Physical Science Scholarships
Here are some of the Physical Science scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.
Deadline June 1st every year.
To enable women to return to physics research careers after having had to interrupt those careers. The fellowship consists of a one-year award of up to $45,000 (applicants can apply in a subsequent year for one additional year of support). Allowed expenses include dependent care (limited to 50% of the award), salary, travel, equipment, and tuition and fees. Overhead charges by the institution are not allowed.
Eligibility & Selection Criteria
Currently be a citizen, legal resident, or resident alien of the United States or Canada.
Have completed work toward a PhD.
Provide written proof from a U.S. or Canadian institution that the applicant will have institutional affiliation during the tenure of the grant. Institutional affiliation at the time of application is not necessary.
In selecting fellowship recipients, the following criteria will be considered:
Qualifications of applicant,
Status of career before break,
Steps the applicant has taken to return to physics research,
Relationship of the applicant to the research community,
Relationship of project and award to future plans,
Scholarly significance of the project,
Quality and feasibility of the project design and timeline.
R&D Systems is proud to support education in science with a scholarship program established to students who are pursuing a degree in a science related field.
The R&D Systems Scholarship Program will be awarded to students pursuing a degree in a science related field. A $1500 (or international currency equivalent) scholarship will be awarded twice a year for one student in the fall semester and one student in the spring semester.
For graduate students who focus primarily on international affairs, languages, economics, geography, cartography, physical sciences and engineering; other majors may be accepted
Should be entering their first or second year of graduate studies in an accredited college or university
Active participation in projects with potential to have work disseminated throughout the Intelligence Community
3.0 GPA or better on a 4.0 scale
Foreign language skills and previous international residency are pluses
Medical/polygraph examinations and background investigation required
Assignments are ONLY in the Washington, DC metro area
Because of safety concerns for the prospective applicant, as well as security and communication issues, the CIA Recruitment Center does not accept applications, nor can we return phone calls, e-mails or other forms of communication, from US citizens living outside of the US.
Three $1,250 scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students of accredited 4-year colleges and universities. The “Virginia Heinlein Memorial Scholarship” is dedicated to a female candidate majoring in engineering, math, or biological or physical sciences. The other two scholarships may be awarded to either a male or female, and add “Science Fiction as literature” as an eligible field of study.
The Paul W. Ruckes Scholarship provides one (1) grant of $1,000 to an undergraduate or graduate student who is blind or visually impaired pursuing a degree in engineering, computer, physical, or life sciences. To be eligible, the applicant must be a United States citizen and submit: 1. Written documentation of a visual impairment from an ophtalmologist or optometrist. Applicant need not be legally blind. 2. Official transcript(s) of grades 3. Proof of acceptance at a college or university 4. Three letters of recommendation 5. A typewritten statement of no more than three double-spaced pages describing educational and personal goals, work experience, extra-curricular activities, and how scholarship monies will be used.
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.
1.(a) Any student who is in the last year of secondary school (public, private, parochial) in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Wake and Midway Islands and the Marianas, and (b) Any American student in the last year of secondary school attending (i) a Department of Defense Dependents School or an accredited overseas American or International School, (ii) a foreign school as an exchange student, or (iii) a foreign school because his/her parent(s) work and live abroad who is expected to complete college entrance qualifications before October 1 in the year in which the awards are made and who has not competed in any previous Science Talent Search. The selection is based on the following criteria: - A written report on an independent research project. - A Personal Data Blank and secondary school record. - The secondary school record must include available national test scores. Sons and daughters of Science Service employees, Science Talent Search Evaluators or Judges are not eligible for the competition.
The Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship Program (WU Scholars) is a program designed to support young people and their efforts to pursue a post-secondary education.
Selected scholarship recipients will receive USD $2,500 each to contribute toward tuition or school fees at an accredited post-secondary institution and will be selected based on criteria relating to the program's three pillars: Perseverance, Aspiration, and Community.
To be eligible, students must be seeking an undergraduate degree in one of the following categories: science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and business/entrepreneurship.
The application, which requires a letter of recommendation and an academic transcript, opens Wednesday March 8th. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 12 at noon Eastern Standard Time.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
To be considered for an IMGIP Fellowship, an applicant must be: (1) a citizen or permanent resident of the United States; (2) an African American, Hispanic, or Native American; (3) the recipient of an earned baccalaureate degree; and, (4) accepted for admission to a doctoral program in the fields of life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, or mathematics. Each recipient is awarded an annual stipend of $13,500; an allowance of $1,500 for books, supplies, equipment and travel; and an institutional scholarship that will cover tuition and fees. The Award is renewable for up to a maximum of three (3) years. Upon completion of the degree, and acceptance of appropriate employment, recipients are eligible to receive a $15,000 placement incentive. Award recipients must be enrolled for graduate study during each semester the Award is held and be registered for a minimum of nine (9) credit hours for Fall and Spring, and three (3) for Summer. While on an IMGIP Award, students may not hold other appointments either inside or outside the University. Also, upon degree completion, awardees must agree to seek and accept a full-time faculty appointment at an Illinois institution of higher learning for a period equal to the number of years of the Award. Recipients failing to fulfill the conditions of the Award are required to repay twenty (20) percent of the total Award.
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.
Must be a U.S. citizen attending a Hughes approved college or university studying engineering (EE, ME, SYS, AE), Computer Science, Physics or Mathematics. GPA: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Master of Science Fellowship, Howard Hughes Doctoral Fellowship and Engineer Degree fellowship are awarded on a competitive basis to qualified individuals in Engineering Sciences. Most fellowships are awarded on a work-study basis.
Open to U.S. citizens applying for support for the last year of full-time or co-op undergraduate program or one year of full-time graduate study leading to a designated engineering or physical science degree in an accredited college or university. A scholarship will not be awarded to a doctoral candidate or to a person already having an advanced degree. Must demonstrate a genuine interest in a career in naval engineering, e.g., a student membership in a professional engineering society, extra-curricular engineering activities, etc. Selection criteria will be based on the candidate's academic record, work history, professional promise and interest in naval engineering, extra-curricular activities, and recommendations of college faculty, employers, and other character references. Financial need may also be considered.
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