Scholarships for Women in Science

By Unigo
06/14/2019
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Are there scholarships specifically for women in science?  

 If you are majoring in any of the sciences, there are lots of scholarships available. If you are a woman, there are even more.  STEM majors are in high demand. The U.S. does not have enough people working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics jobs. Because of this, scholarships are plentiful.

Last year, the U.S. had just over a half million graduates with STEM degrees. Compared to India, which had 2.7 million graduates, and China, with 4.8 million, the U.S. has some catching up to do. In order to stay globally competitive in technology and science, the U.S. needs to produce more workers in this field.  Recruiting women to the STEM fields is important. This is good news because this means lots of scholarships for women in science fields. If you study these majors, then you can likely go to college for free.

 

10 General Science Scholarships to Apply for in 2019

Scholarship

Amount

Deadline

The Jeannette Rankin Foundation Scholarships

Awarded to low-income women studying in technical or vocational fields.

Varies

February

Society of Women Engineers Sophomore-Graduate Scholarships

Supports women pursuing bachelor or graduate student programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States.

Varies

February 15

Libbie H. Hyman Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is given to one lucky undergraduate or graduate biology student each year.

$1000

March

AWIS Kirsten R. Lorentzen Award

Applicants must be female students in the sophomore or junior year of college who are majoring in physics, including space physics and geophysics, or geoscience.

$2000

March 15

Zonta Club of Washington, D.C. Undergraduate Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded to women of any age pursuing a bachelor's degree in areas such as science (social or general).

$5000

March 16

The Heinlein Society Scholarship

Awarded to undergraduate female students majoring in engineering, math, or biological or physical sciences.

$2000

April 1

AWG Minority Scholarship

Awarded to a woman who is African-American, Hispanic, or Natve American who is a  full-time student who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in the geosciences.

$6000

June 30

Junior Horizons Award

Offered to high school seniors who live in Michigan and who demonstrate achievements in Science.

$2500

June 30

Science Ambassador Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to the female STEM student who creates a winning three minute YouTube video on the STEM subject of her choosing.

Full Tuition

Varies

Women in Science UAV Scholarship

Dronenthusiast is offering this scholarship to female students who are choosing to pursue science.

$500

December 1

 

15 Scholarships to Apply for if you are into Biology

Scholarship

Amount

Deadline

National Garden Clubs Scholarship

Awarded to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in biology. A preference is given to those majoring in plant biology.

$3500

February 1

Libbie H. Hyman Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is given to one lucky undergraduate or graduate biology student each year.

$1000

March

Wildlife Leadership Award

The program awards scholarships to college juniors and seniors chosen for their leadership ability, dedication to wildlife conservation and scholastic achievements.

$3000

March 1

Blandy Experimental Farm Undergraduate Research Education Program

Visiting scientists and graduate students conduct research on habitat and community biodiversity, reproductive ecology and plant/insect relationships.

$6325

March 1

Environmental Studies/Natural Science Scholarship Program

Applicant must be a high school senior applying to an accredited college/university to study environmental or natural science.

$1000

March 31

Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association Scholarship

Scholarship is for undergraduate students majoring in biology or horticulture.

$2500

April 15

EPOC Environmental Scholarship Fund

Scholarships go to individuals planning a career in the environmental industry.

Varies

April 30

AFE Scholarships in Floriculture and Horticulture

Awards scholarships for floriculture and horticulture students.

$4000

May 1

Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship Program

Open to students majoring in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life science field.

$10,000

May 20

The Educational Foundation of the Recreational Boating Industries

This scholarship goes to undergraduates who major in the fields of biology, the natural resources or any other science related to tourism.

$1000

Varies

Wildlife Leadership Awards

This scholarship award goes to juniors and senior students studying natural resources or biology.

$2000

Varies

ACIL Scholarship Alliance Biology Major

Open to college juniors and seniors majoring in biology, physics, chemistry, etc.

$5000

Varies

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship

This scholarship shows preference to women and minorities who are studying sciences related to the ocean. This includes oceanography, maritime archeology and marine biology.

Varies

Varies

Corrie Whitlock Memorial Scholarship

Open to college juniors and seniors majoring in Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Design, Botany, Plant Pathology, Biology, Forestry, etc.

$2000

February 1

Earl & Patricia Armstrong Biology Scholarship

Scholarship applicants must be minority undergraduates majoring in biology, health, or pre-medicine.

$3000

Varies

 

10 Scholarships to apply for in other sciences

Scholarship

Amount

Deadline

The Katherine E. Weimer Scholarship

Awarded to female physicists specializing in plasma research.

$2000

April 1

The Priscilla Carney Jones Scholarship

The scholarship provides funding for women in their junior or senior year of studying chemistry or a related field.

$1500

May 1

The M. Hildred Blewett Scholarship

This scholarship is given to women in the field of physics who have completed work towards a doctorate degree, but who put their career on hold for their family.

$45,000

June 3

Association for Women Geoscientists Minority Scholarship

Awarded to minority women studying in the geoscience field.

Varies

June 30

Barbara Lotze Scholarship

Open to future high school physics teachers.

$2000

December 1

The Association for Women in Science College Scholarship

Awarded to freshman women majoring in science.

$1000

Varies

Fellowships in Physical Science by The National Physical Science Consortium

Awarded to women and minorities majoring in chemistry, geology, computer science, etc.

Varies

Varies

The Microsoft Research Graduate Women’s Scholarship

Awarded to women in graduate programs for computer science, electrical engineering or mathematical fields.

$15,000

Varies

NASA Scholarships and Research Programs

Open to undergraduate and graduate students studying science.

Varies

Varies

Geological Society of America Research Grant

Provides a number of different grants to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing geological research.

Varies

Varies


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