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:
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
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
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:
STEM Lights Me Up Scholarship
Available to: Any full or part-time college students, high school students enrolled in STEM classes, or gap year 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
USRA Scholarship Awards
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.