Going the Distance: Funding Your Graduate Science Education

Funding Your Graduate Science Education

Graduate student participant in the Pathways Program at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Vienny Nguyen. Credit: NASA JSC

Here is a brief list of available scholarships. They represent a small fraction of what’s out there now.

1) For Ocean sciences
Anchor Environmental
Official site: http://www.anchorenv
Deadline: November

2) For Environmental Studies
Annie’s Homegrown, Inc. Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship
Official site: http://www.annies.com/our-practices/farming/agricultural-scholarships/
Deadline: Check the website

3) To support graduate studies in over the age of 30 women in any field:
M.A. Cartland Shackford Medical Fellowship for women
Official site: http://www.wellesley.edu/CWS/fellowships
Final Deadline: Check Website

4) To support graduate student in the Washington area: Cosmos Club
Foundation Grants in Aid to Young Scholars
Official site: http://www.cosmosclubfoundation.org/scholars/
Final Deadline: November

5) For graduate environmental studies
EPA-STAR Graduate Fellowship
Official site: http://www.epa.gov/ncer/fellow/
Final Deadline: Check Website

6) For any PhD in the applied sciences: John and Fannie Hertz
Foundation Graduate Fellowships
Official site: http://www.hertzfoundation.org/
Final Deadline: November

7) For any science-related PhD: National Science Foundation,
Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Program
Official site: http://www.igert.org/
Final Deadline: Varies, Check Website

8) For women in any science: L’Oreal USA For Women in Science
Official site: http://www.lorealusa.com/_en/_us/
Final Deadline: Check Website

Caltech graduate student Jena Johnson examines a 2.415 billion-year-old rock in South Africa where evidence of an early manganese-oxidizing photosystem was found. Johnson was a recipient of The Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology, which is supported by the NASA Astrobiology Institute and the American Philosophical Society (APS). Credit: Caltech

9) For graduate students interested in how science and technology can affect society:
Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program
Official site: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/policyfellows/
Final Deadline: Due early September; Check Website for Updates

10) Society for Women Engineers Scholarship
Official site: http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/index.php/scholarships#activePanels_
Final Deadline: February 15, 2014 Sophomore – Graduate level
Final Deadline: May 15, 2014 Freshman deadline

11)The Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology is supported by the NASA Astrobiology Institute and the American Philosophical Society (APS)
Official site: http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/astrobiology
Deadline: February

12) NASA Ames Academy for Space Exploration
Official site: http://academy.arc.nasa.gov/

13) NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program
Official site: https://fellowships.nasaprs.com/gsrp/nav/

14) NASA Education Associates Program
Official site: http://eap.usra.edu

 15) NASA Internships Portal
Official site: https://intern.nasa.gov/ossi/web/public/main/index.cfm?solarAction=view&subAction=content&contentCode=HOME_PAGE_INTERNSHIPS
Deadline: Check the website

16) NASA – University of California Santa Cruz Systems Teaching Institute
Official Site: http://uarc.ucsc.edu/sti/grad_10.shtml
Deadline: Check website

17) NASA Pathways Program Opportunities
Official site: http://nasajobs.nasa.gov/studentopps/default.htm
Deadline: Check website