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Scholarships - Dec 29, 2013 at 3:59PM
Melanie Markman
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The following scholarships are available now:

1. AFCEA NOVA - Open to US Citizens who live in the Washington DC area.  Scholarship is available to STEM students. Please visit the following website for more information:  

https://www.afceanova.org/scholarships

Deadline:  2/28/14

2.  University of Wisconsin at Platteville STEM Scholars – Applications are available now.   Please visit the following website for more information:  

http://www3.uwplatt.edu/stem

Deadline:  3/15/14

3. The ACIL Scholarship Alliance - is also offering a scholarship to STEM students.   Please visit the following website for more information:

http://www.acil.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=13

Deadline:  4/4/14

4.  The University of TX at Austin Astronomy Freshman Prize for Excellence - For more information, please visit:  http://www.as.utexas.edu/astronomy/education/uawards.html

Deadline: 4/15/14

At the same website listed above, the University of TX at Austin also lists several scholarships that are available to enrolled astronomy students including the Ralph Cutler Greene endowed scholarship which is awarded to a senior astronomy student entering their final year. So, again, if you are looking at this university or are currently enrolled, this may be of interest to you.

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The following scholarship program is expected to open in January of 2014:

HENAAC Great Minds in STEM - For more information, please visit the following website:  

http://www.greatmindsinstem.org/college/henaac-scholarship-application-guidelines
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NASA:

As some of you may recall, NASA offered an aeronautical scholarship annually. However, NASA's scholarship program appears to have moved to a different website and it has changed to some extent as well.

The new website lists scholarships for STEM students.  This website doesn't indicate there are any scholarships open at the moment.  However, you may want to bookmark the website and mark your calendar to keep an eye on the website in 2014.  This will enable you to see if the website is updated with new opportunities available either in the Spring or Summer of 2014.  If you are interested, please visit the following website for more information:

https://intern.nasa.gov/ossi/web/public/main/index.cfm?solarAction=view&subAction=content&contentCode=HOME_PAGE_SCHOLARSHIPS

IMPORTANT:  This website also appears to focus on recruitment of undergraduate and graduate students for internships, fellowships and scholarships.  So, if you are interested in NASA, this site may also be a great resource for a variety of reasons.


HSF/Proctor & Gamble -DEADLINE 1/20/14 - Dec 15, 2013 at 4:08PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and Procter & Gamble are providing awards in the amount of $2500 to assist outstanding Latino undergraduates who are pursuing degrees in STEM (as well as business and information Technology).

DEADLINE:  1/20/14

For more information and eligibility requirements, please visit:  http://hsf.net/en/scholarships/programs/hsf-procter-gamble-scholarship-program


AFCEA NOVA Scholarship program - Dec 8, 2013 at 7:40PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

AFCEA NOVA provides more than 30 merit-based scholarships annually to students pursuing a Bachelor or Master's Degree in a STEM Discipline at an accredited College or University.  

Applicants must:

*Be a U. S. Citizen

*Either live in the greater Washington D.C. area, be an AFCEA NOVA member, or have a parent who meets one of these criteria

*Be pursuing a degree in a STEM-related field at an accredited college or university

The scholarship is merit based and provides a  one-time award paid over two semesters: $2,000 for full time students; $1,000 for part time students.  

Scholarship awards may be used at any accredited college or university in the United States. Membership in AFCEA is not necessary to be considered for a scholarship, however financial need and Military and Government service may considered.

For more information regarding this scholarship opportunity, please visit:  https://www.afceanova.org/scholarships

Deadline:  02/28/14


STEM Forgivable Loan & Scholarship at University of Mississippi - Dec 1, 2013 at 6:37PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

University of Mississippi offers:

1.  Robert Noyce Teachers for a New Tomorrow Forgivable Loan Program - the award amount
is up to $20,000 (not to exceed cost of attendance).
2.  STEM Major Non-Resident Scholarship - Award Amount: $8,000  ($2,000 / year toward out-of state tuition).

Incoming freshmen who wish to be considered for scholarships must file a University of Mississippi Admission Application, and submit an online Special Programs & Scholarships Application. This application should be completed by March 1.

For more information,please visit:

http://www.olemiss.edu/finaid/scholarshiptypes.html

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STEM Scholarship - Mt. St. Jacinto College - Aug 25, 2013 at 3:55PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Deadline:  October 4, 2013

Application can be found at:  

http://www.msjc.edu/StudentServices/Scholarships/Documents/SCE-StemScholarship2013-2014.pdf

The college offers Physics & Astronomy under the Physical Sciences.  For more information please visit:  

http://www.msjc.edu/InstructionalPrograms/Documents/1314/PhysicalSciences.pdf

Requirements:

Completed Application typed or neatly printed in blue or black ink.

For the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semester, student must be enrolled in a minimum of 6
credit units.  Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Student must be enrolled in Computer Science, Science, Information Systems, Computer Systems Engineering, or Mathematics.

Must have financial need and complete financial statement.

Attach two (2) current Applicant Evaluation Forms completed by individuals such as teachers, employers, or community leaders who are familiar with your career goals.

Attach an unofficial transcript with all grades from MSJC or other colleges that you may
have attended.

Please submit your application to the Foundation Office drop box located in the Student
Service Building Lobby. San Jacinto Campus Building 1150 or Menifee Campus Building
100. You can also mail your scholarship application to: MSJC Foundation Office 1499 N.
State Street San Jacinto, Ca. 92583 No late applications will be considered.

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Upcoming - Barry Goldwater Scholarship - Aug 11, 2013 at 2:18PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

The purpose of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation is to alleviate a shortage of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers.

The Foundation will award undergraduate scholarships to outstanding students in the spring of 2014 for use during the following academic year. These are merit based awards for students who will be either college juniors or seniors in the 2014–2015 academic year.  Students must have outstanding potential and intend to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.  According to the website this includes Astrophysics and Physics students.

Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually.

Application Available: September 2013
Deadline is 01/28/14.

Please see website for more details at:  https://www.act.org/goldwater/index.html


Hertz Foundation Fellowships - Aug 4, 2013 at 7:43PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

The annual competition for Graduate Fellowships begins with the application period which opens each year in August.

The Graduate Fellowship Award is based on merit and consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a stipend.

To be eligible applicants must be students of the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America, and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency.

According to the website, the application will be available for the academic year 2014-2015: OPENS Summer 2013 and the DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION will be Fall 2013.

The following is an illustrative (but not exclusive) list of the fields recently supported as Hertz Fellows:

Aeronautics/Astronautics
Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Physics and Astronomy
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
Earth and Geo Sciences
Electrical, Mechanical, Civil and Nuclear Engineering
Materials Science
Quantitative Biology and Bio-Engineering

The Hertz Foundation has a standard agreement in place with over forty top-rated graduate schools to pay Fellows' stipends, tuition, and other costs. These schools are listed at:  http://www.hertzfoundation.org/dx/fellowships/schools.aspx

For more information, please visit:  http://www.hertzfoundation.org/dx/fellowships/fellowshipaward.aspx

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Community College Scholarship-Deadline 8/9/13 - Jul 29, 2013 at 7:10PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Chandler & Gilbert Community College is offering a scholarship for students enrolled there in the Physical Sciences.  Deadline for Fall 2013 Semester is Friday, August 9th, 2013.

Maximum scholarship award is $3000 per semester, or $6000 per year.

Eligibility requirements are:


?Be enrolled full time (12+ credit hours) at CGCC in a degree program at the associate level in one of the following disciplines:

engineering;
biological sciences (except medicine and other clinical fields);
physical sciences, including physics, chemistry, astronomy and materials science;
mathematics;
computer and information sciences.

Enrollment must be full time for each semester a student received a scholarship.

Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.85 or higher.

US Citizen or eligible for Federal Financial Aid.

You will need to complete a Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA). You must demonstrate financial need via FAFSA. Financial Aid office will determine your unmet need.

This may be a great option for some students to consider as they make college choices.  For more information visit:  

http://www.cgc.maricopa.edu/Academics/sciences/engineering/Pages/Scholarships.aspx


Northeastern University Scholarship - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:11PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

If you attend Northeastern University and are majoring in Physics or are contemplating a transfer, Northeastern may have a scholarship worth your consideration.

This scholarship provides $5000 to a Northeastern senior majoring in physics and who,
following graduation, plans to enroll in a PhD program in physics.

The deadline is August 15, 2013.

For more information, please visit the website listed below & scroll to the bottom of the page:  

http://www.northeastern.edu/physics/undergraduate/fellowships-and-awards/


Lt Col Romeo and Josephine Bass Ferretti Scholarship - Jun 16, 2013 at 5:38PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

This scholarship was established for minor dependents of active duty or retired Air Force, Air
Force Reserve or Air National Guard enlisted airmen.

Eligibility:  Students pursuing an undergraduate degree in the area of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has graduated from high school in 2013 and who is entering their first year at an accredited institution of high learning.

Amount:  Scholarships will be awarded for the 2013-2014 school year in the amount of $2,500.

Deadline:  06/30/13

For more information please visit:  http://www.afa.org/aef/aid/Ferretti.asp


Raytheon-SVA Scholarship - Jun 9, 2013 at 2:17PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Student Veterans of America & Raytheon have partnered to provide three $10,000 STEM scholarships to student veterans.

Eligible students must:

1. Be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year of undergraduate study, or be enrolled in a graduate program for 2013-2014 and for the same academic year e attending full-time at an accredited four-year university in the United States (if graduating in December, the award will be half the amount)

2. Be enrolled in an accredited STEM program

3. Demonstrate a commitment to and passion for science, technology, engineering, and/or math.

4. Demonstrate leadership and engagement in their community

5. Be a current student veteran, as proven by a DD FM 214 and transcript

6. Have received an honorable discharge, or is in good standing with his/her branch of service

Deadline:  July 12, 2013, at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time

For more information:

http://studentveterans.org/index.php/what_we_do/develop-partnerships/15-scholarships/97-raytheon-sva-scholarship.html

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Scholarships - - Jun 9, 2013 at 2:01PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

AFCEA Iowa Chapter STEM Scholarship

The Iowa Chapter of The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association is awarding three scholarships to students who are pursuing STEM.  This scholarship is open to U.S. citizens who are upcoming sophomore, junior or senior students with at least a 3.0 GPA.

Amount: $500.00/semester and limited to three recipients each academic year

Deadline: July 19, 2013

Eligibility:

U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants
Completed at least one year at an Iowa College or University with a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
STEM Related Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math):

Qualifying STEM Majors include: electrical, computer, software, mechanical, chemical, systems, or aerospace engineering; computer science; computer information systems; technology management; management information systems; physics; mathematics; or other majors related to the mission of AFCEA.

Additional Requirements:

Completed at least 24 college credits (by end of current school year)
Attending a 4 year college or university in Iowa
Completed Application
Personal Statement
Letter of Recommendation

More information and an application can be found online at http://iowa.afceachapter.org/scholarship.htm.  

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Kapi'olani Community College offers a small achievement award for Math & Science students and this includes Physics.  If you are thinking about a community college and live in Hawaii, this may be worth your consideration:

http://stem.kapiolani.hawaii.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/AchievementAward_Application_2013-1.pdf

Deadline for Fall 2013: July 1, 2013

Deadline for Spring 2014: November 25, 2013


University of Memphis Students -STEM Scholarship is Open - May 19, 2013 at 3:39PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

The University of Memphis has opened up a STEM Scholarship to its students.  

Students must file a FAFSA in order to be eligible since the award is for students with unmet financial need.

Awards are based on GPA, a personal statement, and on recommendations from representatives from your department. Juniors and seniors receive priority in the awards process.

To apply:  https://umcas.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_afPvFHB6uNYepkF

The deadline does not appear to be specified.


Dallas Community College Stem Institute - May 12, 2013 at 3:08PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Offers scholarships to full or part-time STEM majors (including Physics & Astronomy students)  in good academic standing, with minimum 3.0 GPA.   This is limited to students who attend one of the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) colleges but for those of you already attending or for those of you making transfer decisions, this may be an option worth exploring!

You must have completed 12 credit hours. Students who meet criteria are eligible for merit-based awards of up to $2,640 over the academic year.

Awards range from $600 to $1320 for each semester (fall 2013 and spring 2014).  

For more details, please visit:  http://www.foundation.dcccd.edu/Students/DCCCD-STEM-Institute

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is 5/31/13.


Oregon Space Grant Consortium Scholarship Program - Apr 14, 2013 at 4:42PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Application Deadline: May 17, 2013

The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) provides students attending member colleges and universities opportunities to apply for scholarship awards.  

Scholarships are open to students in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and STEM education disciplines.

