STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. STEM Scholarships are a form of financial assistance and do not usually need to be repaid.
There are plenty of STEM-related jobs available but not enough qualified applicants to fill those jobs. In an effort to increase the number of qualified workers in the workforce, many companies, organizations, and foundations provide STEM scholarships to encourage students to pursue STEM majors. There are STEM Scholarships specifically to help women and underrepresented students succeed in these traditionally underrepresented disciplines. There is an increasing number of Stem Scholarships for Females and minority students.
STEM awards and scholarships range in value from $500-$15,000 or more. Students who apply for STEM Scholarships must be enrolled in a major or program related to the STEM fields. Some STEM scholarships may accept applicants in different majors such as business or literature and will have specific eligibility requirements and deadlines. You can find specific eligibility requirements on the scholarship providers website or application form.
Here are 20 general STEM Scholarships below you can apply for this year. Plus our guide to over 600 discipline-specific scholarships:
STEM Scholarships Guide
20 STEM Scholarships:
Aysen Tunca Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: March 15th
Eligibility: Open to female undergraduate students majoring in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) field, excelling in her studies, and demonstrating significant potential.
Deadline: Two Yearly Deadlines, July Deadline for Fall 2021 Award
Eligibility: Open to undergraduate and graduate students with declared STEM major. International students may apply.
RevPart 2021 STEM Scholarship
Deadline: December 31st
Eligibility: Any student majoring in a STEM field that is attending an accredited college may apply.
AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship
Deadline: March 31st
Eligibility: Enrolled in STEM field. Underrepresented in their field of study. Underrepresented groups may be defined by: gender, race, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, nationality and other non-visible differences. Minimum 3.0 GPA
Buildium’s Build U. Scholarship
Amount: $2500 awarded each semester
Deadline: April 15th for fall
Eligibility: You must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program in the United States or Canada, majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM).
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older at the date of submission and in good academic standing with their college or university.
The Snapology Women in STEM Scholarship
Deadline: April 15th
Eligibility: The Snapology STEM Studies Scholarship awards scholarships to female college-bound high school seniors based on demonstrated academic achievement, financial need, and an express interest in pursuing a STEM education.
Deadline: April 1st
Elligibility: National – Any graduating high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student, from a traditionally underserved or underrepresented group in science, technology, engineering, math or health.
MyBioSource Inc. Scholarship for STEM Majors
Deadline: June 30th
Eligibility: High School Seniors, Undergraduates, Graduates as well as international students can apply. Candidate must be enrolled as a freshman, undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university for the Fall semester. Intended major in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or related fields.
Battelle/NOGLSTP Out To Innovate Scholarships
Deadline: First Saturday of June
Eligibility: Successful completion of a minimum of two years of post-high school education at an accredited college or university. Maintenance of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 for the entirety of college/university enrollment. A declared major in an accredited STEM or STEM-related teaching field. Be an active supporter of and participant in programs or organizations that promote LGBTQ inclusion and visibility. Students must be eligible for fall term registration and must not be under disciplinary sanction.
Women and Minorities STEM Scholarship
Deadline: June 1st, October 31st
Eligibility: The program is available to female students and students of African-American, Asian, Pacific Island, Native American, Native Alaskan, or Hispanic descent. A US citizen or permanent resident. A junior or senior, full-time, day-time student at an accredited and approved college or university.Enrolled in contiguous fall and spring semesters, carrying a minimum of 12 credits and earning a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) each semester.Working towards a baccalaureate degree in science, technology, engineering or math with at least 60 credits of college work prior to the submission of the application.
HoshizakiIceMaker.com Supporting STEM Scholarship
Deadline: June 30th
Eligibility: An applicant must: Be an undergraduate college student or high school senior. Have a cumulative minimum of 3.0 GPA. Maintain full-time enrollment of 12 credit hours or more per college term. Be a declared major in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematic field of study. Demonstrate passion for STEM subjects, strong moral character, and leadership ability. Reside in the U.S. attend a U.S. university, and be legally declared as a U.S. citizen.
StraightNorth STEM Scholarship
Deadline: August 1st
Eligibility: To qualify, undergraduate or graduate students must be majoring in a STEM field of study, and attending an accredited college or university based in the USA.
Widespread STEM Scholarship
Deadline: January 1st
Eligility: Open to any full-time student currently enrolled in a STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) program at any college, university or vocational school.
Masergy STEM Scholarship Program
Deadline: December 15th
Eligibility: Open to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in STEM (i.e. science, technology, engineering or mathematics). Must submit video.
The Hubertus W.V. Willems Scholarship for Male Students
Award: Up to $3000 (20-40 available)
Eligibility: awarded annually to a male, US citizen who attends an accredited institution in the United States and is majoring in one of the following fields: Engineering, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematical Sciences.
Virginia Heinlein Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: April 1st
Eligibility: 1. Applicant must be a full time undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited college that awards Bachelor of Science or Arts degrees. 2. Major must be Engineering, Math or Physical Sciences (e.g. Physics, Chemistry) or Science Fiction as Literature. 3. Open to residents of any country.
The Science Ambassador Scholarship for Women in STEM
Award: Full Tuition
Deadline: December, Applications for the 2021 academic year open this fall.
Eligibility: The Science Ambassador Scholarship is a full tuition scholarship for a woman seeking an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, or math, funded by Cards Against Humanity.
Palantir Women in Technology Scholarship
Award: Up to $10,000
Deadline: March 22
Eligibility: Open to women who are active, full-time undergraduate students enrolled in an accredited U.S., Canadian or Mexican college/university during the academic years that the scholarship is awarded, i.e., you must be enrolled in both the current (2019-20) and upcoming (2021) academic years. Are a freshman, sophomore, or junior who are majoring in or plan to major in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) fields. Identify as women. Have not been recipients in the past.
The Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology (DFBSST)
Award: Up to $3000
Deadline: June 15th
Eligibility: African-American, undergraduate student majoring (or intending to major) in a technical field of study (i.e., engineering, math, science, etc.), Be enrolled (or identify his or her intention to enroll) at one of the predominantly Black colleges or universities listed below, and Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
The Dotcom-Monitor Women in Computing Scholarship $1,000 Annual Award
Deadline: April 1
Eligibility: The Dotcom-Monitor Women in Computing Scholarship is open to female students currently enrolled as full-time undergraduate students at an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Canada for the 2019-2021 academic year. Applicants should have either already declared their major or have completed at least one academic year in computer science, computer engineering, or closely related technical field.
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