Scholarships in Earth And Planetary 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.

MESBEC Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 15 (fall); September 15 (spring); March 15 (summer)

Applicant must be at least one-quarter Native American and be an enrolled member of a U.S. tribe that is federally recognized, state-recognized, or terminated, with high GPA and test scores and be enrolled in an accredited college or university.

National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowship

Award: $31,500, Deadline: January 4

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or national intending to pursue doctoral study in aeronautical and astronautical engineering, biosciences, chemistry, cognitive, neural, and behavioral sciences, computer science, electrical engineering, geosciences, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, naval architecture and ocean engineering, oceanography, physics, or civil engineering.

Student Research Grant

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a member of the Geological Society of America. Appraisal form from college advisor required.

William Fairburn, Jr. and Cynthia Fairburn Memorial Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: January 29

Applicant must be a graduate of a Ventura County high school, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate an interest or involvement in sciences, liberal arts, and humanities.

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a woman. Selection is based upon research or other relevant experience, academic ability, and extracurricular activities.

A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: June 15

Applicant must be an enrolled member of a tribe with proof of tribal enrollment or certificate of Indian Blood, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be a full-time student, be a member of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (membership information is included with the application), and submit transcript, essay, and letters of recommendation and resume.

Special Talent Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: None

Selection is based upon achievement in an academic area, special talent in the creative arts, demonstrated leadership and service in church, community, or school organizations, or athletic ability.

CERT Scholars Fund

Award: $1,000, Deadline: September 15 (fall); February 15 (spring)

Applicant must be a member of an American Indian tribe and must have successfully completed a high school summer transition program offered by CERT or a tribal internship program. Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate (12 hours/semester) or graduate (9 hours/semester) student enrolled at an accredited two or four year tribal, private, or public university or college.

TAPPI Technical Division Scholarship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be pursuing an education in the paper and related industries.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must be a Native American with proof of tribal enrollment or a certificate of Indian blood, plan to attend a four-year, accredited educational institution full time, and live in one of the states served by the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Pacific Corp. and its affiliated companies.

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Current curriculum vitae or resume, at least three recommendations, and two personal statements are required to be submitted.

Rennie Taylor/Alton Blakeslee Fellowship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: July 1

Application, resume, transcript of undergraduate studies (if student), three samples of writing (on 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheets only), a short statement of career goals and why you want to study science writing, and a description of the journalism program and courses you plan to pursue are required to be submitted.

San Joaquin Valley Section Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 14

Applicant must be pursuing a degree in a petroleum-related field and be a resident of California or have petroleum-related work experience in the San Joaquin Valley area. Transcripts, teacher recommendation, and two essays required.

Delaware Space Grant College Graduate Fellowship

Award: $30,000, Deadline: April 24

Applicant must be a United States citizen who is performing aerospace-related research in areas such as design or technology.

Foundation Scholarship Program

Award: $5,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a Latino high school graduating senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who is pursuing a degree in engineering, math, or science

Elsa Jorgenson Award

Award: $6,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Selection is based upon statement of goals, academic merit, faculty recommendations, and financial need. Every applicant must also receive a full tuition remission from another source for the award year.

Clara B. Small Scholarship

Award: $1,200, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a nontraditional student with a minimum 3.5 GPA who is enrolled at least half-time in the School of Arts and Sciences or the School of Education. One award is for an English major.

Chancellor's Scholarship

Award: $6,500, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, with a minimum 92 admission average including six OACs or equivalent, and must meet extracurricular or community excellence criteria. Award is in Canadian dollars.

Arthur Holly Compton Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be an entering freshman student who plans to pursue an undergraduate manor in earth and planetary sciences, environmental earth sciences, mathematics, or physics.

Summer Scholars Program in Biology & Biomedical Research

Award: -, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be an incoming freshman student who has the intent to major in humanities, biomedical engineering, natural sciences, or social sciences.

Minority Access for Research Careers (MARC) Scholarship

Award: $9,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must be a minority U.S. citizen or have a permanent visa, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and make a commitment to graduate school and a career in biomedical research.

Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: None

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or have a permanent visa, have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or minimum graduate GPA of 3.0, and make a commitment to a career in biomedical research.

AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows

Award: $450, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be enrolled in a college or university in the natural, physical, health, engineering, computer, social sciences or mathematics fields.

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.

Summer Fellowship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: January 23

Applicant must be an undergraduate, graduate, or medical student. Each applicant must identify a mentor, with whom he or she will conduct the proposed project.

Hicks Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: April 20

Applicant must be an undergraduate student who is a resident of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Mastin Foundation Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a National Merit finalist or semifinalist or have a minimum composite ACT score of 27.

Scholarship for Distinguished Achievement in Science and Mathematics

Award: $10,000, Deadline: None

Selection is based upon outstanding academic achievement.