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Below find resources and options to consider to help pay for your education, as well as research funding and opportunities for students of all ages

 

 

Check out this video to learn about grants, loans, and work-study jobs and how they can help fund your education.

Aid and Other Resources from the Federal Government (apply for federal aid using FAFSA)

  • Grants
  • Loans
  • Work-study
  • Military service (or for being the spouse or child of a veteran)
  • Tax benefits for education
  • AmeriCorps community service awards
  • Educational and Training Vouchers for current and former foster care youth
  • Scholarships through: Indian Health Service, National Institutes of Health, and National Health Service Corps

Aid from Your State Government

Aid from Your College or Career School

  • Visit your school’s financial aid page on its website, or ask someone in the financial aid office
  • Ask at the department that offers your course of study; they might have a scholarship for students in your major
  • Fill out any applications the school requires for its own aid, and meet the deadlines

 Aid from a Nonprofit or Private Organization

  • Many organizyations offer scholarships or grants to help students pay for college

 

 Information provided by Federal Student Aid

 

Portable Graduate Fellowships

Institutional Fellowships

Graduate Fellowships 

  • May be university-awarded, federally funded or may be fellowships offered by independent organizations
  • Many are targeted to a specific student group or field of study

 

Scholarship Directory

Scholarships.com offers this scholarship directory and matching service to match you with scholarships, grants, and other financial aid that suits you perfectly.

CollegeNet Mach25 Scholarship Search

The Mach25 offers two unique search tools - the keyword search is perfect if you know something about the scholarship you are looking for, and profile search looks for scholarships to match your personal profile.

Scholarships 360 Database

The team behind Scholarships360 has been carefully selecting quality scholarship opportunities since December 2010. By profiling a select number of reputable scholarships, you can focus on what applies to and appeals to you.

Peterson's Scholarship Search

Peterson's offers a database of over 5,000 scholarship providers with a combined more than 1.5 million scholarships, fellowships, prizes and forgiveable loans.

Career One Stop Scholarship Search

An interactive, online tool to help you locate scholarships and other financial assistance for education from more than 7,000 scholarships, fellowships, loans, and other financial aid opportunities.

Rutgers GradFund Knowledgebase

GradFund maintains a database of graduate and postdoctoral fellowship and grant competitions. The database contains over 4000 awards, offered by over 1800 funders, including the United States federal government, international organizations, private organizations and universities in the US and abroad.

 

Harry S. Truman Scholarships Only students in their Junior year are eligible to apply. Each Scholarship provides up to $30,000 for graduate study. Scholars also receive priority admission and supplemental financial aid at some premier graduate institutions, leadership training, career and graduate school counseling, and special  internship opportunities within the federal government. Recipients must be US citizens, have outstanding leadership potential and communication skills, be in the top quarter of their class, and be committed to careers in government or the not-for-profit sector.

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program.

GovBenefits: GovBenefits.gov is a partnership of Federal agencies with a shared vision - to provide improved, personalized access to government assistance programs.

Fellowships A list of links to funding resources maintained by the SOU McNair Program

International Fellowships A list of links to international funding resources maintained by the SOU McNair Program

National Academies of Science Fellowship Programs
http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/PGA_169582 

National Academies of Science Fellowships Fellowships and scholarships available from the National Academies of Science.

National Academies of Science Fellowships, Scholarships and Grants Links to other funding sources

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Three years of funding for students in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science and the philosophy of science, and to research-based Ph.D. degrees in science education.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship

    ♦ Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering     ♦ Biosciences     ♦ Chemical Engineering     ♦ Chemistry     ♦ Civil Engineering     ♦ Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences     ♦ Computer and Computational Sciences     ♦ Electrical Engineering     ♦ Geosciences     ♦ Materials Science and Engineering     ♦ Mathematics     ♦ Mechanical Engineering     ♦ Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering     ♦ Oceanography     ♦ Physics

EPA STAR Fellowships  EPA Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships For Graduate Environmental Study

Soros Fellowships for New Americans  Soros Fellowships are for New Americans: an individual who (1) is a resident alien; i.e., holds a Green Card, or, (2) has been naturalized as a U.S. citizen, or (3) is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens.)

U.S. Department of Energy Fellowships Students selected for fellowships (which can be renewed up to four years) agree to undertake study and research in computational science. The program of study must provide background in a scientific or engineering discipline, computer science, and applied mathematics. Disciplines include: biophysics, chemistry, biochemistry, civil engineering, computer science, aerospace engineering, applied math, physics, bioengineering, aeronautical engineering, chemical engineering, bioinformatics, vision science, computational chemistry, and computational mechanics.

