To help support young women with ambitions to study in STEM fields, we are providing this page as a resource for students seeking scholarship opportunities. They are listed in alphabetical order. For more information, including application deadlines, please visit the organizations' individual websites. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to suggest other scholarships to be added to this list.
AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability
The AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability is awarded annually to a deserving student with a disability who is pursuing undergraduate/graduate studies (must be at least enrolled as a junior in college) in an accredited university who is pursuing studies related to the health and disability, to include, but not limited to public health, health promotion, disability studies, disability research, rehabilitation engineering, audiology, disability policy, special education and majors that will impact quality of life of persons with disabilities.
More information: AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability
ACIL Academic Scholarship
The ACIL Scholarship Alliance, a division of the Independent Laboratories Institute, helps to ensure future generations of skilled employees for the laboratory testing community.
More information: ACIL Academic Scholarship
Alaska Space Grant Program Undergraduate Program
Undergraduate Research Fellowships of up to $5,000 will be awarded through a competitive process. Fellowships are open to new and continuing students to support research projects fostering the vision of NASA by encouraging career goals in STEM disciplines, strengthening the nation's STEM workforce and engaging Americans in NASA's mission. Students receiving awards in past competitions may apply and receive awards for subsequent competitions. Women, underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
More information: Alaska Space Grant Program Undergraduate Program
AIAA Scholarship for Undergraduates and Graduates in the STEM Fields
The The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is dedicated to aerospace and wants to support students looking into a profession in aerospace or aeronautics. AIAA has awarded over 750 scholarships to more than 150 colleges and universities worldwide over the past 20 years. AIAA offers 12 undergraduate scholarships with awards ranging $500 to $5000 dollars, the foundation also offers eight graduate scholarships with awards from $1000 to $5000 dollars.
Award: $500 - $5,000
More information: The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Scholarships
Creative Biolabs Scholarship Program
As a leading custom service provider specialized in the field of antibody production and engineering, Creative Biolabs supporst young and ambitious talents in this field. In an effort to further support their research and higher education in the medical and science-related field, Creative Biolabs is proud to announce its first Fall Scholarship Program following the successful Spring Scholarship Program. Also, $1,000 will be awarded to an outstanding college student in fall 2017. Undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. students, majoring in a science related field such as Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Molecular Biology, are encouraged to apply.
More information: Creative Biolabs Scholarship Program
The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work.
Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception.
More information: Davidson Fellows Scholarship
Davidson Fellows Scholarship
Gates Millennium Scholars Program
The goal of the GMS program is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential by: Reducing financial barriers for African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with high academic and leadership promise who have significant financial need, increasing the representation of these target groups in the disciplines of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health and the sciences, where these groups are severely underrepresented, developing a diversified cadre of future leaders for America by facilitating successful completion of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, and providing seamless support from undergraduate through doctoral programs for students selected as Gates Millennium Scholars entering target disciplines.
More information: Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Generation Google Scholarship
The Generation Google Scholarship was established to help aspiring computer scientists excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or 5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) for the 2017-2018 school year. As part of the scholarship, current high school seniors who are entering their first year of university in 2017-2018 will be required to attend Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer of 2017. Current undergraduate or graduate students will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2017.
More information: Generation Google Scholarship
HENAAC Scholars Program
The HENAAC Scholars Program addresses the immense need that the United States has to produce more domestic engineers and scientists. The goal of the program is to ensure STEM college retention with a 3.0 grade point average or higher; to guarantee college graduation with an undergraduate technical degree in four-five years; and, to contribute to Hispanic communities by producing STEM role models for future generations and securing the country's place as the finest technological leader in the world.
More information: HENAAC Scholars Program
NACME Scholars Program
Through the NACME Scholars Program, NACME provides block grants to colleges and universities that, in turn, award the money to talented African American, American Indian, and Latino students enrolled in engineering programs as part of their financial aid packages.
Award: $12,500 for up to 5 years
More information: NACME Scholars Program
NIH Undergraduate Scholarship program
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers: scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer, paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation.
Award: Up to $20,000
More information: NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program
To apply, high school seniors and undergraduate college students should film a three–minute–video explaining a topic in STEM they are passionate about. The scholarship is funded by the Cards Against Humanity Science Pack. An advisory board of sixty women who hold higher degrees and work in STEM will review the applications and select the finalists.
More information: Science Ambassador Scholarship
Science Ambassador Scholarship
Siemens Competition in STEM Fields
The Siemens Foundation established the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology in 1999. The Competition is the nation’s premier science research competition for high school students and seeks to promote excellence by encouraging students to undertake individual or team research projects. It fosters intensive research that improves students' understanding of the value of scientific study and informs their consideration of future careers in these disciplines. Scholarships for winning projects range from $1,000 to $100,000.
Award: $1,000 - $100,000
More information: Siemens Competition in STEMS Field
Through the Straight North STEM Scholarship, the winning student will receive $1,000 to be used toward his or her degree. In addition, two runners-up will receieve $250 book scholarships. To qualify, undergraduate or graduate students must be majoring in a STEM field of study, and attending an accredited college or university.
Award: Up to $1,000
More information: Straight North STEM Scholarship
Straight North STEM Scholarship
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