Cognitive Science Scholarships

Support Your Science Education

Cognitive science is an intriguing, interdisciplinary field that is comprised of intricately related disciplines, such as linguistics and speech pathology, psychology, artificial intelligence, data analysis and computer science. This wide realm all adds up to explorations in how humans and machines think, communicate and perceive the outside world.

You will find that there are as many undergraduate scholarships as there are graduate. In fact, many cognitive science undergraduates go on to study at the graduate and even post-graduate level.cognitive science scholarships

While the following are fairly focused scholarships, there are many others in associated science disciplines that might apply for the right student as well.

Government Scholarships

The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is open to graduate and undergraduate students studying cognitive science. Offered through the U.S. National Defense Education Program, it is an outstanding package for students willing to accept post-graduate employment with the U.S. Dept. of Defense. In return, it pays full tuition and education-related fees, a stipend of up to $38,000 depending on the science, math or technological degree, paid summer internships, health insurance and a book allowance of $1,000 per academic year. To be considered, you  must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Scholarship Programs

United Negro College Fund

The United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation (an outgrowth of the long-standing UNCF) works with government agencies and private corporations to offer a range of internships, scholarships, fellowships and jobs for connecting diverse learners with the workforce. The UNCFSP taps students from historically black colleges and universities, hispanic-serving institutions, tribal colleges and universities, and other minority institutions. From NASA to the Department of Energy to Merck Pharmaceuticals, see what offerings may apply to you in the field of cognitive science. The list of partnerships and availability constantly evolves.