Awards In The Natural Sciences, Mathematics, And Engineering

Many national fellowships and scholarships are open to candidates in all fields, including science, mathematics, and engineering. Please search the other scholarship pages on this site, as well as the world wide web for additional suitable awards.

Goldwater Scholarship is an award for sophomore or junior students majoring in mathematics, engineering, or the natural sciences, who are preparing for graduate work and a career in their field, for a $7,500 scholarship renewable for senior year. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and in the top quarter of their class. MHC may nominate 4 students.  MHC NOMINATION IS REQUIRED.  MHC Deadline:  Fall.

Lindbergh Grants Program was founded to further Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh's shared vision of a balance between technological advancement and environmental preservation. Each year grants of up to $10,580 (a symbolic amount representing the cost of the "Spirit of St. Louis") are given for projects in the following categories: agriculture; aviation/aerospace; conservation of natural resources; education (including humanities/education, the arts and intercultural communication); exploration; health; and waste minimization and management.  Deadline:  Spring.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers: scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer, paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation. The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years.  Applicants must be: a U.S. citizen, enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student for the current academic year at an accredited, 4-year undergraduate institution, and from a disadvantaged background, as certified by their financial aid office. 3.5 GPA or higher is required.  Deadline: Winter

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program seeks to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science, mathematics, and engineering in the United States and to reinforce its diversity. The NSF awards approximately 1,000 new three-year Graduate Research Fellowships in March of each year. NSF Fellows are expected to contribute significantly to research, teaching, and industrial applications in science, mathematics, and engineering. Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent resident aliens of the United States. Those eligible to apply are college seniors, first-year graduate students, and others who have completed a limited amount of graduate study in science, mathematics, or engineering. Women who intend to pursue graduate degrees in engineering or in computer and information science and engineering and who meet the eligibility requirements above can apply for the additional WENG or WICS awards.  Deadline:  Fall.

NIH Academy is a postbaccalaureate program that provides opportunities for recent college graduates to spend a year engaged in biomedical investigation at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. The mission of the Academy is to enhance research dedicated to the elimination of domestic health disparities through the development of a diverse cadre of biomedical researchers. Health disparities are differences in the incidence, prevalence, mortality, and burden of disease and other adverse health conditions that exist among specific population groups in the United States. Deadline: Winter.

NIH Technical Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) fellowships are designed to produce a cadre of highly trained support professionals capable of performing the latest advanced techniques in a research laboratory. These fellowships are available in the intramural laboratories at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland and selected off-campus locations. In addition to the developmental experiences afforded to participants in the laboratory, additional training at accredited institutions as well as through the Foundation for the Advanced Education in the Sciences is available. Deadline: none; applications are accepted continuously.

UNCF (United Negro College Fund)-Merck Science Research Scholarship provides funding to African-American candidates majoring in the life or physical sciences, who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, with a minimum cumulative and major G.P.A. of 3.3, for a $25,000 scholarship and two summer internships at a Merck research facility totaling $10,000. Mount Holyoke may nominate two students. MHC NOMINATION IS REQUIREDMHC Deadline:  Fall.

Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarship awards funding for one year of graduate study at Churchill College, Cambridge University in the field of engineering, mathematics or science. Applicants must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 19 and 26 years. A 3.7 GPA is recommended along with GRE.  MHC may nominate two candidates for this award. MHC NOMINATION IS REQUIREDMHC Deadline:  Fall.