In addition to departmental scholarships and awards, there are many outside scholarship opportunities available for STEM students.
Mercer Family Foundation
Understanding that education is the key to the future, the Mercer Family Foundation is investing in students — offering college scholarships to exceptional college juniors and seniors who have chosen math and/or physics as a career path. The recipients of these scholarships will advance science and serve society.
The Mercer Family Foundation has been granting scholarships since 2015, and has, over that time, helped fund college costs for thirty eight students majoring in mathematics, physics or both. Two of those students were enrolled at Southern Oregon University during the academic year 2018-2019.
Applications will be accepted annually from February 1 through March 31. Scholarships are awarded by April 30.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is an American scientific agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce that focuses n the conditions of the ocean, major waterways & the atmosphere. This link is a list of educational opportunities and information (select scholarships under the drop-down search menu).
Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship
A $500 grant empowering the next generation of extraordinary women leaders in tech.
About The Scholarship
From shaping our behavior, to shifting our beliefs, to redesigning our interactions, technology is rapidly changing the world. The rise of technology has created a wealth of personal and professional opportunities and the ability to leave a positive dent in the universe.
It’s critical that women be at the forefront of our tech-driven world.
Globally, women are significantly underrepresented in the tech sector. While many factors contribute to the gender imbalance in tech, it’s indisputable that having more women in tech will fuel innovation and lead to better social and business outcomes.
During my career in technology, I’ve benefited from having amazing female leaders who have increased my empathy, compassion, and effectiveness as a leader.
The Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship exists to move the tech industry in the right direction by empowering the next generation of extraordinary women leaders.
Application Deadline: April 30, 2022
Winners Announced: May 31, 2022
BHW Group Scholarship
The BHW Group is a custom web and mobile app development company based in Austin, Texas. We do not sell licenses. We do not sell pre-built software or reuse previous solutions. We rely on our decade plus of experience and research to create the proper solution for your specific needs. We are designers, developers, and architects, but most of all we are problem solvers. The BHW Group is passionate about the software that we deliver and we are committed to transforming your vision into intuitive applications. We work directly with our clients in a partnership that empowers their businesses by saving them time and money. Our developers are experts in a wide range of technologies and are encouraged to explore new ideas and continually improve their abilities. Applications open in January and are due each April 15th. The winner will be announced on May 15th.
Financial Resources for Women in STEM
If more women continue to pursue careers in STEM, we think the future looks pretty bright.
Fortunately, the numbers show an increase of women working in nearly all fields of mathematics, computer sciences, engineering and beyond.
Whether you're jetting off to a four-year university or on the hunt for a field-specific internship, this guide of nearly 160 financial awards, internships, and nonprofit resources for women in STEM is a good place to start.
Girls in STEM Scholarship
The Girls in STEM (GIS) Scholarship Award (2021-2022) is open to students enrolled in any STEM related undergraduate programs at an accredited university, and is awarded annually in the amount of $500.
One of our goals at Girls Who STEM (GWS) is to increase access and participation of girls in STEM fields, and promote and as support girls and women in STEM projects, areas of study and professions. The GIS Scholarship is one way we can advance this mission, while also helping the next generation of young women and future STEM professionals reach their academic goals.
Who can Apply?
Applicants in good academic standing, with extracurricular community experience or a demonstrated passion for STEM and an interest in working in STEM fields.
We’re looking for applicants with an educational and personal history of working on STEM projects, studying in a STEM field, and have shown a strong passion of the inclusion of girls and women in STEM fields, and hope to one day work in a STEM-related job.
If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear your story.
To qualify, applicants must demonstrate both academic distinction in any STEM-related areas of study, as well as financial need. This scholarship will be awarded to students with career interests in STEM-related fields, research and any other STEM-related areas.
The award aims to expand the duties of STEM professionals to encompass fostering dialogue with communities, and participating in educational efforts aimed at promoting access to girls in STEM programs as well as the ongoing efforts to promote the inclusion and success of women in STEM areas of study and STEM professions.
Through the GIS scholarship award, GWS will identify applicants who have the above interests and criteria, and who demonstrate efforts aimed to promote broader awareness of the importance of access to STEM programs for girls. Applicants should also articulate approaches that can be used to allow the inclusion of girls and women in STEM professions.
One applicant will be chosen to receive the scholarship award in the amount of $500 each calendar year. This scholarship award program is an equal-opportunity award open to all qualified applicants who meet the eligibility requirements.
