Scholarships in Biological And Physical Sciences

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Award: $30,000, Deadline: November (first week)

Applicant must be a citizen, national, or permanent resident alien of the United States who is in the early stages of graduate study in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Eligibility is limited to applicants who have completed no more than 12 months of post-baccalaureate, full-time graduate study at the time of their application. Award is for up to three years over a five year period.

SPE Foundation Scholarship

Award: $7,500, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must plan a career in the plastics industry. Financial need must be demonstrated. Three letters of recommendation, transcript, and essay are required. One award is reserved for two applicants from specific western Pennsylvania counties; one award is reserved for an applicant of Mexican heritage who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; one award is reserved for an applicant from California, Oregon, Washington, or Arizona.

CFUW Memorial Fellowship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must be a woman who is a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant who is enrolled in a masters degree program in engineering, mathematics, and science for the 2008-2009 academic year. Study abroad students are also eligible to apply.

Math and Science Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be a West Virginia resident enrolled full time at an accredited college or university, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and demonstrate good moral character.

Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: June 30

Applicant must be a black U.S. citizen or permanent resident and plan to stay in the U.S. after graduation. Selection is based upon academic achievement, essay, recommendations, and financial need.

Sansum Medical Research Institute Student Internship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have completed junior year of undergraduate studies (graduate students also qualify). Must be interested in a career in medicine or the biological sciences. Personal statement, transcripts, and letters of recommendation are required. Award is a 10-week summer medical research internship.

Marine Policy Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must have completed a doctorate degree or possess equivalent professional qualifications and must be interested in the conservation and management of marine/coastal resources. Transcripts, at least three personal references, and research proposal are required to be submitted.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship for Minorities

Award: $24,000, Deadline: November 14

Applicant must be U.S. citizen or national who is an Alaskan Native, Native American, black/African-American, Mexican American, Pacific Islander, or Puerto Rican. Applicant must have completed no more than 30 semester/45 quarter hours of graduate work in fields eligible for support.

Byron R. Ingram Memorial Scholarship

Award: $600, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.

Bodine Annual Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum cumulative 2.7 GPA.

Julian E. Carnes Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA and be a resident of North or South Carolina.

Ronald E. McNair Scientific Achievement Award

Award: $50, Deadline: June 30

Applicant must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, be a member in good financial standing of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, and submit an official transcript.

Andrew Squire Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: None

Selection is based upon academic record.

Albert W. Smith Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: None

Selection is based upon academic record and exceptional achievement in science or engineering through a presentation.

Alexander Treuhaft Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: None

Selection is based upon academic record.

Curtis Lee Smith Scholarship

Award: $18,000, Deadline: None

Selection is based upon academic record.

Elizabeth Walker Scholarship

Award: $18,000, Deadline: None

Selection is based upon academic record.

Ira and Flora Diddle Memorial Scholarship for the Professions

Award: $500, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be a resident of Pike of Scioto County, Ohio, and have a minimum 3.25 secondary school GPA or a minimum 2.9 college GPA. FAFSA is required.

Wal-Mart Scholarship (Pharmacy)

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and a full-time student. Selection is based upon academic achievement, leadership, and interest in community pharmacy.

Robert C. Thomas/Tenneco Gas Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: May 15

Selection is based upon academic merit and the interests of the Sarkeys Energy Ctr and the U of Oklahoma.

Henry Broughton, K2AE Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must have at least a general class amateur radio license and be attending or accepted at an accredited four-year school. Preference is given to applicants who live within 70 miles of Schenectady, N.Y. and who are majoring in engineering, sciences, or related field.

GEM Ph.D. Science Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: November 15

U.S. citizens are preferred; permanent residents will also be accepted. Applicant must be an African-American, Native American, or Puerto Rican, Mexican-American, or other Hispanic-American, have earned a bachelors degree through an accredited program, and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Recipient must be free to accept 12 weeks of summer employment and must accept research or teaching assistantship after first year.

Maryland Science and Technology Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a Maryland resident and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above to apply.

Walter O. Spofford, Jr. Memorial Internship

Award: -, Deadline: February 25

Applicant must be a first or second year graduate student with a special interest in Chinese environmental issues.

Hainlen Las Animas Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduate of Las Animas County, (CO) high schools with financial need.

Kenneth and Mildred Ward Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be a West Virginia resident and a graduate of Clay County High School. Selection is based upon academic excellence with preference given to students with financial need who are attending a West Virginia college or university.

AGU Congressional Science Fellowship

Award: $65,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a member of AGU who is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Program is aimed at geoscientists with a doctorate degree; however, there are no absolute restrictions on age, educational or career level, or specific scientific background.

Alfred C. Knight Scholarship

Award: $800, Deadline: March 17

Applicant must be an outstanding graduate of an Arizona high school.

Kotaro Kodama Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: January 5

Applicant must be a resident of Hawaii, be a full-time graduate student with a minimum 3.3 GPA, and demonstrate financial need.

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for Minorities

Award: $24,000, Deadline: November 14

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or national who is an Alaskan Native, Native American, Black/African-American, Mexican American, Pacific Islander, or Puerto Rican.