5 Scholarship Opportunities for STEM Degree Majors

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Fund Your Degree With These 5 STEM Scholarships

  • SMART Scholarship
  • Davidson Fellows Scholarships
  • The Primary Health Network Charitable Foundation (PHNCF) Healthcare Scholarships
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)
  • The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Undergraduate Scholarships
Do you intend to major in science, technology, engineering or mathematics? It would be worth your time to check out the varied STEM scholarship opportunities that various organizations make available. Earning one of these scholarships could save you thousands or possibly even tens of thousands of dollars on the costs of your education. The following five scholarships are all excellent opportunities for students who intend to pursue STEM careers:

1. SMART Scholarships From the US Department of Defense

The United States Department of Defense makes multiple STEM scholarships available. One of these scholarships is the SMART scholarship. “SMART” stands for science, math and research for transformation. It’s intended to provide financial help for undergraduate and graduate students who are earning technical degrees in any of the STEM fields.

2. Davidson Fellows Scholarships

Up for grabs are lucrative $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 annual scholarships awarded by the Davidson Institute. The Davidson Institute is a Reno, Nevada based private operating foundation. Its mission is to serve profoundly gifted young people of ages 18 and under. The institute is looking to award these scholarships to young people who have completed substantial projects with results that would be beneficial to human society. The judges are looking for project entries that demonstrate exceptional maturity. Future work at the university graduate level is expected.

3. The Primary Health Network Charitable Foundation (PHNCF) Healthcare Scholarships

On an annual basis, the PHNCF awards $30,000 worth of scholarships to students who plan to pursue careers in healthcare or the allied health fields. Individual awards are valued from $2,000 – $5,000 each. Applicants can be high school seniors or students already enrolled in relevant academic degree programs at a:
  • college
  • university
  • vocational school
This scholarship requires applicants to write a 600+ word essay and be available to attend the awards ceremony.

4. National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)

The US government has an interest in ensuring that America trains new:
  • scientists
  • statisticians
  • mathematicians
  • engineers
The NSF makes scholarships available to academically gifted, financially needy students. These students must be pursuing  associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees and graduate degrees in the STEM fields. The NSF makes scholarship funds available both directly and through awardee institutions. Related Resource: 30 Great Small Colleges for STEM Degrees

5. Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Want to spend your summers between school years working for the CIA and have a guaranteed job with the agency after graduation? If so, the CIA’s undergraduate scholarship program may be of interest to you. The CIA awards scholarship benefits of up to $18,000 to students. The scholarships are for:
  • university tuition
  • books
  • related fees
Transportation to Washington, D.C. is provided for students to work with the agency during the summer months. Also provided are:
  • meals
  • salary
  • insurance
As a STEM student, you will most likely work with the CIA’s Directorate of Science and Technology. The position is ideal for students pursuing careers in:
  • information technology
  • engineering
  • a related field.
These are five STEM scholarships that encourage applicants from a broad variety of backgrounds. These are for students pursuing a career in:
  • engineering
  • science
  • medicine
  • mathematics
  • technology
You’ll definitely want to consider applying for one or more of these rewarding STEM scholarship opportunities.

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