Computing & Software Systems, Engineering, Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Imaging, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Optical, Software Imaging & Photographic Technology, Information Management and Laser.
Association for Women in Science
Education Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships
Eligibility Criteria: Female students who are high school seniors and plan to study science in the next academic year may apply. Candidates must be U.S. citizens who plan to attend a college or university in the United States. Candidates must have a 3.75 high school grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and an SAT score of at least 1200 (math plus verbal) or an ACT composite score of 24. Eligible fields include the behavioral, life, and physical sciences and engineering. See the detailed list in the application instructions to confirm eligibility of your field. Candidates must plan a career in research and/or teaching
Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement
Eligibility Criteria: Scholarships are given to 24 students, two females and two males in each of the six College Board regions, who have earned the highest and next to highest number of AP scores of 5 in seven exams. The exams are Biology, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science AB, Environmental Science, Physics C (Physics C: Mechanics and Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism each count as Â½), and Statistics. All US high schools students are eligible, as are students who are home-schooled, and high school students in US territories. The student must still be in high school in December when the award is made.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarships
Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be women pursuing baccalaureate or graduate degrees in Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited engineering programs at SWE-approved colleges and universities; Computing Sciences Accreditation Board (CSAB) accredited computer science programs at ABET-accredited or SWE-approved; colleges; and with the exception of reentry students, must be enrolled in full-time study.
Talbotâ€™s Womenâ€™s Scholarship Fund
All candidates must be women seeking an undergraduate degree from an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or vocational-technical school. Only Candidates seeking a bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university are eligible.
Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Educational Advancement Foundation Scholarship
Eligibility Criteria: Applicant must be currently enrolled student with sophomore through graduate school good standing at an accredited degree granting institution; continuing a program of education in this degree or another degree granting institution; demonstrate exceptional academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.0; and must have demonstrated community service and involvement.
Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Educational Advancement Foundation Scholarship
Financial Assistance Scholarship
Eligibility Criteria:Applicant must be an undergraduate student currently enrolled in an institution of higher education with at least sophomore standing at an accredited degree granting institution or a graduate student currently enrolled or will be a student in the fall; or be a student in a non-institutional based program that may or may not grant degrees; and have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
American Nuclear Society (ANS)
Allan F. Henry/Paul A. Greebler Scholarship
Eligibility Criteria: Students must be pursuing graduate studies in the field of reactor physics, must be a full-time graduate student of a North American university engaged in Masters or PhD research in the area of nuclear reactor physics or radiation transport. Students of all nationalities are eligible for the Henry/Greebler Scholarship.
Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA)
AFCEA Ralph W. Shrader Scholarships
Eligibility Criteria: Candidate must be a U.S. citizen currently enrolled full time in a master's degree program in electrical, computer, chemical or aerospace engineering, mathematics, physics, computer science, computer technology, electronics, communications technology, communications engineering, or information management at an accredited university in the U.S. Primary consideration will be given for demonstrated excellence. At least one scholarship will be available to a woman or minority candidate, provided all eligibility criteria are met.
AFCEA General John A. Wickham Scholarships
Eligibility Criteria: Candidate must be a U.S. citizen and working toward a degree in electrical, computer, chemical or aerospace engineering, computer science, physics, or mathematics, and must have a GPA of 3.5 on 4.0 scale or better.
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
The Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program
Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; have demonstrated academic success (with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale); must have completed 100 hours of community service within the previous 12 months as validated by their college nominator; must be planning to enroll in at least two courses during the next term at a two-year institution and plan to use the funds for education expenses at the two-year college/institution; and may not be children of Coca-Cola employees.
The East Los Angeles Community Union (TELACU)
TELACU Education Foundation Scholarships
Eligibility Criteria: Candidates must be a low income, first generation college student, a full-time student for the entire 2002-2003 academic year, attend one of our 23 partnering colleges and universities, reside in one of the following target communities: Bell Gardens, City of Los Angeles (including SF Valley), Commerce, unincorporated East Los Angeles, Huntington Park, Montebello, Monterey Park, Pico Rivera, Santa Ana, and South Gate. (Residents from other areas of Greater Los Angeles may be eligible to apply for the LINC/TELACU Scholarship), a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident of the U.S., Minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, graduating high school seniors or currently enrolled college students may apply.
