Scholarships

Harry Goldwater Scholarship

The National and International Scholarships Program is offering a two-day event about the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The aim of the Goldwater Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scholars to work as scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. Goldwater Scholarships candidates are Sophomore and Junior students with a passion for research and potential to contribute to their disciplines, and who plan to pursue a PhD in their field.  Up to 300 U.S. students will be selected each year for scholarships of $7,500/year.

Applications are due: November 27, 2017 at 12:00pm (noon)

More information about the Goldwater can be found here: http://topscholars.illinois.edu/gold

water and https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/

Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future

Are you a citizen of a developing or emerging economy working towards a PhD or Post-Doctoral degree? Consider applying for the Faculty for the Future grant from the Schlumberger Foundation. The grant is geared towards women interested in returning to their home countries upon completing of their studies to contribute to the economic, social, and technological development of the country by strengthening the STEM education programs and STEM policy making. Applications are due November 17th.

 

  • For more information on Faculty for the Future: click here.
  • For more specific information on how to apply: click here.

SMART Scholarship Program

Interested in working in a Department of Defense laboratory as a civilian scientist or engineer conducting theoretical and applied research? Consider applying for the SMART scholarship program. As a SMART Scholar, you receive:

  • Full tuition and education related fees
  • A monthly stipend ($25,000 – $38,000)
  • Summer research internships
  • Health Insurance allowance ($1,200)
  • Miscellaneous supplies allowance ($1,000)
  • Mentoring
  • Employment placement at a Department of Defense facility after graduation

For more information, visit their website. Applications are due December 1, 2017 5pm EST.

The Science Ambassador Scholarship

The Science Ambassador Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship for women in STEM fields funded by cards against humanity. To apply, you must create a 3 minute video explaining a STEM topic you are passionate about.

Video Requirements:

  • In the form of a mini-lecture, not a personal statement
  • Clear, creative, and accurate
  • Include a demonstration
  • Uploaded to YouTube, and marked “Public”

The deadline to apply is December 11th 2017. For more details and examples of past winners, click here.

 

Women Techmakers Scholars Program

In an effort to create gender equality in the field of computer science, Google has created a scholars program for both undergraduate and graduate women pursuing a degree in computer science or similar field. Those selected will receive a $10,000 scholarship and an invitation to attend the annual Google Scholars’ Retreat to connect with fellow scholars and network with Googlers.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Identify as female
  • Currently be enrolled at an accredited university for the 2017-2018 academic year
  • Intend to be enrolled as a full-time student during the 2018-2019 academic year
  • Study computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field
  • Demonstrate a strong academic record
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion for increasing the involvement of women in computer science

For more information and to apply, visit their website. Applications are due December 11th, 2017 at 11:59pm PT.