External Funding

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.



2017 NDSEG Fellowship for STEM Students

3dize Scholarship Program
Students who write an essay on "Why Malware Threats on Phones are Increasing" may be eligible to receive this $500 scholarship. Deadline: May 31, 2019

Aadhar Card Portal Scholarship
Applications for this $500 scholarship must be received by May 31, 2019.

African American Student Scholarships

Alarm Systems Calgary Scholarship
Students who write an essay may be eligable to recieve a $500 scholarship. Deadline: June 15, 2019

Amelia Erhart Fellowship
Fellowships for women pursuing graduate Ph.D./doctoral degrees in Aerospace-related sciences and Aerospace-related engineering. More information can be found here

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.

Apro Software Scholarship
Applications for this $500 scholarship must be received by May 31, 2019. 

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.

Atma Environmental Scholarship
Applications for this $500 scholarship must be received by October 30, 2019. 

Benari Law Firm Scholarship 
We are inviting U.S. students from all disciplines to participate for a chance to receive Benari Law Firm Scholarship. Scholarship Amount: $2500/Deadline: December 31, 2018

Big Berkey Water Filter Scholarship
Applicants have the opportunity to receive a $1,000 scholarship. Application deadline: June 30, 2019

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.

CNC Machines Scholarship
This scholarship is for $2,000. 

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. 

Corning Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Data Incubator
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.


The topic for Essay: How Social Media Marketing will change over the next Five Years? 

Scholarship Amount: $500/Deadline: June 15th, 2019

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Discover Data Science
This site offers an extensive list of STEM scholarships available to undergraduate, graduate, women, minorities, and more. 

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. 


Exit Technologies Scholarship. Our Scholarship program is open to all students, from part-time to post-graduate.  U.S. students from all disciplines to participate for a chance to receive Benari Law Firm Scholarship/$500. and deadline 05/31/2019

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships
Designed to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity.

Financial Aid for Minority Students

GEM Fellowships
The National GEM Consortium offers science & engineering fellowships for underrepresented technical talent (MS Engr, PhD Engr & PhD Science). The deadline to apply and have a complete application on file is November 12, 2018 at 11:59PM EST.  Visit the GEM website at www.gemfellowship.org 

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.

Graduate Assistantships in Areas of National Need

Graduate Student Financial Aid

HelloMD College Scholarship
Students who write an essay may be eligable to recieve a $500 scholarship. Deadline: April 23, 2019

Hydro Research Foundation Fellowships

InsureSTAT Scholarship
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.

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.

JSA Interactive $1000 Scholarship

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.

Memorials.com "Remembering a Life" Scholarship
Students who write an essay about a deceased person who has impacted their life may be eligible to recieve this $2,500 scholarship. Application deadline is May 31, 2019.

Michigan Society of Fellows

Military Scholarship from Education Dynamics

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. 

MoneyKey Scholarship
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 found here.

Nav Entrepreneur Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship is available to students who are enrolled in Spring 2019 courses and have the desire to open a business. Application deadline, January 1, 2019.

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, 2019.

Open Education Database (OEDb) Graduate Scholarships

Pathways to Science: Grad Programs, PostDoc positions, Tutorial

Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship and Grants

PosiRank $500 Scholarship

Sandia National Labs Fellowships

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.

Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program

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. 

Stratos Jet Charters Scholarship
Students who are interested in a career in aviation can apply for this $2,000 scholarship. Deadline: May 1, 2019

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 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grant

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.

U.S. Borlaug Fellows Graduate Research Grant

US Department of Energy - Office of Science
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science is now accepting applications for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program (2018 Solicitation 2). Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on November 15, 2018. The SCGSR program provides doctoral dissertation/thesis research opportunities for graduate students at DOE national laboratories. Details about the program and online application can be found at https://science.energy.gov/wdts/scgsr/.

US Department of Energy - Nuclear Energy Graduate Fellowship for the Integrated University Program

Women's Scholarship Resource

Women's Scholarship Information, provided by GoGrad.org

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.

Women and Minorities in STEM

U.S. Department of Homeland Security 2019 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