Nationally Coveted College Scholarships
Graduate Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards

By Francisco A Tomei Torres,

National and international, highly competitive and prestigious undergraduate college scholarships, graduate fellowships, education grants, summer jobs & research internships, awards for high school seniors & students, women, minorities, Hispanics, African Americans, nurses, engineers, teachers studying math, science & engineering and health professions from national & international foundations. Free financial aid, student loans, prizes, stipends.

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Nov 13 The East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) provide U.S. graduate students in science and engineering: 1) first-hand research experiences in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan; 2) an introduction to the science, science policy, and scientific infrastructure of the respective location; and 3) an orientation to the society, culture and language.

 
Jan 8 The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology to recent recipients of the doctoral degree for research and training in selected areas supported by BIO and with special goals for human resource development in biology. The fellowships encourage independence at an early stage of the research career to permit Fellows to pursue their research and training goals in the most appropriate research locations regardless of the availability of funding for the Fellows at that site. For FY 2015 and beyond, these BIO programs are (1) Broadening Participation of Groups Under-represented in Biology, (2) Research Using Biological Collections, and (3) National Plant Genome Initiative (NPGI) Postdoctoral Research Fellowships.

 
Jan 12 The Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (PRF) to highly qualified investigators within 3 years of obtaining their PhD to carry out an independent research program. The research plan of each Fellowship must address scientific questions within the scope of AGS disciplines. The program supports researchers for a period of up to 2 years with Fellowships that can be taken to the institution or national facility of their choice

 
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The CyberCorps(R): Scholarship for Service (SFS) program seeks proposals that address cybersecurity education and workforce development. The Scholarship Track provides funding to award scholarships to students in cybersecurity. In return for their scholarships, recipients will work after graduation for a Federal, State, Local, or Tribal Government organization in a position related to cybersecurity for a period equal to the length of the scholarship. The Capacity Track seeks innovative proposals leading to an increase in the ability of the United States higher education enterprise to produce cybersecurity professionals.

Mar 5 The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The Noyce Scholarship Track provides funds to institutions of higher education to support scholarships, stipends, and academic programs for undergraduate STEM majors and post-baccalaureate students holding STEM degrees who earn a teaching credential and commit to teaching in high-need K-12 school districts.

 
Search for an REU Site. The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation.

 
Direct (from NSF) or indirect (from an awardee institution) funding for college students.

 
Direct (from NSF) or indirect (from an awardee institution) funding for graduate students.

 
Direct (from NSF) or indirect (from an awardee institution) funding for postgraduate students.

 
Jul 28 The Biological Anthropology Program supports multifaceted research which advances scientific knowledge of human biology and ecology, including understanding of our evolutionary history and mechanisms which have shaped human and nonhuman primate biological diversity. Supported research focuses on living and fossil forms of both human and nonhuman primates, addressing time scales ranging from the short-term to evolutionary, encompassing multiple levels of organization and analysis (molecular and organismal, to the population and ecosystem scales), and conducted in field, laboratory, and captive research environments.

Aug 12 This program makes grants to institutions of higher education to support scholarships for academically talented students demonstrating financial need, enabling them to enter the STEM workforce or STEM graduate school following completion of an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate-level degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics disciplines. Grantee institutions are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, reporting demographic information about student scholars, and managing the S-STEM project at the institution. The program does not make scholarship awards directly to students; students should contact their institution's Office of Financial Aid for this and other scholarship opportunities.

 
Aug 15 The primary objective of the Cultural Anthropology Program is to support basic scientific research on the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability. Anthropological research spans a wide gamut, and contemporary cultural anthropology is an arena in which diverse research traditions and methodologies are valid.

 
Oct 10 These grants provide partial support of doctoral dissertation research to improve the overall quality of research. Allowed are costs for doctoral candidates to participate in scientific meetings, to conduct research in specialized facilities or field settings, and to expand an existing body of dissertation research.

 
Oct 15 The purpose of the Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF) is to support future leaders in mathematics and statistics by facilitating their participation in postdoctoral research environments that will have maximal impact on their future scientific development. There are two options for awardees: Research Fellowship and Research Instructorship. Awards will support research in areas of mathematics and statistics, including applications to other disciplines.

