National Science Foundation Fellowships

Scholarship Description

Purpose: The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to ensure the vitality of science, mathematics, and engineering in the U.S. and to reinforce diversity in the population of science professionals through the award of fellowships for graduate study. Programs Funded: NSF fellowships support full-time graduate study leading to master’s or doctoral degrees in the biological, physical, mathematical, engineer, and most social sciences, and in the history and philosophy of science. Support is not provided for work leading to any practice-oriented professional degree. Recipients may attend graduate programs in the U.S. or abroad. Awards are also made for work toward a research-based Ph.D. in science education that requires a science competence comparable to that for Ph.D. candidates in eligible disciplines. The program provides a $16,800 stipend and a cost-of-education allowance of $10,500 per tenure year. A $1,000 International Research Travel Allowance is also available for certain programs. Eligibility: College seniors, first-year graduate students, and others who have completed a limited amount of graduate study in science, math, or engineering may apply. See the program web site for more details. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the U.S. NSF Minority Graduate Fellowship applicants must be members of one of the following groups underrepresented in the advanced levels of the U.S science and engineering personnel pool: Native American, African American, Hispanic, Alaska Native (Eskimo/Aleut), or Pacific Islander (Polynesian/Micronesian). Selection Criteria: Awards are based on ability, as evidenced in academic records, recommendations, and GRE scores. GRE results are noted as highly important. Applicants are required to submit scores for both the General Test and the Subject Test most closely related to the chosen field of study. Application Process: The application process has two stages. On the basis of a brief form submitted by early November, those who meet preliminary qualifications are invited to submit an extensive final application and letters of reference. Applications are submitted directly to NSF and there is no College internal selection, however interested students are strongly urged to seek advice from faculty and the Graduate Fellowships Office early in the process. Proposals are scrutinized by experienced researchers, and you will benefit from the guidance of faculty who are familiar with the selection process. 

Year of Need: 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad, 3rd Year Grad, Beyond 3rd Year Grad,

Type: Merit Based

Num Awards: Multiple

Min Award: Varies

Max Award: Varies

Deadline: 2018-12-31


Sponsoring Organization Pomona College
Financial Aid Office 550 N. College Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

Contact Person:

Phone: 909-621-8205