Scholarships

Most of these scholarships may be awarded for up to 4 years and are primarily for individuals who have demonstrated high academic achievement and the desire to further their education in a field of study. Just click on the titles below to go directly to their websites for more details!

Air Force High School Scholarship

The program provides high school students with an opportunity to attend over 900 colleges and universities within the continental United States, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii.

Air Force Professional Officer Course-Early Release Scholarship Program (POC-ERP)

The program offers active-duty airmen who can complete all degree and commissioning requirements within 2 years an opportunity for an early release from the active-duty Air Force to enter the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). Students of all majors are accepted into the program.

Airman Education and Commissioning Scholarship Program (AECP)

The program provides selected active-duty enlisted airmen the opportunity to earn a commission while completing their bachelor’s degree as an Air Force Reserve Officer Training corps (ROTC) cadet. Scholarship recipients remain on active duty and are administratively assigned to an Air Force ROTC detachment. Their job is to go to school as a full-time college student. In addition, students receive full pay and benefits. AECP is open to students in the following fields: meteorology, nursing, foreign languages, foreign area studies, mathematics, physics, computer science, and most engineering majors.

Airman Scholarship and Commissioning Program (ASCP)

The program allows selected active-duty enlisted airmen to separate from the active-duty Air Force, join an Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) detachment, and become full-time college students. Students earn a commission while completing their bachelor’s degree as an Air Force ROTC cadet. This scholarship will be awarded for 2 to 4 years depending on how many years a student has remaining in a bachelor’s degree program. Scholarships are awarded in a variety of fields, including technical (engineering, meteorology, architecture, etc.), nontechnical, nursing, prehealth, and foreign language areas. Generally, about 75% of the scholarships are awarded to airmen in technical fields and 25% are awarded to those in nontechnical fields of study.

Army Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) Green to Gold Scholarship Program

This program provides 2- ,3-, and 4-year scholarships to qualifying individuals. The program seeks talented young enlisted soldiers who have decided to leave, or are considering leaving active duty to attend college. Individuals earn baccalaureate degrees and commissions as second lieutenants.

Army Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) Graduate Nursing Education Scholarship

This program provides 2-year scholarships for registered nurses obtaining a graduate degree in specific nursing specialties and for second degree students, with no nursing background, in an entry-level program that awards a master of science in nursing.

Army Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) Undergraduate Nursing Education Scholarship

This program provides 2-, 3-, and 4-year scholarships to qualifying individuals. Students who are enrolled in the nursing program receive practical experience and financial assistance.

Army Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) 4-Year Scholarship Program

This program offers 4-year scholarships at more than 600 colleges and universities throughout the nation. The program accepts qualified young men and women from all academic areas of study.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

This program makes competitive awards for study outside the United States for financially disadvantaged U.S. citizen students who are receiving Federal Pell financial assistance grant funding at a 2- or 4-year college or university. Awards are made for a semester or academic year.

Central Intelligence Agency Undergraduate Scholar Program

This program is designed to attract students enrolled in or desiring a four or five year college program majoring in computer science or electrical engineering. The agency also has a goal to attract minorities and students with disabilities. This program offers students the opportunity to work at the forefront of our nation’s foreign intelligence effort.

Computer Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Scholarships (CSEMS)

The program supports scholarships for academically talented, financially needy students, enabling them to enter the high-technology workforce following completion of an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate-level degree in computer science, computer technology, engineering, engineering technology, or mathematics. Academic institutions apply for awards to support scholarship activities and are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients.

David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships for Study Abroad

This program seeks to help college students develop expertise in areas of the world designated as critical to national security, through language study and cultural immersion. Summer, semester, and yearlong academic study abroad programs are available. All recipients of NSEP awards are required to seek employment with a federal agency or office involved in national security affairs for a period of time equivalent to the length of program funded by the award.

Henry Alfred Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations Program at Library of Congress

This program offers a Scholar position a distinguished senior researcher in residence at the Library for a period of ten months. The Scholar may be of any nationality. A stipend of $135,000 during the term of appointment supports the Scholar. The Scholar will be able to use research facilities and services at the Library of Congress.

Information Assurance Scholarship Program

The program provides interested graduate and undergraduate students, DoD civilian employees and military opportunities to study at Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAEs) to gain invaluable knowledge and hands on experience.

Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars (LARSS) Program

This program gives undergraduate juniors and seniors and first-year graduate students the opportunity to work with a NASA mentor on a summer project. The program targets students focusing their studies in aeronautical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, materials science, computer science, atmospheric science, astrophysics, physics, chemistry, or selected aerospace-related disciplines.

Multicultural Scholars Programs

The purpose of this competitive undergraduate scholarship grant program is to increase the multicultural diversity of the food and agricultural scientific and professional workforce, and advance the educational achievement of all Americans by providing competitive grants to colleges and universities.

NASA Scholars Program

This 10-week minority undergraduate student program is for high school seniors (12th Graders) entering one of the following universities for the first time: Florida A&M University, Spelman or Morehouse College. Scholars will be placed at a NASA Center. Summer jobs are keyed to the participant’s interests and abilities as well as Center priorities.

NASA Scholars Summer Internship

This 10-week program works under the umbrella of the Minority University Research and Education Programs (MUREP). We work specifically with minority undergraduate students from all over the United States whose fields of study are in mathematics, science, engineering, and technology disciplines. Students conduct research alongside NASA professionals either in projects that the mentors are conducting directly or in subprojects that support the greater project that the mentors are conducting.