Student Scholarship Criteria
- Currently enrolled in good standing in an accredited STEM-related undergraduate program in the United States
- Current overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Proven history of advocacy for participation of girls in STEM programs
- Demonstrated community involvement
- Demonstrated financial need
Application Requirements and Deadline
The application period for the GIS Scholarship Award begins on October 1, 2021, and eligible students may submit applications through December 31, 2021. Only applicants who submit completed applications in full by December 31, 2021 are eligible for consideration. The recipient of the award will be announced on January 31, 2022; the recipient will be notified via email.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit the following:
- First and last name
- Email address
- Phone number
- Current college or university you attend
- Current GPA
- Expected graduation date
- Current course of study
Also, applicants must submit a 1-2 page essay that explains:
- Why you’ve chosen to pursue a career in a STEM-related field
- What your specific community involvements are or have been with advocating access to girls and women in STEM programs and professions.
- How you intend to use this award
Finally, please include any pictures you have that demonstrate your involvement in girls and women in STEM programs.
Submit the information and essay by email to scholarship [at] girlswhostem.com no later than December 31, 2021. You will receive an email reply within 5 business days to confirm receipt of your application materials.
Out to Innovate Scholarship
The Out to Innovate™ Scholarships, established in 2011, are intended for LGBTQ+ undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) programs. The scholarships are designed to promote academic excellence and increased visibility of talented LGBTQ+ students in STEM careers. We are pleased to announce that Motorola Solutions Foundation has funded the Out to Innovate™ Scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year, which includes first ($5000) and second ($2500) place graduate and undergraduate scholarships.
We have a new permanent addition to our scholarship portfolio: The Amy A. Ross Scholarship in Bioscience. Applicants to this scholarship must demonstrate a commitment to furthering LGBTQ+ visibility, diversity, and inclusion in the biosciences. This is a $2000 scholarship.
Scholarship Guidelines and Eligibility
The mission of scholarship program is to:
- Award scholarships to LGBTQ+ students currently enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) or STEM-related teaching fields.
- Honor students who support a creative educational community that increases the visibility and the accomplishments of LGBTQ+ and supportive students
- Encourage students to be out in their careers and support diversity in the STEM workforce
- Scholarship awards will be paid in the Fall semester/quarter only.
- Scholarship availability depends on funding, and might not be offered every year. Some years will offer more scholarships than other years
- All awards must be used in support of recipient’s education or research.
- Successful completion of a minimum of two years of post-high school education at an accredited U.S. college or university
- Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4-point scale.
- A declared major in an accredited STEM or STEM-related teaching field. STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
- Identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
- 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 at an accredited U.S. college or university and must not be under disciplinary sanction.
How to apply:
- The application window is now closed and 2021 applications have been evaluated and decided, announced in an earlier section on this page. The next application window will be April 1 – June 4, 2022. When the window opens, there will be link in this section to the application portal.
- The application process has three sections: profile, application, and references. The profile section tells us demographic information about you. The application form involves scholastic and financial information AND a 1000 word max personal statement. The reference request section asks you for contact information for three people who have agreed write a letter of recommendation for you. One of these references must be a faculty member who is familiar with your academic accomplishments; the other two references may be people who are familiar with your community/volunteer activities.
- Incomplete or late application submissions will not be evaluated.
- Applications submitted via email or outside the application cycle window will not be evaluated.
Questions: NOGLSTP Scholarship Program Coordinator at: scholarships at noglstp dot org
Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship Program (Biology or Chemistry)
A committee will select scholarship recipients who the committee determines best fit one or more of Sponsor’s values of Integrity, Intensity, Innovation or Involvement, as demonstrated by the Application. Two recipients will each receive a $10,000 scholarship and four recipients will each receive a $5,000 scholarship. All scholarship award payments will be made directly to the college or university at which the recipient is enrolled.
- Graduate students must have a cumulative graduate GPA of >3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and have received a cumulative undergraduate GPA of >3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Undergraduate Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors must have cumulative college GPA of >3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Undergraduate Freshmen must have a cumulative high school GPA of >3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Any student majoring in a STEM field that is attending an accredited college may apply. The 2022 scholarship winner will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student to be used towards their degree. RevPart will also be offering a book scholarship for the first and second runner-up.
Candidates must attend an accredited college and must be pursuing a career in one of the following, Science, Technology, Engineering or Math to qualify for the RevPart scholarship.
