Winthrop University: ONCA - Award Listing - Math, Engineering, and the Sciences
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Amgen Summer Scholarship

Description: The Amgen Scholars U.S. Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at some of the nation's leading educational institutions. Currently, 10 universities in the U.S. host the summer research program. As Amgen Scholars, students will have the opportunity to take part in important university research projects, gain hands-on lab experience and contribute to the advancement of science; interact with and receive guidance from faculty mentors, including some of the nation's top academic scientists; and attend scientific seminars, workshops and other networking events.

Eligibility: U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents; undergraduate students enrolled in accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States, Puerto Rico or other U.S. territories; and sophomores (with four quarters or three semesters of college experience), juniors or non-graduating seniors (who are returning in the fall to continue undergraduate studies). U.S. program applicants must also have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or above and an interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D.
 Each host university has its own application process. For information and links, see
ONCA Deadline:
January 15

BHW Women in STEM Scholarship

Description: Awards of $3,000 for women who are pursuing undergraduate or master's degrees in science, technology, engineering or math. Recipients must be admitted or enrolled in a an accredited four-year college or university based in the U.S.
Eligibility: Women majoring in a STEM subject at U.S.-based colleges and universities.
ONCA Deadline: Apr. 15


Goldwater Scholarship

Description: Goldwater Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit to two groups of students - those who will be college juniors and those who will be college seniors in the awarded academic year - who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. Junior-level scholarship recipients studying STEM fields are eligible for a maximum of two years of scholarship support, and senior-level scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of one year of scholarship support.

Eligibility: Full-time sophomore or junior; B average and upper fourth of class; U.S. citizen, permanent resident who intends to gain citizenship, or U.S. national.  Four-year institutions are eligible to nominate up to four students who are in the sophomore or junior class.  To be considered, a student must be nominated by his or her college or university using the official nomination materials available to each institution on the Foundation's website.
ONCA Deadline:
January 15



Hertz Foundation Fellowships

Description: The Hertz Foundation's Graduate Fellowship award, which is based on merit, not need, consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend to graduate students of applied physical sciences. The cost-of-education allowance is accepted by all of the tenable schools in lieu of all fees and tuition. Hertz Fellows therefore have no liability for any ordinary educational costs, regardless of their choice among tenable schools. The personal stipend, paid over the nine-month academic year, is $28,000 for the academic year, renewable for up to 5 years, or $33,000 for the academic year, renewable for up to two years (upon a showing of satisfactory progress toward receipt of the Ph.D. degree). Fellows must attend one of the Foundation's tenable schools.

Eligibility: Undergraduate seniors who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents apply concurrently to one of the Foundation's tenable schools and to the Hertz Foundation. Applicants must be "willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency."
ONCA Deadline: October 15


Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Fellowships

Description: Knowles Science Teaching Fellows are young men and women who have received a bachelor's or advanced degree in science, engineering or mathematics and are committed to teaching high school science and/or mathematics in U.S. schools. The fellowship supports them professionally and financially for up to five years through a teacher preparation program to eligibility for tenure. During the initial academic year of the fellowship, fellows typically participate in a recognized teacher credentialing program. After receiving a teaching credential and beginning a career in teaching, fellows continue to receive training and support.

Eligibility: Applicants should have received their most recent content (i.e., science, mathematics or engineering) degree within the past five years. An applicant might also be in the final year of an undergraduate, master's, combined BS with MAT or MEd program or near the completion of a doctoral program. Applicants who will be in their first year of teaching in academic year of the application are also eligible. Applicants must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a recognized teacher education program that leads to a secondary science or mathematics teaching license. At the time of application, applicants do not need to be admitted into a teacher education program. However, successful applicants must be admitted into such a program before the fellowships are awarded in June.
ONCA Deadline: December 15


NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Description: The NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to exceptional students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to biomedical, behavioral, and social science research careers at the NIH. Awards offered are up to $20,000 per academic year.