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc (NACME)

This program is the largest source of scholarships for underrepresented students in engineering and manages a consortium of institutions providing for the education and enrichment of NASA. The goal of the program is to increase minority retention through a bachelor’s degree, and encourage the pursuit of graduate degrees. The selected science, engineering, and mathematics (SEM) students are financially supported and given satisfactory academic progress for up to 4 years.

National Health Service Corps Scholarships

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) scholarship program is a competitive scholarship program, which awards scholarships to students pursuing primary care health professions training.

National Institutes of Health (NIH), Undergraduate Scholarship Program

This program offers scholarship opportunities to disadvantaged high school and undergraduate students. Applicants should be committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program is designed to improve access to education leading to research careers for those who have had fewer opportunities than others. The program is primarily designed to provide an incentive for exceptional scholars to pursue research careers at the NIH.


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions Undergraduate Scholarship Program

This program provides scholarships and internship experiences for junior and senior year students attending minority serving institutions pursuing degrees in areas related to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This program seeks students with atmospheric science, biology, cartography, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, geodesy, geography, marine science, mathematics, meteorology, photogrammetry, physical science, physics, remote sensing, and related disciplines.

National Security Education Program “David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships”

The program provides U.S. undergraduates with an opportunity and the resources to live abroad for a semester or year to acquire skills and experience in countries and areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation.

National Science Foundation Director’s Award for Distinguished Teaching Scholars (DTS)

The program recognizes and rewards individuals with distinguished records of educating undergraduates while also contributing significantly to the scholarship of a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) discipline. This award is part of NSF’s efforts to promote an academic culture that values and rewards members of the community who contribute to both disciplinary scholarship and the STEM education of undergraduates, including students who are not majoring in STEM disciplines. The Director’s Award is the highest honor bestowed by NSF for excellence in both teaching and research in STEM fields, or in educational research related to these disciplines.

Noyce Scholarship Supplements

The program has available $5 million to fund student scholarships to encourage science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors and STEM professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. Institutions of higher education that are lead or partnering institutions in an active CETP, STEMTP, CLT, RSI, or USP award are eligible to submit requests for supplemental funding under the Noyce activity.

Nursing Scholarship, Dept. of Health and Human Service

This program provides you with at least 2 years service experience at a health care facility. Qualified applicants who have the greatest financial need and are enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program receive funding preference.

President Harry S. Truman Scholarship Program

The program provides undergraduate junior level students at 4-year colleges and universities with an opportunity to prepare for and pursue careers in public service.

Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program

This program recognizes exceptionally able high school seniors who show promise of continued excellence in postsecondary education.

Scholarship for Programs in China

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) funding under the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program to provide financial assistance to students. For junior, senior, or graduate student enrolled in an institution of higher learning.

Scholarship For Service (SFS)

The program provides grants (funding) to colleges and universities and scholarships (undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level) to students. The objective of the project is to increase the number of qualified students entering the fields of information assurance and computer security and to increase the capacity of the United States higher education enterprise to continue to produce professionals in these fields to meet the needs of our increasingly technological society.

Senator Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program

The prgram provides junior and undergraduate college students opportunities to study science, mathematic, and engineering. The scholarships are to assist in alleviating critical current and future shortages of highly qualified individuals in those fields of academic study and research.

Student Environmental Associate Program and Diversity Initiative

EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice is sponsoring the Student Environmental Associate Program and Diversity Initiative, a cooperative venture between EPA and the Environmental Careers Organization.

Tribal Lands Environmental Science Scholarship Program

The program’s intent is to enable Native Americans to work for the environmental protection of tribal lands by assisting them in their pursuit of environmental science degrees. Full-time junior, senior, and graduate students majoring in an environmental discipline are eligible to compete for the scholarships. Students compete based on grade-point average, knowledge of Indian culture, commitment to environmental protection, character and leadership ability, level of study, and work experience.

University of Houston Urban Experience Program (Undergraduate)

This program is designed to prepare students for entry into the workforce by combining educational opportunities with work experience. This program for minority students includes scholarships, tutoring, skills workshops, and employment opportunities. The program is also designed to retain and propel more students to graduation, as well as to increase minority enrollment in NASA-specific disciplines.

University Nuclear Science and Reactor Support

To provide financial support for research design, analysis, and assessments in science and technology in fields related to nuclear energy.

U.S. Coast Guard College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative Scholarship Program

The program provides college sophomores and juniors with valuable leadership, management, law enforcement, navigation, and marine science skills and training. It also provides full payment of school tuition, fees, textbooks, a salary, medical insurance, and other benefits during a student’s junior and senior year of college. The program guarantees training at Officer Candidate School (OCS) upon successful completion of all program requirements. Each student will be required to serve on active duty (full time) as an officer for a minimum of 3 years.

USDA/1890 National Scholars Program

This program offers 34 full 4-year scholarships to U.S. citizens who are seeking a bachelor’s degree at one of the seventeen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Institutions in any field of study in agriculture, food, natural resource sciences or other related disciplines. Contact the program manager at (301) 504-2223 for additional information.

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Scholars Program

This program strives to increase the number of minority and female students pursuing undergraduate studies in the science and engineering fields. Students will experience research training with the professional staff at NASA centers during the summer. The program’s goal is to increase the number of minorities with Ph.D.’s in science and engineering careers.