Participating member institutions are:

A. 4-Year Colleges and Universities

• Eastern Oregon University (EOU)
• George Fox University (GFU)
• Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT)
• Oregon State University (OSU)
• Portland State University (PSU)
• Pacific University (PU)
• Southern Oregon University (SOU)
• University of Oregon (UO)
• University of Portland (UP)
• Western Oregon University (WOU)

B. Community Colleges

• Lane Community College (Lane)
• Linn-Benton Community College (LBCC)
• Portland Community College (PCC) – Cascade Campus
• Portland Community College (PCC) – Rock Creek Campus
• Portland Community College (PCC) – Sylvania Campus

For more information:

1.  Visit: http://spacegrant.oregonstate.edu/scholarships and/or

2.  Review the scholarship guide available in PDF format at:

http://spacegrant.oregonstate.edu/sites/default/files/2013-14_scholarship_guide.pdf


Diabetes Scholars Foundation Scholarship - Apr 7, 2013 at 4:36PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

The Diabetes Scholars Foundation scholarship program offers approximately 11 different scholarships.  Although this scholarship program doesn't specifically target students studying physics, astronomy or engineering students, a few of these scholarships are available to first year freshman with Type I diabetes pursuing just about any major.  For more information please visit:  

http://www.diabetesscholars.org/college.html

Scholarships are not based on financial need.  Each has its own eligibility criteria, however, the website does indicate that you must be US citizen or permanent resident.

Application is available at:  http://www.diabetesscholars.org/2013-docs/2013-CollegeApplication.pdf

Deadline:  May 15, 2013

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STEM Scholarships - New Hampshire Students - Feb 24, 2013 at 3:20PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

I found a couple of STEM scholarships for students studying in New Hampshire.  They are:

1.  New Hampshire High Tech Council - Kocher Technology Scholarship Program

Deadline: 04/01/13

A few of the requirements are:  You must be a dependent of an employee of a Council member company, possess a GPA of at least a 3.0, be pursuing a dregree in a STEM field at one of New Hampshire's accredited two-year or four-year colleges/universities.  Plesase see the following website for additional requirements/details:

http://www.nhcf.org/page.aspx?pid=1271

2.  The STEM Scholars Program


Deadlines:  

a. 04/15/13 at 5:00 p.m. for students enrolling in a bachelor or graduate degree program

b. 06/28/13 at 5:00 p.m. for students enrolling in an associate degree or certificate program  


This is for students planning to study in any of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines.

The website indicates the average award is $3500.

This is a need based scholarship.

For more information, please visit:  http://www.nhcf.org/page.aspx?pid=1270


Physics/Astronomy Scholarship & Summer Internship - Jan 27, 2013 at 2:35PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Valparaiso University in Indiana has a post on their website indicating they have a Physics & Astronomy scholarship available for their incoming students majoring in Physics and more information is reflected below. If you are eligible the deadline to apply is February 11th.  


Scholarship Amount: $4,000 - $12,000 ($1,000 - $3,000 per year for four years)

Number of Scholarships: up to 10 per year.

Paid Summer Research Amount: $400/week up to 11 weeks, the summer after your freshman year.

Additional Requirements: Good SAT/ACT scores; personal essay + letter of recommendation.

Notes: You must enter the university as a declared physics or astronomy major in order to receive the scholarship or summer research internship. The summer research internship is contingent upon satisfactory progress in the freshman year towards a physics or astronomy degree.

Please see the website for additional details at:

http://www.valpo.edu/physics/scholarship/application/index.php

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STEM Scholarship - St. Mary's College, IN - Jan 20, 2013 at 4:00PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana has received funding from The National Science Foundation and is offering a 'PRISM Scholarship' for Saint Mary's College students in the classes of 2016 and 2017 who demonstrate exceptional motivation, ability, and enthusiasm for science, mathematics, or engineering, i.e., STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.  St. Mary's does offer a Physics major. So, if you are considering colleges, this may be worth a look!  The total scholarship award is up to $26,500 per student distributed as $6,500 during the sophomore year and $10,000 during each of the junior and senior years.

Deadline:  FEBRUARY 15,2013

Who can apply?

1)    First year students in the class of 2016 or 2017 intending to major in biology, chemistry,
       mathematics, and/or the dual-degree program in engineering.
2)    Students must be a US Citizen.
3)    Must be in academic and social good standing.
4)    Must qualify for financial aid (even if it is just $1!).


To apply:

Please visit the following link for the application:  http://www3.saintmarys.edu/files/FINAL%20PRISM%20APP.pdf


Alliance/Merck Ciencia Hispanic Scholars Program - Dec 30, 2012 at 1:41PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

The Alliance/Merck Ciencia (Science) Hispanic Scholars Program offers a $2,000 Scholarship for Hispanic college students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories and Puerto Rico pursuing a Bachelor's degree in a STEM field major.  This is a one-time $2000 scholarship and 25 will be awarded in the Spring of 2013.

DEADLINE:  March 15, 2013; all required materials must be received by the deadline date.

College application is open to current college students who will be attending college in the 2013-2014 school year and are currently majoring in a STEM field.

Please register and login to the left side column of the website listed below to proceed with the application process:

https://www.alliancescholars.org/applications/signup.asp

According to the program brochure applicants must:

• A student of Hispanic heritage.

• In good academic standing and enrolled full-time in an accredited
college/university.

• Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of
2.75 on a 4.00 scale (or the equivalent).

• Are a declared major in a STEM discipline and pursuing a Bachelor's
degree in a STEM field including Bachelor's degrees offered in
partnerships between community colleges and
four-year institutions.


More Scholarships - Dec 23, 2012 at 4:05PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Calvin College:

Calvin College has some scholarships available for their Physics majors.  The deadline to apply is February 15, 2013.  Please see the following website for more information:

http://www.calvin.edu/academic/phys/scholarships/newstudents.html

University of Iowa

The University of Iowa lists two scholarships toward the bottom of the web page listed below for first year Physics majors.  The first, the Shoemaker-Strickler scholarship has an application deadline of February 2, 2013.  The second, the Halas-Sayers scholarship has an application deadline of February 8, 2013.

For more information, please visit:  

http://admissions.uiowa.edu/finances/scholarships-first-year-students

Baldwin Wallace University

As part of choose Ohio First, the University website advertises the STEM scholarship of $4700 for full-time and $2500 for part-time students annually for up to four years.  This scholarship is available to incoming freshmen, transfer, adult and veteran students who have been admitted to Baldwin Wallace and are Ohio residents.  Deadlines vary but the earliest among them is February 1, 2013.  Please visit the following website for more information:

http://www.bw.edu/academics/stem/

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation:

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation offers a generous scholarship at approximately 27 participating educational institutions. For the Foundation website and a list of participating colleges, please visit:
  
http://astronautscholarship.org/about/scholarship-program-details/

I randomly selected one of the participating colleges and visited the University of TX at Austin website and found details regarding the scholarship posted there.  So, for the Univ. of TX at Austin, you can visit the following website for specific details regarding the scholarship:

http://www.engr.utexas.edu/undergraduate/scholarships/current/detail/107

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More STEM Scholarships for Physics Majors - Dec 16, 2012 at 2:56PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Again, I am finding some college specific STEM scholarships for Physics majors.  This may help you if you plan to attend one of the colleges below. See each scholarship website individually for eligibility criteria as this varies.

Chandler Gilbert Community College located in Chandler, Arizona:

Limited to Chandler Gilbert Community College students, but provides up to $3,000 per semester.  This scholarship applies to Physics majors, among others. It appears financial need must be demonstrated.  The deadline for the Spring semester is Friday, January 4, 2013.  

For more information, please visit:  http://www.cgc.maricopa.edu/Academics/science/engineering/Pages/scholarships.aspx

Univ. of Akron -STEM scholarships:

This is limited to students planning to attend University of Akron, however, the scholarship is sizable (up to $5200 per academic year), it is renewable, and it applies to Physics majors (among others).  Applications are currently being accepted.  If you are interested, please visit the following website for more information:

http://www.uakron.edu/provost/choose-ohio-first/

Kentucky Wesleyan College:

Although the application is not yet available, this is a site to watch if the college might be a fit for you as it appears they've just announced a STEM scholarship that applies to Physics majors.  The scholarship is up to $6000 per year to incoming freshman and transfer students and is renewable.  

For more information, please visit:  http://www.kwc.edu/page.php?page=1230


STEM Scholarships Available - Dec 9, 2012 at 4:38PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

I've come across several flyers regarding the availability of STEM scholarships for 2013-2014 at various colleges, so I thought it best to consolidate them.  The following colleges are offering scholarships and you may wish to investigate these if you are just considering colleges, or perhaps switching majors and considering transfers or currently attend and meet the eligibility criteria:

1.  Waubonsee Community College in Illinois - flyer available at:  http://www.waubonsee.edu/downloads/STEM_Application1314.pdf
Scholarship applications will be reviewed beginning Feb. 25, 2013.

2.  Rhodes State College in Ohio - flyer available at:  http://www.rhodesstate.edu/en/About%20Rhodes/College%20Offices%20and
%20Departments/Financial%20Aid/~/media/pdf/Financial%20Aid/scholarships/
2013_NSF_scholarship_App.ashx

Deadline for submitting applications for Fall Semester 2013 is no later than 5:00 pm,
July 12, 2013.  Deadline for applications for Spring Semester is no later than 5:00
p.m. December 6, 2013.

3.  University of Texas at Dallas - flyer available at:
http://www.utdallas.edu/womenscenter/documents/EricssonScholarshipApplication2013.pdf
Deadlne:  February 1, 2013

4.  Howard Community College in Maryland - flyer available at:
http://www.howardcc.edu/admissions/docs/HS_Admissions/HonorsScholAppl.pdf
Deadline:  March 20, 2013

Also, the following websites list some STEM scholarships currently open:

1. Camden Community College in NJ - Deadline 2/15/13 please see the following website:  http://www.camdencc.edu/foundation/Scholarships-at-CCC.cfm

2.  Austin Community College in TX - http://www.austincc.edu/biotech/S-STEM.php
Applications will be accepted until all scholarship funds have been awarded.

3.  Applications for the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship open January 7, 2013.  
If this might be a fit, mark your calendar accordingly and for more information visit:  http://www.waopportunityscholarship.org/


Virginia Space Grant Consortium Scholarships - Dec 9, 2012 at 4:10PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) is offering a 2013-2014 Scholarship and Fellowship Program.  Each academic year the VSGC awards substantial sholarships and fellowships to students attending Virginia Space Grant member institutions and majoring in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) field.

Two programs provide scholarships to students actively engaged in a research project with a faculty member and they are as follows:

1. The Undergraduate STEM Research Scholarship Program -

This program provides a one-year scholarship of up to $8,500 to undergraduate students.


2. The Graduate STEM Research Fellowship Program -

This program provides $5,000 in support to graduate students. The Graduate Fellowship is add-on support for students and is renewable for one year.

Research proposals from students majoring in any STEM field and working on a project that supports NASA's mission are welcomed.  VSGC can assist students and faculty in identifying appropriate research projects.  Please see the vSCG website for details at:  http://www.vsgc.odu.edu/


The STEM Bridge Scholarship Program -

This program provides $1,000 renewable awards to sophomore students from any federally recognized minority group enrolled full-time in a program of study in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) at one of the five Virginia Space Grant member universities.

Additional information including student eligibility and a link to the online application are available at: http://www.vsgc.odu.edu/.

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Sperry Goodman Scholarship - Seattle University - Nov 18, 2012 at 3:36PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Sperry Goodman Scholarship - Seattle University

This scholarship was established with a one million dollar gift from the estate of Sperry Goodman in 1999.

The scholarship is for College of Science and Engineering incoming freshmen for the following majors:

*Electrical and Computer Engineering,  
*Physics or
*Computer Science.

Financial need is considered.

In 1969, Sperry Goodman earned his master's degree in electrical engineering from
Seattle University. Mr. Goodman worked for and made groundbreaking contributions
to the Boeing Company in the field of electrical engineering.

This $5,000 scholarship is renewable for a second year as long as the recipient
maintains a 3.0 cumulative GPA in one of the above majors.

The application deadline is March 18, 2013.

To apply, please send an email to sedean@seattleu.edu.

For more information, please see:  http://www.seattleu.edu/scieng/inner.aspx?id=7786


Microsoft Scholarship - Deadline 02/01/13 - Nov 11, 2012 at 2:32PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Microsoft is offering a scholarship and the eligibility guidelines do include physics majors.

Please see the following website to determine whether you qualify:

http://careers.microsoft.com/careers/en/us/internships-scholarships.aspx#tab_urscholarship-1

All application items must be postmarked or emailed no later than February 1st, 2013 to be considered.  Application details may be found at:

http://careers.microsoft.com/careers/en/us/internships-scholarships.aspx#tab_urscholarship-2


Physics Scholarships - Univ. of Wisconsin Madison - Oct 21, 2012 at 4:21PM
Melanie Markman
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The Department of Physics at WSU appears to offer multiple scholarships to Physics majors and some include Astronomy majors.

Please see the following website for more information:

http://www.physics.wisc.edu/awards/index.html

Eligibility:

Must be enrolled as a full-time student at UW-Madison in both semesters of the Academic Year

Must be a physics major (some awards also include astronomy and AMEP majors)

Deadline:

March 15, 2013, 4:00 PM Central Time, no late applications will be accepted.

For More information:

Contact the Department of Physics: info@physics.wisc.edu


Montgomery College STEM Scholarship - Sep 9, 2012 at 3:05PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

The Science, Engineering and Mathematics (SEM) Area was awarded a competitive, four-year, $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) for "ACCESS Engineering" (Achieving Community College Excellence, Success, and Scholarship in Engineering).

