Science, Math and Engineering Scholarships

Search these three websites for science, math, and engineering research opportunities and internships.

  1. Pathways to Science

  2. Biology, Biomedical, and Neuroscience Links

  3. National Science Foundation Opportunities

All fellowships with an asterisk (*) require a nomination.

ACS Scholarship Program

ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards of up to $5,000 are given to qualified students.

American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF) is aimed at highly competitive students who wish to pursue graduate careers (Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D) in microbiology. Students will have the opportunity to conduct full time research at their home institutions with an ASM member and present research results at the ASM General Meeting the following year.

American Society for Microbiology Science Teaching Fellows Program

The ASM Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship (UTF) is aimed at highly motivated and competitive students who are interested in a career as an elementary or secondary school science teacher. Students will have the opportunity to develop a project to provide instruction in a scientific discipline in a local school or community setting in partnership with a mentor at their home institution and a teacher or site coordinator from the host site.

Amgen Scholars Program

The Amgen Scholars U.S. Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at some of the nation’s leading educational institutions. Financial support is a critical component of the Amgen Scholars Program.

Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP) Summer Fellowship

10-week program in which selected undergraduate students conduct independent research. Student recipients of this competitive fellowship will receive a stipend of $3,500 and also will be provided housing at no cost in a double-occupancy dormitory on campus.

CIA Undergraduate Internship Program - Analysis

Our undergraduate internship program seeks motivated undergraduate students to serve internships in the analytic offices and centers of CIA's Directorate of Intelligence. Undergraduate interns work on teams with our full-time analysts. They research, analyze, write, and brief on international political, military, economic, scientific, technical, and leadership developments.

CIA Undergraduate Internship Program - Computer Science/Engineering

Our internship program seeks motivated undergraduate students pursuing degrees in Computer Science, Expert Systems, Hardware/Software, Networking, Programming, Systems Analysis to work in the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology. You will be part of team providing quick-turnaround technical solutions to satisfy unique communications requirements that require the application and/or modification of both proprietary and commercial hardware and software.

CIA Undergraduate Scholarship

The Undergraduate Scholar Program was developed, in part, to assist minority and disabled students, but application is open to all students who meet the requirements. The program offers unmatched experience. You'll complete work sessions during each summer break, increasing your knowledge and job responsibilities while assisting intelligence professionals and applying your academic skills. Significant support in scholarships.


RISE is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada, and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. It offers unique opportunities for undergraduate students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of2 to 3 months during the summer.

DAAD RISE Professional

RISE Professional gives recent graduates, Masters and PhD students in the fields of Biology, Cheminstry, Engineering, Geology, and Physics a unique opportunity to gain practical career-building experience working in a German company for the summer.

Department of Homeland Security-STEM Summer Internship Progra:

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for rising juniors and seniors majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to conduct research in DHS mission-relevant research areas at federal research facilities located across the country.

Department of Homeland Security Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships

The DHS Scholarship and Fellowship Program is intended for students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission. Areas of study that are eligible include: physical, mathematical, computer and information, life, and social sciences, psychology, selected humanities, and engineering. funding is available on both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowships

This award is for individuals who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. An annual stipend of $20,000 is provided

Fulbright Scholarships*

Each year the Fulbright Program allows approximately 1,000 Americans to study or conduct research in any field in over 140 nations. Fulbrights are also available for English teaching assistantships. Grants vary based on many factors.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship*

This is an international scholarship program to enable outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge. This fellowship provides 1-4 years of tution, and a stipend.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships*

The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually for two years.

Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship

The 2012 Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship of $5,000 is available for award to one or more undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in full-time study preparing for a career in state and local government finance.

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The Hollings Scholarship Program works to increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunitie. The award provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study and a full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility.

International Max Planck Research School Summer Internships

The Max-Planck-Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics is offering several summer intern fellowships for undergraduates who wish to gain experience in scientific lab work for 3 months every year between June and September. Interns will be provided with a stipend to cover their living expenses and accommodation in the institute's guesthouse.

Janelia Farm Undergraduate Scholarship

Janelia Farm Undergraduate Scholars are among the very best future scientists, engineers, and mathematicians who are interested in exploring basic neuroscience, imaging technology, and related fields of research at Janelia.

