Science Scholarships

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First 10 Science scholarships:
NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program
 
Amount:
The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study during the 9-month academic year and a 10-week, full-time internship position ($700/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility.
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
January 31st
Applicant must be U.S. citizen. Must have full-time status as a college sophomore at an accredited college or university within the United States or U.S. territories. Cumulative and semester/quarter GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) in all completed undergraduate courses and in the major field of study. Majoring in a discipline area related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, or education, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA's programs and mission, e.g., biological, social and physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; computer and information sciences; and teacher education.
Contact:
For more information about the Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship, contact: NOAA Office of Education/Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship at StudentScholarshipPrograms@noaa.gov or call (301) 713-9437 ext. 150. Url: www.noaa.gov/office-education/hollings-scholarship
Microsoft Scholarships
 
Amount:
Full tuition and fees, monthly stipend, summer internship after first year.
Awards:
Several
Deadline:
January 31
Open to undergraduates enrolled full-time at four-year universities only. Must be pursuing studies in computer science or related disciplines such as such as electrical engineering, math, or physics and must also demonstrate interest in computer science. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Four scholarships available: General Scholarships, Women's Scholarships, Underrepresented Minority Scholarships, and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities.
Contact:
Microsoft Scholarship Program, Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-8303, https://careers.microsoft.com/students/scholarships
NOAA EPP/ USP Scholarships
 
Amount:
Students receive awards valued at up to $45,000 in total support (including travel and conference participation) during their junior and senior years. Students complete an 11 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 a 10 week 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).
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
January 31st
Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Must be currently enrolled as a full-time 2nd year student in a four-year academic program; or transferring from a two-year to a four-year institution; or a 3rd year student in a five-year program. Studying 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). Must earn and maintain a minimum 3.2 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Must have and maintain a declared major in a discipline including, but not limited to, oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, physical and social sciences including geography, physics, hydrology, or geomatics that support NOAA's programs and mission.
Contact:
To apply for an EPP/MSI USP Scholarship, students can visit: https://oedwebapps.iso.noaa.gov/uspa. The application is available annually September through January. If you have questions, you may contact EPP.USP@noaa.gov.
Davidson Fellows Scholarship
 
Amount:
$10,000, $25,000 and $50,000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February
The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception. To be eligible for the Davidson Fellows scholarship, an applicant must: Be 18 or younger as of Oct. 1. Be a U.S. citizen residing in the United States, or a Permanent Resident of the United States residing in the United States, or be stationed overseas due to active U.S. military duty. Have completed a significant piece of work in one of the submission categories. Be able to demonstrate that the work is his or her own creation. Be able to attend, with at least one parent or guardian, the awards reception in Washington, D.C. (Note: Travel and lodging expenses will be paid by the Institute.)
Contact:
Davidson Institute for Talent Development 9665 Gateway Drive, Suite B Reno, NV 89521 Phone: (775) 852-3483 ext. 435 Fax: (775) 852-2184E-mail: info@davidsongifted.org URL: www.davidsongifted.org/fellows/
SOARS Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science Internship
 
Amount:
10-week summer program at NCAR in Boulder, Colorado, with competitive wages, travel assistance to and from home, and paid housing and local transportation
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 1
SOARS encourages applications from individuals who are members of a group that is historically under-represented in the atmospheric and related sciences, including students who are Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, and Hispanic or Latino, female, first generation college students, and students with disabilities. SOARS welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students; students who have experienced, and worked to overcome, educational or economic disadvantage and/or have personal or family circumstances that may complicate their continued progress in research careers. A successful candidate should have completed the equivalent of two years of college. Have at least one semester of college remaining after the initial summer program. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Have a major in atmospheric science or a related field such as the geosciences, biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, meteorology, oceanography, physics, or social science; plan to pursue a career in atmospheric or a related science. Have U.S.-citizen or permanent-resident status.
Contact:
SOARS UCAR P. O. Box 3000 Boulder, CO 80307 Phone: 303-497-8622 Fax: 303-497-8629 Website: SOARS@UCAR.edu
Fleming Scholar Program
 