 
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The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF's mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research.

 
IGERT is the National Science Foundation's flagship interdisciplinary training program, educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers by building on the foundations of their disciplinary knowledge with interdisciplinary training.

 
Programs that provide funding for postdoctoral students or identify programs that focus on educational developments such as curricula development, training or retention.

 
This program provides educational opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

 
The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who most effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization.

 
This program comprises an interagency partnership for the investigation of scientific and engineering issues concerning emerging trends in medical device technology.

 
Dec 2 The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship honors excellence by supporting outstanding community college students with financial need to transfer to and complete their bachelor's degrees at the nation's top four-year colleges and universities.

 
Mar 20 The Foundation's Young Scholars Program is designed to nurture exceptional students who have demonstrated, through academic excellence and extracurricular activities, that they have the potential to excel. Students apply for the program in 7th grade, enter the program in 8th grade, and continue through high school.

 
Nov 4 This scholarship rewards excellence by supporting high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student's educational expenses — including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships he or she may receive.

 
Nov 6 Intel Science Talent Search is America's oldest and most prestigious pre-college science competition. Every year, high school seniors enter the Intel Science Talent Search with original science projects.

 
The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair is the world's largest pre-college science fair competition. Each year, young scientists from around the world vie to attend.

 
Throughout the world, Intel sponsors technical contests that stimulate interest in electric engineering, computer science, and software design, and help cultivate future innovators. Many of these competitions put higher education students in situations similar to those they will face in the real-world with time, budget, and/or product component restraints.

 
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Individuals from all backgrounds, majors, and professional experiences who have what it takes to excel as teachers and improve the quality of education for children growing up in low-income communities. Teach For America corps members commit to teach for two years in low-income communities, then go on as alumni to lead efforts to change the face of public education.

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Dec 12 The NDSEG Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable award for U.S. citizens and nationals in the beginning stages of their overall graduate study who intend to pursue a doctoral degree a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. NDSEG confers high honors upon its recipients and allows them to attend any accredited U.S. institution. NDSEG Fellowships last for up to three years (36 consecutive months) and provides full tuition and mandatory fee coverage, a monthly stipend, and a $1,000 per year medical health insurance allowance.

Dec 15 An opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion. Students pursuing degrees related to the following are encouraged to apply: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Biosciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences, Computer and Computational Sciences, Electrical Engineering , Geosciences , Industrial and Systems Engineering (technical tracks only), Information Sciences , Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering , Nuclear Engineering , Oceanography , Operations Research (technical tracks only), Physics.

Dec 19 JRCOSTEP training and extern positions are available to students who have completed at least 1 year of study in a master's or doctoral program or at least 2 years of study in a professionally accredited baccalaureate program in specific health disciplines and meet other program requirements.

Dec 19 SRCOSTEP training and extern positions are available to individuals who are enrolled as full-time students in certain health professions programs with at least 8 months of educational commitment remaining in the final year.

Dec 31 Thiel Fellows are given a no-strings-attached grant of $100,000 to skip college and focus on their work, their research, and their self-education. They are mentored by a network of visionary thinkers, investors, scientists, and entrepreneurs, who provide guidance and business connections that can't be replicated in any classroom.

 
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Admission to Harvard is based on achievement and promise without regard to financial need; the financial paperwork is handled separately, and applying for financial aid does not jeopardize a student's chances for admission. The application fee normally associated with admissions can also be waived. Harvard College does not award merit nor athletic scholarships. All scholarships are based on demonstrated financial need. Ninety percent of American families would pay the same or less to send their children to Harvard as they would a state school.

Jan 14 The 10-week summer program places graduate and post-graduate level science, engineering and mathematics students at media organizations nationwide. Fellows have worked as reporters, editors, researchers and production assistants.

 
Nov 1 The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships are one-year opportunities. Some of the fellowship assignments in federal agencies may be renewable for a second year, at the mutual agreement of the hosting office, the Fellow, and AAAS. Congressional Fellowships are available for one year only.

 
Jan 15 Applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year. The Carnegie Endowment accepts applications only through participating universities via designated nominating officials.

 
Jan 23 The Goldwater Scholars are selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of mathematics, science, and engineering students who are nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide.

