Science Scholarships

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.

Jessup and McHenry Awards

Jessup Funds are awarded competitively to students wishing to conduct studies at the postgraduate, doctoral and postdoctoral levels under the supervision or sponsorship of a member of the curatorial staff of the Academy. The Awards are not available for undergraduate study. Such studies can be in any specialty in which these curators have expertise. The McHenry Fund is similarly intended but is restricted to botanists. Please note that the awards are restricted to those who wish to conduct their study here at the academy. These awards are intended to assist predoctoral and postdoctoral students within several years of receiving their Ph.D's. Students commuting within the Philadelphia area are ineligible. A Jessup-McHenry student is expected to give a seminar after his or her arrival, and is encouraged to publish at least some of his/her qork accomplished at the Academy. Round-trip travel costs up to a total of $500 for North American (including Mexico and the Carribean) applicants, and $1,000 for applicants from other parts of the world, are allowed. The stipend for subsistence is $250 per week. Minimum duration of an award is two weeks; the maximum is sixteen weeks. Provision of scientific supplies and equipment is the responsibility of the sponsoring curator and the student.

Fall 2017 Creative Biolabs Scholarship Program

Creative Biolabs awards 1000$ scholarship to one student who majors in science related field, enrolled as a freshman, undergraduate or graduate student in an accredited college or university with an average GPA of 3.0 (or B). Applicants must submit a written assay (no less than 500 words) and a transcript of records (unofficial or official).

Willis H. Carrier Scholarships

Two one-year scholarships awarded $5,000 per semester. Scholarship was established by The Carrier Corporation in memory of its founder, who’s known widely for his numerous and significant contributions to establishing air conditioning as an industry. Available to full-time undergraduate engineering or pre-engineering students pursuing a Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree in a course of study that traditionally has been a preparatory curriculum for the HVAC&R profession. Applicants must have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a scale where 4.0 is the highest and/or a class standing of no less than the top 30% and be enrolled in a program at a post-secondary educational institution that meets at least one of the following criteria: the institution hosts a recognized ASHRAE Student Branch the program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) in the USA the program is accredited by an agency outside the USA that is part of the Washington Accord or has a signed Memorandum of Understanding with ABET

Judge and Mrs. Wilbur Hurlbut Scholarship

Special Qualifications: • Applicant must be pursing a degree in medicine, law or science.Not renewable.

Gunilla Bentel Scholarship

Eligibility requirements:• Any currently accepted or enrolled student in a JRCERT accredited Medical Dosimetry program in fall. Applicants must be a member of AAMD in good standing at the time of application and award.• The scholarships may be awarded only to those students who will employ them to continue their formal medical dosimetry education.• Selection is based on the applicant’s justification of award, educational plan, academic performance and standing, potential for development, leadership capacity and AAMD activities.

Behlen Mfg. Co/ Walter and Ruby Behlen Memorial Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a two- or four-year degree in any area of agriculture or science. Applicants must be residents of Nebraska.AWARD: One scholarship at $1,000, non-renewable.

Francis H. Moffitt Memorial Scholarship

Purpose * The purpose of the award is to encourage upper-division undergraduate and graduate-level college students to pursue a course of study in surveying and photogrammetry leading to a career in the geospatial mapping profession.Eligibility * Students currently enrolled or intending to enroll in a college or university in the United States or Canada, who are pursing a program of study in surveying or photogrammetry leading to a career in the geospatial mapping profession.Award * The award consists of a certificate and a check in the amount of $3,000 and a one-year student or associate membership (new or renewal) in ASPRS. * This award is presented by ASPRS, MAPPS (the Management Association of Private Photogrammetric Surveyors) and ACSM (the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping) through the ASPRS Foundation from funds donated by students, associates, colleagues, and friends of Frank Moffitt as a memorial to his lifetime contributions to the photogrammetric surveying profession.ApplicationAn upper-division undergraduate or graduate-level student who wishes to be considered for the award must submit an application that includes the following items: * A listing of courses taken, and/or those to be taken, in surveying and photogrammetry and other related geospatial information technologies, recognizing that instruction in remote sensing is often embedded in courses taught in many different disciplines. * A transcript of all college/university level courses completed and grades received to demonstrate scholastic ability. * A listing of internships, special projects or work experience; technical papers, research reports or other documents; courses taught as a lecturer or teaching assistant; and presentations made that may support the applicant’s capabilities in this field. * Two letters of recommendation from faculty members or professionals having knowledge of the applicant’s capabilities (demonstrated or potential). * A statement, not to exceed 2 pages, detailing the applicant’s educational and/or research goals that relate to the advancement of surveying and photogrammetry and other related geospatial information technologies and the applications of these technologies. The statement should also include long-term careen goals in the profession and future plans.Award Selection * The Committee evaluates each candidate’s application, applying equal weight to each element outlined above. * The Committee will also assign additional points, as appropriate, to the final scores for those applicants having attributes that reflect Professor Moffitt’s career and contributions.