Amount:
8 week paid intensive hands-on biomedical research experience
Awards:
varies
Deadline:
February 1
To apply for the Fleming Scholar Program, you MUST be: An Oklahoma resident at the time of high school graduation. At least 16 years of age. Classified as a high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior at the time of application submission. A United States citizen or permanent resident or have unrestricted employment authorization in accordance with applicable Immigration and Naturalization Service regulations (example: J-2 with Employment Authorization Document). Applicants with an H-4 visa are not eligible. Willing and able to commit to the program's entire eight-week time frame, which begins the first Monday following Memorial Day. Scholars are selected based on aptitude and interest in science and math, academic standing, essays and recommendation letters written as part of the application process.
Contact:
If you have any questions or trouble applying, please e-mail FlemingScholars@omrf.org or contact Carlisa Curry (405-271-7439, 800-522-0211 or carlisa-curry@omrf.org).
The Girls Impact the World Film Festival Girls in Stem Award
 
Amount:
$1000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 1
Applicant(s) must be 25 or under on December 31, 2016 (special circumstances may be considered) (1) Currently enrolled undergraduates (global) OR (2) Full-time high school students (3) The GITW Film Fest Competition is not open to any resident of the following countries: U.S. export regulations prohibit the export of goods and services to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria. Therefore residents of these countries/regions are not eligible to participate. (4) Sponsor prizes including Green IS, Honest Beauty & Innovation Prize are chosen by sponsors and may include films directed and produced by graduate students. (5) Each individual applicant may be involved in the making of up to two films. You may not enter more than two films. Students submit your 3-6 minute film on issues that%u2026 CREATE AWARENESS about why so few girls choose to study STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and why so many more men than women choose careers in these fast-growing, high-paying fields. You may want show the experience of a girl (or girls) attending a STEM school and chronicle the challenges she faces. FOCUS ON SOLUTIONS. Find out what it takes to get girls interested in STEM%u2014and helps them hang in there when the going gets tough. Was there a particular class, or mentor, or role model that got her there or helped her get through a challenging time?
AMS Undergraduate Named Scholarship
 
Amount:
$2000-$10,000
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 3
Applicants must be entering their final year of undergraduate study in the fall and provide evidence of acceptance as a full-time student at an accredited U.S. institution at the time of the award. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in the atmospheric or related sciences. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0-point scale. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status. No age restriction exists.
Contact:
The application includes specific guidelines; if you have further questions, contact AMS Development and Student Program Manager Donna Fernandez ( 617-227-2426 ext. 3907). www.ametsoc.org
AMS/Industry Minority Scholarship
 
Amount:
$3000 per year x 2 years
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 6
Open to minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students. Applicant must be entering his or her freshman undergraduate year in the fall of 2015 to be eligible to apply. Must be U.S. citizen and attend an educational institution within the U.S..
Contact:
American Meteorological Society 45 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02108-3693 DC Office: 1120 G Street, NW, Suite 800 Washington DC, 20005-3826 amsinfo@ametsoc.org Phone: 617-227-2425 Fax: 617-742-8718 Contact Person: Donna Fernandez (617) 227-2426 ext. 246
AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship
 
Amount:
$2500 x 2 years
Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
February 6
The American Meteorological Society is pleased to announce the AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship program, open to all high school students and designed to encourage study in the atmospheric and related sciences. Serving as a unique example of various sectors of our field joining together to support young, talented minds, the scholarships are being sponsored by partners in industry, as well as through named scholarships either established by an AMS member or in memory of someone. The sponsors of these scholarships have all recognized the importance in encouraging young people to enter into the atmospheric and related sciences and thus have made generous contributions in support of the 2015 AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship Program. AMS encourages applications from women, minorities, and disabled students who are traditionally underrepresented in the atmospheric and related oceanic sciences. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status and must be pursuing a degree at a U.S. institution.
Contact:
AMS Attn: Freshman Scholarship Program 45 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108 Contact: Donna Fernandez, (617) 227-2426 ext. 246 www.ametsoc.org