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
The Truman Scholarship
Eligibility Criteria: Nominees must be a full-time junior-level student at a four-year institution pursuing a bachelor's degree, or a student in his or her second or third year of collegiate study, or a senior-level student who is a resident of Puerto Rico or the Islands, committed to a career in public service as defined above, in the upper quarter of his or her class, and a United States citizen or a United States national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Resident aliens (green card holders) are not eligible.
The Institute of International Education (IIE)
Lucent Global Science Scholars Program
Eligibility Criteria: Candidates in the United States must be finishing their senior year of high school and planning to enter their freshman year of college in the fall. They must have distinguished themselves in math and science and demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in communications technology, as well as the potential to contribute to the field in the future.
Junior Science & Humanities Symposium (JSHS) Scholarships
Eligibility Criteria: Students must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Any serious student in grades 9-12 with the potential or demonstrated interest in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics is eligible to participate in a regional symposium. Further, JSHS invites entries from high school students who have conducted original research in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics.
Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Undergraduate Diversity Program
Eligibility Criteria: Participants must have completed the junior year or be seniors in the process of completing their undergraduate degree and they must be majoring in physics, engineering, computer science, or mathematics comparable fields and have excellent academic records. U.S. citizenship is required.
Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Graduate Students Summer Research Program (SRP)
Eligibility Criteria: Participants must be graduating seniors or graduate students majoring in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Mathematics and have an excellent academic record. U.S. Citizenship is required.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Eligibility Criteria: Students who show a commitment to pursuing careers in biomedical, behavioral and social science research at the NIH.The Candidate must be a U.S. citizen, a National of the U.S., or a non-citizen who meets the conditions of the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 and who meets one of the exceptions identified in the appropriations act ban. The Candidate must be enrolled or accepted for full-time enrollment at an accredited undergraduate institution.The Candidate must be from a disadvantaged background. *The Candidate must have a grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or be within the top 5 percent of his or her class. *Disadvantaged background means either: (1) that you come from a low-income family, or (2) that you come from an environment that inhibited (but did not prevent) you from obtaining the knowledge, skills, and ability required to enroll in an undergraduate institution.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Educational Partnership Program Undergraduate Scholarship
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. 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 the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and other natural resource and science agencies in Federal, state and local government; and 4) recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and improve scientific and environmental education in the United States. Approximately 100 undergraduate students will be selected as Hollings scholars. U.S. citizen, undergraduate students who will be juniors in the Fall academic term at an accredited college or university in the United States or U.S. territories and are studying biological, life, and agricultural sciences; physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; computer and information sciences; social and behavioral science; and teacher education are encouraged to apply.
Sam Tepper Memorial Scholarship Foundation
This scholarship was established in memory of Sam Tepper, who was a physics major, by his parents to help students of science from middle class families, and who share Sam's dream of making the world a better place to live on, pursue their dreams.
Intel Science Talent Search
Eligibility Criteria: Any student who is in the last year of secondary school (public, private, parochial) in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Wake and Midway Islands, and the Marianas, and any American student in the last year of secondary school attending: a Department of Defense Dependents School or an accredited overseas American or International School; or A foreign school as an exchange student; a foreign school because his/her parent(s) work and live abroad.
Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
SEG Foundation Scholarship Program
Eligibility Criteria: Applicant must intend to pursue a college course directed toward a career in exploration geophysics; must have an interest in and aptitude for physics, mathematics, and geology. Applicant must be one of the following: a high school student with above average grades planning to enter college the next fall term, an undergraduate college student whose grades are above average, or a graduate college student whose studies are directed toward a career in exploration geophysics in operations, teaching, or research; an applicant in need of financial assistance will be considered.
Universities Space Research Association (USRA)
Eligibility Criteria: Candidates must be full-time undergraduate students attending a 4-year accredited college or university that offers courses leading to a degree in physical sciences or engineering; must have completed at least two (2) years of college credits by the time the award is received; must be US citizens; must have demonstrated or expressed interest in space research and/or space science education; must be majoring in the physical sciences or engineering. Candidates must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50.
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)
Graduate Fellowship for Minorities
The Acoustical Society of America announces the availability of a fellowship for graduate study in scientific areas related to the field of acoustics.
Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for the fellowship, the applicant must have permanent residence or citizenship in the United States or Canada at the time of application. He/she must also be a member of a minority group (Hispanic, African American or Native American) that is underrepresented in the sciences. Evidence of acceptance into, or good academic standing in, a graduate degree program is also required.
