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ACS Scholars Award

ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards of up to $5,000* are given to qualified students. African American, Hispanic, or American Indian high school seniors or college freshman, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology are eligible to apply.


American Geological Institute Minority Participation Program

Since 1972, the American Geological Institute has administered the Minority Participation Program. The broad goal for this program is to maintain and increase incrementally the number of underrepresented ethnic-minority students in the geosciences. Recipients of AGI Minority Geoscience Scholarships are provided with financial awards ranging from $500 to $3,000 and given the opportunity to interact with a mentor from the geoscience community within our AGI MPP Advisory Committee.

AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship

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.

AMS/Industry Minority Scholarships

The AMS/Industry Minority Scholarships will award funding to minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students. Funding for the scholarships is provided by industry and through donations made by members to the AMS 21st Century Campaign.

AMS Undergraduate Named Scholarship

Applicants must be entering their final year of undergraduate study 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.

A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship

AISES' own scholarship program was established in 1983 in memory of A.T. Anderson (Mohawk), a chemical engineer who founded AISES with six other American Indian scientists. Scholarships are awarded to members of AISES who are American Indian/Alaskan Native college students pursuing academic degrees in the sciences, engineering, medicine, natural resources, and math.

The Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG) Scholarships

Each year the AWG-Potomac chapter awards mulitple scholarships through the AWG Foundation to honor and provide support for outstanding minority women geoscience students.

AWIS Educational Awards for Undergraduate Students

The AWIS Educational Awards Committee offers awards for women pursuing a Bachelors degree in any of the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) areas. About 5-10 AWIS undergraduate awards in the amount of $1,000 are given each year. Applicants must be in their sophomore or junior year and must meet the general eligibility requirements. Students in community college should indicate their plans for obtaining a 4-year degree. AWIS may also give Citations of Merit ($500).


The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program

The purpose of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, as stated in the enabling legislation, is to alleviate a critical current and future shortage of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. A more realistic statement of the purpose, in today's terms, is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified individuals to those fields of academic study and research.

Brown and Caldwell Minority Scholarship Program

Brown & Caldwell have set up the Minority Scholarship Program to help minority groups succeed in the environmental engineering industry. Applicants must have a declared major in Civil, Chemical or Environmental Engineering or one of the environmental sciences.

Dr. Wes Eckenfelder Jr. Scholarship

In recognition of Dr. Wesley Eckenfelder's many contributions to the environmental profession, Brown and Caldwell offers a $5,000 scholarship for students pursuing education and careers within the environmental industry. Applicants must have a declared major in Civil, Chemical or Environmental Engineering or one of the environmental sciences.

Marine Technology Society Scholarships

Scholarships up to $10,000 award amounts are available for undergraduates & graduates enrolled in a marine-related field. Membership is required for many of the applications.

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program provides selected undergraduate applicants with a scholarship award (up to a maximum of $8,000) for two academic years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time internship ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility.


Old Dominion Honors College - Undergraduate Research Program

Honors College offers awards of $1500 grant for undergraduates conducting original research, scholarship, or creative work under the mentorship of a full-time faculty member. It also offers $2500 fellowship grant for a summer term. There are also travel grants to support student travel to present original research, scholarship, or creative work at local or national professional conferences.


Science Museum of Eastern Virginia Prize

This scholarship is provide to one or more ODU junior students majoring in biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, math, oceanography, physics or psychology.


Udall Scholarship

Scholarships are offered in any of three categories: (1) To students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment; or (2) To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy; or (3) To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care.


UNCF Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards

The UNCF Merck Science awards are intended to help African American undergraduate students who are interested in science to further their science education and potentially pursue science and engineering careers. The UNCF Merck awards provide tuition support and opportunities for research experience in a state-of-the-art research facility.

Windstar Environmental Studies Scholarship Program

The Windstar Foundation, co-founded by John Denver and Thomas Crum, has consistently sought ways, "To inspire individuals to make responsible choices and take direct personal actions to achieve a peaceful and environmentally sustainable future." With this mission in mind, the Windstar Foundation is awarding two $500 scholarships for qualified undergraduates entering their junior or senior year of college, as well as one $1000 scholarship for graduate students entering their second year of graduate school.


Women in Science and Technology Scholarship

One-time award offered to women completing a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree within two years who are majoring in actuarial science, biology, bio-engineering, chemistry, computer science, dentistry, engineering, mathematics, medicine, physics or similar field.

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