The project will continue to receive funding through a one-year, no-cost extension for spring 2013.

The NSF S-STEM program was established by the National Science Foundation in accordance with the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998. The Act reflects the national need to increase substantially the number of American scientists and engineers. ACCESS Engineering will provide over 150 scholarships to engineering students over the grant period. The project promotes full-time enrollment, academic achievement, and successful transfer and completion of a bachelor's degree in engineering. The Montgomery County Department of Economic Development is a key partner in this project.  Additionally, the University of Maryland College Park and George Washington University will provide programs to better prepare students to transfer to a school of their choice.

There are a limited number of scholarships.  The selection process is competitive and the award will be based on the amount of financial need, not to exceed $3,200 per year. Applications are available now for spring 2013 scholarship consideration.  The deadline to submit all required materials for Spring 2013 Application is Monday, December 17, 2012.  No late applications will be considered. Applicants will receive an E-mail confirmation within 2 days of application submittal.

Please see the following website for more details and application:  

http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/Departments/sstem/index.html


Scholarship News - 1 Open & 1 Upcoming - Aug 26, 2012 at 11:42AM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Open Scholarships

The Gates Millennium Scholarship is now open. Information regarding this scholarship is available at:  http://www.gmsp.org/

Summary:

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.


PSMS Starters Scholarship - California State University Long Beach:

If you aren't a student at CA State Long Beach (CSULB) but are considering universities, this university has a scholarship available which might make CSULB worth consideration as you make your college choices.   This scholarship is the PSMS Starters Scholarship and for CSULB students the deadline to apply is 11/16/12.  This scholarship applies to CSULB Physics majors. Please see the following website for details:  

http://www.csulb.edu/~jchang9/psms/eligibility.html

The Starters program is designed for students early in their college career and the activities are designed to develop a community of learning with the goal of creating a supportive environment in which students develop good study habits, build a solid academic foundation, and establish stronger ties with the campus community.

CSULB also offers a PSMS Scholars program, however, the deadlne for this program has passed.  For more information, please see:  

http://www.csulb.edu/~jchang9/psms/index.html

The combination of both the above offerings may make CSULB worthy of consideration  when searching for colleges.

Upcoming Scholarship:

The Boren Scholarship application is due to be available in late August of 2012 and the application deadline is 02/13/13.  This scholarship provides American undergraduate students with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation, in exchange for their commitment to seek work in the federal government.

Please see the following website for details:  http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship/basics.html

This program also has a specific STEM Initiative - For more information please see:  http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship/stem.html

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Virginia Space Grant Consort. '13-'14 Undergrad STEM Research Scholarship - Aug 19, 2012 at 1:16PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

The Viriginia Space Grant Consortium now has open the 2013-14 Undergraduate STEM Research Scholarship Program to rising juniors and seniors attending one of 5 Virginia Space Grant Consortium member institutions.  Some details are posted below and for more information and the application please visit:  http://vsgc.odu.edu/sf/undergrad/index.shtml


DEADLINE:  APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 P.M. EST FEBRUARY 8, 2013

DETAILS:

Awards are one-year, non-renewable scholarships. Students may apply for the following:

* A $3,000 student stipend during the 2013–14 academic year and/or
* A $3,500 stipend during summer 2013 or 2014 (must be specified in application) plus,
* $1,000 research allocation for materials and travel to support research activities conducted
   during the academic year and/or
* $1,000 research allocation during the summer 2013 or 2014 (if doing summer research).

The maximum award per year cannot exceed $8,500. This is a competivite scholarship program, funded by NASA and the Commonwealth of Virginia contributions, with the goals of:

* Promoting undergraduate aerospace research while recognizing high academic achievement
   and promise

* Increasing participation of underrepresented minorities, females and students with
  disabilities in aerospace-related careers

* Implementing the goals of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium and the National Aeronautics
   and Space Administration

Eligibility:

* Must be U.S. citizen
* Must enrolled as a full-time student (minimum 12 credit hours) at one of the five Virginia  
   Space Grant Consortium member institutions
* Must have completed at least two years of a STEM (science, technology, engineering and
  math) undergraduate program and be classified as a junior or senior during the 2013-2014
  academic year (must have at least junior status by summer 2013 if choosing this option)
* Must be in a program of study demonstrating an interest in aerospace or supporting NASA's
   mission
* Must have a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale


STEM) Majors Scholarship Graduate and Technical Certification Students - Aug 12, 2012 at 1:38PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

The AFCEA Educational Foundation's website lists  the STEM Majors Scholarship for Graduate & Technical Certification Students.

IMPORTANT - DEADLINE TO APPLY IS SEPTEMBER 1, 2012.

For more information please visit:

http://www.afcea.org/education/scholarships/graduate/STEMMajorScholarship.asp#

Graduate Students -
Qualifying STEM Majors include: electrical, computer, chemical, systems, or aerospace engineering; computer science; computer information systems; technology management; management information systems; physics; mathematics; bioinformatics; or other majors related to the mission of AFCEA.

Graduate applicants must be enrolled in a full-time degree-granting program at an accredited US university.  A 3.0 overall GPA is required.

Certification Students -
Technical Certifications include any Cisco Certifications, Microsoft Certifications, Novell Certification, Java Certification or A+ Certification. The Scholarship can be used for a course leading to certification, a certification preparation program as in the Cisco week-long "Boot Camp Prep Course", laboratory course or a certification test fee. Courses taken from Learning Tree or any of their counterparts are considered valid courses for this scholarship.

Certification applicants must be young professionals (age 40 or under) currently employed in a field related to communications, computer science or electronics.

Graduate Students
In addition to the online application, other required documents include: current transcript issued by the school Registrar's Office and at least two letters of recommendation from relevant faculty or employer.

Certification Students
Proof of registration (including dates of course or date when registered) must be submitted. Acceptable proofs of registration are: official course registration indicating name of applicant and the name of the institution where the certification course will be taken or a copy of the tuition bill. Proof of registration must include the name, address and phone number of the certification institution.

One Letter of Recommendation is required from institution or certification program administrator or instructor.  Copy of resume, duty description or performance review may also be submitted - electronic submission preferred.

Please note:
Instructions for electronic submission of the recommendation letters will be provided to the endorsers as part of the on-line application process - please do not mail separately. Letters will be addressed to:

Mr. Fred H. Rainbow
Vice President and Executive Director
AFCEA Educational Foundation
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033

Electronic submission of transcripts is preferred.  If electronic submission is not possible, please send official document to the AFCEA address listed above to arrive by the deadline date.

Contact Info: Emails may be sent to ScholarshipsInfo@afcea.org


Utah State Univ. STEM Teaching Scholarship - Jun 24, 2012 at 1:53PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Deadline:  06/29/12

Utah State University is offering a  STEM Teaching scholarship of $5000 per academic year.  Although you have to be a junior or senior level student at Utah State, this may be of interest if you attend or are planning to attend Utah State.  GPA must be a 3.5 and applicants must have two letters of recommendation from faculty.  

For more information and application, visit:  http://www.usu.edu/provost/students/scholarships/stem_teaching_application.pdf


Community College Awarded Large Scholarship Grant - Jun 17, 2012 at 2:27PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Massachusetts Bay Community College has been awarded a $347,000 scholarship grant by the National Science Foundation.

This may be a place for a student to start their college education and work toward an associate in science through general studies and perhaps later transfer to a four year degree program.   The article on the scholarship can be found at:

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/x1452178120/MassBay-grant-will-fund-STEM-scholarships

The associate in science program flyer can be found at:  http://www.massbay.edu/uploadedFiles/Second_Level_Pages/Academics/General_Studies_AS.pdf

The college website is located at:   http://www.massbay.edu/


Physics Achievement Award - Deadline 06/20/12 - Jun 10, 2012 at 2:11PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Two awards recognizing outstanding achievements in Physics may be presented each year, one to a student from a Ph. D. granting institution and one to a student from a non-Ph. D. granting institution. The award to the recipient(s) consists of $5,000 plus:

*An allowance for travel to the meeting of the Society at which the award is being presented
*A certificate citing the work and school of the recipient

Each of the finalists in this annual competition will receive an honorarium of $2,000 and a certificate as an Apker award Finalist.

The award was established as a memorial to LeRoy Apker through an endowment donated by Jean Dickey Apker.


For additional information including rules and eligibility please visit:  

http://www.aps.org/programs/honors/awards/apker.cfm


NOVA and UMKC Offer Scholarships - May 20, 2012 at 6:57PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Scholarships Offered by NOVA & UMKC

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is offering a STEM scholarship.  Very little detail seems to be posted, however, if you are interested below is the information posted.

Systemic Solutions and the Micron Foundation are pleased to offer a scholarship opportunity for Pathway to the Baccalaureate students who are pursuing an education in a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) field. All application must be mailed to the address on the form by the deadline. Contact Marya Johnson, SySTEMic Solutions, Outreach Specialist at mwjohnson@nvcc.edu or at (703)530-2829.

The deadline to apply is June 30, 2012.

The NOVA website is at:  http://www.nvcc.edu/future-students/paying-for-college/financial-assistance/scholarships/index.html
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The University of Missouri-Kansas City offers a variety of Physics Scholarships.  The scholarships are posted at:

http://cas.umkc.edu/scholarships/physicsscholarships.asp

The scholarship application portion of the UMKC website indicates that general scholarship application deadline for 2013-2014 is due by March 1, 2013, and that the application will be available in October.

So, if you are considering colleges, this may be one to take a look at.

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Kent State Univ. STEM Scholarship Deadline 5/15/12 - May 6, 2012 at 9:46PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Application Deadline for 2012/13: May 15, 2012

About the Program

The Kent State University Scholarships for Broadening Participation in the Sciences will annually provide 21 undergraduate scholarships, averaging $5,000 each to promising science students. The scholarships will be awarded to students who are financially disadvantaged thereby enabling them to pursue a full-time program of studies that can be completed in four years. Scholarship awardees will be linked academically through a shared interest in computational and quantitative approaches to problem solving in the natural and physical sciences. The scholarship is renewable each year and available from academic year 2012/13 until 2017/18.

A main goal of this program is to increase the diversity in the sciences. As such we highly encourage students from underrepresented groups to apply. Individuals from minority populations who are interested in pursuing careers in any of the science disciplines should consider applying. In addition, we highly encourage women interested in pursuing a career computer science or physics to apply.

Please see the following website for more information:

http://www.stem-scholarships.kent.edu/


UT Dallas - Women in STEM - May 6, 2012 at 9:20PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

I wrote the UT Dallas Galerstein Women's Center to try and get permission to promote the Ericsson STEM Scholarship.   By the time I reached the right person, the scholarship deadline passed. More information about this scholarship (in case you'd like to know and mark your calendar to check on it for next year) is located at:  

http://ftp.utdallas.edu/womenscenter/mentornet.html

In the process of trying to reach out to UT Dallas, however,  I learned that the Galerstein Women's Center offers what they call the SAWS Initiative to support women pursuing STEM related fields.  So, if any of you are considering college choices, you may want to take a look at UT Dallas which offers the following:


1. MentorNet which  is an e-mentoring network promoting diversity in engineering and science.  It matches STEM students with professionals from all sectors for one-one-one, email-based mentoring relationships intended to help you gain real world information, encouragement and advice, technical support and build professional networks in your field.  More information can be found at:  http://ftp.utdallas.edu/womenscenter/mentornet.html

2. A diversity scholarship program to increase the diversity of students enrolling at UT Dallas. Although this year's deadline has passed students considering college options for next year may wish to note that the scholarship targets students who have a record of academic excellence in high school or community college and show significant financial need. For more information regarding this scholarship go to:

http://www.utdallas.edu/diversity/departments/community-engagement/diversity-scholarship-program.html

3.  UT Dallas also offers a LinkedIn Group which is a large professional networking site.  Its feature includes résumé uploading, ask for and receive recommendations, find jobs, and follow companies.  


4. General Counseling & Cultural Diversity Counseling

5. Networking Events, including a Women in STEM Leadership Panel will be available throughout the semesters and will serve as an opportunity for you to meet with local industry professionals like Ericsson, for dialogues on various topics including challenges that women face in the workplace.


6.  Volunteer Opportunities are available for students in STEM.  You can serve as an activity leader for events such as Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day where high school girls are invited to UT Dallas to engage in engineering-related activities and women from the Texas Instruments Women's Initiative serve as mentors for the day.  This opportunity not only helps you develop leadership skills, but also helps spark the interest of younger girls to consider STEM fields as a career option.


Astronomical Society of Kansas City Scholarship - Apr 28, 2012 at 3:48PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Astronomical Society of Kansas City Astronomy Scholarship Fund

Deadline: June 15, 2012

Scholarship available to students who have expressed an interest in studying Astronomy, or a related field. This is limited to students accepted into the Department of Physics at University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Scholarship support must be used for tuition and/or class-related materials (i.e. textbooks, lab fees, equipment).

Requirements

Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (both in overall courses and also in Astronomy,
Astrophysics and Physics core courses [300-level or higher]).

Must be already engaged in the 'extensive study' of Astronomy, Astrophysics or related fields. "Extensive Study = the student will have completed at least 6 credit hours in Astronomy or Astrophysics at the 300-level or higher.

