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The study of science is the study of our very existence. It is an investigation into the whys and hows of the world we live in and our role in it. As an academic discipline, science is divided into its constituent parts. There is no undergraduate major known simply as “science.” 

In this category of science scholarships, you are likely to find scholarships for the study of biology, chemistry, entomology, cell biology and many more. In other words, the scholarships listed here will be mostly for the biological sciences as opposed to the information sciences or the physical sciences. Read on to find out more about the complete range of science scholarships.

As an academic major biology involves the study of living organisms – their structure, habitats and life activities. While you'll need a graduate degree for the high-end jobs, the robust job market for sub-fields such as biotechnology should continue to be strong through the coming decade.

Biochemistry is the study of living systems and the chemical components that comprise them. It incorporates knowledge from a range of disciplines including all categories of chemistry and also the life sciences and medicine.

Bioinformatics is a relatively new field. It was recently named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the hottest college majors in the science field. Here you'll learn to apply computer-based technology to biological research. Scholarship opportunities should be prevalent in this emerging and popular field.

The undergraduate major of genetics is a great jumping off point for those interested in continuing their science studies at the graduate level. But there are also career opportunities for those with only a bachelor's degree – jobs ranging from  lab technician to technical science writer.

The individual majors listed above represent just a smattering of the overall science offerings found at the college level. To continue exploring the range and breadth of science scholarships, just click on the links below.

George A. Roberts Scholarships

To be eligible for all awards you must meet ALL of the following general eligibility requirements: • Must be a Material Advantage student member. • Must have an intended or declared major in metallurgy or materials science engineering. Applicants majoring in related science or engineering disciplines will be considered if they demonstrate a strong academic emphasis and interest in materials science. • Must have completed at least 1 year of college to apply for all awards. • Must have junior or senior standing in the fall at a North American University to be eligible for the Roberts, Woodside, Wert, Dulis and Haniak scholarships need-based awards. University must have an accredited science and engineering program leading to a bachelor degree.

Aerospace Graduate STEM Research Fellowship Program

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) Graduate Research STEM Fellowship Program provides fellowships of $5,000 in add-on support to graduate students to supplement and enhance basic research support. Applicants must be Student at NASA enrolled full-time in a program of study in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) and have a specific faculty-mentored research project that has NASA or aerospace relevance. The purpose of the VSGC Graduate STEM Rresearch Fellowship program is to encourage talented individuals to pursue careers in the aerospace industry that support NASA’s mission. Awardees will be required to certify through their academic department that basic research support of at least $5,000 in matching funds is also being provided before funds are released. These Fellowships are intended to enhance basic graduate support such as graduate research assistanships, graduate teaching assistanships, and non-federal scholarships and fellowships. Graduate Research Fellowships require that students participate in an active faculty-mentored research experience that aligns with the aerospace sector and meets NASA’s mission. Awards are made annually and are renewable for one year for students making satisfactory academic and research progress. This is a competitive fellowship program and awards are based on merit recognizing high academic achievement and promise. Goals: Encouraging undergraduate students in STEM and aerospace-related fields of study to continue to the graduate level Promote graduate aerospace-related research, while recognizing high academic achievement and promise Increasing participation of underrepresented minorities, females and students with disabilities in aerospace-related careers Implementing the goals of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Eligibility: Must be a U.S. citizen Must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student at one of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium member institutions May apply prior to entering or anytime during your graduate program Must be in a program of study demonstrating an interest in aerospace or supporting NASA’s mission Must have a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale Please check the website for any changes in deadline of application.

National Institute of General Medical Sciences Grant Awards

Support for research and research training in basic biomedical sciences. Most grants are dedicated to advanced research or to institutional support. However, individual awards under the Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) program fund predoctoral fellowships for members of minority groups underrepresented in the biomedical or behavioral sciences in the U.S.: African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders. A similar program funds predoctoral work for students with disabilities. Both fellowships are highly selective, and provide up to five years of support for research training leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent research degree, a combined M.D.-Ph.D. degree, or another combined professional doctorate-research Ph.D. in biomedical or behavioral sciences. Support includes an annual stipend, tuition and fee allowance, and other benefits. Application deadlines occur in May and November.

