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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.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Since 1952, GRFP has provided Fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Three years of support is provided by the program for graduate study in science or engineering and leads to a research-based master's or doctoral degree. The NSF expects to award 2,000 Graduate Research Fellowships under this program solicitation pending availability of funds. The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science and engineering. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering.

Royce Osborn Minority Student Scholarship

Five scholarships of $4,000 are awarded each year to minority students in radiography, sonography, magnetic resonance or nuclear medicine. This scholarship was created in honor of Royce Osborn and made possible by a generous grant from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and gifts from individual donors. EligibilityTo apply for an entry-level scholarship, you must meet the following criteria: • Be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident• Be enrolled in an accredited radiologic science program• Have a minimum program GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (B average) specifically in your radiologic science curriculum• Finish your radiologic science degree or certificate program after Sept. 1, 2011

Women in Science Program

The Women in Science (WINS) Program selects and supports a core group of talented, motivated women from each entering class who are interested in a career path focused on science and math research. These women, WINS Scholars, will have the opportunity to participate in a program of study, research, and mentoring that is specifically tailored to their chosen academic path. WINS Scholars are offered certain specialized courses and invitations to events with notable women in science and math professions, as well as both a financial scholarship and research stipend.

Angelo F. Bisesti 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.

Dorothy Payne STEM Scholarship

Scholarship Details Scholarship type: Undergraduate scholarship Number of scholarships: 2 Amount per award ($): $2,500.00 Total scholarship amount ($): $5,000.00 Minimum GPA: 3.5 Field of study restrictions: Science, technology, engineering, math Year restrictions: Already in college, in a STEM field Residential restrictions: NY resident. Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, or Allegany County resident. University restriction: Any accredited university (Note: EITHER a NY resident OR attending a NY college/university) Full-time enrollment required: Yes Transcripts required: Yes Other restrictions: Letters of recommendation and an essay required

Decommissioning, Decontamination and Reutilization Scholarship (Masters Level)

For students pursuing a degree in engineering or science major with emphasis on:/ Decommissioning/decontamination or, Management/characterization of radioactive waste or, Restoration of the environment or, Nuclear engineering. Special selection criteria, restrictions, and other special requirements (if any): The student must be enrolled in a curriculum of engineering and the scholarship is limited to U.S. citizens who are enrolled in U.S. schools. Applicants for the DD&R Scholarship must submit a description of long-term and short-term professional objectives. The student will join the American Nuclear Society (ANS) and designate the DDR Division as one of his/her professional divisions. The student will commit to participating in the DD&R Division Activities by attending either or both the ANS annual and winter meeting and serving as a student representative at the DD&R Executive Committee meetings at the ANS meeting. The Division will provide funding for the student's travel, including student registration, reasonable transportation, food, and lodging.

AFCEA ROTC Scholarship

Scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded to ROTC students majoring in the following or C4I-related fields of electrical, computer, chemical, systems or aerospace engineering; electronics; computer science; physics; mathematics; science or mathematics education; technology management; or other technical fields at accredited degree-granting four-year colleges or universities in the United States. Majors directly related to the support of U.S. intelligence or national security enterprises with relevance to the mission of AFCEA will also be eligible. Candidates must be at least second-year college students, enrolled full time as sophomores or juniors at the time of application. Eligibility: Candidates must be nominated by the Professor of Military Science, Naval Science, Aerospace Studies or designated Commanding Officer as appropriate. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen enrolled in ROTC, have good moral character, demonstrate academic excellence, exhibit the potential to serve as an officer in the U.S. Armed Forces, and have a financial need. In addition, applicants must provide two Letters of Recommendation from faculty in their field of study. An official transcript including all college-level study as well as courses in progress is also required. Important: For consideration for the Medal of Honor Scholarship, please apply for the AFCEA ROTC Scholarship. Endorsement by the ROTC unit commander is required and must be included with the application. Contact Info: Name: Norma Corrales Phone: (703) 631-6149 or (800) 336-4583 ext. 6149 E-mail: scholarship@afcea.org

ASDSO Senior Undergraduate Scholarship

he ASDSO Scholarship Program, established in 1992, awards annual undergraduate scholarships to U.S. citizens enrolled in accredited programs in engineering or related fields and planning careers related to the design, construction, or operation of dams. Scholarships have ranged from $5,000 to $10,000 in recent years. Successful recipients must be U.S. citizens and enrolled full-time at the senior level during the following year's academic term in an accredited civil engineering program, or in a related field as determined by ASDSO, and must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in hydraulics, hydrology or geotechnical disciplines, or in another discipline related to the design, construction and operation of dams. Minimum Criteria Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 for the first three years of college and be recommended by their academic advisor. Basis for Award The basis for selection will generally follow these guidelines: Academic Scholarship Financial Need Work Experience/Activities Essay Announcement of successful candidates will be made in July of each year.

Operations and Power Division Scholarship

The OPD Scholarship is intended for an undergraduate or graduate student. Applicants: must be enrolled in a course of study leading to a degree in nuclear science or engineering at an accredited institution in the United States. must have completed a minimum of two complete academic years in a four-year nuclear science or engineering program. must be U.S. citizens or possess a permanent resident visa. Academic accomplishments must be substantiated by transcript.

Charles “Chick” Roberts Scholarship

Purpose: The Roberts Filter Group established this scholarship in support of an individual seeking to provide advancement in water. Chick Roberts is honored for his dedication to AWWA serving as President, Treasurer and founder of both the Puerto Rico and Quebec sections. Among his many accomplishments, Chick is credited with the development of High Rate Filtration and led the Roberts Filter Group to construct the water filtration system for the Atomic Energy Commission. Chick strove to uphold high professional standards, moral integrity and has been referred as “the conscience of the Water Treatment Industry.” Specific Eligibility/Support: • Pursuing an undergraduate degree at a Pennsylvania college or university • Awarded annually, will provide one-time funding of $5,000

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