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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.

General John A. Wickham Undergraduate Scholarship

Eligibility: NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Scholarships of varying amounts will be awarded to students studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) majors or related fields. Students must be attending full-time in an eligible undergraduate/graduate degree program with a GPA of 3.4 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Qualifying STEM Majors include: electrical, computer, chemical, systems, or aerospace engineering; computer science; computer information systems; technology management; management information systems; physics; mathematics; bioinformatics; or other majors related to the mission of AFCEA. Important: In addition to the online application, other required documents include: current transcript issued by the school Registrar's Office and at least two letters of recommendation from relevant faculty. Instructions for electronic submission of the recommendation letters will be provided to the endorsers as part of the on-line application process - please do not mail separately. Letters will be addressed to: Mr. Fred H. Rainbow Vice President and Executive Director AFCEA Educational Foundation 4400 Fair Lakes Court Fairfax, VA 22033 An official transcript reflecting all college-level study will also be required by the deadline date - electronic submission preferred. If electronic submission is not possible, please send official document to the AFCEA address listed above to arrive by the deadline date

Samuel Martin and Frances Evelyn Hamilton Scholarship

Applicants must be majoring in Philosophy. Preference will be given to students with a minimum 3.0 GPA whose father has passed away who show financial need.

Frederick N. Fitting Scholarship Award

College of Science Full-time matriculated students with an SJSU GPA of at least 2.50; must have completed 80 or more units at time of application (24 at SJSU); must have successfully completed two semesters of calculus and three semesters of science.

ANS Incoming Freshman Scholarship

ANS Incoming Freshman Scholarships are awarded to graduating high-school seniors who have enrolled, full-time, in college courses and are pursuing a degree in nuclear engineering or have the intent to pursue a degree in nuclear engineering. ANS will give a maximum of four Incoming Freshman Scholarships annually. Each award is $1000. The Scholarships are awarded based on an applicant's high school academic achievement, freshman college courses enrolled in, quality and content of 500-word essay, letters of recommendation by counselors and/or teachers, and other information. The scholarship award is sent in September to the recipient upon verification (a copy of the paid fee receipt) of enrollment in an accredited university or college.

Davila/Trevino Memorial Scholarship

These $1,000 scholarships, sponsored by the Davila and Trevino families in memory of David Davila and Joe Trevino, are awarded to undergraduate students attending a 4-year college/university in Texas. Basic Scholarship Requirements: Applicants must demonstrate leadership through academic achievements and campus/community activities Applicants must be Science, Technology, Engineering or Math related majors Applicants must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher Recipients must be enrolled in an undergraduate for the preceding fall semester, at an accredited 2-yr or 4-yr college/university in the U.S. or its territories. Applicants must be of Hispanic origin and/or must significantly participate in and promote organizations and activities in the Hispanic community Online Application Must Include: Application A 700-word essay based on a predetermined topic (tbd) Current resume One peer letter of recommendation from a friend, classmate, lab partner, roommate, teammate, or fellow member of a campus or community organization One faculty letter of recommendation from a faculty, teacher, mentor, advisor, counselor, principal, dean, or MEP Director Official transcript with the seal of your college or high school Self-photo (used for publication purposes only) Application Submission Process: Complete the online HENAAC Scholarship Application Form and upload your essay, resume, letters of recommendation and official transcript(s) and photo. Documents must be uploaded no later than 11:59 PM PST on April 30. Paper copies will no longer be accepted. An email will be automatically sent verifying receipt of your application. If you do not receive an automatic confirmation, please contact our office.

Marie J. Schmidt Memorial Scholarship

Preference to a sophomore student majoring in Chemistry with first preference for an emphasis in forensic or environmental chemistry.