The deadline to apply for the STEM scholarship is December 31st, 2021 and the winners will be selected by February 15th, 2022.
Science Ambassador Scholarship
A full–tuition scholarship for a woman in science, technology, engineering, or math. Applications for the 2023 academic year open this fall.
HOW TO APPLY THIS FALL
Applications for the 2023 academic year open this fall. To apply, film a three–minute educational video of yourself explaining a STEM topic you're passionate about. To apply, you must be a high school senior or an undergraduate college student. To view videos we've liked in the past, check out our previous winners. Your video should be:
- A mini–lecture, not a personal statement. Pretend you're a lecturer speaking to a class. Teach us something.
- Clear, creative, accurate, and a demonstration of your passion for the subject. We value novel, memorable approaches to topics. Your video doesn't need to be fancy or high–tech. Production value is not a factor.
- Three minutes or less in length. Videos longer than this will not be considered. No exceptions!
- About any STEM topic, not necessarily your field of study. Pick a topic that excites and fascinates you. We don't need to hear about the latest thing in science news (unless that's your jam).
- Scientifically accurate. We encourage you to cite the sources used to research your topic. Ideally, this would be in a slide or frame at the end of your video. You can use any citation format you'd like.
- Uploaded to YouTube and marked ‘public.’ No exceptions!
Please note: Part of being a science communicator is leading by example. If applicable, please film your video in a way that complies with your local safety regulations related to COVID-19.
An advisory board of women who hold higher degrees and work in a broad range of STEM fields will review applications and select finalists. Finalists will be notified in early 2023 and will move onto the next round to submit additional materials. A winner will be announced in April 2023.
SMART Scholarship with Department of Defense
The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed by the Department of Defense (DoD) upon degree completion. Application will open on August 1, 2022.
Iota Sigma Pi Chemistry Scholarships
Two awards are given each year. One specifically for a first-generation student.
Criteria Undergraduate Award for Excellence in Chemistry (General)
The Iota Sigma Pi Undergraduate Award for Excellence in Chemistry recognizes excellence in chemistry by a woman undergraduate student. The candidate shall be a senior woman chemistry student in an accredited college or university that grants a four year degree. The candidate may be, but need not be, a member of Iota Sigma Pi.
Criteria Undergraduate Award for Excellence in Chemistry (First-Generation)
The Iota Sigma Pi Undergraduate Award for Excellence in Chemistry recognizes excellence in chemistry by a woman undergraduate student. The candidate shall be a senior woman chemistry student in an accredited college or university that grants a four year degree. The candidate must be a first-generation college student. The award recognizes excellence in chemistry by a woman undergraduate student (senior) who is in the first generation of her family to go to college. All other requirements are the same as for the Undergraduate Award for Excellence in Chemistry.The candidate may be, but need not be, a member of Iota Sigma Pi.
Nominations for the award must be made by faculty members of the candidate's current institution. Only one nomination may be submitted by a single department.
The nomination dossier must contain all of the following within a single file to be electronically submitted (pdf format is recommended) to the Director of Student Awards at firstname.lastname@example.org:
Completed cover sheet. Note that the candidate's permanent (home) address and school address must be provided.
An academic history, including official transcripts (scanned) of the student's college record including the grade point average. Include transcripts from all institutions attended. If the candidate's most recent grades are not included on the official transcript, the Department Head can write on behalf of the candidate to certify the most recent grades.
A Personal Statement that describes the candidate's activities while in college and her plans after graduation.
Letters of Recommendation
The candidate should arrange for confidential letters of recommendation. Nominator should be responsible for collecting and submitting letters of recommendations. They should be sent electronically by the application deadline. A minimum of two recommendations: faculty members who can speak to the candidate’s studies and accomplishments in chemistry.
The candidate should also arrange for official transcripts to be mailed, independently of the nomination dossier, and must be received no later than February 15.
The complete dossier must be sent electronically as a single file (pdf format is recommended), and the letters of recommendation and official transcripts should be sent to the Director of Student Awards at email@example.com. Deadline for receipt of nominations is February 15 of each year, and the award will be announced by April 15 of each year.
The award will be $1000, a certificate, and a waiver of Iota Sigma Pi dues for one year.
At the discretion of the Director for Student Awards, and in consultation with the awardee's Department Head, the award will be presented at a suitable venue such as a campus-wide honors day, a nearby local meeting of Iota Sigma Pi, or a local or regional meeting of the American Chemical Society.
