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GEM Fellowship Program:

GEM’s fellowship programs span the entire recruitment, retention, and professional development spectrum. GEM’s principal activity is the provision of graduate fellowships at the MS and Ph.D. levels coupled with paid summer internships. GEM also offers fellowships without paid summer internships through our GEM University and Associate Fellowship programs.
GEM provides three Fellowship Programs (MS Engineering Fellowship Program; PhD Engineering Fellowship, PhD Science Fellowship)

Deadline: Typically between July - November

Sloan Minority Ph.D. Program (MPHD):

The MPHD Program offers substantial scholarships and other forms of support to underrepresented minority students who are matriculated for a doctoral degree in engineering, the physical and natural sciences, or mathematics at a limited number of partner universities. Students must self-identify as African-American, Hispanic, or American Indian/Alaska Native, and be U.S. citizens.
The following institutions have been designated as Sloan University Centers for Exemplary Mentoring (UCEM): Cornell University; Georgia Institute of Technology; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; The Pennsylvania State University; University of California, San Diego; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Iowa, and University of South Florida, and have been awarded funds.

Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation Defense Scholarship for Service Program (SMART):

This scholarship program provides students with a stipend allowance, full tuition, book allowance, room and board and other normal educational expenses. The purpose of the program is to promote the education, recruitment and retention of undergraduate and graduate students in science, mathematics and engineering studies. The SMART Scholarship for Service Program is open only to citizens of the United States, and students must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible. There is an employment obligation to the DoD with this scholarship program.

Naval Research Enterprise Intership Program:

The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer.
The goals of NREIP are to encourage participating students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN.
NREIP provides competitive research internships to approximately 475 college students (400 undergraduate students and 75 graduate students) each year. Participating students spend ten weeks during the summer conducting research at approximately 29 DoN laboratories.

Deadline: Typically in August

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program (NDSEG):

The fellowship program is sponsored by the Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research, Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program This program is intended for U.S. citizens at or near the beginning of their graduate studies in science and/or engineering programs. The fellowships are for three year tenures. The stipends begin at $30,500 for first year fellows, $31,000 for second year fellows, and $31,500 for third year fellows. Full tuition and fees and a health insurance allowance are included as part of the program. The application cycle is from September to January.

Deadline: Typically in December

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP):

The NSF GRFP aims to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the U.S. and to reinforce its diversity. This fellowship offers a stipend of $30,000 a year for three years and a $10,500 cost of education allowance for students at or near the beginning of their graduate studies. U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens are eligible to apply. For additional program information, go to: For application and deadline information, go to:

Collegiate Inventors Competition:

National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees empower young inventors through involvement with the Collegiate Inventors Competition. Since 1990, the mission of the Collegiate Inventors Competition has been to promote exploration in invention, science, engineering, technology and other creative endeavors.
This program is a unique platform for recognizing and rewarding the nation’s most outstanding and innovative undergraduate and graduate students and showcasing the emerging ideas and inventions that will shape our future.
NIHF Inductees serve as judges, evaluating each entry for its originality, inventiveness, scope of use and potential social, environmental or economic value.
Finalists earn a trip to Washington, D.C., to represent their universities and present their work to our illustrious panel of judges. Winners enjoy over $100,000 in cash prizes and the opportunity to patent their inventions.
In addition, the Collegiate Inventors Competition offers students an opportunity that is even more valuable than these prizes — the chance to network with fellow innovators and receive the incomparable advice and encouragement of National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees.

MAES (Latinos in Science and Engineering) Scholarship Program:

A college education is critical to your personal and professional success. Since the organization’s founding, MAES has supported its students in their pursuit of college degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Students are selected on the basis of academic achievement, leadership, community service, and financial need. All scholarships are announced at the forthcoming Symposium; top scholarships require attendance for selection. The dream of college education can come true.