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Teaching Fellowship

Each year, KSTF awards Teaching Fellowships to exceptional young men and women committed to teaching science and mathematics in United States high schools. The total award for each Fellow is valued at nearly $150,000 over the course of the five-year Fellowship.

Leadership Alliance Summer Research-Early Identification Progra:

The Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP), offers undergraduates, interested in pursuing a PhD or MD-PhD, the opportunity to work for eight to ten weeks under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor at a participating Alliance institution. Through this one-on-one collaboration, students gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation.

Marshall Scholarship*

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. University fees, cost of living expenses, an annual book grant, a thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, and fares to and from the United States are funded.

Math for America Fellowship Program

The Math for America Fellowship is a highly selective, five-year program where recent college graduates and mid-career professionals make a commitment to teach mathematics in public secondary schools. Full-tuition scholarship to earn a master’s degree or teacher credentialing program in Mathematics Education is provided. Up to $100,000 in stipends, in addition to a full-time teacher’s salary.

Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program

$5000 research fellowships for undergraduate students dedicated to scientific research alongside professional biomedical scientists.

Microsoft Scholarships

Various scholarships for undergraduate students interested in computer science and related technical disciplines. One year award for students attending institutions in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, required that the student complete a salaried summer internship.

Mitchell Scholarship*

The Mitchell Scholarships support one year of graduate study in any discipline offered by an institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland. The Mitchell Scholarship provides tuition, housing, a $12,000 living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships

The purpose of the NDSEG Fellowships is to support more U.S. citizens and nationals training for careers in science and engineering disciplines that have military importance. It is for graduate study and lasts for three years. It pays for full tuition, provids a monthly stipend, and covers mandatory fees.

National Geographic Young Explorers Grants

Young Explorers Grants offer opportunities to individuals ages 18 to 25 to pursue research, conservation, and exploration-related projects consistent with National Geographic's existing grant programs. Young Explorers Grants vary in amount depending on significance of the project, though most range between US $2,000 and $5,000.

National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program:

The 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, and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program*

Provides a $30,000 stipend and $10,500 towards tuition for 3 years for graduate study in the sciences, math, engineering, and social sciences.

NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program

The NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program seeks students of the highest academic caliber who are committed to a career in biomedical research and who are ready to choose a research project during the first summer of their enrollment in the program. The program is fully funded, with all students receiving tuition and stipend support for the duration of their Ph.D. training.

NIH Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award

The NIH Postbac IRTA program provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH. Postbac IRTAs/CRTAs work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. A stipend is provided.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Provides up to 2 years of graduate study in order to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields.

Rhodes Scholarship*

The Rhodes Scholarship is an international award for study at the University of Oxford. All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees, are paid on the Scholar’s behalf for up to three years.

SMART Scholarship for Service Program

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion. Benefits include payment of full tuition and education related fees among many other things.

Society for Chemical Industry Scholars

Exceptional sophomores and juniors majoring in chemistry and chemical engineering can apply for a prestigious 10-week internship through the SCI Scholars Program. The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), America International Group (AIG), American Chemical Society (ACS), and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) developed this summer internship program to introduce chemistry and chemical engineering students to careers in the chemical industry.

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories.

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Internship

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center offers paid internships for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students in the areas of environmental research and environmental education.

Smithsonian Museums Internship Programs

The Smithsonian offers a wide range of internships that fall into five broad categories: art; history and culture; libraries, archives, and preservation; professional services; and science and research.

Tillman Military Scholar

The Tillman Military Scholars program supports our nation’s active and veteran servicemembers and their spouses by removing financial barriers to completing a degree program of choice. The scholarships cover not only direct study-related expenses such as tuition and fees, but also other needs, including housing and child care.

ThinkSwiss Research Scholarships

ThinkSwiss offers scholarships for a research stay in Switzerland. It supports highly motivated and qualified U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to do research at a public Swiss university or research institute for 2 to 3 months. The scholarship is open to students of all fields.

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship*

The Udall Scholarship is for students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, economics, and other related fields. It provides up to $5,000.

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program:

Xerox is committed to the academic success of all minority students. This scholarship awards between $1,000 and $10,000 to qualified minorities enrolled in a technical degree program at the bachelor level or above.