Scholarships for Stem Students

Currently Open 


SME Education Foundation Scholarships (Multiple) 

Amount: N/A 

Deadline: February 1 

Eligibility: Current undergraduates pursuing a manufacturing career and matriculating in engineering related courses at four-year colleges and universities within the United States or Canada. Some of the scholarships are also open to high school seniors. 

PixelPlex $2,000 Bi-Annual STEM Scholarship 

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: December 5

Eligibility: The $2000 PixelPlex Bi-Annual STEM Scholarship was established to help support and inspire students to pursue further education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), as well as economics and business. One student will be chosen from the applicant pool and will be awarded based on the strength of their written essay. The selected student will receive 2,000 USD to help cover education-related expenses.

Gilman Scholarship 

Amount: up to $5,000

Deadline: March 2021

The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. Approximately 1 in 4 Gilman Scholarship applicants are selected to receive the scholarship.

Labroots STEM Scholarship 

Amount: average $2,000

Opens: November 2020 for Spring 2021 deadline 

The program welcomes applications from students seeking support for to cover expenses associated with their academic pursuits in a STEM field. The scholarship will fund one undergraduate or graduate student for one year, providing $1,000-$3,000 in direct costs.

Hitting Your Stride Scholarship 

Amount: $500

Deadline: March 31 

To be eligible, a student must also be eligible for a Stride ISA. These criteria include: 

  • Currently enrolled full-time as either an undergraduate college junior or senior (graduating in the fall or spring of 2021 or 2022), or a graduate or masters degree student within 2 years of graduating
  • Studying in the following majors:
    • STEM, Healthcare, or Business (Note: Undergraduate business majors are not eligible to apply)
  • Attending one of over 1,000 qualifying universities (check the list of universities on the Stride application to see if you qualify).

NextStepU STEM Scholarship

Amount: $1,500 

Deadline: January 31 

NextStepU is looking for students who are interested in pursuing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) major. Entrant must be a 16-22 year old at the time of entry and be a registered user of

Employment BOOST STEM Scholarship 

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Quarterly (applications accepted all year round) 

High school students who have been accepted to college and students who are currently enrolled in a college or university are eligible to apply for the Employment BOOST college scholarship program. Applications are accepted year-round, with quarterly deadlines of April 1st, July 1st, October 1st, and January 1st and must be received within the time frame to be considered eligible to be awarded that quarter. 

Black Females Moving Forward in Computing 

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: October 30

In partnership with the Reboot Representation Tech Coalition, the BFF in Computing program will build community and provide academic support for African American women majoring in computing degree programs. Criteria: 

  • Female of African descent,  
  • Full-time enrollment at an accredited four-year college or university (preference given to HBCU students)
  • Classification as a freshman or sophomore at the time of application,  
  • Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA,  
  • Major in a computing field (select computer science for any computing-related major)

BD Scholarship 

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: October 28

The BD Scholarship is open to current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are majoring in communications, computer science, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, life sciences, microbiology, finance, global health, nursing, science technology, or sociology.  There will be three $10,000 merit-based scholarship disbursed that will be awarded during the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Students must be from NJ, RI, IL, MD, GA, SC, NC,NE, TX, AZ, UT, and CA only.

Students must submit a completed application which includes a letter of recommendation, a personal statement, and a current transcript.

Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) Graduate Research STEM Fellowship Program

Amount: $6,000

Deadline: January 29 

This STEM Fellowship Program provides fellowships of $6,000 in add-on support to graduate students to supplement and enhance basic research support. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a program of study in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) and have a specific faculty-mentored research project that has NASA or aerospace relevance. Allied Health Sciences majors are not eligible for this program.


Scholarships to Watch Out For

Society for Women Engineers Scholarship Program

Amount: varies

Deadline: Scholarships open December 1 

The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to those who identify as a female/woman and are studying community college, baccalaureate, or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In 2019, SWE awarded nearly 260 new and renewed scholarships valued at over $810,000. SWE provides one application for sophomores through graduate students and one application for freshmen.  Applicants complete an application and are considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible.

Latinos in Technology Scholarship 

Amount: Up to $30,000 (paid over three years, provided renewal eligibility requirements are met)

Deadline: Check back for updates!

This scholarship is for Latino(a) students who have a declared major in a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-related field. This program will give up to 100 Latino students the support they need to graduate from college; an educational opportunity they would not have access to otherwise. 

Women in Technology Scholarship 

Amount: up to $2,500 per recipient 

Deadline: 2021 application not yet open - check back for details!

Must be planning a career in computer science, information technology, management information systems, or other related fields. 3.0 GPA or higher required. The WITS Program will grant multiple scholarship awards that value up to $2,500.00 per recipient.

Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship Program

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: Not yet open for 2021 

The Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship program provides opportunities to students who want to build their talents and change the world! Lockheed Martin will award up to 200 renewable scholarships of $10,000 each. Awards are open to individuals studying eligible engineering or computer science majors, who demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities. Applicants must also be open to outreach from Lockheed Martin recruitment teams regarding possible internship opportunities.

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