7 Scholarships for STEM Majors


STEM fields–Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math–are among the most popular and fastest-growing areas of study for incoming college students.

It’s no surprise, as these majors tend to lead to careers in industries with high employment rates and high salaries in an economy that increasingly relies on technology for anything and everything.

This list of scholarships is aimed specifically at students planning to study in a STEM field. The awards range from funds meant to encourage more students to study in one specific field, to general scholarships  that are just focused on advancing STEM education.

Check out these scholarships to see if one might be right for you.

1. SMART Scholarship for Service Program

Amount: Full scholarship

Deadline: Not listed

This program, offered by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), awards full scholarship to selected students studying from one of a variety of STEM  fields.

The award is open to both undergraduate and graduate students, but it requires that the recipient be at least 18 years old by August of the current of next year. In order to receive the scholarship, students will also be expected to complete internships with the DoD and ultimately will receive an offer for employment upon graduation.

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2. Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: December

Women interested in technology are eligible to apply for this scholarship in memorial of Anita Borg.

The Google award for $10,000 is meant to help inspire women to be leaders and creators in technology fields.

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3. HPE OpenStack Scholarship for Women

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: October 7

This scholarship is aimed at advancing women in technology careers.

The $10,000 award is offered to all eligible women studying computer science or information technology, who are capable of development using the OpenStack Technology or Cloud Foundry.

Applicants will need to submit code or documentation of their project to be considered.

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4. Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

Amount: $25,000 per year

Deadline: February 28

Buick’s generous scholarship of up to $25,000 per year for four years (total $100,000) is awarded to students with proven desire and passion for a STEM field.

Up to 50 scholars will be selected each year to receive this reward, which is renewable.

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5. HENACC Scholarship Program

Amount: Varies

Deadline: April 30

This scholarship is meant to help bolster STEM careers among Hispanic populations. Students studying STEM fields with at least a 3.0 GPA can apply.

The award is based on merit and can range from $500 to $10,000. The application involves an essay and letters of recommendation.

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6. Intel Science Talent Search

Amount: $1,000 to $150,000

Deadline: November

Young scientists can show off their own home-brewed experiments and get a chance to win this scholarship. Three hundred students will $1,000 and those selected as semifinalists and finalists can win much more–up to $150,000.

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7. ASME Auxiliary Lucy and Charles W. E. Clark Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: March 15

Graduating seniors who are a member of a FIRST FRC or FIRST FTC team are eligible to receive this $5,000 scholarship if they intend to enter into a STEM field in college.

Students must be nominated by a member of student member of ASME.

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