Scholarships in Biological Sciences/life Sciences, Other

NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Award: $20,000, Deadline: February 28

Applicant must be enrolled or accepted as a full-time student at an accredited four-year undergraduate institution, be from a disadvantaged background, and have a minimum 3.5 GPA and rank top 5% of class. One year of paid research service to the NIH for each year of scholarship required.

Jackson Laboratory Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: Early February

SDE Fellowship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be a woman who holds a degree from a recognized institution of higher learning, and is able to show documented evidence of outstanding ability and promise in research.

AIAA Graduate Award

Award: $5,000, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must have completed a minimum of one semester of full-time graduate study with a GPA of no less than the equivalent of a 3.3. Applicant must intend to enter into some field of science or engineering encompassed by the technical activities of AIAA. Selection is based upon scholarship, research plan, career goals, recommendations, and extracurricular activities. Upon receipt of award, recipient must become an AIAA member.

Eloise Gerry Fellowship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be a woman who holds a degree from a recognized institution of higher learning and is able to show documented evidence of outstanding ability and promise in research.

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.

ASGC Fellowship

Award: $22,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen who is a full-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit a research proposal related to space and including an extramural research experience at a NASA field center, plan to be involved in ASGC outreach activities, and demonstrate career interests congruent to NASA's aerospace, science, and technology programs. Selection is based upon research proposal, letters of recommendation, resume, standardized test scores, and transcript.

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.

Dorchester County Marketing Association Annual Scholarship

Award: $750, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a resident of Dorchester County, S.C. and have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA

Wallace O. Hardee Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a South Carolina resident and have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.

W.L. Abernathy Jr. Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a South Carolina resident and have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.

Thomas Benton Young Sr. Memorial Annual Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a resident of Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Sumter, or Williamsburg County, S.C. and have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.

Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research

Award: $5,000, Deadline: October 15; March 15

Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student. Funds may used to support scientific investigation in any field.

Gina Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: March 29

Fellowship is given to foster interest in lupus erythematosus in the areas of basic, clinical, or psychological research under the supervision of an established investigator.

Minority Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and a second- or third-year undergraduate minority student planning to attend graduate school. Fellowship begins on June 1 and lasts two to three months.

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for Minorities

Award: $35,000, Deadline: Early January

Applicant must have completed a Ph.D. or Sc.D. within seven years, be a U.S. citizen or national, and be an Alaskan Native, Native American, black/African-American, Mexican-American, Pacific Islander, or Puerto Rican.

Raymond L. Boozer Endowed Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a resident of Lexington County, S.C. and have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.

Marvin McClam Scholarship

Award: $1,200, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.

H.E. McCracken Memorial Scholarship

Award: $850, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a resident of the Bluffton, S.C. area and have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.

Larry Sandifer Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,300, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.

Farmer's Telephone Cooperative Annual Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA and be a resident of Williamsburg, Clarendon, Sumter, Lee or lower Florence counties in South Carolina.

Charles E. Springs Annual Agricultural Scholarship

Award: $1,250, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a South Carolina resident from a designated rural area as defined by the Farmer's Home Administration and have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA. Financial need is considered.

Sumter County Farm Bureau Association Annual Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a resident of Sumter County, S.C. and have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.

Mary Wannamaker Witt and Lee Hampton Witt Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.

Thelma Crook Witt and Lee Harold Witt Scholarship

Award: $1,100, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a resident of Lexington County and have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.

Carrol C. Hall Memorial Scholarship

Award: $900, Deadline: May 18

Applicant must be a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon who plans to become a teacher or pursue a profession in science, has a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA, and is a full-time student in good standing. Applicant should demonstrate leadership within his chapter, on campus, and in the community.

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.

Vessa Notchev Fellowship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be a woman and an SDE/GWIS member, who holds a degree from a recognized institution of higher learning, and is able to show documented evidence of outstanding ability and promise in research.

Meyerhoff Scholars Program

Award: $22,000, Deadline: November 1 (Priority)

Applicant must be nominated by high school or instructor and be a high-achieving student committed to promoting minority careers in engineering, mathematics, and science.