Scholarships in Physical Sciences, Other

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.

Student Loan Program for Health, Science, & Mathematics

Award: $8,500, Deadline: February

Applicant must be a resident of North Carolina and demonstrate financial need.

National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowship

Award: $20,000, Deadline: November 30

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen who is eligible to pursue graduate study at a participating NPSC-member university. Minimum 3.0 GPA, application, transcripts, GRE general exam scores, and three to five letters of recommendation required.

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.

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.

David G. Casavan Memorial Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: January 11

Applicant must have a minimum 2.8 GPA, be a resident of a Ventura County, and be pursuing a degree in engineering, mathematics or physical science.

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.

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.

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.

Kent Weigel Math Scholarship

Award: $750, Deadline: January 11

Applicant must be a Ventura County resident, a graduating high school senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrates financial need. Applicant must major in math, physical or natural sciences.

Katherine M. Wakelee Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: January 11

Applicant must be a female, from Ventura County, with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicant must demonstrate financial need.

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.

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.

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.

Creative and Research Fellowship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must need financial assistance to complete a work of art that is already in progress or to publish a manuscript of study which has been completed. Applications are considered for assistance with projects in humanities, physical or natural sciences, social sciences, and education. Not more than two grants will be made annually in any category.

Russell and Sigurd Varian Fellowship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be a full-time student at a school in North America. Award is to recognize and encourage excellence in vacuum science.

Nellie Yeoh Whetten Award

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be a woman attending a school in North America. Selection is based upon academic and research excellence.

Graduate Research Award

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be attending an accredited institution in North America. Award is to recognize and encourage excellence in the sciences and technologies of interest to the American Vacuum Society. Selection is based upon research and academic excellence.

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.

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.

Horton Hydrology Research Grant

Award: $10,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduate student studying hydrology, water resources, or a closely-related field.

West Virginia Engineering, Science, and Technology Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: Unknown

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien who is enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an engineering, science, or technology program leading to a certificate or associate or bachelors degree at an eligible institution of higher education. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.

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.

Mathematics and Science Scholarship Program for Alabama Teachers

Award: $4,000, Deadline: September 16

Finter-Yager Scholarship

Award: $515, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must have a concentration in physical science.

DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship Program

Award: $45,500, Deadline: January 3

Applicant must be an outstanding student pursuing graduate training in basic research areas of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computer/computational sciences, or environmental sciences relevant to the Office of Science.

Banatao Filipino American Education Fund College Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 20

Applicant must be a current high school senior who is at least half Filipino and a resident of one of the following California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Los Angeles, Marin, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Sacramento, San Benito, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, or Stanislaus. Applicant must be planning to attend a four-year college or university and major in engineering, mathematics, computer science, environmental science, or a physical science. Minimum 3.0 GPA and financial need are required.

Patricia Collins Amaral Memorial Fund

Award: $600, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a senior who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and who has demonstrated the finest qualities of leadership through participation in campus organizations and has rendered service of significant benefit to the campus community.