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellowships
AAAS Congressional Fellowships
Eligibility Criteria: Applications are invited from individuals in any physical, biological, or social science, any field of engineering, or any relevant interdisciplinary field. All Candidates must have a Ph.D. or an equivalent doctoral-level degree by the application deadline. Individuals with a master's degree in engineering and at least three years of post-degree professional experience may apply. Candidates must be U.S. citizens. Federal employees are not eligible. Underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply..
American Association for University Women (AAUW)
AAUW Educational Foundation Fellowships and Grants
American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations or scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave from accredited institutions. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence, teaching experience, and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research. Candidates may apply for only one of the awards below. Former recipients of these awards are not eligible to apply for additional American Fellowships or publication grants.
Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships for women who have recently received their doctorate.
Dissertation Fellowships open to applicants in all fields of study.
Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants for women faculty to prepare research for publication.
American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC)
AIGC Fellowship for Native American Graduate Students
Eligibility Criteria: the Candidate must be an enrolled member of a U.S. federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaskan Native Group, or possess one fourth degree (federally recognized) Indian blood; pursuing a master's or doctorate degree as a full-time graduate student at an accredited graduate school in the United States; and in need of financial aid.
American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
Minority Undergraduate Research Fellowship (MURF)
Eligibility Criteria: Eligible student candidates for the fellowship must be a member of an underrepresented minority group in the sciences, (Black/African American, Hispanic American, Native American, Native Pacific Islander and Alaskan Native American), be a U.S. citizen or hold permanent U.S. visa status, be enrolled as a full-time matriculating undergraduate student, be either a freshman with college level research experience, sophomore, junior, or senior who will not graduate before the completion date of the summer program, have taken introductory courses in biology, chemistry, and preferably microbiology prior to submission of the application have a strong interest in obtaining a Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D. in the microbiological sciences, and have lab research experience.
Association for Women in Science (AWIS)
Education Foundation Graduate Fellowships
Eligibility Criteria: In general, female students enrolled in a behavioral, life, physical, or social science or engineering program leading to a Ph.D. degree may apply. Non-U.S. citizens must be enrolled at a university in the United States. Eligibility criteria are subject to change.
Bell Labs-Lucent Technologies
Bell Labs-Lucent Technologies Cooperative Research Fellowship Program for Minorities
Eligibility Criteria: College seniors who plan to enter graduate school the following autumn.
The CRFP develops scientific and engineering ability among members of those minority groups under-represented in science. The fellowship provides tuition, university fees, books, an annual living stipend and related travel expenses. Fellowship recipients are eligible for summer employment and are matched with a Bell Labs scientist as a mentor. To apply to this program online, please visit the Cooperative Research web site.
Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority (CSURM) Fellowship
The Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority (CSURM) Fellowship program was established by the GRC Board of Trustees to honor Director Emeritus Carl Storm's many years of service to GRC and to support his commitment to increasing diversity at the Conferences. This Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for URM graduate students, post docs, faculty and scientists to receive funding assistance to attend their first GRC.
The Geological Society of America (GSA)
Grants for Graduate Students
Eligibility Criteria: Candidates must be a member of GSA to apply; for graduate earth science students at universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central America. GSA strongly encourages women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to participate fully in this grants program.
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
IBM Graduate Fellowships
IBM values diversity in the workplace and encourages nominations of women, minorities and others who contribute to that diversity.
Eligibility Criteria: Students pursuing the Ph.D. degree in areas of broad interest to IBM, including chemistry, computer science, electrical engineering, material science, mathematics, mechanical engineering, physics and related disciplines, as well as in some of the newer technical fields, such as e-commerce, nanotechnology, computational biology and other computational science areas; enrolled full time in an accredited US or Canadian college or university and should have completed at least one year of graduate study before the academic year begins.
The David & Lucile Packard Foundation
Fellowships for Science and Engineering Program
Eligibility Criteria: Candidates must be engaged in research in the natural sciences or engineering; disciplines that will be considered include physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, astronomy, computer science, earth science, ocean science, and all branches of engineering.
Frannie & John Hertz Foundation
Fellowship Program in Applied Physical Science
Graduate Fellowship Awards
Eligibility Criteria: Candidates for Hertz Fellowships must be students of the applied physical 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.