Deadline: Typically in April

Hertz Fellowship:

Contact: Hertz Foundation, 2300 First St. Suite 250, Livermore, CA 94550, (925) 373-1642,,

Eligibility: Must be students of the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the U.S. in times of national emergency. College seniors wishing to pursue the Ph.D. degree in any of the fields of particular interest to the Foundation, as well as graduate students already in the process of doing so, may apply. Fields of interest include: Aeronautics/Astronautics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Applied Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Earth and Geo Sciences, Electrical, Mechanical, Civil and Nuclear Engineering, Materials Science, Quantitative Biology and Bio-Engineering Award:
• Option 1 Hertz: 5-year $32,000/ 9-month personal stipend, Full tuition equivalent, Renewable for up to 5 years
• Option 2: 5 year Coordinated- Hertz Period - Two Years, $38,000/ 9-month personal stipend, Full tuition equivalent

Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research at Berkeley (SUPERB):

Contact: UC Berkeley, Tiffany Reardon, SUPERB-ITS, EECS Department, SUPERB-ITS, EECS Department, 205 Cory Hall #1770, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, (510) 642-2357,,
Eligibility: Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. who is a rising junior or senior and has completed some upper division course work in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. No prior research is necessary. Award: 9-week research experience in engineering; $4,500 stipend, housing, meals, and $600 travel allowance provided

Deadline: Typically in January

NASA (Harriet G. Jerkins Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program):

Contact: NASA, NASA Headquarters, Suite 2R40, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-0001,,

Eligibility: Must be a member of an underrepresented group, which includes women, ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities majoring in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline. Must either be within the first 3 years of a graduate program at an accredited, U.S. university OR be in the process of applying to an accredited STEM graduate program. Award: Three-year fellowship award packages that include stipend and tuition offset support.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarship Program:

Contact: Society of Women Engineers, Katrina Hiramoto, SWE-LA Scholarship Chair, 291 Del Amo Fashion Square, Box #14322, Torrance, CA 90503,;,
Eligibility: The minimum GPA is 3.5/4.0 for freshman applicants and 3.0/4.0 for sophomore, junior, senior & graduate applicants. Open to women majoring in engineering; incoming freshmen admitted to a SWE approved school. For additional information and an application please send a self-addressed stamped envelope. Award: Ranges from $1,000 to $20,000

Deadline: Freshman Typically in May

Sophmore - graduate student typically in February

U.S. Department of Defense (National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program):

Contact: American Society for Engineering Education, 1818 N Street N.W., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 649-3831,,
Eligibility: Must be a citizen or national of the U.S enrolled in the final year of undergraduate studies or have completed less than two full-time years of graduate study in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Biosciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences, Computer and Computational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Geosciences, Materials Science, and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Oceanography, or Physics. Must intend to pursue a doctoral degree in order to be eligible for NDSEG Fellowship support. Award: Up to three years support that includes full tuition and all mandatory fees, a stipend for 12-month tenures, and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance.

SMART Scholarship 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.

  • Full tuition and education related fees (does not include items such as meal plans, housing, or parking)
  • Stipend paid at a rate of $25,000 - $38,000 depending on degree pursuing (may be prorated depending on award length)
  • Summer research internships
  • Health Insurance allowance up to $1,200 per calendar year
  • Miscellaneous Supplies Allowance of $1,000 per academic year
  • Mentoring
  • Employment placement after graduation

Xerox Minority Scholarship Program:

Xerox is committed to the academic success of all minority students. That’s why we offer a Technical Minority Scholarship that awards between $1,000 and $10,000 to qualified minorities enrolled in a technical degree program at the bachelor level or above.

Deadline: Typically in September

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship Program:

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and New Jersey.
(There are a variety of Fellowships offered by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation)

Barry M. Goldwater:

Created to alleviate a critical current and future shortage of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers and to provide a continuing source of highly qualified individuals to those fields of academic study and research. This award can be used at any accredited institution for a maximum of two years.Sophomores and juniors with at least a 3.0 GPA and in the upper quarter of his or her class, majoring in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.