STEM

Goldwater

The Goldwater Scholarship is for outstanding Sophomores or Juniors in the STEM fields interested in pursuing research in graduate school as well as a research-based future career. Scholarships of up to $7,500 a year are provided to help cover costs associated with tuition, mandatory fees, books, room and board. A sophomore who receives a Goldwater Scholarship will receive up to $7,500 in each of his/her junior and senior years. A junior who receives a Goldwater Scholarship will receive up to $7,500 in his/her senior year. It is one of the most prestigious undergraduate STEM awards and a mark of excellence on graduate school applications.

Eligible sophomores must have a 3.9 GPA and have participated in research for at least one summer and one academic semester and plan to obtain a PhD, MD/PhD, or DVM/PhD on the way to a research-oriented career. Eligible juniors must have a 3.85 GPA, have participated in research for at least two semesters, and plan to obtain a PhD, MD/PhD, or DVM/PhD on the way to a research-oriented career. If interested, please complete a pre-application on the Goldwater website (usually available after Labor Day). Application is by invitation. Eligible students will receive an invitation in early September. 


Churchill

The Churchill Scholarship offers outstanding American STEM students the opportunity to pursue a one-year Master's degree in a STEM field at Churchill College, Cambridge. Requires university nomination. See here for information on eligibility. Requires university nomination. If you're interested in post-graduate fellowships, please submit the CUSE Pre-Application for Post-Graduate Fellowships. A CUSE advisor will then be in touch with you to let you if they have matched your profile to any fellowships. 


National Science Foundation - Graduate Research Fellows Program

The NSF GRFP provides a $34,000/year stipend and $12,000/year cost-of-education allowance for up to 3 years of research-based study leading to a MS or PhD in science, engineering, social science, or STEM education in eligible STEM fields. The mission of the NSF GRFP is to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and to reinforce its diversity.  The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. If you're interested in post-graduate fellowships, please submit the CUSE Pre-Application for Post-Graduate Fellowships. A CUSE advisor will then be in touch with you to let you if they have matched your profile to any fellowships. 


Boren Summer STEM Initiative

For all years; this scholarship funds up to $8,000 for summer study (minimum of 8 weeks) for students majoring in the STEM fields. This specific component of the Boren Awards can consist of either language study, language study + STEM coursework, or language study + a STEM internship. If interested, please fill out this interest form.

Timeline will be available in fall of 2019


Morris K. Udall Scholarship


For sophomores and juniors; this scholarship funds up to $7,000 for eligible academic expenses, and connects students interested in conservation and environmental issues to a national network of policy-makers. Applicants must have a clear track record of research and advocacy in this field. If interested and eligible, please fill out this interest form.

Timeline will be available in fall of 2019