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.

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: Please check the website for the availability of this scholarship.

Foth Production Solutions, LLC Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a two- or four-year degree in agricultural engineering, mechanization, power and equipment, biochemistry, biological sciences, biotechnology, computer systems, environmental engineering and science, food packaging, food science and technology, pulp and paper technology, soil conservation or soil science. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must reside in Wisconsin, preferably in Brown, Calumet, Dane, Dodge, Door, Kewaunee, Marinette, Oconto or Outagamie counties. Preference given to applicants who plan to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Engineering, Madison Area Technical College or Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.AWARD: Two scholarships at $1,000 each, non-renewable.

Women Soar Scholarship for Innovation

Dr. Lori M. Fussell and Jerry Fussell are offering a $1,000 scholarship for the selected candidate’s pursuit of a college degree with the goal of empowering women to help solve the technology problems of the future through access to education in the sciences, engineering or aviation. The funds may only be used for academic pursuit and will be awarded directly to the candidate’s school of choice to support tuition expenses or other costs of attendance. The formal scholarship award will be made as part of the Women Soar award ceremony.Selection criteria: Applicant must be a high school junior or senior at the time of the award. Applicants will submit a fact-based technical paper of at least 1,500 words on the subject of the environmental impact of aviation, summarizing the current issue and impact and discuss potential technological solutions to reduce the impact on the environment. (60% of evaluation). Applicants will also provide a brief synopsis of their current accomplishments at the high school level, including GPA for two years, major focus of studies and description of extra-curricular activities. (20% of evaluation). Applicants will also provide a written description of their plans for the future, highlighting colleges of interest, professional aspirations following graduation, and their specific focus and passion for becoming one of society’s innovators. (20% of evaluation)Application and/or questions should be sent electronically to

ITT Corporation Scholarship Program

Eligible Majors: Finance, Mathematics, Marketing, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Eligible Schools: UNCF Member Colleges and Universities, HBCU Schools (please check the website for the complete list) Eligible Locations: Open Scholarship Detail: ITT Corporation Scholarship Program will support UNCF and HBCU students in the fields of Chemistry, Chemical, Computer, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Finance, Marketing, Mathematics, Optics and Physics. The candidates must be classified as a sophomore or junior. Apply Online Donor/Sponsor Name: ITT Corporation Donor/Sponsor URL: Please check the website for the availability of this scholarship.

Dr. Vicki L. Schechtman Scholarship

AWIS offers undergraduate women the opportunity to apply for the Dr. Vicki L. Schechtman Scholarship. The Schechtman Scholarship awards $1,000 to an undergraduate woman interested in pursuing a career in scientific studies. Preference is given to applicants who wish to pursue research. Any female student matriculating at a college or university, who meets the qualifications, is eligible to apply. Entering and current freshmen are especially encouraged to apply. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and hold United States citizenship. Chosen field of study must be recognized by the National Science Foundation. Restrictions are subject to change. This scholarship awards $1,000 to an undergraduate woman interested in pursuing a career in scientific studies. Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen, enrolled at a U.S. institution, have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 and studying in the life or physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, computer and information sciences, or psychology. The award can be used for any aspect of education.

Minority Academic Institutions Undergraduate Student Fellowships-Chemistry

Description:Established to provide financial assistance and summer internships to undergraduates at minority academic institutions (MAIs) who are interested in majoring in fields related to the environment. Eligibility:Applicants for this program must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled full time with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in an accredited 4-year institution that meets the definition of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an MAI: Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Tribal Colleges (TCs). Students must be majoring in environmental science, physical sciences, biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, environmental health, social sciences, mathematics, or engineering. They must be available to work as interns at an EPA facility during the summer between their junior and senior years.

Tony DeBlase Scholarship

For students entering the fields of sex education, sex therapy, research, or something that furthers the understanding of human sexuality, especially alternative sexuality.

Gregson Bautzer University Fund

Established in 1991 by Mrs. Nicola D. Bautzer, this scholarship is open only to incoming freshman students who have graduated from the California Academy of Mathematics and Science and who are continuing their education at any of the California State University campuses. The scholarship recipients are selected by the California Academy of Mathematics and Science, and awarded $2,000 per year for four years.

Roy Rankin Memorial Scholarship

This fund provides some tuition support for deserving Chemistry students.

EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program provides scholarships for two years of undergraduate study to rising junior undergraduate students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields that directly support NOAA's mission. Participants conduct research at a NOAA facility during two paid summer internships. Since 2001, over 150 students have completed the program and over 75% go on to graduate school. Students attending Minority Serving Institutions as defined by the US Department of Education (Hispanic Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, Alaskan-Native Serving Institutions, and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions) are eligible to apply for the program. Students receive total awards valued at up to $38,800 in total support during their junior and senior years. Students complete a 10 week paid summer internship and training at NOAA in Silver Spring, MD, between May and July of the first summer. During the second summer, students complete paid internships at NOAA facilities across the country. Students are paid a stipend and receive a housing allowance during summer internships. Student scholarship recipients attend a two-week orientation at NOAA in Silver Spring, MD, and begin their first summer internship in early June. At the end of both summer internships, students present the results of their projects at an Education and Science Symposium in Silver Spring, MD (travel expenses paid). To apply for an EPP/USP Scholarship, students can visit The application is available annually September through January. If you have questions, you may contact: Eligibility: You must be a U.S. citizen currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time 2nd year student in a four-year academic program or a 3rd year student in a five-year program in a discipline related to NOAA's programs and mission at an accredited minority serving institution (college or university within the United States or U.S. territories). Applicants must earn and maintain a minimum 3.2 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

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