Members-At-Large Reentry Award
The scholarship consists of a $2000 unrestricted cash award, a certificate of recognition, and a year's complimentary membership in Iota Sigma Pi.
This award shall recognize potential excellence in chemistry and related fields achieved by a woman at the graduate or undergraduate level. At the time of nomination, the candidate must:
have returned to academic studies (from any field) after an absence of three or more years (three or more years of elapsed time means 3 and 30 are treated equally).
be a degree candidate at any level in chemistry or a related field at an accredited four-year college or university.
have completed at least one academic year of college chemistry upon returning.
exhibit exceptional qualities of interest, excellence, and professional potential in chemistry.
American Chemical Society Scholars
To award renewable scholarships to undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups in the chemical sciences, majoring in chemistry-related disciplines and intending to pursue chemistry-related careers.
Selected recipients are awarded up to $5,000 per academic year. (Number of awards and award amounts are determined by school year, demonstrated financial need, and available funding.)
Eligibility requirements are available at How to Apply for the ACS Scholars Program.
How to Apply
Application period opens November 1. Detailed information is available at How to Apply for the ACS Scholars Program.
ACS Scholars Program
Phone: 1-800-227-5558 (ext. 6250)
Women in Computing Scholarship
Dotcom-Monitor would like to encourage and support female undergraduate students who are pursuing careers in computing by assisting them with the rising cost of higher education. Each year one applicant will be selected to receive the Dotcom-Monitor Women in Computing Scholarship of $1,000 to support their education and pursuit of a career in computing.
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 2021-2022 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.
We will begin accepting applications on June 1, 2021. To apply, please submit responses to the questions below along with your college/university transcripts (or other verification of enrollment/major declaration) and general information through our online application (all documents should be in PDF format). The deadline to apply is April 1, 2022, at 11:59 PM CST. Contact us with any questions.
Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship
Lockheed Martin has launched a new scholarship program to provide opportunities to students who want to build their talents and change the world! Mentoring opportunities will be a kew component of the program, and the recipients will also be eligible for Lockheed Martin internship opportunities following their freshman year in college. Visit the link for application qualifications. Application open early January 2022.
The Generation Google Scholarship was established to help aspiring students pursuing computer science degrees excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Selected students will receive $10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or $5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) for the 2022-2023 school year. The Generation Google Scholarship will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, demonstrated leadership, and academic performance.
The program is open to students who meet all the minimum qualifications and we strongly encourage students that identify with groups historically excluded from the technology industry, including Women, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, to apply. Applicants are not required to currently be enrolled in an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or PhD program for the 2021-2022 academic year to apply. Recipients of one of the following Google Scholarships: Generation Google Scholarship, Generation Google Scholarship: for women in gaming, Generation Google Scholarship: for supply chain and fulfillment, Google Lime Scholarship, Google Student Veterans of America Scholarship, Women Techmakers Scholarship for Computer Science, and Women Techmakers Scholarship for Gaming are not eligible to reapply.
Who can apply?
To be eligible to apply, applicants must:
- Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student in a Bachelors, Masters, or PhD program at an accredited university or college in the United States or Canada for the 2022-2023 academic year
- Be studying computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field
- Demonstrate a strong academic record
- Demonstrate financial need
- Exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion for improving representation of underrepresented groups in computer science and technology
As part of our commitment to military veterans, Google established the Google SVA Scholarship in partnership with Student Veterans of America. The scholarship provides assistance to student veterans who are pursuing university degrees in the field of computer science in the U.S. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD for the 2022-2023 school year.
Who can apply?
To be eligible to apply, applicants must:
- Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a college or university
- Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at a university in the United States for the 2022-23 academic year
- Maintain a strong academic performance
- Pursuing a computer science or computer engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field
- A current student veteran (includes members of the National Guard or Reserve) as proven by a DD-214 and transcript, or a student on Active Duty as proven by submission of Active Duty orders and a Memorandum of Understanding from your commanding officer indicating that you are currently in good standing with your unit and transcript
- Has received an honorable discharge, or is in good standing with his/her branch of service
Schafer Mathematics Prize
The Executive Committee of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) has established the Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize to be awarded to an undergraduate woman for excellence in mathematics.
The Schafer Prize was established in 1990 and is named for AWM former President and one of its founding members, Alice T. Schafer, who contributed a great deal to women in mathematics throughout her career.