Please see the following website to apply:  https://www.scholarselect.com/scholarships/2073-astronomical-society-of-kansas-city-astronomy-scholarship-fund


NHCSL STEM Targeted Majors Scholarship Apply by 4/15/12 - Mar 31, 2012 at 12:28PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

The NHCSL Scholarship program is specifically designed to help Hispanic college students majoring in targeted STEM fields.

NHCSL will award scholarships to Hispanic college students in four states: California, Illinois, New Jersey and New York. Guidance and financial support will be provided to a total of 4 Hispanic college students (1 from each state). Only college undergraduate students that are in their sophomore year or higher and majoring in the specific fields listed below are eligible to participate.

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS April 15, 2011.

The scholarship will include the following:

• A one-time $2,500.00 grant for educational purposes. The scholarship will be awarded upon completion of the spring 2011 semester with a GPA of 3.0 or better.

• An opportunity to intern with one of NHCSL's corporate members.

Please see the following website for more information:

http://nhcsl.org/stem.php


NDIA Great Lakes Chapter - STEM Scholaship - Mar 25, 2012 at 3:39PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

STEM Scholarship Program

Semi-annually, the Great Lakes Chapter of NDIA awards one or more scholarships to those who are seeking bachelor degrees in STEM.

Please see the following website for more information:  

http://ndia-greatlakes.org/scholarships.asp

Program Eligibility

1.  Must be currently enrolled in college, a high school graduate, or graduation-eligible student currently enrolled in high school with a cumulative GPA between 2.60 and 4.0 on a 4.0 scale computed at the end of the latest available reporting period

2.  Must plan to pursue a Bachelor's degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) related field.

3. Must be an NDIA member or must be a qualified dependent of an NDIA member in good standing.

4. Must be a U.S. citizen and current resident of the mid-west Great Lakes region, including Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

5. Must not have been a prior recipient of this scholarship award.

Deadline and Submission

Candidates must submit all required documents for a Spring Semester start must be received by the NDIA Great Lakes Chapter Scholarship Committee not later than November 30; applications for a Fall Semester start must be received at NDIA not later than June 30.

Recipients for the Spring Semester will be notified in January; recipients for Fall Semester will be notified in August.

All required documents must be received by the chair listed below:
NDIA Great Lakes Chapter
Scholarship Committee
303 N. Main Street, Suite 801
Rockford, IL 61101


New Scholarships - 4/1/12 Deadlines - Mar 18, 2012 at 8:49AM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

1. Montana State Physics Scholarship -

The Department of Physics at Montana State University-Bozeman is soliciting applications for Undergraduate Scholarships, including the Patton L. Seifert Memorial Scholarships from students majoring in physics. Departmental scholarships are competitive and awarded annually by the department to qualified students. The award provides a stipend of up to $1000 per semester and is renewable for up to eight semesters (four years), contingent upon availability of funds and provided the recipient continues to major in Physics, and maintains at least a 3.0 GPA overall and 3.5 GPA in Physics. Recipients will be selected on the basis of the quality of their academic record, and a short statement of interests and goals.

DEADLINE:  4/1/12

See the following website for information and application:  

http://www.physics.montana.edu/ugrad/scholarships.htm


2. SHPE Foundation -

DESCRIPTION

Merit-based and need-based general scholarships are awarded, in the amount of $1,000 - $3,000, to qualified high school graduating seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students who demonstrate both significant motivation and aptitude for a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

ELIGIBILITY

Hispanic-descent

U.S. citizenship is not required.

Be accepted into or attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university in the United States or Puerto Rico.

Be enrolled full-time (12 hrs undergraduate, 9 hrs graduate) during the academic year. High school graduating seniors must be graduating from an accredited U.S. high school with a diploma.

Minimum GPA: 3.00 on a 4.0 for high school seniors and undergraduates; 3.25 on a 4.0 scale for graduate students.

Major in science, technology, engineering, mathematics or a related field.

Be pursuing your first bachelors, masters or doctoral degree. (Students pursuing a second bachelors, etc. are not eligible).

DEADLINE:  4/1/12

See the following website for information and application:  

http://www.shpefoundation.org/scholarships/ahetems-general-scholarships/

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Washington State Univ Scholarships - Deadline: 4/1/12 - Mar 11, 2012 at 3:46PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at WSU appears to offer multiple scholarships.

DEADLINE IS:  April 1, 2012

These are for incoming students (incoming freshman or transfers) as well as current students.  

Please see the following website for more information:

http://www.physics.wsu.edu/DegreePrograms/undergrad/scholarships/WSUScholarships_Res.htm


Alliance Scholars Fund STEM Scholarship - Hispanic Students - Mar 4, 2012 at 1:08PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

The Alliance/Merck Ciencia (Science) Hispanic Scholars Program offers a $2,000 Scholarship for Hispanic college students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories and Puerto Rico pursuing a Bachelor's degree in a STEM field major.  This is a one-time $2000 scholarship and 25 will be awarded in the Spring of 2012.

DEADLINE:  March 15, 2012; all required materials must be received by the deadline date.

College application is open to current college students who will be attending college in the 2012-2013 school year and are currently majoring in a STEM field.

Please register and login to the left side column of the website listed below to proceed with the application process:

http://alliancescholars.org/applications/

According to the program brochure applicants must:

• A student of Hispanic heritage.

• In good academic standing and enrolled full-time in an accredited
college/university.

• Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of
2.75 on a 4.00 scale (or the equivalent).

• Are a declared major in a STEM discipline and pursuing a Bachelor's
degree in a STEM field including Bachelor's degrees offered in
partnerships between community colleges and
four-year institutions.


2012-2013 AISES Scholarships - Feb 26, 2012 at 9:58AM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Two scholarships are listed toward the bottom of this page:  http://www.aises.org/what/programs/scholarships/info

You must be a member of AISES.  Please see each scholarship for minority requirements.  The online scholarship application is available at
http://www.aises.org/component/rsform/form/17-2012-2013-aises-scholarship-application

The deadline for each scholarship is June 15, 2012:

1.  AISES Intel Scholarship

The AISES Intel Scholarship will fund scholarship awards to American Indian/Alaska Native AISES members pursuing degrees in STEM fields.  AISES and Intel developed this scholarship to support the advancement of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students with technical and leadership accomplishments, and a commitment to and passion for the computer science field. Scholarships is non-renewable, and is awarded to a student once during their academic career.


2.  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. Funding for the A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Program comes from a variety of sources, including memorials, private donations, AISES fundraisers, corporations and government entities.  These non-renewable scholarships are awarded to American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian AISES members pursuing degrees in the sciences, engineering, medicine, natural resources, math and technology.


HENAAC Scholars Program - Great Minds In STEM Grant - Feb 19, 2012 at 3:03PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Great Minds in STEM™ encourages all engineering, applied science, computer science and math students to apply for this grant.

Basic Scholarship Requirements:

• Applicants must demonstrate leadership through academic achievements and campus/community activities
• Applicants must be Science, Technology, Engineering or Math related majors
• Applicants must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher
• Recipients must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program for the fall 2012 semester
• Applicants must be of Hispanic origin and/or must significantly participate in and promote organizations and activities in the Hispanic community

Each Scholarship Recipient Will Receive:
• A scholarship ranging in amounts from $500 to $8,500
• Listing and photo in the HENAAC Conference issue of TECHNiCA Magazine
• Press release on the Great Minds in STEM website – www.greatmindsinstem.org
• Transportation support to the HENAAC 2012 Conference and Awards Show
• Recipients will be awarded at the HENAAC Conference at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida on October 11-13, 2012
• Recipients MUST attend the Conference to receive the scholarship

Download the 2012 application from the following website:  

http://www.greatmindsinstem.org/henaac/scholars/

Please see website for full details regarding all requirements in addition to the application.

Submit your completed application, transcript, letters of recommendation, essay and resume in one envelope by the postmark date of April 30, 2012.

Forward all application materials to:

Great Minds in STEM™
ATTN: HENAAC Scholars
3900 Whiteside Street
Los Angeles, CA 90063


SanDisk Scholarship & Scholarship for S. CA Students - Feb 12, 2012 at 4:36PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

SanDisk Scholars Fund

The SanDisk Foundation recently announced the creation of the SanDisk Scholars Fund.  This is a $1 million needs based scholarship program that supports underrepresented students who wish to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Scholarship amount is up to $10,000 per student.

Applications will be accepted from incoming college freshman or enrolled sophomores or juniors from anywhere in the USA.

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this scholarship:

Must be a high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior
Must be planning to enroll or continue as a full-time undergraduate in the Fall of 2012
Must have demonstrated leadership and/or entrepreneurial interests

Financial need, community involvement, essay content and academic achievements and records are considered by the selection committee.

For more details, please see http://www.sandisk.com/about-sandisk/corporate-social-responsibility/community-engagement/sandisk-scholars-fund

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FOR STUDENTS RESIDING IN SOUTHERN CA:


The Flight Path Learning Center of Southern California is offering the Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr. Scholarship to students living in Southern California who are enrolled or planning to enroll in a degree or certificate in aviation, aerospace, aeronautics or physical science studies that relate to aviation. Deadline: May 12, 2012.

For more details, please visit:  http://www.flightpath.us/scholarship_pc.htm

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Maryland Residents/High School Grads - Space Consortium Scholarship - Jan 29, 2012 at 4:33PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Maryland Space Grant Consortium - 2012-2013 Scholarship Application

The Maryland Space Grant Consortium was established in 1989 under NASA's National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program.

The Maryland Space Grant Consortium offers financial support to Maryland residents or graduates of Maryland high schools who are enrolling as an undergraduate student in an affiliate institution who otherwise might not be able to attend college and who wish to pursue a career in math, science, engineering, or technolog, that is related to aerospace or will lead to an aerospace career.

Awardees must be U.S. citizens enrolled as full-time students at a Maryland Consortium campus. Consortium campuses include: The Johns Hopkins University, Morgan State University, Towson University, University of Maryland-College Park, University of MD Baltimore County, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and Hagerstown Community College.

Awards vary and must be used for tuition, books, fees and room and board.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Maryland resident or graduate of a Maryland high school.

Full-time student majoring in (but are not necessarily limited to): the biological and life sciences, chemistry, geological sciences, physics and astronomy, engineering and computer science.

Enrollment in an affiliate institution as noted above.

Awards are for one year, but are renewable (on a competitive basis) upon maintaining a 3.0
G.P.A.

Community service.

DEADLINE:  All application materials are due by May 15, 2012 to the Maryland Space Grant Consortium. Maryland Space Grant Consortium will then forward the application to affiliate institution selected by student applicant.

Please see the following website for more details:  http://md.spacegrant.org/index.php?page=scholarship-form

Post edited January 29, 2012 at 4:31 PM EST.


Buick Achievers Scholarship - Jan 29, 2012 at 4:20PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program rewards students who have succeeded in and out of the classroom--and who may not be able to attend college without financial assistance. Although this scholarship is primarily for Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Majors, I thought it was worth mentioning.  Please see list of eligible majors at:  http://www.buickachievers.com/faq/#majors

Deadline:  February 29, 2012

This program offers:

*Up to $25,000 per year for 100 first-time freshman or existing college students
*Scholarship is renewable up to four years and one additional year for those entering a   qualified five-year engineering program.
*$2,000 one-time awards for an additional 1,000 students

Applicants must:

*Be high school seniors or graduates or be current undergraduate students
*Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited U.S. four-year college or university for the entire 2012–13 academic year (excluding proprietary and online schools)
*Plan to major in a specified course of study that focuses on Engineering/Technology or select Design and Business-related programs of study. See the list of eligible majors.
*Be interested in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industries
*Be U.S. citizens and have permanent residence in the United States

Scholarship recipients are selected based on the following factors:

*Academic achievement and financial need
*Participation and leadership in community and school activities, work experience and interest in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industry
*Please note special consideration will be given to the following applicants: first-generation college, female, minority, military veteran or a dependent of military personnel
*The majority of the scholarships will be awarded to students majoring in Engineering/Technology fields.

Please see the following website for more details:

http://www.buickachievers.com/


Kansas State University - Undergrad Physics Scholarships - Jan 1, 2012 at 7:42PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

If you are thinking about applying to college, the Department of Physics website at Kansas State University lists many scholarships to physics majors at the freshman through senior levels.  So this may be a university to consider.

Please follow the link below to review the scholarship listings:

http://www.phys.ksu.edu/undergraduate/physics_scholarships.html


To apply, contact Jane Peterson by phone at (785) 532-1603 or by email at janie@phys.ksu.edu


To get an idea of how many scholarships might be available you can review the list of last year's recipients at:  http://www.phys.ksu.edu/undergraduate/recent_scholars/2012_scholarships.html


Microsoft Technical Scholarships for '12-'13 - Dec 24, 2011 at 4:33PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Microsoft is offering four different types of technical scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year to current undergraduate students.  These are: General Scholarships, Women's Scholarships, Minority Scholarships, and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities.  The deadline to apply is January 16, 2012.

