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Diversity Scholarships and Fellowships

Jacobs School Student Travel Fund

The Jacobs School of Engineering Student Travel Fund provides opportunity for individual student and student organizations to apply for scholarships to supplement costs of conferences or other similar events. Students applying for these funds should be focused on opportunities to increase student visibility and networking.

Social Innovation Fund

The Social Innovation Fund helps promote, guide, and support student-driven ideas that address specific challenges in the local or national community and abroad. Funding is available for individual and group commitments that combine theoretical understanding, applied skills, and experiential learning as agents of change. Receive up to $3,500 in funding! 

Deadline: April 20, 2014 at 11:59 pm.  Applicants that advance beyond the initial review process will be required to make a 30 minute presentation to the committee during May 5-9th. 

2014-2015 HENAAC Scholarships

The HENAAC Scholars Program addresses the immense need that the United States has to produce more domestic engineers and scientists. The goal of the program is to ensure STEM college retention with a 3.0 grade point average or higher; to guarantee college graduation with an undergraduate technical degree in four-five years; and, to contribute to Hispanic communities by producing STEM role models for future generations and securing the country's place as the finest technological leader in the world. 

Deadline: April 30, 2014

NASA MUREP Scholarship

The NASA Office of Education is accepting applications for MUREP Scholars. The MUREP Scholarship is a competitive scholarship opportunity that focuses on underserved and underrepresented students in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines and students attending Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), thereby addressing the critical shortage of qualified STEM professionals that the nation is facing. Underserved and underrepresented STEM groups include but are not limited to women, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with military service.  MSIs include Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) as recognized by the Department of Education.  Eligible students include rising freshman (high school graduating seniors or GED recipients not yet enrolled in college), sophomores and juniors, at the undergraduate level, who will complete their undergraduate degree in Spring 2016 or later and Minority Serving Institution community college students with at least two years remaining at the community college.  The goal is to address the agency's mission-specific workforce needs and target areas of national need in minority STEM representation. The scholarship includes up to a $9,000 academic scholarship, not to exceed 75% of verified tuition, and a $6,000 stipend for a required Summer 2015 ten-week internship at a NASA center. The internship provides scholars with a unique NASA research experience and preparation for global competitiveness.   MUREP Scholarships cannot be concurrently accepted or combined with another US Government Federal scholarship or funding, irrespective of the scholar's status.  

Deadline: May 16, 2014. Applications should be submitted through the NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative at intern.nasa.gov. Applicants should be sure to select "scholarship" for the type of application.

NASA Scholarship Funding

The NASA Office of Education (OE) is accepting applications for NASA Scholars. The NASA Scholarship is a competitive opportunity that focuses on students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, disciplines, thereby addressing the critical shortage of qualified STEM professionals that the nation is facing.  Eligible students include rising freshman (high school graduating seniors or GED recipients not yet enrolled in college), sophomores and juniors, at the undergraduate level, who will complete their undergraduate degree in Spring 2016 or later and community college students with at least two years remaining at the community college. The goal is to address the agency's mission-specific workforce needs. The scholarship includes up to a $9,000 academic scholarship, not to exceed 75% of verified tuition, and a $6,000 stipend for a Summer 2015 10-week internship at a NASA center.  The internship provides scholars with a unique NASA research experience and preparation for global competitiveness.  NASA OE Scholarships cannot be concurrently accepted or combined with another US Government Federal scholarship or funding, irrespective of the Scholar's Status.     

Deadline: May 16, 2014.  Applications should be submitted through the NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative at intern.nasa.gov. Applicants should be sure to select "scholarship" for the type of application.

NASA Aeronautics Scholarship

NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) is directed toward enhancing the state of aeronautics for the nation, transforming the nation's air transportation system, and developing the knowledge, tools, and technologies to support future air and space vehicles.  ARMD is undertaking a scholarship program focused on aeronautical research and related degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

Eligible undergraduate students should be pursuing an aeronautical engineering degree or related field of study at an accredited U.S. college or university and have at least two (2) years of full time study left to complete as of Fall 2014. Current undergraduate juniors are not eligible for undergraduate funding unless they expect to complete their undergraduate degree in Spring 2016 or later, or are in a joint baccalaureate-Master's degree program with an expected completion date of Spring 2016 or later. 

Eligible graduate students must have received or be on track to receive their bachelor's degrees by Fall 2014. Scholarship awardees selected in Spring 2014 must begin their fellowship tenure by Fall 2014.  Potential applicants to the program may be in their final year of undergraduate study and already accepted into a master's or doctoral program, or they may be currently enrolled in a master's or doctoral program but will not receive their degree until at least Spring 2016.  Fields of study must have a focus on aeronautics-related research such as, but not limited to, air traffic management research and integrated vehicle health management.  

The Undergraduate Award includes:

  • Up to $15,000 awarded for each school year, to be used for education related expenses
  • Summer internship at a NASA Research Center with a stipend in an amount up to $10,000

  • The Graduate Award includes:

  • $35,000 annual stipend
  • Up to $11,000 awarded for each school year, to be used for tuition and other education related expenses
  • Two (2) $10,000 Summer internship at a NASA Research Center

Deadline: May 16, 2014, and should be submitted through the NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative at intern.nasa.gov. Applicants should be sure to select "scholarship" for the type of application and complete the supplemental aeronautics scholarship section.

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Academic Scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year

AISES A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship: $1,000 for Undergraduates, $2,000 for Graduate Students
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation Scholarship: $2,500 per academic year, up to 4 years
AISES Intel Scholarship: $5,000 for Undergraduates, $10,000 Graduate Students

Deadline: May 26, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. MDT.

Adelante MillerCoors Engineering and Science Scholarship

The 2014-2015 MillerCoors Engineering and Science Scholarship is a renewable scholarship at $3,000 for the academic year. Interested students must meet the following criteria:

  • Junior or Senior university classification by the Fall Semester of 2014
  • Open to Biochemistry, Computer Science, *Electrical Engineering, and *Mechanical Engineering (*All engineering majors may apply but preference will be given to these engineering majors first)
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must be of Hispanic descent
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Maintain full-time enrollment status (12 hours) for the duration of the scholarship period
  • Provide two letters of recommendation highlighting leadership potential
  • Scholar must attend Adelante's Annual Leadership Institute in San Antonio, TX in November (Sponsorship to attend is included along with the scholarship)

Deadline: May 30, 2014

Chassis Plans Leadership in Engineering Scholarship

The Chassis Plans Leadership in Engineering Scholarship is awarded each year to one full-time student pursuing an undergraduate or Master's degree in engineering. All scholarship winners receive a non-renewable scholarship of $1,500. The Chassis Plans' Leadership in Engineering Scholarship was founded to assist future engineers in pursuing their degree in an effort to continue America's leadership in innovation. 

Deadline: June 30, 2014

Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, is pleased to announce the continuation of the Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program to help provide educational opportunities for future generations of scientists. The Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program for the Fall 2014 semester includes two (2) $10,000 scholarships and four (4) $5,000 scholarships, to be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students with a declared major of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life-science field. To qualify for the scholarship, students must have a GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be enrolled in an accredited college for university for the Fall 2014 semester.  

Deadline: 2:59:59 p.m. CT on August 1, 2014