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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.

KY/TN AWWA Scholarship

The Kentucky / Tennessee Section American Water Works Association (AWWA) will award two $2,000 scholarships to eligible students pursuing a degree relating to the drinking water industry. The scholarships will provide reimbursement of tuition, books, and fees and will be distributed through the College/University bursar’s office for use during the next academic year. A total of two $2,000.00 scholarships will be awarded, one to a Tennessee resident, and one to a Kentucky resident, provided we receive at least two applications from eligible residents of each state. Eligibility Full-time student attending an accredited Kentucky or Tennessee institution and currently majoring in an area related to the drinking water industry. Student must have accumulated over 65 credit hours. Application Process  Complete the attached application form.  Enclose college transcript(s) for all undergraduate and graduate courses.  Enclose a brief letter describing your interest in the KY/TN AWWA scholarship.  Mail to: Katie Nolan Gresham, Smith and Partners 4555 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 100 Cincinnati, OH 45242

Office of Naval Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Citizenship: Participants selected for support under the ONR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program must be citizens of the United States. Security Clearance: Participants must be eligible for a Department of Defense security clearance of Secret. In most cases, participants will be permitted to do research pending completion of the security clearance. All appointments are contingent upon Fellows obtaining the appropriate level of security clearance. Education and Experience: Before appointment, participants must present evidence of having received the Ph.D., Sc.D., or other earned doctoral degree recognized in U.S. academic circles as equivalent to the Ph.D. within seven years of the date of application, or must present acceptable evidence of having completed all formal academic requirements for one of these degrees. Prior Fellowships: A person who has received a prior postdoctoral fellowship at a navy laboratory under any program may not be eligible to participate in the ONR Postdoctoral Program at the same laboratory. Equal Opportunity: In accordance with Federal statutes and regulations and Navy policies, no person on the grounds of race, color, age, sex, national origin or disability shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under, any program or activity receiving financial assistance from the U.S. Navy.

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Strategic Systems Programs Scholarship

The Scholarship Program, which is funded by NAVSEA and SSP consists of two parts: a one-time $10,000 scholarship awarded the freshman year of college; and an opportunity to apply for summer employment, which provides valuable technical work experience and continued tuition assistance (up to $15,000 per annum). Scholarship Criteria Qualified recipients must: A. Must be an enrolled member of an American Indian tribe, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian or otherwise considered to be an American Indian by the tribe with which affiliation is claimed; or is at least 1/4 American Indian blood; or is at least 1/4 Alaskan Native; or considered to be an Alaskan Native by an Alaskan Native group to which affiliation is claimed; B. Must be a current AISES member; C. be a United States citizen; D. be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a freshmen degree-seeking student; E. pursue a Navy-relevant Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) degree; F. be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a Native American Serving Institution, Historically Black College or University (HBCU), Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) or other Minority Serving Institution (MI) as designated by the Department of Education with an ABET-accredited engineering program; G. carry a full-time academic course load as defined by the school; H. be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, or an equivalent academic status, at the time of award; I. not have been charged, arrested, prosecuted and/or convicted of an offense that would prevent the recipient from obtaining an interim security clearance at NAVSEA and/or SSP; J. demonstrate a clear financial need as determined and validated by the school.

PayScale Scholarship for Women in STEM

Are you a woman pursuing a degree to help you become an engineer, mathematician, software developer, researcher or another STEM job? PayScale wants to help you achieve your goals. Apply for our Women in STEM Scholarship by completing the online form below and tell us why you deserve this award. PayScale knows that one of the most effective ways to close the gender wage gap is to encourage and support more women pursuing careers in the high-paying, male-dominated STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. In order to help make that happen, we are pleased to announce the first-ever PayScale Scholarship. This year we will award a scholarship of $2,000 to help support the educational goals of one exceptional woman actively pursuing an associate, bachelor’s or graduate degree in a STEM field.

IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Fellowship

The IEEE Photonics Society established the Graduate Student Fellowship Program to provide Graduate Fellowships to outstanding Society student members pursuing graduate education within the Society field of interest. Students should normally be in their penultimate year of study at time of nomination. Up to ten Fellowships of $1000 each will be awarded, based on research excellence and contributions to the Society’s publications and conferences. The geographic distribution of the awards will take into account the student membership in each of the main geographical regions: Americas, Europe/Mid-East/Africa, Asia/Pacific.

Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program Fall 2018

Research is a critical component for the development and advancement in the life science community. We want to further scientific achievement by helping students who are interested in developing a career in science. The Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program is awarded to students pursuing a degree in a science related field twice a year. A $1500 (or international currency equivalent) scholarship will be awarded to one student for the fall and spring semesters.

William Park Woodside Founder's Scholarship

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.

Ben Everson Scholarships

The Ben Everson Scholarships (two $1,000 scholarships) are awarded annually, honoring the memory of Mr. Ben Everson, a long-time employee of the sponsoring companies, whose never-ending belief in America’s youth inspired these scholarships. The following criteria qualify candidacy for these scholarships. Applicants: • Must be the off-spring of someone who is working (or has worked) in the groundwater industry. • Must be enrolled in an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university and in a water-related course of study

Saul Levine Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship available for full-time graduate students in a program leading to an advanced degree in nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a nuclear-related field.

Career Investigator Award (CI)

The American Lung Association offers the Career Investigator Award to researchers working in fields relevant to the conquest of lung disease and the promotion of lung health. The award is available to established investigators who are making the transition form junior to mid-level faculty. The award is not available to individuals who are full professors or who have more than 8 years of faculty experience. Qualifications: Education and Experience At the time of application, an applicant must have a doctoral degree, faculty appointment at the level of assistant or associate professor, and be undertaking a project related to lung disease. Citizenship An applicant must be a: a. United States citizen training in U.S. or Canadian institution or b. Canadian citizen or permanent resident of the United States training in a U.S. institution. Noncitizens must submit a notarized statement as proof of legal right to stay or work permanently in the United States. Factors considered when selecting awardees are: 1. Merit of the research proposal. 2. The applicant's education, experience, future plans, publications, letters of recommendation, and potential for making a signifcant contribution to pulmonary research. 3. The research environment.

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