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.
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.
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.
Students who have completed at least three (3) semesters of graduate study toward the Ph.D. and who have no more than three (3) years remaining to obtain the Ph.D. degree in a graduate program in the pharmaceutical sciences administered by a U.S. college of pharmacy. Students enrolled in joint Pharm.D./Ph.D. programs are eligible to apply if they have completed the equivalent of three full semesters of graduate credit toward the Ph.D., and if the Ph.D. degree will be awarded within three (3) additional years. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident. Number of awards and stipends: Up to eighty (80) Fellowships (renewals and new awards) are awarded annually. Fellowship stipends can range from $6,000 to $10,000 annually. The Fellowship stipend may be used for any purpose decided by the awardee and college that will enable the student to make progress in their pursuit of the Ph.D. - e.g. student stipend, laboratory supplies, books, materials, travel, etc. None of the funds shall be used for indirect costs by the institution. No support is provided beyond a maximum of three years. The number of AFPE Pre-doctoral Fellowships awarded each year depends on the availability of funds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To be eligible: - You must be enrolled as an undergraduate student majoring in entomology, biology, zoology, or a related science at a recognized university or college in the United States, Canada, or Mexico. - You must have accumulated a minimum of 30 college credit-hours at the time the award is presented in August. - You must have completed at least one course or project in entomology.
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.
NASF's educational foundation remains committed to helping undergraduate and graduate students interested in studying chemical engineering, material science or engineering, mechanical engineering, metallurgical engineering, environmental engineering or chemistry.
Scholarships to college juniors, seniors and graduate students are offered in the amount of $1,500. Candidates must demonstrate academic achievement and involvement in extracurricular activities.
Is there a minimum GPA requirement?
Yes, for undergraduate applicant, GPA should be 3.0 or
above; for graduate applicant, GPA should be 3.3 or
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