U.S. Department of Defense Fellowships The U.S. DoD National Defense Science and Engineering offers substantial fellowships for U.S. citizens studying in the natural sciences, earth sciences, computational sciences, and mathematics.

NSF Specialized Information for Undergraduate Students Many Summer Internships

NSF Specialized Information for Graduate Students Or those going to graduate school next year

NASA One Stop Shop Initiative (OSSI): NASA funding supports a variety of internships, fellowships, and scholarships nationwide in a wide range of STEM and related disciplines. A one-stop-shop centralized application process for most NASA opportunities.

 

NAACP Scholarships

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) provides scholarships through generous donations received each year. The NAACP does not provide financial aid to individuals, only scholarships.

Scholarships Available For Black Students

BlackStudents.com maintains this online guide to scholarships, financial aid and more for African American Students.

UNCF Scholarships, Programs, Internships, and Fellowships

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) maintains this list of Scholarships, Programs, Internships and Fellowships, all with varying eligibility criteria, application dates, and required documentation.

MS PHD'S

The Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success (MS PHD'S) in Earth System Science initiative was developed by and for underrepresented minorities with the overall purpose of facilitating increased participation in Earth system science.

 

The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) is a national organization providing educational assistance to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate and undergraduate students throughout the United States.

American Indian College Fund Scholarships

The American Indian College Fund (AICF) was established in 1989 to provide scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending tribal colleges, and to fund and create awareness about the community-based accredited tribal colleges and universities that offer students access to knowledge and skills alongside Native culture, language, and values. The AICF also provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students attending any other accredited public and non-profit private college all across the United States.

NIEA Scholarship Opportunities

National Indian Education Association collects information about scholarships in various fields of study. They also provide a few additional sites that may also be of assistance.

Financial Aid and College Preparation Resources for Native Americans (PDF)

This two-page informational handout from Federal Student Aid offers information from the US Department of Education for students, parents and other mentors regarding scholarships and other resources available.

MS PHD'S

The Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success (MS PHD'S) in Earth System Science initiative was developed by and for underrepresented minorities with the overall purpose of facilitating increased participation in Earth system science.

 

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Programs

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation's largest provider of college financial aid to Latino students, offering a diverse range of scholarships. This website is full of information and resources that will help you succeed. This database can also be sorted by your current education level (i.e. High School Senior, Undergrad, Grad Students, Community College).

LULAC Scholarships

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Scholarships provide scholarships, through donations, to high school seniors, and undergraduate & graduate college students.

MS PHD'S

The Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success (MS PHD'S) in Earth System Science initiative was developed by and for underrepresented minorities with the overall purpose of facilitating increased participation in Earth system science.

 

The American Association of University Women

AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. As one of the world's largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW offers career development grants, community action grants, international project grants, local scholarships, and fellowships for US and International Study, as well as selected professions fellowships.

The Woodrow Wilson Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in Woman's Studies

The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies encourages original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. The WW Women’s Studies Fellowships support the final year of dissertation writing for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences whose work addresses topics of women and gender in interdisciplinary and original ways.

Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.)

P.E.O. provides many forms of financial assistance for women. P.E.O. Scholar Awards were established in 1991 to provide substantial awards to women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing a graduate degree, terminal degree master's or are engaged in graduate research at an accredited institution.

Energy.gov Activities Listing

Propelled by President Obama's creation of the Council on Women and Girls in 2009, the Energy Department's branch of the Council has devised meaningful ways to increase participation of women in the STEM workforce and economy. The listing includes internships and research opportunities.

 

National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) offers an extensive funding database. This filtered search shows funding resources for veterans.

Miltary.com Money for School

Miltary.com provides this concise source of funding opportunities for military personnel, including: active duty education benefits, guard and reserve education benefits, tuition assistance, and spouse & family educational benefits.

 

Study in Canada - Scholarships

StudyInCanada.com provides an extensive database to find scholarships, student awards, bursaries and grants, as well as information about student loans, applications and budget planning.

Scholarships Canada

ScholarshipsCanada.com provides a personalized experience where you data provided in your profile matches you with scholarships available and receive alerts about upcoming deadlines. You can also improve as a student through tips that show you how to use your strengths.

IEFA Funding Sources

The International Education Financial Aid website (IEFA) is the premier internet resource listing financial aid information for students who wish to study in a foreign country. Here, you will find the most comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs and other information to assist students in their quest to study abroad.

