Physical and Life Sciences Scholarships
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Individuals interested in studying either physical or life sciences can take advantage of several funding opportunities to help them achieve their educational goals, if they qualify. Please continue reading to learn about some of the scholarship opportunities available in this subject area.
National Physical Science Consortium
Several Graduate Fellowships in Physical Sciences are offered to US citizens planning on working toward a graduate degree at one of the post-secondary educational institutions recognized as NPSC members.
In addition to funding to cover the cost of tuition and fees, stipend will be paid to fellowship recipients. The total value of each fellowship is between $156,000.00-$200,000.00.
To be eligible, applicants must be US citizens who have obtained a GPA of at least 3.0. Those persons who have already obtained a Bachelor's or Master's Degree and have been out of school for at least 12 months are also eligible to apply.
United Negro College Fund/MERCK Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards
Several awards of up to $25,000.00 each will be given to African-American students in their junior year. This scholarship is available for those studying life or physical science with a special interest in biomedical research. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is required to be considered for this funding; applicants must be US citizens.
In addition, two summer internships with a stipend of at least $10,000.00 each are offered.
University of New Hampshire, CEPS-Tyco Scholarship For Engineering and Physical Science Students
High-achieving high school seniors are eligible to apply for the CEPS-Tyco Scholarship. One scholarship is awarded per year. The scholarship provides funds to pay for the full cost of tuition, student fees, and room and board for four years.
Those wishing to be considered are required to submit their high school transcripts and the test scores from either the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT Writing Test.
Wyoming Community Colleges
US citizens attending any of Wyoming's community colleges and majoring in pre-pharmacy, biological sciences, engineering, math, computer science, physics, chemistry, or health sciences are eligible to apply for a Science, Mathematics, and Technology Scholarship. The Scholarship provides up to $1,000.00 in funding, which can be used to help defray the cost of tuition, books, or accommodation.
Candidates are asked to submit a copy of their post-secondary transcripts, a letter of reference from an instructor, and a personal statement discussing the applicant's goals for his or her education and career.
Indiana State University, Department of Life Sciences
Several Department scholarships are offered to undergraduates and graduate students pursuing a degree in life sciences. Those interested in applying can fill out one application form (available online) to be considered for one or more scholarships. A GPA of at least 3.0 and a letter of support from a faculty member are required.
Minnesota State University (Mankato), Department of Physics and Astronomy
Juniors and seniors majoring in physical science teaching (emphasis on physics) are invited to apply for the G.M. Wissink Physics Scholarship. One recipient will be awarded $1,200.00 in funding. In order to be considered, candidates must have obtained a GPA of 3.5 or higher (cumulative) in physical sciences and mathematics.
In addition, the Kiwanis Environmental Physics Scholarship is worth $600.00 to a physical science teaching major interested in environmental issues. The scholarship is available to undergraduate students (sophomore, junior, or senior).