 
Jan 26 The National Honor Society Scholarship program is a nomination process. Students cannot apply directly to NHS and nomination forms cannot be sent to students or parents by the national office. Nomination procedures must be obtained through the high school NHS Chapter Adviser. Only currently affiliated NHS chapters may participate in the program. Members [students] who are seniors in good standing are eligible to be nominated by their chapters to compete in the NHS Scholarship Program.

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Tenable at U.S. Laboratories and NASA Research Centers. The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.

 
Feb 3 The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. Students must be college juniors at the time of selection.

Feb 25 Students enrolled at a participating institution who are interested in applying for a Beinecke Scholarship should contact their campus liaison for information regarding the procedure to be followed in selecting the school's nominee. Applicants must be college juniors pursuing a bachelor's degree and who plan to enter a master's or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Students in the social sciences who plan to pursue graduate study in neuroscience should not apply for a Beinecke Scholarship.

 
Mar 1 The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers Junior and Senior Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. Generally, one Fellowship per state is awarded each year.

 
Mar 3 Scholarships are offered in any of three categories: to students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, economics, and other related fields; or to Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy; or to Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care.

May 15 The National Health Service Corps Scholarship (NHSC) Program accepts applications once a year from students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an accredited health professions training program in an eligible primary care discipline: medicine (MD or DO), dentistry, family nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife or physician assistant. You can apply before your first year or after you have finished one or more years of school.

 
Mar 24 The National Health Service Corps recruits primary care medical, dental and behavioral and mental health clinicians who are dedicated to providing care to the Nation's underserved people. In return, they can reduce or eliminate their health professions student debt by providing care at a National Health Service Corps-approved site.

 
Jun 15 The Competition promotes exploration in invention, science, engineering, technology, and other creative endeavors and provides a window on the technologies from which society will benefit in the future.

 
Jul 1 Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a master's degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution.

Rotary offers prestigious international scholarships of for graduate students pursuing careers in fields that support peace and conflict prevention/resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, and economic and community development.

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Jul 15 The Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to conduct research in the Congress collections and resources for a period of up to eleven months.

 
Apr 17 The Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship in the field of health and spirituality. Made possible by a generous endowment from the International Center for the Integration of Health and Spirituality (ICIHS).

 
Oct 15 The Library of Congress' Kluge Center invites qualified scholars to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship for advanced research based on the Kislak Collection.

 
May 15 The Library of Congress offers short-term fellowships for independent scholars, undergraduate and college and university faculty to conduct research based on items from the Kislak Collection.

 
Apr 1 The Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History is offered annually by the Library of Congress and the American Historical Association to support significant scholarly research for one semester in the collections of the Library of Congress by scholars at an early stage in their careers in history.

 
May 15 The Library of Congress's Kluge Center invites qualified scholars to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship for advanced research based on the Alan Lomax Collection.

 
Oct 31 Seniors in high schools throughout the United States who meet the eligibility requirements may apply each year for achievement-based scholarships.

 
Nov 1 Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study — in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program — in the United States. A New American is defined as a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad; children of naturalized citizens if born in the U.S.

 
Sep 15 The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.

Sep 1 Graduate and professional school students and those who have completed graduate studies (degree awarded) within the last five years may apply. Areas of study may include any social/behavioral science, medical/health discipline, physical or biological science, any field of engineering, law/business/public administration, or any relevant interdisciplinary fields.

 
Sep 30 The Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology recognizes remarkable talent early on, fostering individual growth for high school students who are willing to challenge themselves through science research.

 
The Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement are awarded each year to students with the greatest number of scores of 5 on eight AP math and science exams, as well as to one teacher from every state for excellence in teaching AP mathematics, science, and technology courses.

 
Oct 1 The Charles M. Vest NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering™ International Scholarship Program provides a new opportunity for graduate students at selected international universities to pursue research addressing a global Grand Challenge at a leading United States university - with all expenses paid for a year of travel and study.

 
Oct 1 The Rhodes Scholarships bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford. Rhodes Scholarships provide all expenses for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in England, and may allow funding in some instances for four years.

 
Oct 1 Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. To be eligible for a Marshall Scholarship, candidates must be citizens of the United States of America and hold their first undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States.