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must be enrolled full time in a Bachelor's degree program at a 4-year college or university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico at the time you submit the application. Plus, we'll need to see that you're making satisfactory progress toward an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical discipline such as electrical engineering, math, or physics--and that you demonstrate an interest in computer science. Because the scholarship is merit based, you must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 4.0, or a 4.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 5.0.

To apply please visit:  http://careers.microsoft.com/careers/en/us/internships-scholarships.aspx#urscholarship-2

For requirements please visit:  http://careers.microsoft.com/careers/en/us/internships-scholarships.aspx#urscholarship-1

For more information please visit:  http://careers.microsoft.com/careers/en/us/internships-scholarships.aspx#urscholarship-3


Moody's Math Challenge for High School Students Age 16-18 - Dec 17, 2011 at 7:31PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Moody's Mega Math Challenge (M3 Challenge) is an applied mathematics competition for high school students. Winners receive scholarships totaling $115,000 for continuing education. Please see information below for student age requirement, deadline to apply & residency requirement.

For students age 16-18
Deadline:  02/24/2012

State Residency Requirement:  Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

What is the Mega Math Challenge?

Students will be challenged to solve an open - ended, realistic, applied math - modeling problem focused on a real - world issue. The challenge is entirely internet - based. Students choose which day they wish to work on challenge weekend (March 3rd or 4th, 2012). Each high school may enter up to two teams of three to five students.

Website:  http://m3challenge.siam.org/


University of Northern Iowa Physics Department Scholarships - Nov 27, 2011 at 4:14PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Per the University of Iowa Physics Department Website:

The Physics Department at the University of Northern Iowa offers the personalized atmosphere of a private liberal arts college with the opportunities of an affordable public institution including:

*Small class sizes
*Wide-ranging research opportunities
*State-of-the-art physics building, newly renovated for the 2007-08 academic year
*A large number of scholarships for new and returning students.

Some of the available scholarships include:

Presidential Scholarships for new freshmen ($32,000 / 4 years)
Open to all entering freshmen students. Apply by December 15, 2011 using the
Online Common Scholarship Application.

CNS Physics Scholarships for new freshmen (up to $20,000 / 4 years)

The CNS Physics Scholarships are awarded annually to one or two undergraduates (declared or intended) in physics. Apply by January 20, 2012 using the Online Common Scholarship Application.


Grossman-Perrine Scholarship

The Grossman-Perrine Scholarship honors Dr. J. O. Perrine, a former UNI physics professor, and Mr. Eugene Grossman, a physics student from Delmar, Iowa, who studied with Dr. Perrine. Declared undergraduate physics majors at all levels are eligible for this scholarship. Apply by February 15, 2012, using the Online Common Scholarship Application. For more information contact the Physics Department (physics@uni.edu or 319-273-2420).


Physics Alumni Scholarship

The recipient of this $500 award must be a declared major in the Department of Physics who has achieved academic excellence in his or her major. Nominations and selection of the recipient are conducted by the Physics faculty in April.


Albert A. Potter Science Scholarship ($1000 / 1 year)

Open to students with a Physics Teaching major. Minimum of 65 credit hours in a declared teaching major and official admittance to teacher education. Apply by January 15, 2012 using the Online Common Scholarship Application.


Dorothy Muzzey Scholarship-Loan Program

The recipient must be a declared major in Physics or Chemistry and must have completed 60 credit hours at UNI. The criteria for the award are: (i) financial need; (ii) scholarly achievement; and (iii) potential for success in the major field. The maximum amount available is $1,500 with an interest rate of 5%. Repayment begins 90 days after graduation.


For more information, please visit:  http://www.physics.uni.edu/geninfo/scholarships.shtml


HSF/ Procter & Gamble Scholarship - Oct 2, 2011 at 3:04PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Program Description

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and Procter & Gamble Company have partnered to provide financial resources to assist outstanding Latino undergraduates pursuing degrees in the STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The award amount is $2,500.

Calendar

Application Available September 16, 2011
Application Deadline February 28, 2012
Application Processing March 2012 through April 2012
Scholar Selection May 2012
Award Notifications May 2012
Verification of Enrollment Fall 2012
Award Distribution Fall 2012

Eligibility Requirements:

Be of Hispanic heritage
Be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident or eligible non-U.S. citizen
Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Must major in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) field

Have plans to enroll FULL-TIME as an undergraduate at a four-year U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Guam during the 2012-2013 academic year
Preference given to Pell-eligible students

Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) once the FAFSA application becomes available for 2011-2012

Must complete P&G Consent Form and submit with application

For online application, P&G Consent Form and more information, please visit:

http://www.hsf.net/pg.aspx

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Scholarship to Study Abroad - Excellence In The Sciences - Sep 5, 2011 at 2:28PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

This primarily concerns students who wish to study abroad, major in one of the sciences and enroll in an IES program.  Applicable majors include astronomy and physics.

Per the information posted at the IES website:

AWARD

Ranges up to $3,000

ELIGIBILITY:

Recipients must be accepted to and enroll in an IES program.

Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 (out of 4.0) required

Recipients must attend a college or university that is a Member or Associate Member of the IES Abroad Consortium.  In addition, your home school must have a policy of transferring at least 75% of institutional aid for study abroad.

Return Requirement: If awarded one of these scholarships, at the conclusion of the IES Abroad program you agree to submit a 1-page statement about your experience abroad, including how it has affected you personally, professionally, and academically and how this scholarship supported your endeavors.  Once submitted, this statement becomes property of IES Abroad and excerpts may be used in any/all IES Abroad electronic and printed publications. Additional details and instructions will be emailed to you after your program ends.

For more information please visit:    

https://www.iesabroad.org/IES/Scholarships_and_Aid/Merit_Based/scienceScholarship.html


Coca-Cola Scholars Program for High School Seniors - Sep 5, 2011 at 2:14PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

COCA-COLA SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Applications for the Coca-Cola Scholars program are currently being accepted through Oct 31 of the senior year in high school.

For More Information Please visit:     https://www.coca-colascholars.org/page.aspx?pid=388

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

1. Seniors in high schools throughout the United States who meet the eligibility requirements may apply annually for one of 250 four-year, achievement-based scholarships.

2. Approximately 2,200 applicants will be selected and notified by mail that they are Semifinalists around December 1. Semifinalists continue on to complete a secondary application, including essays, official transcripts, and two letters of recommendation due by mid-January. The Program Review Committee will select 250 Finalists to advance to the final interview phase and Finalists will be notified in mid-February.

3. In April, the 250 Finalists are invited to Atlanta for personal interviews held by a National Selection Committee representing outstanding leaders in business, government, education and the arts. 50 students are then designated as National Scholars and receive awards of $20,000 for college; 200 students are designated as Regional Scholars and receive awards of $10,000 for college.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

APPLICANTS MUST BE:

CURRENT high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools); U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; U.S. Permanent Residents; Temporary Residents (in a legalization program); Refugees; Asylees; Cuban-Haitian Entrants; or Humanitarian Parolees; anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application; planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution;
carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.

APPLICANTS MAY NOT:

Be children or grandchildren of employees, officers or owners of Coca?Cola bottling companies, The Coca?Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries.

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Davidson Fellows Scholarship - for Age 18 or Under - Aug 28, 2011 at 3:42PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

This might work for a high school student or perhaps an undergraduate with a sibling age 18 or younger as of October 4, 2012. Despite the age requirement, this looks like a great opportunity for the right student.

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 Mathematics, Science, Literature, Music, Technology, Philosophy and Outside the Box.  For more information on these categories, please visit:

http://www.davidsongifted.org/fellows/Article/Davidson_Fellows___How_to_Apply_362.aspx

Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception.


Eligibility

To be eligible for consideration as a Davidson Fellow, applicants must:  

Be 18 or younger as of October 4, 2012

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.

There is no minimum age for eligibility.

The Davidson Institute is looking for students whose projects are at or close to the college graduate level with a depth of knowledge in their particular area of study. This scholarship is not geared toward students at the novice level. See Project Criteria below.

Davidson Fellows must be available to attend, with at least one parent or guardian, the awards reception and other recognition events to be held in October 2012 in Washington, D.C. (Travel expenses and lodging will be provided by the Institute.)

Project Criteria

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of significant work. Significant work is an accomplishment that experts in the field recognize as significant and has the potential to make a positive contribution to society. Such work may be:

     *an exceptionally creative application of existing knowledge
     *a new idea with high impact
     *an innovative solution with broad-range implications
     *an important advancement that can be replicated and built upon
     *an interdisciplinary discovery
     *a prodigious performance
     *another demonstration of extraordinary accomplishment

The Davidson Fellows Scholarship Program recognizes and awards the extraordinary. All submissions should reflect prodigious development of talents focused on creating something of significance in one of the application categories.

To learn more please visit:

http://www.davidsongifted.org/Fellows/

Application Deadline is February 1, 2012

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HSF/Marathon Oil Corporation College Scholarship Program - Aug 14, 2011 at 3:20PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

The HSF/Marathon Oil Corporation College scholarship is currently open and the deadline to apply is November 1, 2011. Although I couldn't find a contact to write for permission to post this does appear to be a legitimate scholarship.  Here's the criteria:

Program Description

The HSF/Marathon Oil Corporation College Scholarship Program is a scholarship of up to $15,000 per year. Selected students may receive up to $15,000 for two academic years for a possible total award of $30,000.

Scholars will also be offered the opportunity to participate in a possible paid 8-10 week summer internship at various Marathon Oil Corporation locations. Scholars will also be paired a mentor from Marathon Oil Corporation.

Eligibility Requirements

Be of Hispanic American, African American, Asian Pacific Islander American, or American Indian/Alaskan Native heritage.

Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States with a valid Social Security Number at the time of application. All legal permanent residents must submit a copy of their valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551.

Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.

Be a current Sophomore majoring in Accounting, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geology/Geosciences, Information Technology (IT/MIS), Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Supply Chain Management (Management).  Or be a current Senior planning to enroll in a Master's degree program in Geology, Geophysics or Petroleum Engineering.

Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

For more information please visit:  http://www.hsf.net/marathon.aspx


Raymond Davis Scholarship - Jun 26, 2011 at 12:54PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

This scholarship is offered by the Society for Science & Imaging Technology and is available to FT undergraduate or graduate students who have completed 2 years of college. The scholarship will be awarded to an imaging science or engineering student(s) for use in continuing his/her studies.

Among applicable majors,  Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Engineering Physics students may be possibilities for this scholarship.

Unfortunately, the website doesn't go into detail about the majors that may qualify, so it is up to you to determine by reading the information at the website and on the application as to whether there might a potential fit.  This is worth looking at since the website states the award is at least $1,000.  The deadline is October 1, 2011.

Please see the following website for more details:

http://www.imaging.org/ist/membership/davis.cfm?AwardCode=RS

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Several Scholarships Are Available Now - Jun 12, 2011 at 3:51PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

There are several scholarships being offered that either have limited details posted or for which I have not received permission to formally post.  So, please note the following:

1. The National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) – I've posted several of the scholarships currently being offered by the NSBP, however, there are two more Physics scholarships available.  So, please visit the NSBP website at  http://www.nsbp.org/scholarships/ to review the Elmer S. Imes Scholarship in Physics and the Robert A. Ellis Scholarship in Physics.  The application deadline is January 13, 2012.

2. The USRA Scholarship Program provides college scholarships to students who have shown a career interest in the physical sciences or engineering with an emphasis on space research or space science education.  

An undetermined number of undergraduate scholarships are available in amounts up to $1,000. The McLucas Research Prize is $400. Scholarships are awarded for one year only, but recipients may re-apply for a second year. Students may apply for both the McLucas Prize and for a USRA Scholarship but will not be eligible to receive both awards in the same year.

Eligibility Requirements
To be considered for any USRA Scholarship, applicants must be full-time undergraduate students attending a four-year accredited college or university that offers courses leading to a degree in physical sciences or engineering. Applicants must have completed at least two (2) years of college credits by the time the award is received, and applicants must be U.S. citizens.

This scholarship's application deadline is August 1, 2011.  Please see the website for more details at http://www.usra.edu/cs/usra_scholarship_program

3. Georgia Engineering Foundation Scholarship –

For over 30 years, the Georgia Engineering Foundation has sponsored a program that awards college scholarships to worthy Georgia students who are preparing for a career in engineering or engineering technology. Since 1985, over 600 students have been awarded scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. In 2009, 39 awards were made available.

All scholarships are competitively awarded based on the student's demonstrated competence in academics, interest in developing a career in engineering, financial need, and school and community involvement.


Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, a student must be interested in a career in engineering and be:

1) A U. S. Citizen;
2) A resident of Georgia; and
3) Enrolled in an engineering or engineering technology ABET-accredited program leading to a B.S., or graduate degree.

Applicants include incoming college freshmen, as well as upperclassmen, and graduate level students.

The application deadline is August 31, 2011.  To apply please visit:  

http://www.gefinc.org/apply/apply.html


Astronomy Scholarship- Univ of Missouri-Kansas City - May 15, 2011 at 1:54PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Deadline: June 15, 2011

Astronomical Society of Kansas City Astronomy Scholarship Fund

Description

To provide academic scholarships to students who have expressed an interest in studying Astronomy, or a related field, and have been accepted into the Department of Physics at University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Scholarship support must be used for tuition and/or class-related materials (i.e. textbooks, lab fees, equipment).

