Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Scholarships

AMGEN Scholars: Undergraduate Summer Research Program

Offers funding to undergraduate students to spend the summer conducting research at one of 10 U.S. host universities. Students gain hands-on lab experience,  work with faculty members and leading scientists, and attend scientific seminars, workshops and related programs. Students must be U.S. citizens classified as sophomores or juniors, enrolled in full-time study and interested in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in science and biotechnology fields.

Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG)

The Association offers a number of scholarships and fellowships to advance research, student and professional education and  public awareness.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)

U.S. undergraduates, with at least two years of completed coursework and majoring in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences or engineering, can apply for summer research internships at top German universities and institutes. Recipients work with German doctoral students and gain valuable hands-on experience. The working  language in the labs is English. German language proficiency is not required. Interns receive a stipend and insurance.

Goldwater Scholarships

The Goldwater Scholarship provides up to $7,000 to outstanding Sophomores and Juniors majoring in mathematics, engineering, and sciences. Students should have a strong record of research and clear potential to be future leaders in their fields. It is expected that candidates will pursue advanced degrees and careers in these fields. Students must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or permanent residents with a minimum GPA of 3.5.

Department of Energy Graduate Fellowship Program

The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC) has established the DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship ( DOE SCGF) program to support outstanding students to pursue graduate training in basic research in areas of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computational sciences, and environmental sciences relevant to the Office of Science and to encourage the development of the next generation scientific and technical talent in the U.S.

The Fellowship award provides partial tuition support, an annual stipend for living expenses, and a research stipend for full-time graduate study and thesis/dissertation research at a U.S. academic institution for three years.

Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE)

Sponsored by the NSF and Rice University, the XSEDE program seeks U.S. undergraduates and graduate students from groups traditionally under-represented in the STEM fields. Participants conduct research, attend networking sessions, conferences, and computing workshops.

Igor Sikorsky Scholarship Program

Sponsored by the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation based in Stratford, CT, this scholarship is open to African-American, Asian Hispanic or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander engineering students with an interest in careers in the rotorcraft industry. The award includes $10,000 to cover tuition and fees at students' home institution, two fully paid summer internships at Sikorsky facilities and consideration for employment after degree completion. Students must be at least sophomores in good standing, enrolled in Aerospace, Computer, Electrical, Materials, Mechanical, or Systems Engineering BS programs and eligible to work in the U.S.

Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP)

JAMP allows qualified, economically disadvantaged Texas students the opportunity to pursue a medical education. JAMP is supported by continuing appropriations from the Texas Legislature. If accepted into the program, students receive a scholarship each semester to attend undergraduate school starting from the spring of the sophomore year; stipends to attend summer internships at participating medical schools; mentoring and personal assistance to prepare for medical school; and admission to a Texas medical school if all program requirements are met.
WTAMU JAMP Advisor: Dr. Carolyn Bouma. 806-651-2569 or

Knowles Science and Mathematics Teaching Fellowships

The Knowles Foundation supports students committed to teaching mathematics, physical or biological sciences in U.S. high schools. Applicants (seniors or graduates) must be enrolled or plan to enroll an accredited  teacher certification program that leads to a secondary level teaching qualification in science or math. Valued at nearly $150,000, the fellowship includes five years of support, professional development opportunities, and continued access to the KSTF professional community.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Scholarship Program

Deadlines for applications vary by program and generally fall in late winter to early spring.
NASA offers a number of scholarships and paid summer internships for students with majors or academic concentrations in engineering, mathematics, computer science, technology, physical or life sciences and medical related fields. Candidates must be U.S. citizens and enrolled full-time at an accredited university.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

The Ernest F. Hollings  Scholarship is designed to support U.S. undergraduates in fields related to oceanic and atmospheric sciences, research, technology and education and support multi-disciplinary training opportunities. The award includes funding to support full-time study at students' home institutions and summer internships at NOAA facilities around the U.S. Open to sophomores who are US citizens majoring in disciplines related to the NOAA mission.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF--GRFP)

The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. Eligible candidates are outstanding students at the beginning of their research-based master's and doctoral degrees  The GRFP provides 3 years of support for graduate education. Candidates must be U.S. citizens.

Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP)

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)

ORAU is a university consortium comprised of 100 Ph.D. granting, major research institutions. These institutions are dedicated to the advancement of science and education. ORAU affiliates partner with national laboratories, government agencies and private industry. ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Education. There are numerous opportunities for scholarships, internships and research experiences for undergraduates and graduates.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Deadlines for applications vary by institution and will generally fall in late winter to early spring.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds special research internships at host institutions through its Research Experiences for Undergraduates program. Participating institutions may be in the U.S. or abroad. Selected students gain valuable hands-on experience working closely with faculty and other researchers on specific projects. Most internships also include opportunities to attend special lectures, research presentations and site visits. Programs generally run for 8-10 weeks during the summer. The host institution offers students a stipend and, usually, housing and a travel allowance. Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions and enrolled full-time at an accredited university.

Sandia National Laboratories Student Internship Program

Sandia National Laboratories offers a wide variety of technical and business-related internship opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students. Students receive research mentoring from top scientists and engineers, gain practical experience and training in state-of-the-art facilities while earning academic credit.

SMART Scholarships

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 employed upon degree completion. It is part of the National Defense Education Program.

Whitaker International Undergraduate Program

Administered by the Institute of International Education, the Whitaker Program supports U.S. undergraduates enrolled in biomedical or bioengineering degree programs to pursue one semester or one academic year of coursework at an academic institution overseas. Open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled as sophomores, juniors or seniors (with at least one semester of study remaining before graduation) with a need for financial support to study abroad. The Whitaker also supports graduate students in the same fields.