Hawaii Space Grant Consortium
Space Grant Undergraduate Fellowships
Eligibility Criteria: Full-time undergraduate students at the University of Hawaii Manoa and Hilo campuses. Candidates must be U.S. citizens and must be sponsored by a faculty member willing to act as the student's mentor during the award period. Majors of successful Candidates include, but are not limited to: Anthropology, Astronomy, Biology, Biosystems Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Education, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Studies, Finance, Geography, Geology & Geophysics, Global Environmental Science, Journalism, Law, Liberal Arts, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Meteorology, Physical Oceanography, Physics, Physiology, Pre-Medicine, Psychology, and Zoology.
Kennedy Space Center Minority Programs
View website for list of various programs for minorities.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Graduate Student Research Program (GSRP)
Eligibility Criteria: All Candidates must be either currently enrolled as full-time graduate students in an accredited U.S. college or university or making plans to enroll as a full-time student. Candidates must be citizens of the U.S. and may apply to the program prior to receiving their baccalaureate degrees or any time during their graduate work. Students who apply prior to acceptance in graduate school must submit a list of prospective schools, and if selected, must provide proof of acceptance prior to an award. All Candidates must have a faculty advisor or graduate department chair sponsor. An individual accepting this award may not concurrently receive other Federal fellowships or traineeships. African Americans, Native Americans, Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Alaskan Natives, Native Pacific Islanders, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.
National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC)
Graduate Fellowships for Minorities & Women in Physical Sciences
Eligibility Criteria: Candidate must be a U. S. citizen and have the ability to pursue graduate work at an NPSC member institution; in your senior year with at least a 3.0/4.0 GPA, or in your first year of a grad program pursuing a Ph.D., or in a terminal master's program (no Ph.D. in your discipline at your university) or returning from the workforce with no more than a master's degree. Fields of Study: Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Materials Science, Mathematical Sciences, and their subdisciplines, and related engineering fields: Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Advanced Industrial Materials Fellowships
Eligibility Criteria: African American or Native American graduating seniors and graduate students who have not completed their first year, pursuing materials science, materials engineering, metallurgical engineering, ceramic engineering attending any accredited U.S. institution
Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Department of Defense (DOD) National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program of the University Research Initiative (URI)
Eligibility Criteria: Candidates must be citizens or nationals of the United States who intend to pursue a Ph.D. in one of the designated fields. The Fellowships are intended for students at or near the beginning of graduate study individuals for study and research leading to doctoral degrees in, or closely related to, the disciplines of physics, aeronautical and astronautical engineering; biosciences, chemical engineering; chemistry; cognitive, neural, and behavioral sciences; computer science, electrical engineering; geosciences; manufacturing sciences and engineering; materials science and engineering; mathematics; mechanical engineering; naval architecture and ocean engineering; and oceanography. Applications are encouraged from women, underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities.
Sigma Delta Epsilon (SDE) Graduate Women in Science (GWIS)
Research Fellowships & Travel Award
Eligibility Criteria: Candidate must be a member of SDE/GWIS (membership may be obtained by including $20.00 in membership dues with the fellowship/travel award application). Awards will be made to women holding a degree from a recognized institution of higher learning, of outstanding ability and promise in research, who are performing research at any institution in the U.S. or abroad. Postdoctoral fellows can expect to be evaluated more rigorously than student candidates. For the SDE Fellowships, awards are for research in all the natural sciences, including: physical, environmental, mathematical, computer, life sciences, anthropology, psychology and statistics.
Sloan Research Fellowships
Science and Technology Programs
The Foundation welcomes nominations of all candidates who meet the traditional high standards of this program, and strongly encourages the participation of women and members of underrepresented minority groups.
Eligibility Criteria: Candidates are required to hold the Ph.D. (or equivalent) in chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, economics, or neuroscience, or in a related interdisciplinary field, and must be members of the regular faculty (i.e., tenure track) of a college or university in the United States or Canada. They may be no more than six years from completion of the most recent Ph.D. or equivalent as of the year of their nomination, unless special circumstances such as military service, a change of field, or child rearing are involved or unless they have held a faculty appointment for less than two years.