The Heinlein Society

Three $1,250 scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students of accredited 4-year colleges and universities. The “Virginia Heinlein Memorial Scholarship” is dedicated to a female candidate majoring in engineering, math, or biological or physical sciences. The other two scholarships may be awarded to either a male or female, and add “Science Fiction as literature” as an eligible field of study.

George J. Barker Memorial Scholarship

The George J. Barker Memorial Scholarship supports graduate level educational efforts, including direct student scholarships, in arts and sciences beneficial to the cast metal industry, particularly within the Wisconsin Chapter AFS membership area.Applications are submitted electronically on the FEF website and initially evaluated by the FEF. Final evaluation and selection of grant recipients are made through an interview process conducted by the George J. Barker Memorial Research Foundation Interview and Evaluation Committee. This Committee conducts interviews of each candidate either in person or via telephone. The Committee uses a cascade of criteria in considering applications. The maximum award could be as much as $5,000.00 although many factors such as funds availability, the number of qualified applicants, the needs of the individual applicants and the screening criteria below all can affect the sizes of the awards.Residency The Applicant must be a citizen of the United States, Canada or Mexico. Preference is then given as follows: * Resident of the State of Wisconsin * Resident of a state adjacent to Wisconsin * Resident other than aboveEducation - School Preference is given as follows: * Attending an FEF accredited or affiliated school in the State of Wisconsin * Attending any other FEF accredited or affiliated school * Attending a Wisconsin school * Attending any other schoolEducation - Course of Study The Applicant must be actively pursuing graduate level studies and must be performing at an acceptable level. Preference is then given as follows: * Pursuing a course of study in Engineering or the hard sciences directly related to the foundry industry and most likely leading to employment in the foundry industry * Pursuing a course of study leading to employment in the foundry industry * Pursuing a course of study leading to employment in academia in a field related to the foundry industryWork Experience - Please include this information in the text box below It is not required that the Applicant be employed. Full time students are eligible. However, preference is given as follows: * Currently employed full time or part time by a Wisconsin foundry * Currently employed full time or part time by a foundry outside of Wisconsin * Likely to begin employment or remain employed in the foundry industry

Arnold Schwartz Scholarship

Students pursuing a post-secondary education in math, science or engineering. For students who are Southridge High School graduates only. See website for deadline of application.

GCA Awards in Tropical Botany

This is a grant to enable field study in tropical botany. Open to Ph.D. candidates. Funds two students annually at $5,500 each.

Jackie Klinesteker Minority Scholarship

Students of color (African American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander) residing in West Michigan with a declared major in a mental health-related field of study at an accredited college/university located within Michigan. Graduate level students will be given first preference. Must have financial need and a 3.0 minimum cumulative grade point average.

The 2017 Tailor Made Lawns Scholarship Fund

As a locally owned company here in North Carolina, Tailor Made has always been passionate about being involved in our local community. This year, we’re excited to announce the 2017 Tailor Made Lawns Scholarship Fund for students studying environmental sciences and closely related fields. This scholarship will be for the 2017 fall semester and will be paid directly to the winning candidate for tuition and board. This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student based on merit and passion for the enhancement of their local and global environment. Candidates will be evaluated according to letters of recommendation, academic records, and their passion for the environment. These qualifications will be demonstrated through faculty references, academic transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, and most importantly, a letter of intent written by the student. All eligible North Carolina students are encouraged to apply online or through the mail.

Wilbert W. 'Bill' Gasser Scholarship

Eligibility: * Preference will be given to students from Porter or Lake Counties, Indiana, who intend to major in business, chemistry, or music. * Academic achievement, leadership traits, and financial need are required. * The scholarship is renewable for undergraduate study.

Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Graduate Scholarship Award

The Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Graduate Scholarship Award recognizes contributions to the fields of Nuclear and Plasma Sciences. Prize: Four US$500 awards per year, certificate, and one-year complimentary membership in the Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS). Funded by the NPSS. Eligibility: Any graduate student in the fields of nuclear and plasma sciences. Basis for judging: Evidence of scholarship such as academic record, reports, presentations, publications, research plans, related projects and related work experience. Participation in IEEE activities through presentations, publications, Student Branch involvement. Presentation of awards: Check and certificates sent to nominator to be presented at a special occasion at the winner's institution. Deadline: 31 January (annually)

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