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While teaching and research assistantships are probably the most commonly thought about sources of funding, there are many fellowships and sources of financial aid offered through outside organizations that can help you pay for a graduate education.
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Alarm Systems Calgary Scholarship
Students who write an essay may be eligable to recieve a $500 scholarship. Deadline: June 15, 2019
Anthony Ihedoha Anaebere Sr. Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded annually to one Nigerian-born or first generation Nigerian-American student pursuing undergraduate or graduate engineering studies from an accredited college/university in the United States of America.
AT&T Labs Fellowship Program
Fellowships are available to outstanding under-represented minority and women students who are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and who are pursuing Ph.D. studies in computer and communications-related fields.
Avalaunch Media Scholarship
This scholarship is for the amount of $1,000. Applications are due on October 1, 2018.
BluePay STEM Scholarship
Essays must be submitted by August 17, 2018.
Catdi Printing Scholarship
Students who write an essay may be eligable to recieve a $500 scholarship. Deadline: June 1, 2019
Chateaubriand Fellowship Program
The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a collaborative process involving expert evaluators in both countries.
Computer Science Programs for Minorities
Computer science is a growing field that has incredible career opportunities. This guide focuses on helping minority students on why they should consider getting into the field, exploring different computer science programs and colleges, and what to look for in a computer science degree.
The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.
eLearners Online Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship is available to students enrolled in an online degree program.
Engineering Empowerment Scholarship
This scholarship provides $1,000 for women in STEM.
Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships
Designed to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity.
The National GEM Consortium offers science & engineering fellowships for underrepresented technical talent (MS Engr, PhD Engr & PhD Science).
General Assembly: Opportunity Fund
A philanthropic scholarship program dedicated to providing hands-on education and career opportunities in technology to underrepresented groups across the globe to help increase diversity in the field. Educational scholarships are awarded to women, veterans, and minorities.
Global Research Collaboration
The Master’s Scholarship Program is offered to underrepresented minority, women, and underrepresented students holding refugee or political asylum status in the U.S. Currently pursuing a master’s degree relevant to microelectronics.
HelloMD College Scholarship
Students who write an essay may be eligable to recieve a $500 scholarship. Deadline: April 23, 2019
Students who submit an essay may be eligable for a $1,000 scholarship. Essays due on February 12, 2019.
iTechGyan Scholarship Program
Students specializing in software engineering, system engineering, applied engineering, and computer-aided engineering can win up to $1,000. Apply by January 15, 2019.
Jake Jabs Center Tuition Scholarship USA
Apply for a scholarship ranging from $314-$4,095. Application deadline is August 13, 2018.
Jittery Monks $1,500 Scholarship
Write and submit an essay for a chance to win a $1,500 scholarship. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2019.
Laine Russell Distinguished Early Career Fellowship
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) invites applications from all fields of science and engineering for the Liane Russell Distinguished Early Career Fellowship. The Russell fellowship provides funding support for three years along with formal mentorship to facilitate successful integration of Russell fellows’ research with DOE programs. Russell fellows are expected to pursue independent research of high quality and high impact within their areas of expertise as outlined in their research proposals. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: bioscience, chemistry, computer science, earth and atmospheric sciences, engineering, materials science, mathematics, nuclear sciences and engineering, and physics. The fellows will be rooted in research divisions, conducting their work in a collaborative and multidisciplinary team environment. Russell fellows will also work with their supporting division to develop a plan for their research to become a sustainable, long-term program at ORNL.
This scholarship is for students who are currently battling cancer or who have watched a loved one battle cancer. Applications are due by August 15, 2018.
This $1,000 scholarship is available for veterans, active duty, and spouses of veterans. Applicants must submit a brief essay and must be a U.S. resident who is currently enrolled in a college or university, or will begin enrollment by Fall, 2018.
This $2,500 scholarship is available for post-secondary students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. This is an opportunity for students to be a voice in the growing conversation about financial responsibility.
Monsanto Fund 1890 Student Scholarship
This scholarship puts a broader focus on innovation and investment in agriculture. To meet the challenges the world faces in feeding nine billion people by 2050, investing in future leaders pursuing STEM careers in food and agriculture is key. The next generation of innovators will be the ones to ascend and meet the challenges of global food security. This scholarship is available to minority students.
National Bio-Care Scholarship
Students who write an essay may be eligable to recieve a $500 scholarship. Deadline: June 1, 2019
National Physical Science Consortium
NPSC offers a unique graduate fellowship in the physical sciences and related engineering fields. It is open to all U. S. Citizens, but with emphasis on recruitment of applications from historically underrepresented minorities and women.
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science and engineering. 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. Additional information and insights into writing the essay can be foundhere.
Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program
The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is now accepting applications for the 2018 Solicitation 1 of the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program. Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
Patrick Dwyer Scholarship
Submit a 500 or less word essay on "How can philanthropy change the world?" by November 30, 2018.
Scholarships for Asian and Pacific Islander Students
This guide offers information on 25 different scholarships for Asian and Pacific Islander students.
Scholarships for Women
A helpful guide for women looking to apply for scholarships.
Social Network Elite Scholarship
This scholarship will award one $1,000 annual scholarship to a student that demonstrates exceptional dexterity in the usage of today’s major social media outlets.
Tecex.com $1,500 Scholarship
Students who submit a short essay on the topic "How will the growth of Amazon Web Services and other cloud hosting providers impact the technology reseller industry?" will be entered to win a $1,500 scholarship from tecex.com. Applications are due by December 15, 2018.
The Berkey Water Filter Systems Scholarship
Students who write an essay on "The Importance of Water Conservation" may be eligable for a $500 scholarship. Applications due June 15, 2019.
The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
The Program is open to individuals who retain loyalty and a sense of commitment to their country of origin as well as to the United States, but is intended to support individuals who will continue to regard the United States as their principal residence and focus of national identity.
Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program
Applicants must be academic high-achievers (3.0 or better GPA). Applicants must be US citizens or visa-holding Permanent Residents of African American, Asian, Pacific Island, Native American, Native Alaskan, or Hispanic descent.
Women's Guide to Paying for College
Created by Affordable Colleges Online, this guide assists women with (1) identifying and securing college scholarships and grants and (2) finding key information and resources about financial aid.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security 2016 HS-STEM Summer Internship
A 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM Disciplines and DHS mission-relevant research areas. The ultimate goal of the program is to engage a diverse, educated and skilled pool of scientists and engineers in HS-STEM areas and to promote long-term relationships between students, researchers, DHS and research facilities to enhance the HS-STEM workforce. Applications and supporting materials must be submitted here.
Zip Recruiter $3,000 Scholarship
Students are asked to submit a 500-800 word essay that describes a job you have previously held (or hold) and your ideal post-graduate job. Deadline to apply is June 30, 2018.