Scholarship Opportunities

Okay let’s be fair, if you’re a college student or hoping to attend college on scholarship, you’ll most likely accept one from wherever you can get it. Considering the rising cost of tuition these days, any organization that is willing to fund some, if not all of your education expenses is considered a win. The first thing I want to bring up is that I strongly suggest that you fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( FAFSA). Filling out the FAFSA helps to determine a student’s eligibility for need-based federal financial aid for college. This financial aid can come in the form of grants, scholarships, work-study or loans, all of which have the potential to help pay for college.

Cause Driven Organizations and You

I would also like to highlight a few scholarship opportunities made available through nationally recognized cause driven organizations who are embracing inclusion and diversity in STEM. You can find specific cause driven STEM organizations all over the web. As a matter of fact, the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has a detailed list  here . All of these organizations are indeed worthy of one’s time and consideration. The organizations that I chose the highlight below happen to be the one’s that I know offer STEM scholarship opportunities. I am sure there are probably other organizations that are not on the list below, but it does offer a good start for the reader. Each link below will open the scholarship page and/or application. It is also good to know about these cause driven organizations just encase you desire to align yourself with one of them in the future. There could be one that has a compelling mission that resonates with you and motivates you to answer a call for assistance and service to others.

Something to Remember

A good tip is to always consider where you may want to work in the future, and check to see if that particular company or organization offers scholarships. If it is a large company or organization and its embracing innovation, then there is a good chance that it may offer scholarship opportunities. Towards the bottom of our list are some big names that also offer scholarship opportunities. This is all done to get you thinking about your future and keep you aware of what is out there for your benefit.

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISE)

Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP)

Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)

Association for Women in Science (AWIS)

College Science and Technology Entry Program (Regional NY CSTEP )

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME)

National Association of Mathematicians (NAM)

National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs  (NANBPWC)

National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA)

National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE)

National GEM Consortium (Scholarships)

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (Women and Minority STEM scholarships)

National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS)

Project Lead The Way (PLTW)

Quality Education for Minorities (QEM)

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

Society of Asian Scientist and Engineers (SASE)

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES)

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

United Negro College Fund (UNCF STEM Scholarships)

Women in Engineering (WIE)

PRIVATE COMPANIES AND GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS

Apple Scholarships

Amazon Scholarships

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Energy (DOE)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Facebook Scholarship Scholarships

Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)

Gates Millennium Scholarship

Google Scholarships

Intel Scholarships

Microsoft Scholarships

NASA Scholarships

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

Spacex Scholarships