The United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
UNCF Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowships
Eligibility Criteria: Candidate must be African American (Black, non-Hispanic); enrolled full-time in a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral program in the life or physical sciences; engaged in and within 1-3 years of completing dissertation research; and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
The United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
UNCF Merck Postdoctoral Science Research Fellowships
Eligibility Criteria: African American (Black, non-Hispanic); a Ph.D. or equivalent degree recipient in a life or physical science; appointed as a postdoctoral fellow during the calendar year at an academic or non-academic research institution (private industrial laboratories are excluded); and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
UNCF Pfizer Postdoctoral Fellowship
Eligibility Criteria: Candidate must be a member of a minority group that is under-represented in the biomedical scienceresearch fields; post-graduate holding a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a life or physical science currently or by the end of the academic year; and appointed as a postdoctoral fellow during the calendar year at an academic or non-academic research institution in the USA including Pfizer (other private industrial labs are excluded).
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellowships
Science, Justice and Public Policy Fellowships
Eligibility Criteria: Prospective Fellows must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral-level degree by the application deadline. Individuals with a master's degree in engineering and at least three years of post-degree professional experience may also apply. Applications are invited from individuals in any physical, biological or social science, any field of engineering, or any relevant interdisciplinary field. All Candidates must be U.S. citizens. Federal employees are not eligible for the fellowships.
AAAS/NIH Science Policy Fellowships
Eligibility Criteria: Candidates in any physical, biological, or behavioral science, medicine, any field of engineering or any relevant interdisciplinary field; must have an M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral-level degree by the application deadline; and must be U.S. citizens. Federal employees are not eligible.
AAAS/EPA Environmental Fellowships
Eligibility Criteria: Applications are invited from individuals in any physical, biological or social science, any field of engineering or any relevant interdisciplinary field. All Candidates must have a Ph.D. or an equivalent doctoral-level degree by the application deadline. Individuals with a master’s degree in engineering and at least three years of post-degree professional experience may apply. Federal employees are not eligible for the fellowships. Candidates must be U.S. citizens.
AAAS/NSF Science & Engineering Fellowships
Eligibility Criteria: Applications are invited from individuals in any physical, biological, or social science, any field of engineering, or any relevant interdisciplinary field. All Candidates must have a Ph.D. or an equivalent doctoral-level degree by the application deadline (January 10, 2003). Individuals with a master's degree in engineering and at least three years of post-degree professional experience may apply. All Candidates must be U.S. citizens. Federal employees are not eligible for the fellowships.
AFCEA Postgraduate Ph.D. Fellowships
Eligibility Criteria: Candidate must be a U.S. citizen with earned B.S. and M.S. degrees (or their equivalents) and be currently enrolled in a doctoral degree program in electrical, electronic, chemical or communications engineering, physics, math, or computer science at any accredited university in the United States.
American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Fellowships
All Fellowships are awarded to incoming graduate students at academic institutions accredited for their graduate programs in Medical Physics by Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs, Inc. (CAMPEP).
American Institute of Physics (AIP) Fellowship Programs
AIP State Department Science Fellowship
Eligibility Criteria: Fellows are required to be US citizens and members of one or more of the
10 AIP Member Societies at the time of application. Qualifications include Ph.D. in physics or closely related field, or equivalent research experience. Applicants should possess interest or experience in scientific or technical aspects of foreign policy.
National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate (NDSEG)
Eligibility Criteria: The DoD Graduate Fellowship Programs are open only to candidates who are citizens or nationals of the United States. Persons who hold permanent resident status are not eligible to apply. NDSEG Fellowships are intended for students at or near the beginning of their graduate study in science or engineering. Candidates must receive their baccalaureate degrees by the Fall. Fellows selected in the Spring.
The National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program
The National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program (also known as Space Grant) contributes to the nation's science enterprise by funding research, education, and public service projects through a national network of 52 university-based Space Grant consortia. These consortia administer programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Since its inception, Space Grant has awarded over 12,000 U.S. citizens with tuition assistance in science, engineering, and related fields of study. See website for links various programs available.
US Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Education
Energy Research Undergraduate Laboratory Fellowships (ERULF)
Eligibility Criteria: Students who are majoring in any branch of science, math, engineering and technology are encouraged to apply. Candidates must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student and completed at least one semester, be 18 years or older at the start of the program, be United States Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien, have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above, can participate in a maximum of two ERULF internships, have coverage under a health insurance plan. It is the responsibility of each participant to secure insurance coverage before arriving at the appointment site.