Requirements

Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (both in overall courses and also in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Physics core courses [300-level or higher]).

Must be already engaged in the extensive study of Astronomy, Astrophysics or related fields.

The term "extensive study" means that the student will have completed at least 6 credit hours in Astronomy or Astrophysics at the 300-level or higher.

Amount Awarded
$500

Number of Awards
1

Total Amount Awarded
$500

For More Information please see scholarship website at:  

https://www.scholarselect.com/scholarships/1655-astronomical-society-of-kansas-city-astronomy-scholarship-fund

Contact E-mail
aweber@gkccf.org

Contact Name
Allyson Weber

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ASM Undergrad Scholarships - May 1, 2011 at 1:25PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Here's one to tuck away for next year.  The ASM Materials Education Foundation offers a variety of scholarships, however, the deadline to apply is May 1 (which unfortunately is today).  So, for those of you who may be interested for next year, I'd recommend you check the following website later this year to see whether the Foundation renews the scholarships they currently offer:

http://www.asminternational.org/portal/site/www/foundation/scholarships/

The scholarships are geared toward individuals interested in materials science, however, they do mention mathematics and engineering.  The eligibility requirements state:  'Applicants majoring in related science or engineering disciplines will be considered if they demonstrate a strong academic emphasis and interest in materials science'.

The scholarships offered for this year include:


George A. Roberts Scholarships* (Up to 7) $6,000 each: Established in 1995 through a generous contribution by Dr. George A. Roberts, Past President of ASM and Retired CEO of Teledyne, to the ASM Foundation as an expression of his commitment to education and the materials science and engineering community.

Lucille & Charles A. Wert Scholarship* – (1) Tuition up to $10,000:  Established in 2006 through a generous bequest by Dr. & Mrs. Charles Wert.

William & Mary Dyrkacz Scholarships* – (4) $6,000 each. Established in 2011 through a generous contribution by Mr. & Mrs. William Dyrkacz. as an expression of their commitment to education and the materials science and engineering community.

William P. Woodside Founder's Scholarship* (1) Tuition up to $10,000: Established in 1996 by Mrs. Sue Woodside Shulec in honor of  her grandfather William Park Woodside, a man whose vision and leadership evolved into the founding of ASM International.

Ladish Co. Foundation Scholarships – (2) $2,500 each offered to the same individuals for two (2) consecutive years. (Student must be a Wisconsin resident and must attend a Wisconsin university to qualify.)

ASM Outstanding Scholars Awards** (3) $2,000 each, to recognize distinguished scholars.

Edward J. Dulis Scholarship* (1) $1,500: Established in 2003 by the family of Edward J. Dulis, a Fellow of ASM International. This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student in materials science and engineering based on academic merit.

John M. Haniak Scholarship* (1) $1,500: Established in 2003 by the family of John Myron Haniak, who was a life member of ASM International. This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student in materials science and engineering based on academic merit and financial need.


Physics Scholarship- Deadline 4/29/11 --Act Quick! - Apr 17, 2011 at 11:58AM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Western Washington University is offering several scholarships with deadlines in late April and May of 2011.  The first of these scholarships is outlined below.  However, if this school is on your list, please vist the website at http://www.wwu.edu/cst/cst_site/scholarship.htm and read through the other scholarships listed there to see if any of them are a fit for you.

The first scholarship with a deadline of April 29, 2011, is for female undergraduates and is the
Marion VanNostrand Scholarship.  Here are the details:

The Marion VanNostrand scholarship shall be awarded to women who are declared majors in Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Engineering Technology (TAC/ABET programs), or Mathematics. Applicant must be an undergraduate student.

Applicants should have a demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to single women who have dependent children. Awardees must make satisfactory academic progress toward a degree.


This is approximately a $6950.00 scholarship.

Please visit the following website for the application:  

http://www.wwu.edu/cst/cst_site/scholarship.htm

Deadline: April 29, 2011

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Eastern Michigan Univ. - NSF Scholarhip - Apr 9, 2011 at 4:13PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Eastern Michigan University offers a National Science Foundation Scholarship.


The Department of Physics and Astronomy at EMU was awarded a NSF grant through the Scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics initiative.  The grant will award 4-year scholarships of up to $10,000 per year (that's up to $40,000 per student) for academically talented students who attend EMU and major in physics.  The scholarships are currently only for freshman enrolling at EMU in 2011 and 2012.

This scholarship program is designed to help you build your resume so that when you graduate from EMU with your degree in Physics, Physics Research or Engineering Physics, you will be "in demand".

For more information, please visit:  

http://www.emich.edu/physics/psp/index.php

It appears that the deadline for freshman enrolling at EMU in 2011 may have passed, however, scholarship competition for students planning to attend EMU in 2012 begins this December and the website offers a register now hyperlink at:

http://www.emich.edu/admissions/register/pscreg.html

CONTACT: Dr. James Carroll
PHONE: (734) 487-4144
E-MAIL: jcarroll@emich.edu

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Collegiate Inventors Competition - Deadline 6/24/11 - Mar 26, 2011 at 1:48PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

OBJECTIVES

Introduced in 1990, the Collegiate Inventors Competition has recognized, rewarded, and encouraged hundreds of students to share their inventive ideas with the world. The Competition promotes exploration in invention, science, engineering, technology, and other creative endeavors and provides a window on the technologies from which society will benefit in the future.

ELIGIBILITY

Students must be enrolled (or have been enrolled) full-time in any U.S. or Canadian college or university at least part of the 12-month period prior to the date the entry is submitted. In the case of a team (maximum of four students), at least one member of the team must meet the full-time eligibility criteria.  The other team members must have been enrolled on a part-time basis (at a minimum) sometime during the 24-month period prior to the date the entry is submitted.

The committee of judges represents various fields, including mathematics, engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, information technology, materials science, and medicine.


JUDGING:

Entries are judged on the originality and inventiveness of the new idea, process, or technology. The entry must be complete, workable, and well articulated. Entries are also judged on their potential value to society (socially, environmentally, and economically), and on the scope of use.

AWARDS

Each year up to 12 finalists in Graduate and Undergraduate Divisions receive an all-expenses paid trip to present their work to a panel of expert judges in Washington, D.C. In 2010, the top Graduate prize was $15,000 and the top Undergraduate Prize was $10,000. Other prizes are awarded to select finalists. Academic advisors of each winning entry also receive a cash award.

SPONSORS

Sponsors of the Collegiate Inventors Competition are the Abbott Fund and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The Competition is operated by Invent Now.

Please visit the following website for more details:   http://www.invent.org/Collegiate/


Space Tech Engineering Design Challenge - DEADLINE JUNE 1, 2011 - Mar 20, 2011 at 6:13PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

NASA has a great opportunity for college students and that is to take part in the 2011 Space Tech Engineering Design Challenge. For this challenge, students are invited to design a technology that will help further space exploration and development.

Designs may relate to any of the following:

*Autonomous Operations;
*Entry, Descent and Landing;
*Human factors;
*Power/Propulsion including for operation in space and on other planetary bodies;
*Robotics (not related to in-situ lunar samples).

Students entering other NASA contests, such as Lunabotics or RASC-ALs, may not submit the same entry or technology that they used for the other contests.

Entries must be original and must be the work of students.

The contest is open to any U.S., citizen enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited post-secondary institution in the United States.

A notice of intent is requested as soon as possible. Final entries are due June 1, 2011.

For more information and a complete list of rules, visit http://spacetech.larc.nasa.gov

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Horizons Foundation Scholarship - For Female Physics Majors Interested in U.S. Security/Defense - Mar 13, 2011 at 3:12PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Deadline: July 1, 2011. See requirements below.

The HORIZONS Scholarship was established in 1988.  The purpose is to encourage
women to pursue careers related to the national security and defense interests of the
United States. The amount of the awards varies each year.

Applicants must meet the following criteria. No exceptions will be considered.

Be currently enrolled at an accredited university or college, either full-time or part- time.

Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible; undergraduates must have attained
at least junior level status (60 credits).

Demonstrate interest in pursuing a career related to national security or defense.

Demonstrate financial need.

Have a minimum grade point average of 3.25.

Be a woman.

Be a citizen of the United States.

Recipients of past awards may apply for future financial assistance.

Fields of Study

Focus of the scholarship is on the following preferred fields of study: security studies,
military history, government relations, engineering, computer science, physics,
mathematics, business (as it relates to national security or defense), law (as it relates
to national security or defense), international relations, political science, and economics.
Others will be considered if the applicant can successfully demonstrate relevance to a
career in the areas of national security or defense.

Selection Criteria

Awards will be based on academic achievement, participation in defense and national
security activities, field of study, work experience, statements of objectives, recommendations,
and financial need. Awards are made without regard to race, creed, color,
or religion. Women In Defense reserves the right to revise, suspend or discontinue
this program without notice.

Deadline:

Completed applications, essays, recommendations and transcripts must be received no
later than JULY 1. Send application packages to: WID HORIZONS, 2111 Wilson Blvd.,
Suite 400, Arlington, VA 22201-3061.

Please visit the following website for more information and the application:  

http://wid.ndia.org/horizon/Pages/default.aspx

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ACIL Scholarship Alliance -Scholarship for Physics Majors - Mar 13, 2011 at 2:47PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

The ACIL Scholarship Alliance is an organization that is offering a scholarship to physics majors.  

Deadline to apply - April 8, 2011.  

The specifics are as follows:

The ACIL Scholarship Alliance is a division of the Independent Laboratories Institute.  They wish to ensure future generations of skilled employees for the laboratory testing community. ACIL offers academic scholarships up to $4,000. The children and grandchildren of employees of ACIL member companies who are planning scientific or engineering careers are especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates must be students attending their junior year or higher in a four-year, bachelor-degree granting institution or graduate program in the U.S. Candidates must also major in any of the physical sciences practiced by ACIL members: physics, chemistry, engineering, geology, biology, or environmental science. Scholarship awards are based on the applicant's academic achievement, career goals, leadership, and financial need.  

The application may be found at:  http://www.acil.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=13

Applications must include:


Include with your application:

•  A brief resume or personal statement outlining your activities in college, including field of study and future plans.

•  Two letters of recommendation from faculty members of the university you currently attend.

•  A transcript of your grades.

•  Information on any other scholarship or grant you are now receiving


Scholarship for Astronomy Student Attending Richland College in Texas - Mar 6, 2011 at 3:24PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

I came across the following small scholarship that may be meaningful to anyone attending Richland college in Texas:

The John Williams and William Dexter Astronomy Scholarship

Amount of Award - up to $250 per academic year

Number of Awards Per Year - One per year

Designated College - Richland College only

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be students with a sincere interest in science. Students must have completed a minimum of four credit hours in Astronomy and be currently taking an additional four hours in Astronomy or must have completed eight hours of Astronomy. Students must have maintained a minimum of 3.0 GPA.

To apply applicants must submit the following to Richland College's Financial Aid Office:

Completed DCCC Foundation Scholarship application form. Also a one page essay describing why he or she is deserving of this scholarship, including goals, career plans and interest in science is required.

Recipients must successfully complete 6 credit hours per semester and maintain a 3.0 GPA or better. Failure to meet these requirements could result in a reduction or loss of scholarship benefits.

Deadline

For application: April 14 to Financial Aid Office
Finalist applications to Foundation: May 14
Notification to students: No later than July 16

  
For more information, contact the Foundation Scholarship Coordinator at
214-860-2149 or 214-8602053 or your Financial Aid office.
DCCCD Foundation, Inc., 1601 South Lamar, Dallas, Texas 75215-1816

Post edited March 8, 2011 at 9:42 AM EST.


AOE Foundation Scholarships - Jan 29, 2011 at 8:35PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

I wrote the AOE Foundation for permission to post their scholarships only to realize later they are more related to Engineering, Computer Science and/or Math students who are in programs that are accredited by ABET.  So, I figured I'd include this organization's scholarships here in hopes of helping a student like myself.  I am currently an engineering major, but I am a member of the Physics society because I love astronomy and enjoy Physics as well.  Anyway, here's their information:

The AOE Foundation is offering two different scholarships:

Rings of Excellence Scholarship

Applicants for the Rings of Excellence Scholarship must be a member (active or
alumnae) in good standing in Alpha Omega Epsilon Sorority, or the child or
grandchild of a member who is also in good standing.  Husbands, brothers, sisters, nieces, or
nephews are not eligible to apply.  The daughters and sons of deceased members,
who were a member in good standing at the time of death, are eligible to apply.  Applicants
must be an undergraduate and majoring in engineering or technical science.  
Applicants must have an overall grade point average of 2.0/4.0 or equivalent.

Engineering and Technical Science Achievement Scholarship

Applicants for the Engineering and Technical Science Achievement Scholarship must
be a woman undergraduate majoring in engineering or technical science.  Applicants
must have an overall grade point average of 3.0/4.0 or equivalent.


Eligibility Requirements:

The applicant must be enrolled in, or accepted for enrollment, in an
undergraduate or graduate engineering or technical science degree program
as approved by Alpha Omega Epsilon National Foundation.  

