If you’re a science major you know how competitive the discipline and field can be. With the emerging interests in STEM research, tons of students have lined up to learn more about the different areas. Whether your major is Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Biochemistry, studies can be intensive and retention can be trying.
If you are or are considering to be a science major, here are some scholarships that can help you along the way.
SMART Scholarship Program
Deadline: December 1
Amount: $25,000 – $38,000 / year
Aiming to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories, SMART offers scholarships to undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for excelling in STEM fields.
Requirements include: submitting ACT/SAT scores, writing a summary of academic and career goals, submitting proposed area of study, providing examples of community involvement or leadership activities, entering school transcripts.
ACS Scholars Program
Deadline: Applications accepted November 1 through March 1
Amount: Up to $5,000
The American Chemical Society offers this scholarship to underrepresented minorities who want to pursue a degree in chemistry or a chemistry related field. It is offered to high school seniors all the way up to college juniors who are African American, Hispanic or American Indian.
To be eligible, students must: be a US citizen or permanent resident, be a full-time student, demonstrate high academic achievement (3.0 GPA or higher), demonstrate financial need, planning to have a career in chemical sciences.
ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to students who are enrolled in one of ACS’s partner institutions. Students are awarded based on need, aptitude, and interest in chemistry. The scholarship is renewable for up to six years and can be applied to a variety of expenses.
In order to qualify, students must: be enrolled as a full time student, major in chemistry and complete an education program, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, have an interest in becoming a high school chemistry teacher after graduation, be a US citizen or permanent resident.
Deadline: May 13
The GLBTQ Scholarship is offered by Brown & Caldwell, an engineering consulting firm, to students who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning and are interested in pursuing a degree in the environmental profession.
To be eligible, students must: submit an essay detailing their decision to pursue an environmental degree, be a full-time junior/senior or graduate student at an accredited college/university, declared a major in either civil, chemical, or environmental engineering or an environmental science, have a 3.0 GPA minimum, be a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
Women in Leadership Scholarship
Deadline: May 13
The Women in Leadership Scholarship is also offered by Brown & Caldwell to support equality in the workplace and female students interested in an environmental career.
Brown & Caldwell will begin the application process Spring 2017.
In order to apply, students must: be a full-time junior/senior or graduate female student at an accredited college/university, declared a major in either civil, chemical, or environmental engineering or an environmental science, have a 3.0 GPA minimum.
More details here: Learn more about this scholarship
There are scholarship opportunities for all science major from many walks of life. Take advantage of companies and organizations that want to expand their fields by expanding your education.
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