International Scholarships

The International Scholarship Search is the premier financial aid, college scholarship and international scholarship resource for students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist college and university students in their pursuit to study abroad.

 

Undergraduate Research Programs (PDF)

NSF REU Opportunities in Mathematical Sciences

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REUs) are summer programs sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). REUs usually consist of two parts: intensive study of topics through lecture and interaction, and student research on a question/questions.

AMS REU Summer Programs

American Mathematical Society (AMS) maintains this list of REU programs active during the summer season.

SciVal Funding Database

The SciVal Funding Database, provided by the University of Washington Health Sciences Library, allows you to find grants for research, training, equipment, conferences and career development. With access to over 10,000 US and international funding bodies, you can find active funding opportunities and awarded grants.

Mathematical Association of America (MAA) maintains this list of academic year and summer programs for undergraduate and graduate students. Through its SUMMA program, MAA supports the participation of mathematics undergraduates from underrepresented groups in focused and challenging research experiences to increase their interest in advanced degrees and careers in mathematics.

 

 

 

Funding Your Education in STEM (webinar)

The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) offers a series of webinars and resource information via the PathwaysToScience.org website. This webinar discusses resources available and answers questions for future graduate students.

STEM Program Search

IDP's Pathways to Science provides this database of over 1,000 programs in a variety of disciplines and education levels. You can search by discipline or geography or use their advanced search option for more filters.

STEMfinity Funding Opportunities

STEMfinity provides a listing of funding opportunities by state, as well as federally funded grants.

AAAS Fellowships

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offers fellowship and program information for a small selection.

AAAS Internship Opportunities

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offers volunteer and paid internships throughout the year.

NASA Education Projects

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) offers an alphabetical listing of all student education projects available.

Los Alamos National Laboratory Student Internships

Los Alamos Lab offers the opportunity to work with the best minds on the planet in an inclusive environment that is rich in intellectual and vitality and opportunities for growth.

SULI Internships

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program is a premier Department of Energy fall, spring and summer internship designed to bring undergraduates into the laboratory research setting at the Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University to work with scientists who are leaders in their research fields.

Energy.gov Activities Listing

Propelled by President Obama's creation of the Council on Women and Girls in 2009, the Energy Department's branch of the Council has devised meaningful ways to increase participation of women in the STEM workforce and economy. The listing includes internships and research opportunities.

NSF REU Opportunities in Mathematical Sciences

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REUs) are summer programs sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). REUs usually consist of two parts: intensive study of topics through lecture and interaction, and student research on a question/questions.

AMS REU Summer Programs

American Mathematical Society (AMS) maintains this list of REU programs active during the summer season.

SciVal Funding Database

The SciVal Funding Database, provided by the University of Washington Health Sciences Library, allows you to find grants for research, training, equipment, conferences and career development. With access to over 10,000 US and international funding bodies, you can find active funding opportunities and awarded grants.

Mathematical Association of America (MAA) maintains this list of academic year and summer programs for undergraduate and graduate students. Through its SUMMA program, MAA supports the participation of mathematics undergraduates from underrepresented groups in focused and challenging research experiences to increase their interest in advanced degrees and careers in mathematics.

 

Rutgers Financial Information

Rutgers University maintains this financial information broken down into Merit-Based, Need-Based, and Non-Need-Based Assistance.

UCLA Graduate and Postdoctoral Extramural Support (GRAPES)

Search for awards from among 625 scholarships, grants, fellowships, and postdoctoral awards. Free-to-search for applicants to any graduate program, to graduate students working on a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation, and to postdoc scholars.

Simon Fraser University Graduate Awards Database

Simon Fraser University maintains this list of Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships for SFU.

Funding Resources Maintained by McNairScholars.com

The funding opportunities listed here are generally organized by discipline and are offered by various agencies and organizations, both private and governmental. The funding sources are not necessarily specific to a particular institution of higher learning.

University of Washington List of Fellowships

The compilation of popular funding opportunities includes many which are administered by the UW Graduate School, is not an exhaustive list. The key distinguishes between Diversity Awards, International Student Eligibility and Doctoral Students Only. Also check out the Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS), the GFIS Blog for the latest on upcoming awards, and the Funding & Grant Writing workshop materials, which include webinars and presentations.

Scholarships Available For Black Students

BlackStudents.com maintains this online guide to scholarships, financial aid and more for African American Studnets.

Science Mag Funding Sources

Since GrantsNet has retired, the staff at ScienceMag.org has compiled a list of other places you can search for information on funding programs. Some may be paid subscription for access.

 

 

This Page Last Updated 4/28/2016