CDM Scholarship/Internship

Scholarship Value: $6,000 Classifications: Open Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligible Majors: Engineering, Science Eligible Schools: UNCF Member Colleges and Universities (please check the website for the complete list) Eligible Locations: Open Scholarship Detail: CDM and its subsidiaries, CDM Federal Programs Corporation and CDM Constructors, Inc. in association with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) have established a scholarship/internship program for six students who have a 3.0 grade point average or above and who are majoring in a variety or engineering, science or construction disciplines, such as chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, geotechnical, geology/hydrogeology, geography, GIS, mechanical, mining and structural or will be pursuing a masters degree in one of the aforementioned disciplines. Apply Online Donor/Sponsor Name: CDM Donor/Sponsor URL: Please check the website for the availability of this scholarship.

NDSEG Fellowship Program

The NDSEG Fellowship Program is open only to applicants who are citizens or nationals of the United States. Persons who hold permanent resident status are not eligible to apply. NDSEG Fellowships are intended for students at or near the beginning of their graduate studies in science or engineering. Applicants must receive or be on track to receive their baccalaureate degrees by the upcoming Fall. Preference to applicants pursuing doctoral study and research in aeronautical and astronautical engineering, biosciences (including toxicology), chemical engineering, chemistry, cognitive, neural and behavioral sciences, computer science, electrical engineering, geosciences, materials science and engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, naval architecture and ocean engineering, oceanography, and physics (includes optics). Recommended GPA is 3.0 and higher. Applications are encouraged from women, persons with disabilities and minorities, including ethnic minority groups such as American Indian, Black, Hispanic, Native Alaskan (Eskimo or Aleut) or Pacific Islander (Polynesian or Micronesian). NDSEG Fellows may choose as their fellowship institutions appropriate United States institutions of higher education offering advanced degrees in science or engineering. During part of their tenure, fellows may study or engage in research or field work away from their academic institutions if, in the judgment of the faculty, such arrangements further the fellow's education and contribute directly to the attainment of an advanced degree, and the fellow is officially enrolled and earning academic credit.

SNM Wagner-Torizuka Fellowship

Description: The SNM Wagner-Torizuka Fellowship, sponsored by Nihon Medi-Physics Co., LTD, is a one or two-year fellowship in the United States and Canada for Japanese physicians in the early stages of their careers. The purpose of the program is to provide experience and training in nuclear medicine/molecular imaging modalities in the areas of cardiology, neurology, and oncology. The program is expected to advance Fellows' research and clinical expertise, as well as facilitate professional development, and to equip them to make significant contributions to the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging in Japan. An annual stipend of $24,000 U.S. dollars will be paid in three installments to the fellow(s). Requirements Applicants must be permanent residents of Japan and must have received their Japanese MD license no more than fifteen (15) years from the time of application. All applications must be completed on-line by the application deadline, 5:00pm Eastern Daylight Time on January 31, 2011. In addition, two (2) letters of support are required, one from the applicant's supervisor or mentor in Japan, and the other from an independent, qualified source from the applicant's institution. If the host institution in the United States or Canada has already been identified, one of the support letters should come from the host supervisor or mentor (see section III). Progress and final annual reports will be required of selected fellows before subsequent stipend payments are issued.

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