2018 College Scholarships for STEM You Need to Know About

College Scholarships for STEM Degrees

Studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math)?  The number of STEM students has grown over the last decade, but it’s still an underrepresented degree (especially when it comes to women and minorities in the industry). Many organizations are encouraging students who have an interest in these career fields by providing scholarships to aspiring STEM grads. Whether you hope to be the next Meredith Grey or Sheldon Cooper, there’s a scholarship for college to help you get there.

If you’re a woman pursuing a STEM degree, there are several organizations helping to close the gender gap:

BHW Scholarship

Award: $3,000

Available to: Women pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in STEM

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarships

Award: $1,000 to $15,000

Available to: Women currently enrolled in or accepted to bachelor’s, master’s, or PhD program in engineering, technology, or computing

Women Techmakers Scholars Program

Award: $10,000

Available to: Women currently enrolled in or accepted to a bachelor’s, master’s, or PhD program in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field

See more scholarships for women here.

If you’re a minority or underrepresented student studying STEM, there are organizations who want to help you succeed, such as:

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship

Award: Varies

Available to: African American, Asian, Pacific Island, Native American, Native Alaskan, or Hispanic undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a degree in the specified technical fields with a 3.0 or better GPA

Open to all STEM students:

Scholarship America Dream Award

Award: $5,000 to $15,000

Available to: Undergraduate students entering their sophomore-year or higher pursuing a degree in STEM

SMART Scholarship

Award: Full tuition and education-related expenses, stipend ($25,000-$38,000 depending on degree), summer research internships, employment placement with the Department of Defense after graduation, and more

Available to: Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a STEM field

USRA Scholarship Awards

Award: $4,000

Available to: Undergraduate students within two years of earning a B.S. or B.A. in a field of science or engineering

Already know what you want to major in? Check out these college scholarships organized by subject or academic major.

Related: How Do You Get Academic Scholarships?

 

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