Just because back to school season is underway, doesn’t mean that the need for aid has gone down. In fact, most students learn that their aid has been depleted by the middle of the first semester. The price of college has only risen in the past 10 years and will continue as the years pass by.
These are just a few scholarships I’ve found around the web for women of color in the STEM fields.
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Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship
Amount: $6,000 – $8,500 | Application Deadline: December
The goal of the program is to create a stronger pipeline of diverse STEM professionals, particularly into the field of fossil energy. Selected candidates have the opportunity to train under program officials and scientists that are associated with projects by the Office of Fossil Energy. The stipend covers 10 weeks of research and includes housing and a travel allowance. Apply here.
Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship
Amount: Up to $42,000 | Application Deadline: December
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provides financial support to female and minority master’s and doctoral students that are studying marine biology, oceanography, and other science, engineering and social science disciplines there focused on the coastal regions. Masters students are eligible to receive support for up to two years and doctoral students can receive funding for up to four years. Apply here.
Charles Shelton Veterinary Medicine/Technology Scholarship
Amount: $2,500 | Application Deadlines: April
The goal of the foundation is to increase the participation of African-American post-secondary education. Candidates must be a graduating senior, current college student or returning adult student with a minimum 3.0 GPA, pursuing a degree in Veterinary Medicine or Veterinary Technology. Apply here.
AICPA Minority Accounting Students Scholarships
Amount: $5,000 | Application Deadline: April
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants established the AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students to provide funds for deserving students. The Center for Scholarship Administration, Inc. (CSA), a non-profit, independent organization is the administrator of the program.Apply here.
AWG Minority Scholarship
Amount: $6,000 | Application Deadline: June
The Association for Women Geoscientists encourages young minority women to pursue an education and encourages them to follow
a career path into geosciences. The scholarship provides financial aid and matches the student with a
mentor in the same field who will offer guidance and support. Apply here.
Stan Beck Fellowship
Amount: $5,000 and various awards | Application Deadline: July
Applicants for the Stan Beck Fellowship must be graduate or undergraduate students in entomology or related disciplines at colleges or universities in the United States, Mexico, or Canada. They should also have some sort of need, either based on physical limitations or economic, minority, or environmental conditions. Apply here.
Mae & Mary Scholarship
Amount: Varies | Application Deadlines: Varies
The Mae and Mary Scholarship is funded by the Mae & Mary Legacy Foundation, Inc., a charitable organization dedicated to the advancement of African Americans pursuing careers in medicine and healthcare. Learn more here.
The Generation Google Scholarship
Amount: Up to $10,000 | Application Deadline: December
This scholarship is awarded to African American, Hispanic,Native American or female undergraduate and graduate students attending college for at least one academic year and who are studying computer science or computer engineering specifically. Apply here.
Microsoft Minority Scholarship
Amount: Full tuition based on need | Application Deadline: January
This scholarship is awarded to students pursuing computer science, science, technology, engineering, or math concentrations, and who reflect academic success, leadership, passion for technology, and who are minorities (African Americans, Hispanics, and people with disabilities). Learn more.
Brown and Caldwell Minority Scholarship
Amount: $5,000 | Application Deadline: May
Brown and Caldwell supports diversity in the STEM field by closely aligning with Society of Women Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers and the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers. They also have a Minority Scholarship and LGBTQ Program to help minority groups succeed in the environmental engineering industry. Apply here.
Surety & Fidelity Industry Intern and Scholarship Program
Amount: $5,000 | Application Deadlines: January
The Surety Industry Scholarship Program provides awards outstanding minority students to support their studies in the areas of insurance/risk management, accounting, or business/finance and to encourage their consideration of the surety industry and surety underwriting as a career choice. Apply here.
¡Adelante! Fund Scholarships
Amount: $1000 – $3000 | Application Deadlines: July
The organization’s goal is to inspire bright Latino college students to graduate and succeed through scholarships, internships and leadership development Adelante! Scholarships are available for students in STEM, business, and pre-law or law school disciplines. Apply here.
Elliott C. Roberts Scholarship
Amount: $1,000 | Application Deadline: February
The Elliott C. Roberts Scholarship recognizes graduate student leaders who represent ethnically diverse cultural backgrounds and is named in honor of Elliott C. Robert’s, Sr., one of the nation’s leading public hospital administrators. Apply here.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Scholarships
Amount: $1000 – $5000 | Application Deadline: May
Hispanic college students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) can apply for through AHETEMS (Advancing Hispanic Excellence in Technology, Engineering, Math and Science), the educational foundation of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). Apply here.
Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Amount: Varies; Application Deadline: January
Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS), funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander Americans, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education, in all discipline areas and a graduate education for those students pursuing studies in mathematics, science, engineering, education, or library science. The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for thousands of outstanding students with significant financial need to reach their fullest potential. Apply here.
National Medical Fellowship Scholarships Program
Amount: Up to $7,500 | Application Deadline: Varies
NMF scholarship programs recognize merit as well as financial need. It focuses on awarding medical students that are committed to serving medically underserved communities. Apply here.
SanDisk Scholars Fund
Award: Up to $10,000 | Application Deadline: April 30
The SanDisk Scholars Fund supports the educational goals of women, Latino and African-American students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors, community college students, or students already enrolled in a STEM-related course of study. Apply here.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Amount: Up to $5,000 | Application Deadline: March
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) provides financial resources to assist outstanding Latino undergraduates pursuing degrees in the STEM field (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Apply here.
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