 
Oct 1 Scholars are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

 
Oct 1 Topics and scholarship should relate to key public policy challenges or provide the historical and/or cultural framework to illuminate policy issues of contemporary importance.

 
Oct 14 The Fulbright Fellowship U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study, conduct research, and/or teach English abroad. In addition, Critical Language Enhancement Awards are available to grantees for study of critical need foreign languages before or during their grant period.

 
The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide. Approximately 4,000 foreign students receive Fulbright scholarships each year.

 
Aug 1 The programs offer U.S. faculty, administrators and professionals grants to lecture, conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields, or to participate in seminars abroad.

 
The Fulbright Fellowship Visiting Scholar Program provides grants to foreign scholars from over 100 countries to conduct post-doctoral research at U.S. institutions from an academic semester to a full academic year.

 
Oct 31 Eligible applicants for Hertz Fellowships must be students of the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America, and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency. College seniors wishing to pursue the Ph.D. degree in any of the fields of particular interest to the Foundation, as well as graduate students already in the process of doing so, may apply.

 
The 200 scholars chosen annually for this highly selective program will work towards a one-year Master's Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing-one of China's most prestigious universities. Schwarzman Scholars will be selected based on their academic credentials, extracurricular interests and leadership potential. Each student will spend the year focusing on one of four academic disciplines: public policy, economics and business, international relations and, in the future, engineering.

 
The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships.

 
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program recognizes and honors some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors, including students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts.

 
Sep 24 The goal of the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories. The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students' overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories.

 
The Christopher Columbus Awards is a national, community-based science and technology program for middle school students. The program challenges the students to work in teams of three to four, with an adult coach, to identify a problem in their community and apply the scientific method to create an innovative solution to that problem.

The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today's young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities.

 
Oct 15 The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program seeks eligible individuals for selection as Finalists to obtain appointments as PMFs in the Federal Government. Presidential Management Fellows are assigned to work in a broad range of areas including public policy and administration, domestic and international issues, information technology, acquisition, human resources, engineering, health and medical sciences, financial management, and many other fields in support of public service programs. This year, the PMF Program continues the STEM track pilot for those Finalists having specific advanced degrees in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM).

 
Presidential award to be given to individuals deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to knowledge in the physical, biological, mathematical, engineering sciences, the social and behavioral sciences.

 
The National Medal of Technology and Innovation is the highest honor for technological achievement bestowed by the President of the United States on America's leading innovators.

 
The PAESMEM Program seeks to identify outstanding mentoring efforts that enhance the participation of groups (i.e., women, minorities, and persons with disabilities) that are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The awardees serve as leaders in the national effort to develop fully the Nation's human resources in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

 
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching are the Nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science. The Awards recognize outstanding K-12 teachers for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession.

 
The White House Fellows program is one of America's most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government.

 
Vice presidents, deans, department chairs, faculty, and other emerging leaders have participated in the ACE Fellows Program, the nation's premier higher education leadership development program in preparing senior leaders to serve American colleges and universities.

 
Fellowships to provide a public service by making available individuals with scientific knowledge and skills to Members of Congress.

 
Select political scientists, journalists, doctors, federal executives and international scholars gain hands on understanding of the legislative process by serving on congressional staffs.

 
The APA Congressional Fellowship Program offers members the opportunity to spend one year as a special assistant with a member of Congress or congressional committee on Capitol Hill.

 
The Fellowship brings a PhD-level sociologist to Washington,DC, to work as a staff member on a congressional committee or in a congressional office, or as a member of a congressional agency.

 
The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation awards several paid archival internships each year to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in history, government, archival administration, library science, English, journalism, communications and other related disciplines.

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation invites scholars and students to apply for support of their research and use of the archival, manuscript, and audiovisual holdings of the Library under the following programs.

 
Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.

 
Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.

 
Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.

 
Grants for Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) support fellowships at institutions devoted to advanced study and research in the humanities. NEH fellowships provide scholars with research time and access to resources that might not be available at their home institutions.

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ONR's Young Investigator Program (YIP) seeks to identify and support academic scientists and engineers who have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees within the last five years and who show exceptional promise for doing creative research.

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