Eligibility: Must have GPA of 3.5 or be within top 5% of class, be from disadvantaged background, be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time student at undergraduate institution, and be U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or U.S. national.
Application Information: 
ONCA Deadline: February 15

National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) Graduate Fellowships in the Physical Sciences

Description: NPSC offers a unique graduate fellowship in the physical sciences and related engineering fields. It is open to all U.S. Citizens, but with emphasis on recruitment of applications from historically underrepresented minorities and women. An NPSC Fellowship covers the first two or three years of graduate school, depending on the employer who sponsors the fellowship, with the possibility of continuation for several more years providing all the conditions of the fellowship continue to be met. The maximum duration is six years, in which case the overall value (stipend, tuition, fees, summer salary for two summers) of an NPSC fellowship typically well exceeds $200,000.

Eligibility: NPSC welcomes applications from any qualified U.S. citizen who has the ability to pursue graduate work at an NPSC member institution. NPSC attempts to recruit a broad pool of applicants with special emphasis on underrepresented minorities and women. Applicants should be in one of the following categories:  senior year with at least a 3.0/4.0 GPA; first year of a graduate program; pursuing a terminal master's program if your university offers no Ph.D. in your discipline; returning from the workforce with no more than a master's degree.
ONCA Deadline: October 15 (accepting applications beginning Aug. 25)


National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

Description: The purpose of the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program is to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and to reinforce its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in the relevant science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees, including engineering and computer and information science. The NSF Foundation welcomes applications from all qualified individuals and strongly encourages women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to compete fully in this program. The National Science Foundation awards 1000 three-year graduate fellowships for study and research in the sciences, mathematics, physics, biology, social sciences, engineering, and the history and philosophy of science.

Eligibility: Must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents; college seniors, first-year graduate students.
ONCA Deadline: October 15


NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Description:  The NOAA Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year. The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the Scholars with practical educational training experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory Hollings Scholarship Program orientation, conferences where students present a paper or poster, and a housing subsidy for Scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.

Eligibility: U.S. citizenship. Full-time status as a college sophomore at an accredited college or university within the United States or U.S. territories. Cumulative and semester/quarter GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) in all completed undergraduate courses and in the major field of study. Majoring in a discipline area related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, or education, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA's programs and mission, e.g., biological, social and physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; computer and information sciences; and teacher education.
ONCA Deadline: January 15


Pathways to Science Program Search

Pathways to Science helps students find STEM opportunities such as summer research programs, graduate fellowships, and additional resources about recruitment and mentoring for underrepresented groups in STEM fields:

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

Description: Each year, the makers of Tylenol award annual scholarships to students pursuing careers in healthcare.  Up to 20 scholarships ranging from $500-$2500 will be awarded annually and are not renewable.  Ten - $10,000 scholarships will be awarded annually and are not renewable.  Thirty - $5,000 scholarships will be awarded annually and are not renewable. The scholarships will be applied to tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment required for course load. Institutions must be accredited, nonprofit two or four-year colleges/universities in the United States. A student may transfer from one institution to another and retain the award.

Eligibility:  U.S. residents, including Puerto Rico or the District of Columbia; completed at least one year of undergraduate study at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational/ technical school, and be able to provide proof of enrollment to a public health/health education, med school, nursing and/or pharmacy degree program; be able to provide proof of enrollment to a graduate program in public health/health education, med school, nursing and/or pharmacy degree program; must have one or more years of school remaining; employees of McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., ISTS, Inc., their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and the families of each are not eligible.
ONCA Deadline:
May 1


Morris K. Udall Scholarship

Description: The Morris K. Udall Foundation will award approximately 80 scholarships on the basis of merit to two groups of students: (1) Those who are college sophomores or juniors in the current academic year, have outstanding potential, and who study the environment and related fields; (2) Native American and Alaska Native students who are college sophomores or juniors in the current academic year, have outstanding potential, and are in fields related to health care or tribal public policy. Each scholar receives up to $5,000, or the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board, whichever is less, for their junior or senior year of undergraduate study. Scholarship monies not used during one academic year are not transferable to the succeeding academic year.

Eligibility: Sophomore or junior standing; B average and upper fourth of class; U.S. citizen or a permanent resident alien. To be considered, a student must be nominated by his or her college or university using the official nomination materials provided to each institution. Scholars selected during their sophomore year only may be renominated during the next year's competition. Junior nominees may not be renominated. Freshmen are not eligible.
ONCA Deadline: February 15




















Last Updated: 10/3/19