The applicant must be enrolled in, or accepted for enrollment, in a college or
university with an ABET-accredited program or in a school that has been
approved by the Alpha Omega Epsilon National Foundation.

The applicant must be entering their sophomore through senior year of
undergraduate college for the academic year subsequent to the summer the
scholarship is awarded.

The applicant must be in a position to accept the scholarship in the school
year for which it is being awarded.

The applicant must not be receiving full funding for education from another
organization (e.g., members of the Armed Services attending military
academies, students receiving full tuition reimbursement from an employer).  

The applicant must not have been a previous recipient of an Alpha Omega
Epsilon National Foundation scholarship.


For FAQ's please visit:  http://www.aoefoundation.com/faqs.html

For information regarding programs accredited by ABET please visit:  http://www.abet.org/

For detailed scholarship information and an application please visit:  http://www.aoefoundation.com/ScholarshipApplication2011.pdf

Deadline:  Completed applications, including all supporting materials, must be postmarked no later than February 15, 2011.


Scholarship Tip - Visit Your State Space Consortium Website - Jan 12, 2011 at 5:51PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

I haven't had much luck in receiving permission to post scholarships that are
available from the various space consortium websites that I've come across.  

I've stumbled across enough of these to begin to hypothesize that each state
has a space consortium website which may offer scholarships.  One such scholarship
I just came across is referenced at the very end of this article for the state of
Maryland.  So, if you live in Maryland...be sure to review the scholarship information
at the end of this post.

Anyway, I followed my hunch on all of this and I have found that if you are looking
for scholarships, you should check out the following website:  

http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/spacegrant/home/
Space_Grant_Consortium_Websites.html

The above-referenced website will give you a map of the United States. Once you
see the map you can click on your state and you'll be taken to your state's space
consortium website.  I

Once you get to your state's consortium website, you should be able to determine
whether a scholarship is available.   For example, the scholarship I just stumbled
upon was for the Maryland Space Consortium's scholarship using Google.  However,
if you just click on the state of Maryland on the map, you'll be taken to Maryland's
Space Consortium (MSC) website.  The scholarship currently being offered by the
MSC website then can be found under the Programs tab by clicking on the
Undergraduate Scholarship program link and then clicking on the Undergraduate
Scholarship program application link.  Each website will be a little bit different but
you should be able to find the information fairly easily.  

Here's the information on the scholarship being offered by the MSC:


2011-2012 Scholarship Application

The Maryland Space Grant Consortium was established in 1989 under NASA's National
Space Grant College and Fellowship Program.

One of the goals of the Maryland Space Grant Consortium is to offer financial support
to Maryland residents or graduates of Maryland high schools who are enrolling as an
undergraduate student in an affiliate institution who otherwise might not be able to
attend college and who wish to pursue a career in math, science, engineering, technology,
or a space related field.

Awardees must be U.S. citizens enrolled as full-time students at a Maryland
Consortium campus. Consortium campuses include: The Johns Hopkins University,
Morgan State University, Towson University, University of Maryland-College Park,
University of MD Baltimore County, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and
Hagerstown Community College.

Awards vary and must be used for the following educational expenses (tuition, books,
fees and room and board).

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Maryland resident or graduate of a Maryland high school.

Full-time student majoring in (but are not necessarily limited to): the biological and life
sciences, chemistry, geological sciences, physics and astronomy, engineering and computer science.

Enrollment in an affiliate institution of the Maryland Space Grant Consortium (see above).

Awards are for one year, but are renewable (on a competitive basis) upon maintaining a
3.0 G.P.A.

U. S. Citizen.

Community service.

DEADLINE:  

All application materials are due by May 15, 2011 to the Maryland Space Grant Consortium. Maryland Space Grant Consortium will then forward the application to affiliate institution selected by student applicant.

To view this information directly, please go to:  http://md.spacegrant.org/index.php?page=scholarship-form

Good luck!

Post edited January 12, 2011 at 6:00 PM EST.


Scholarship Leads - Jan 8, 2011 at 8:34PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Here is a lead I found that may help the right person interested in studying earth & space exploration:


The ASU School of Earth & Space Exploration offers the SESE Scholarship in Earth & Space Exploratoin.  This is a sizable scholarship for $8,000 per year ($4,000 per semester); renewable for three additional years based on renewal criteria. Funds must be used toward educational expenses including tuition and fees, housing, books and other costs of attendance.

Application Process:
Students interested in being considered must be admitted to ASU and must also apply separately for the scholarship. The application process includes submission of a simple application form and the simultaneous submission of a one page essay (see essay details below). Completed applications should be sent directly to Rebecca Polley (address below).

Deadline:  Applications are due May 1.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:
Major: Admitted to Arizona State University, School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) as a declared B.S. in Earth and Space Exploration major.

Residency: Arizona Residents only; graduation from an Arizona high school.

Grade Level(s): HS Senior enrolling for Fall; continuing ASU students are not eligible for consideration.

Minimum High School GPA: 3.25 and students must be at the college-level pre-calculus math level (at least) when they arrive at ASU.

Need-based: No, however, students are strongly encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year at: www.fafsa.ed.gov

Minimum Enrollment Status: Full-time

For more information visit:  http://sese.asu.edu/SESE_scholarship


Calvin College – Undergraduate Physcis Scholarship - Nov 28, 2010 at 2:13PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Since there doesn't seem to be anyone I can contact with regard to this scholarship, I am posting the information available online below so that you don't miss this opportunity:


Calvin College offers six $2,500 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scholarships to incoming first-year students who are interested in studying one of the basic sciences or mathematics including  biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, or mathematics and plan to pursue a career in research or post-secondary education.

A student may receive a scholarship for a maximum of four years; scholarship renewal after the first year is dependent upon successful demonstration of adequate academic progress toward career goals.

The scholarship is awarded based entirely on academic merit, not on financial need.

For more information and application please go to:

http://www.calvin.edu/admin/finaid/types/scholarships/hhmis.htm


More Info Re: Grants & Scholarships Available - Nov 21, 2010 at 8:45PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

The National SMART Grant –

The National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant, or National Smart Grant, is available during the third and fourth years of undergraduate study (or fifth year of a five-year program) to at least half-time students who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant and who are majoring in physical, life, or computer sciences, mathematics, technology, engineering or a critical foreign language; or non-major single liberal arts programs. The student must maintain a (GPA) of 3.0+ in course work required for the major. The National SMART Grant award is in addition to the student's Pell Grant award.

For information please go to:
http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/SmartGrants.jsp?tab=funding

How Much Can A Student Receive?

A National SMART Grant will provide up to $4,000 for each of the third and fourth years of undergraduate study. The amount of the SMART Grant, when combined with a Pell Grant, may not exceed the student's cost of attendance. In addition, if the number of eligible students is would cause payment of the full grant amounts to exceed the program's appropriation in any fiscal year, then the amount of the grant may be reduced.

Eligible Students

• be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen;
• be Pell Grant-eligible during the same award year;
• be enrolled at least half-time;
• be in year 3 or 4 of an undergraduate degree program (or fifth year of a five-year  
        program);
• be pursuing a major in physical, life, or computer sciences, mathematics, technology,
        engineering or a critical foreign language; or non-major single liberal arts programs, and
• have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale as of the end of the second award year and
        continue to maintain a 3.0 GPA that must be checked prior to the beginning of each
        payment period (e.g., semester).

This grant covers too many majors to list, but the majors do include physics, astronomy, engineering, aerospace and astrophysics.  For a complete list, please go to:  http://ifap.ed.gov/dpcletters/attachments/GEN1012Attach.pdf

The National Space Association – Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Scholarship

Annual $10,000 scholarshipr, in memory of Dr. Robert H. Goddard, America's rocket pioneer..
The winner of the 2011 Goddard Scholarship, for the academic year 2010-2011, will be introduced to the nation's leaders in science, government and industry at the 54th Goddard Memorial Dinner, to be held on Friday, April 1, 2011. The National Space Club will pay travel and lodging costs so that the awardee will be able to attend the Dinner.  Applications for the 2011 scholarship are being accepted until Monday, January 3, 2011.

Applicant must be:
• A U.S. citizen
• In at least the junior year of an accredited university, and
• Have the intention of pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies in science or
        engineering during the interval of the scholarship.

Selection  is based on the following:
• Official transcript of college record;
• Letters of recommendation from faculty;
• Accomplishments deomonstrating creativity and leadership
• Scholastic plans leading to future participatoin in some phase of areospace sciences &
        technology
• Proven past research & participation in space related science & engineering
• Personal need is considered but is not controlling.

For more information regarding this scholarship, please go to:  http://www.spaceclub.org/programs/goddard.html


Funds for College -Scholarships/Grants Etc - Oct 24, 2010 at 6:59PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Once again finding information on open scholarships has been a challenge.  Some that I've found I am unable to post formally because I can't elicit a response from the sponsor.  However, I am blogging below the information I am coming across to share it informally with all of you.  Please note the following opportunities:

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program -

Engineering Deadline -- 11/16/2010
Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy Deadline -- 11/18/2010
Math Deadline -- 11/18/2010

Website:  https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp/Login.do

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship -

Scholarship is available for sophomore or junior Physics and Astronomy students as well as students studying many other disciplines.  Please see website for more details.  Deadline is 11/15/10.

Website:  http://www.act.org/goldwater/

University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota -

The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., will offer two full-tuition scholarships and two $8,000 scholarships to top candidates who intend to pursue degrees in the sciences, mathematics or engineering starting in fall 2011.  This includes students majoring in Physics.  Application deadline is December 1, 2010.

Website:  http://www.stthomas.edu/scischolar/

Microsoft Scholarships -

Must be enrolled full time in a Bachelor's degree program
Must be degree seeking in computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical discipline such as electrical engineering, math, or physics.
You must demonstrate an interest in computer science
Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA
Deadline: February 1, 2011
For more information visit: careers.microsoft.com

Society of Exploration Geophysicists - to open mid October 2010 according to website

Student must intend to pursue a college curriculum directed toward a career in applied geophysics or a closely related field, such as geosciences, physics, geology, or earth and environmental sciences.  Please see website for more details.  


Website:  http://www.seg.org  Once at website click on Students tab of menu bar in black at the top of the website and then click on the word scholarships from the drop down menu.


University of Northern Iowa Department of Physics -

Website lists a number of scholarships for Physics majors (undergraduate). Please see website for more details.

Website:  http://www.physics.uni.edu/geninfo/scholarships.shtml

Post edited October 24, 2010 at 6:47 PM EST.

Post edited October 24, 2010 at 6:50 PM EST.


Conference and Scholarship Opportunities - Sep 26, 2010 at 4:01PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Scholarship availability doesn't seem as plentiful as it has been in previous years.  However,
I am coming across some conference and scholarship information that I can't post via the traditional scholarship posting section on the Nucleus, so I am going to write about those opportunities via my blog as I come  them so that some of you can be pro-active about trying to take advantage of them.  Here's what I've come across today:

A.  Georgia Tech Women in Engineering Conference

A two day conference is being held for high school females to introduce engineering majors at Georgia Tech. Engineering Career Conference is October 7th and October 7th.  

For more information please go to:  http://coe.gatech.edu/content/engineering-and-computing-career-conference-ecc


B.  Scholarship Currently Open:

Marathon Oil/ UNCF CSP 2010 for Sophomores- Deadline November 1, 2010
GPA: Minimum 3.0
Classification: College Sophomore
Major(s): Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, and Geophysics
Website: http://www.uncf.org/forstudents/scholarDetailSGA.asp?id=519

C.  Potential Scholarship Opportunity for anyone considering Central State University:

Central State University offered  some Full-Ride Scholarships for STEM Majors admitted this fall who met the criteria below.  So if you are considering about CSU, you might want to contact CSU to see whether the same opportunity might be available again in the near future:

•  Ohio Residents
•  Success in College Prep Math & Science Courses
•  3.5 High School GPA
•  ACT 21 or higher
•  Majors: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math, Environmental Engineering,  
   Manufacturing Engineering, Science Education, Industrial Education, Psychology.

Contact Gorgui Ndao: 937-376-6265 gndao@centralstate.edu

D.  Eastern Michigan University:

EMU has a variety of scholarships available for Physics students. Their website located at:

http://www.physics.emich.edu/Physics%20-%20Scholarships/Physics%20Undergraduate%20Scholarships.html

indicates they will be announcing scholarship deadlines sometime this Fall.  If you are interested, be proactive and contact EMU.

E. The College at Brockport lists a number of scholarships open for physics, math and computer science freshman and sophomore students which have December 2010 application deadlines.  You can view these at:  

http://www.brockport.edu/pmacs/

Post edited September 26, 2010 at 6:14 PM EST.


Hertz Foundation Fellowship Awards - Aug 8, 2010 at 2:38PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

The Hertz Foundation offers Graduate Fellowships each year beginning in August and concludes the following March.  The application for the academic year 2011-2012 will become available on August 16, 2010.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 29, 2010 - 11:59 pm, Pacific Time.
Reference Reports must be received by the Foundation by Monday, November 1, 2010.

The Graduate Fellowship Award is based on merit rather than need and consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend.

