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
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
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
If you’re a minority or underrepresented student studying STEM, there are organizations who want to help you succeed, such as:
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:
Award: $5,000 to $15,000
Available to: Undergraduate students entering their sophomore-year or higher pursuing a degree in STEM
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
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.