5 Scholarships for Science Majors

If you’re a science major, then 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.

Here are some scholarships for science majors that can help you along the way.

A picture of a galaxy.

SMART Scholarship Program

Deadline: TBD for 2021 (Opens August 1, 2020)

Amount: Varies

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 a proposed area of study, providing examples of community involvement or leadership activities, entering school transcripts.

Your Student Loan, Your Way.

Variable rates from 3.98% - 11.99% APR


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. The scholarship offers awards to African American, Hispanic or American Indian high school seniors to college juniors.

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

Deadline: Contact your school

Amount: $10,000

This scholarship awards students enrolled in one of ACS’s partner institutions. Students receive an award based on need, aptitude, and interest in chemistry. The scholarship renews for up to six years and can go towards a variety of expenses.

In order to qualify, students must: be a full-time student, major in chemistry and complete an education program, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. They also need an interest in becoming a high school chemistry teacher after graduation, US citizenship, or permanent residency.

LGBTQ Scholarship

Deadline: April 15, 2020

Amount: $5,000

The LGBTQ 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: April 15, 2020

Amount: $5,000

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.

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.

There are so many scholarships for all science majors from many walks of life. Take advantage of companies and organizations that want to expand their fields by expanding your education.

Interested in majoring in science? Check out all the top schools that offer it on College Raptor’s major pages!