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Student Funding Resources
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Penn State Funding Opportunities
- College of Agricultural Sciences Departmental Scholarships
- Center for Environmental Chemistry and Geochemistry: Funding Opportunities
- College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Graduate Student Awards
- Graduate School: Overview of Graduate Funding for Prospective Students
Government Fellowships and Scholarships
- DOE - Office of Biological and Environmental Research Global Change Education Program
Information on the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program; the Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) Program; and the Graduate Research Environmental Fellowship (GREF) Program.
- DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship ( DOE SCGF)
Program supports outstanding students to pursue graduate training in basic research in areas of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computational sciences, and environmental sciences relevant to the Office of Science and encouragse the development of the next generation scientific and technical talent in the U.S.
- EPA National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS)
Undergraduate and graduate student fellowship program and application information.
- EPA STAR and GRO Fellowships
NCER's Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program and Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) program fund research grants and graduate fellowships in numerous environmental science and engineering disciplines through a competitive solicitation process and independent peer review.
- NASA: Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program
Recognizes outstanding scholarship and encourages independent graduate level research, particularly by female and minority students, in oceanography, marine biology and maritime archaeology.
- NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program (GSRP)
Agency-wide fellowship program for graduate study leading to masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics related to NASA research and development. In 2010, NASA is expanding GSRP to include students that are interested in becoming teachers or education administrators.
- National Estuarine Research Reserve System Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Program offers qualified masters and doctoral students the opportunity to address scientific questions of local, regional and national significance. The result is high-quality research focused on improving coastal management issues.
- National Institutes of Health Research and Training Opportunities
Links to a variety of biomedical research opportunities.
Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Program
Offer recognition and three years of support for advanced study to approximately 900 outstanding graduate students in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science and the philosophy of science, and to research-based PhD degrees in science education.
- Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
Provides links to listings for internships at federal agencies. Includes listings for undergraduate, graduate, recent grads, and postdocs.
- Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program
Program was established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories.
Private Sources for Fellowships and Scholarships
- American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Funds pioneering research on girls and education, community action projects, and fellowships and grants for outstanding women around the globe.
- Beckman Scholars Program
Beckman Scholars Program is an invited program for accredited universities and four-year colleges in the United States. It provides scholarships that contribute significantly in advancing the education, research training and personal development of select students in chemistry, biochemistry, and the biological and medical sciences.
- Fulbright Scholar Program
The U.S. Student Program awards approximately 1,000 grants annually and currently operates in over 140 countries worldwide.
- Garden Club of America - Scholarships and Fellowships
Offers 14 scholarships in various environmental areas.
- Grants and Fellowships of the American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History offers competitive grants and fellowships in areas broadly related to its scientific and educational objectives. These areas include the fields of vertebrate zoology, invertebrate zoology, paleozoology, anthropology, astrophysics and earth and planetary sciences. This site describes the programs that provide the support, and gives instructions to individuals who wish to apply.
- Jobs Board: Fellowships and Scholarships
List of fellowships and scholarships maintained by Texas A&M University's Wildlife and Fisheries Science Department.
- Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
As part of the National Sea Grant College Progam, fellowship was established in 1979 to provide a unique educational experience to students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources.
- Morris K. Udall Foundation
- Scholarships and Disertation Fellowships
Each year, the Foundation awards 80 undergraduate scholarships of up to $5,000 to juniors and seniors in fields related to the environment, and to Native American and Alaska Natives in fields related to health care or tribal policy. In addition, the foundation awards two Ph.D. dissertation fellowships of $24,000 to students whose work is in the areas of environmental public policy or environmental conflict resolution. Recipients must be in the final, writing year of their Ph.D. work and must submit a copy of their dissertation to the Udall Foundation at the end of the award year.
- National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
The Department of Defense is committed to increasing the number and quality of our Nation's scientists and engineers. Toward that end, the DoD annually supports approximately 8,000 graduate students in fields important to national defense needs.
- Sigma Xi: Grants-in-aid of Research Program
Awards grants of $1,000 or less to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering.
- Smithsonian Institute: Office of Fellowships
Offers postdoctoral, predoctoral, and graduate student fellowships and internships.
- Smithsonian Institute Tropical Research Institute
Support for students and researchers from the undergraduate to the postdoctoral level interested in exploring basic problems in evolution, ecology, and behavior in the tropic.
- Student Jobs.gov
Student gateway to the U.S. government: information on internships, fellowships, student job programs, careers, and job searches.
Labs Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Purpose to increase the number of minorities and women in science, math, engineering and technology.
- Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities
The Ford Foundation offers predoctoral fellowships to increase the presence of underrepresented minorities on the nation's college and university faculties, to enhance diversity on campuses, and to address the persisting effects of past discrimination.
- Gates Millennium Scholars
The Gates Millennium Scholars program, established in 1999, was initially funded by a 1 billion dollar grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential.
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The nation’s largest provider of college financial aid for Latinos.
- NASA Harriet G. Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship Program
Program for advancing increased numbers of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities participating in the math, science, engineering, and technology (MSET) disciplines.
- National Action
Council for Minorities in Engineering
NACME is widely known as the nation's largest private source of scholarships for African American, American Indian and Latino women and men in engineering. Over 15 percent of all minority engineering graduates since 1974 have received scholarship support from NACME and are now leaders in government, industry and academia.
- National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Scinece,
The National GEM Consortium's primary focus is to administer and award full fellowships with paid internships to highly qualified under-represented students who wish to pursue graduate studies in engineering or science.
- Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA)
Dr. Ruth L. Kirschstein,first woman director of an NIH Institute, was a champion of research training and a strong advocate for the inclusion of underrepresented individuals in the scientific workforce.
- Sigma Delta Epsilon: Graduate Women in Science
Grants, awards, and fellowships to advance the participation and recognition of women in science and foster research.
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