1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
University Advisement & Enrichment Center
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
University Advisement & Enrichment Center
Scholarships for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) students
Barry Goldwater Scholarship (UNM Deadline in October)
For future American researchers & scientists who are majoring in mathematics, science, or engineering. Up to $7,500 for the remaining year(s) of undergraduate study
BrainTrack Computer Science Scholarship (Deadline in early November)
The BrainTrack Computer Science Degree Scholarship is designed to help others considering computer science or information technology related careers by taking advantage of the experiences of entrants. Winners are selected based on the creativity, focus, overall thoughtfulness, accuracy, and practical value of responses to essay questions. The questions ask students about how they chose computer science or IT, their experiences as a student, and their suggestions for prospective students. BrainTrack publishes the most helpful responses for use by future students. The best entry for each competition is awarded $1000; the runner-up $500.
DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (Deadline in January)
The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) program provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing a PhD in scientific or engineering disciplines with an emphasis in high-performance computing.
DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (Deadline January)
The Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE NNSA SSGF) program provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing a Ph.D. in areas of interest to stewardship science, such as high energy density physics, nuclear science, or materials under extreme conditions and hydrodynamics. The DOE NNSA SSGF is open to any U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien planning full-time, uninterrupted study toward a doctoral degree at an accredited U.S. university. The benefits include: $36,000 yearly stipend, payment of full tuition and required fees, annual program review, $1,000 yearly academic allowance, and 12-week research practicum.
DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship (Deadline in January)
This fellowship will support outstanding students to pursue graduate training in basic research in areas of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computational sciences, and environmental sciences. Award provides partial tuition support, an annual stipend for living expenses, and a research stipend for full-time graduate study and thesis/dissertation research at a U.S. academic institution for three years.
Department of Homeland Security Undergraduate Fellowship (Deadline in early January)
This Fellowship awards include $1,000/month for 9 months during the academic year; $5,000 for the 10-week summer internship.
GEM Fellowship Program (Deadline October) GEM's fellowship programs span the entire recruitment, retention, and professional development spectrum. GEM's principal activity is the provision of graduate fellowships at the MS and Ph.D. levels coupled with paid summer internships. GEM also offers programming on the importance of graduate school and tools for access and successful matriculation. Additionally, GEM produces publications for graduate and undergraduate students, university and industry administrators to assist in the education process of how to obtain a graduate STEM education. GEM is devoted to increasing access and success in engineering and science graduate education and practice.GEM MS Engineering Fellows receive $4,000 living stipend per full-time semester up to 4 semesters ($8K per academic year - 3 quarters), up to two paid summer internships with a GEM Employer Member, & full tuition and fees provided by a GEM University Member. Eligibility includes:
Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship (Deadline in October)
The Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship empowers outstanding young people pursuing a PhD degree in the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences with the freedom to innovate and explore their genius in collaboration with leading professors in the field.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund/Hormel Scholarship Program (Undergrad) (Deadline in December)
The HSF/Hormel Scholarship Program is a scholarship of $2,500 awarded for applicants interested in a career in the food industry. In addition, interested students can apply to be considered for a paid internship. Internships include either free housing or a housing stipend.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund (Undergrad) (Deadline in August)
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and the Verizon Foundation have partnered to provide financial resources to assist outstanding Latino students. This scholarship is open to sophomore, junior and senior students in selected majors. The award amount is $5,000. Selected students will be invited to join the Verizon Student Network and may have the opportunity to participate in a summer internship.
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (Deadline in January)
KSTF Teaching Fellowships are awarded based on four selection criteria: science or mathematics content knowledge, commitment to teaching, professional ability and leadership.
Leonard M. Rieser Fellowship in Science, Technology, and Global Security (Deadline March)
The Rieser Fellowships provide up to two successful applicants with a one-time award of up to $4,000 to pursue projects that explore issues at the intersection of science, global security, and public policy, focusing on a significant aspect of nuclear security, climate stabilization or biotechnology. Any undergraduate student studying at a U.S. college or university is eligible to apply. The 2013 deadline is March 15. The Rieser Committee's decision will be announced online in the Spring, following notification of all applicants.
NASA Aeronautics Scholarship program (Deadline January)
The Aeronautics Scholarship Program (ASP) offers our nation's research leaders of tomorrow exceptional. Twenty (20) undergraduate scholarships will be awarded annually to students with at least two (2) years of full time study left to complete their degree. Awardees will receive funding for up to two (2) years of study ($15,000 to be used for educational related expenses, & $10,000 Summer internship at a NASA Research Center).
National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship (Deadline in December)
The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines. NDSEG confers high honors upon its recipients, and allows them to attend whichever U.S. institution they choose. NDSEG Fellowships last for three years and pay for full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Educational Partnership Program (Deadline February)
The goal of the Undergraduate Scholars Program is to increase the number of students who undertake course work and graduate with degrees in targeted academic fields integral to NOAA's mission. This program targets students who have completed their sophomore year, attending minority serving institutions (MSIs), and have recently declared, or about to declare a major in atmospheric, oceanic, or environmental disciplines that support these sciences.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hollings Scholarship (Deadline January)
The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year. The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the Scholars with "hands-on"/ practical educational training experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory NOAA Scholarship Program orientation, conferences where students present a paper or poster, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (Deadline November)
The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $30,000 along with a $10,500 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees, opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose. Please contact Dr. Laura Crossey for more information.
National Space Club Goddard Memorial Scholarship - The National Space Club awards a $10,000 scholarship each year, in memory of Dr. Robert H. Goddard, America's Rocket pioneer. The scholarship is awarded to a US citizen in at least the junior year of an accredited university, who, in the judgement of the award committee, shows the greatest interest and aptitude.
SMART Scholarship (Deadline in early December)
The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories. The program is particularly interested in supporting individuals that demonstrate an aptitude and interest in conducting theoretical and applied research.
Society of Women Engineers - SWE Scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States and Mexico. Applicants complete one application and are considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible.
UNCF Merck Science Initiative Undergraduate Research Scholarship (Deadline
Each award provides up to $35,000, which includes up to $25,000 towards tuition, room and board, and billable fees. Each UNCF • Merck Undergraduate Fellow will be mentored by a Merck scientist and will receive two Summer Research Internships with stipends totaling at least $10,000, if eligible. One internship will take place during the summer following the junior year and the other following graduation. The two 10-12 week summer internships will take place at a Merck research facility in Rahway, NJ, West Point, PA or Boston, MA.
Whitaker International Program (Undergrad) (Deadline in March)
The Whitaker International Program sends emerging leaders in U.S. biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) overseas to undertake a self-designed project that will enhance their careers within the field. The goal of the program is to assist the development of professional leaders who are not only superb scientists, but who also will advance the profession through an international outlook. Along with supporting grant projects in an academic setting, the Whitaker International Program encourages grantees to engage in policy work and propose projects in an industry setting.Be of Hispanic heritage
Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship (DeadlineOctober)
The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and New Jersey. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or had careers in, STEM fields.