Please see the following website for more information:  http://www.hertzfoundation.org/

The foundation, a tax-exempt and non-profit organization, provides fellowships for students who study applied physical, biological and engineering sciences.  

The Foundation supports graduate students working towards the Ph.D. in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences.

The following is a partial list of the fields the Hertz foundation recently supported:

Aeronautics/Astronautics
Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Physics and Astronomy
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
Earth and Geo Sciences
Electrical, Mechanical, Civil and Nuclear Engineering
Materials Science
Quantitative Biology and Bio-Engineering

Post edited August 8, 2010 at 2:35 PM EST.


Scholarship Availability - Jul 25, 2010 at 4:22PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

I've been working hard to find scholarships for Physics and Astronomy students this summer.  In summers past I've managed to post quite a few scholarships but it seems this year there isn't much open to apply for over the summer.  So, it is going to be important for students to search hard early this fall for scholarships.

I suspect the economy has caused significant decreases in University endowment funds and that is possibly part of the problem.

I've taken time to write a lot of universities and organizations to introduce them to the Nucleus, but that in and of itself may not be enough.  I'd encourage students to be vigilant in their quest for scholarships by using the internet as a research tool on a regular basis this fall.


Scholarship & Housing Appeals - Jul 10, 2009 at 9:38AM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

I wanted to share with you a little bit of my college story in hopes it will benefit some of you.  

I had a very challenging start as a freshman.  It began with great anticipation of what was to come but ended with me facing the decision to withdraw for medical reasons.  I was told by many folks on campus that I faced numerous difficult challenges; many more than the average freshman. Those challenges, just to name a few, were continued upper respiratory issues, a difficult roommate situation that took two months for the administration to resolve, a crashed laptop (lost a major project), and eventually a dislocated shoulder.  

At the time I withdrew, my father came down to pick me up and we spent the day meeting with college officials including financial aide.  We were told by financial aide that nothing would change with my scholarships once I was ready to return to school, but I would return on academic probation.  

I re-applied for admission in late February of 2009 after it was clear my shoulder was on the mend and my overall health had returned.  I was accepted for the fall 2009 semester and heard nothing further.  

I made several calls to both housing and financial aide in the Spring to try and get things moving in the right direction.  I also sent emails.  I heard nothing from housing and financial aide didn't give me much in the way of information either.  

So, my parents stepped in.  My mother emailed the housing director who passed the email onto a line staff member. That staff member wrote back to basically say, sorry Melanie missed the housing sign up in the spring and there is no housing left.  At that point my mother called the President's office and she was transferred to the Dean of Academic affairs.  She explained the pertinent details of what had transpired with me first semester and the Dean was very attentive as well as the information we'd just received about the lack of availability of housing.  Within the hour the Dean called my mother back and she was told that I'd have a spot on campus and not to worry.  It took another 25 days before I actually got my housing assignment, but thankfully I've got one.

About the time the housing issue was on the mend, I figured out there was a problem with my scholarships being reduced to next to nothing by having decided to log into my school account.  So again my parents stepped in. My mother decided to to craft a letter which my father & I fine tuned.  Again, the letter talked about some of the things that happened to me first semester and questioned the aide and scholarships I'd been awarded for the fall.   I sent the letter off certified return receipt requested and also sent a copy to the President's Office.  The letter asked for answers to our questions in writing (as I've learned the paper trail is integral).  Last evening the response came  and my financial aide package has been fully restored.

So, with regard to housing it was pretty clear someone dropped the ball after I was re-admitted. Rather than accept the answer that I'd missed the sign up period, we worked to find the 'right' person who could resolve the problem by going to the Preisident's office and inquiring as to who that person would be.  

Also, it was evident that the original financial aide was made based on what the staff saw on paper and likely nobody knew my story.  Once the financial aide office took my circumstances into consideration the aide package was restored.

So the lesson here is to advocate for yourself.  Find the right contact person, get your facts together and present your case calmly and without emotion.  It worked for me and Ive been given a second chance. I hope this might benefit one of you.


Astronaut Scholarship Foundation offers 'unique' But Limited Scholarship Opportunity - Feb 1, 2009 at 5:24AM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation was created to ensure that the United States would maintain its leadership in science and technology by supporting promising students in science and engineering.  


This foundation offers a unique scholarship opportunity in that candidates must be nominated by faculty members. Students may not directly apply for the scholarship.  The eligibility requirements do include the fact that candidates this opportunity is limited to students who attend one of approximately 19 cooperating colleges/universities, (but this is a good opportunity for those who may qualify).

17 awards are available and the deadline is April 15, 2009.

If you are interested in this scholarship you may wish to visit the following website for more information and I'd recommend you consider discussing this opportunity with your instructors so they are aware you'd like to be considered for a nomination:

http://www.astronautscholarship.org/scholarship.html

The Astronaut Scholarship is awarded only to students during their junior or senior year, or to Master's students.

Participating institutions are as follows:

    *  Georgia Institute of Technology
    * Harvey Mudd College
    * Miami University (Ohio)
    * North Carolina A&T State University
    * North Carolina State University
    * North Dakota State University
    * Pennsylvania State University
    * Purdue University
    * Syracuse University
    * Texas A&M University
    * Tufts University
    * University of Central Florida
    * University of Colorado
    * University of Kentucky
    * University of Michigan
    * University of Minnesota
    * University of Oklahoma
    * University of Washington
    * Washington University (St. Louis)

Post edited February 1, 2009 at 5:29 AM EST.


Reminder to File for Federal Financial Aid - Feb 1, 2009 at 4:58AM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Reminder:  If you have not already applied for federal student aid for the 2009-2010 school year, you can do so by using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the internet.  To apply online, copy the entire link and paste it into your Web browser:

www.fafsa.ed.gov/FOTWWebApp/complete013.jsp

At the FAFSA Web site, select the "Fill Out Your FAFSA" link and enter your identifying information.  If you've already completed your FAFSA for a previous school year, you will be given the option to pre-fill your FAFSA with much of your application data from last year.  In this case, you will need your Federal Student Aid PIN to access your 2009-2010 FAFSA on the Web application that is pre-filled.  If you forgot your PIN, you can request a duplicate by going to www.pin.ed.gov and selecting "Request a duplicate PIN."  

Keep in mind that in addition to federal student aid, in some circumstances you may also use the FAFSA to apply for aid from other sources, such as your state or school.  Please be sure to double check important state deadlines at www.fafsa.ed.gov under the "Before Beginning a FAFSA" link.  Also, check with your school's financial aid office for information about school deadlines.

If you have questions about your FAFSA, online help is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  You can also contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) and a customer service representative can assist you.


Scholarship Scams - Jan 10, 2009 at 8:52PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Recently I posted an article about scholarship advice and I touched very lightly on scholarship scams.  However, I felt this topic deserved a little more attention.

While there may be some legitimate scholarship search services out there that charge a fee, here is what you can do to protect yourself:

If you are considering the idea of using a scholarship search service, ask your teachers, professors, counselors and advisors about specific services you are considering and whether they've heard of those services. Check with the local Better Business Bureau about complaints that may be on file for a specific service and also ask your fellow students about their experiences with scholarship search services.  

Beware of any services that:

*Guarantee a scholarship or make any similar promises
*Tell you that they have access to proprietary scholarship information
*State that they will apply for the scholarships for you
*Request payment in advance of providing you with bona fide results
*Pressure you to sign up right away.

If you are asked for money:

* Avoid paying application fees, award fees or any 'advance loan fees
*Be careful about giving out credit card information
* Remember you are a student in need of money so why would you be asked to part with money?  

Avoid responding to any unsolicited scholarship offers you receive including anything that states you are a finalist in something you never applied for in the first place.

I cannot tell you how to uncover all the scams, but I have learned how to spot some very worthwhile scholarships.

You can start by using some of the popular scholarship search sites like

www.fastweb.com
www.collegeboard.com  (also the site to access to register for your SAT)
www.collegeanswer.com
www.ncaa.org

Don't assume that just because a scholarship is listed at a fairly well respected site such as those listed above that it is not a scam.  As you find scholarships you feel may be a possible match for you, be sure to visit the scholarship website.   The scholarship website may give you a lot of clues about what is really going on.   Look for signs that the scholarship is legitimate by finding the answers to the following questions at the scholarship website:

*Does the website contain comprehensive contact information?
*What company or organization is sponsoring the scholarship and have I heard of it before?
*How many years in a row has the scholarship been offered and who are the past recipients?
*What does it take to apply for the scholarship?

If you visit the scholarship website and find that it merely asks you to fill in your contact information and answer a few brief questions online, you need to take a more thorough look at what's going on.  In order to apply for most legitimate scholarships, you'll need to spend some quality time completing a detailed application.  In addition, you'll most likely be asked for some of the following information:

*Transcript(s)
*One or more references
*Essay
*Employment History and possibly a resume
*Honors received,
* Extra Curricular Activities and Community Service
*Intended Major and school of attendance
*Career Aspirations/goals
*To Demonstrate Financial Need

Exercise care in selecting the scholarships you want to apply for and keep in mind that you need to watch how much information you give out about yourself.  With identity theft presenting such a challenge today, be extra cautious about giving out your social security number or your banking information including credit card numbers.  

Award notifications generally come via the mail rather than via telephone or email.  Telephone calls generally tend to be sales oriented or intended to get you to release your social security number or banking information.  Emails are often attempts at phishing.

In summary let the fact that you are the student in need of money guide you as you search for scholarships.  Use care when deciding to part with money in exchange for scholarship information because much of that information can be obtained for free via the internet.  The trade off is that you have to spend some time doing the research and you need to know how to separate the scams from the legitimate scholarships.   Be sure to look for signs that a scholarship is legitimate and be careful about giving out personal information that could compromise your identity.


A Littile Guidance on Seeking Scholarships - Sep 30, 2008 at 8:27PM
Melanie Markman
133 Posts

Sorting through the seemingly endless amount of scholarship information available can be mind boggling.  By that I mean there are almost countless scholarship website on the internet.  There are also hundreds of books published on the subject.   But there are a number of things you can do to try to streamline the process.

First, take a personal inventory.  Figure out what you enjoy doing to help you select a college and possible major.  Also make a list of all the activities you've participated in both inside and outside of school which will help with a scholarship search.  Examples of activities that are important to list are:

• School Sports and Clubs
• Band/Orchestra
• Extra Curricular Activities such as private lessons (music, skating, acting),
          sports lessons etc.
• Religious Groups – Bible Study, Youth Group etc.
• Eagle Scouts and Venture Crew
• Summer Programs such as Study Abroad, Pre-College and Summer Camps
• Volunteer Activities
• Employment
• Honors Received

Think about the careers you are interested in and do a little research to figure out how much money you can earn by selecting different career paths.  Although you should pick a career you'll enjoy, the money you'll earn in the future is an important consideration.  College is expensive so you want to pick something that both interests you and that will lead you to produce an income consistent with the type of lifestyle you want to lead.

Second, meet with your guidance counselor and try to figure out early on which schools you are interested in attending based on your interests.  Visit those schools early in your junior year if you can.  Ideally, if you determine which schools you want to attend you'll then want to consider applying for early admission.  In most cases, you'll be eligible for more scholarships that way.  If you wait to apply for regular admission, there will be less scholarship opportunities available at that time and most likely you'll be competing with more applicants for them.

Take it from me.   I actually had all my college applications completed by the end of the summer before I started my senior year. I submitted all those applications, transcripts, essays and related materials within the first few weeks of starting my senior year.  I did this because my guidance counselor said 'The schools themselves award the most scholarship money.'  

So, I figured applying early was the easiest path to take and by having everything done so early it would take a lot of pressure off of me.  I actually had my college acceptances in hand before most of my fellow students had finished their applications. This paid off for me big time because the university I ultimately selected did indeed award me a generous scholarship.  So, my guidance counselor was right!

Third, start looking for scholarships during your junior year.  I found that many states offer their own scholarship programs.  This was the other area where I had a lot of success, so you should check what your state may have to offer by visiting the following link:

http://www.collegescholarships.org/scholarships/states.htm

Once you are at that site, you can then scroll down the main page to find the hyperlink to the state in which you reside.  Click on the appropriate hyperlink and you'll be amazed what you find there.

Fourth, your high school guidance office may distribute a list of websites that the school recommends you visit to search for scholarships.  I recommend using some of these sites to get an idea of what's out there.  But you also need to focus on what makes you unique by looking at your hobbies, sports, your employer (as well as that of your parents) and volunteer history for example.  Then you need to search for scholarships individually based on those aspects of your background.  A few of the sites generally recommended are:

www.fastweb.com
www.collegeboard.com  (also the site to access to register for your SAT)
www.collegeanswer.com
www.ncaa.org

Be sure to read up on scholarship scams because unfortunately they exist.   Generally if something seems suspicious you need to research it thoroughly. I'd be a little gun shy about anyone asking me to spend money to obtain scholarship information.  For the most part, the information can be found for free but it does take a bit of time and a little research know-how.

Finally, don't forget about Financial Aide.  The federal Financial Aide site is at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ and each college has their own requirements for the school's financial aid awards.  Be sure to apply as early as possible and pay particular attention to any published deadlines.


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