Cognizant Making the Future Scholarship Program

The Cognizant Making the Future scholarship program recognizes today’s inspiration as tomorrow’s innovation. The goal of the scholarship program is to expand the pool of students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields who are encouraged “to be makers of things, not just consumers of things” as highlighted by President Obama at the National Academies of Science in 2009. Cognizant is committed to preparing the next generation with the skills they will need to be active participants in an environment that will become increasingly dominated by technology. This is a design-based scholarship and candidates will be required to submit documentation of a hands-on project that illustrates both creativity and innovation. The New York Hall of Science will serve as the Chair of the Selection Committee which will also include the Maker Education Collaborative, Cognizant and other organizations that support making initiatives. Criteria: Students are eligible to submit a project for consideration if they are:  Pursuing a career in a STEM field.  A citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States.  Eligible to enroll or currently enrolled at a two or four year accredited college or university with a full course of undergraduate study or a vocational-technical school.  A student in good academic standing with a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average. Amount: Award amounts are $5,000. The award will be payable to the institution earmarked for the account of the student. The award is non-transferable and the recipient may not receive cash. To access the application and scholarship guidelines including the project specifications visit Cognizant Technology Solutions website.

Raymond DiSalvo Scholarship

Undergraduate scholarship for student who have completed two or more years in a course of study leading to a degree in nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a nuclear-related field. The eligibility requirements are as follows:  You must be an ANS student member (U.S. or non-U.S. citizen) attending a qualified university in the United States.  Completed application with a grade transcript, and three confidential reference forms must be received by February 1. If you feel that you qualify, please fill out the application and mail to the Scholarship Coordinator. The address is found on the application. If you have any questions, please call 708-352-6611, fax to 708-352-8238, or submit them via e-mail to the Outreach Department.

Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship

Established in honor of AIA Honorary President Jane Waldbaum, this scholarship is intended to help students who are planning to participate in archaeological field work for the first time. Students majoring in archaeology or related disciplines are especially encouraged to apply. The Scholarship Fund provides $1000 each to help pay expenses associated with participation in an archaeological field work project (minimum stay one month/4 weeks). The scholarship is open to students who have begun their junior year of undergraduate studies at the time of application and have not yet completed their first year of graduate school at a college or university in the United States or Canada. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and must not have previously participated in archaeological field work of any kind. The committee will consider both academic achievement and financial need in its deliberations. AIA scholarships are open to students from all backgrounds. Minority and disadvantaged students are encouraged to apply. For more information, please contact Deanna Baker, Membership and Societies Administrator. The Waldbaum Scholarship will be awarded to junior and senior undergraduates and first-year graduate students only. All applicants must complete the following: Complete online application form Provide names and emails of two references. Your references will receive an email with instructions for submitting their recommendations online. You are responsible for ensuring that both referees have submitted their letters of recommendation online by the application deadline. Send transcripts: Transcripts must be official and include at least two full years of completed college-level work (4 semesters or 6 quarters), not counting AP credits. If you are a transfer student and have attended your current school for less than two years, please submit transcripts from your previous school(s) in order to provide a record of at least two full years of completed college-level work (4 semesters/6 quarters), not counting AP credits. Post-Baccalaureate and first year graduate students must submit both undergraduate and post-graduate transcripts.

Cardinal Health Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $5,000 Classifications: Undergraduate Freshman, Undergraduate Sophomore, Undergraduate Junior, Undergraduate Senior Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligible Majors: Engineering, Business, Finance, Accounting, Information Systems, Marketing, Pharmacy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Operations Management, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Management Information Systems Eligible Schools: Open Eligible Locations: Open Scholarship Detail: Open to all four-year accredited undergraduate colleges. Students must be a rising sophomore or junior, majoring in accounting/finance, IS, marketing purchasing/operations, engineering or chemistry, or in their first or second year of pursuing a degree in Pharmacy. Applicants must demonstrate non-collegiate leadership experience. Apply Online Donor/Sponsor Name: Cardinal Health Foundation Donor/Sponsor URL: http://www.cardinal.com Please check the website for the availability of this scholarship.

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