Udall Scholarship

This fellowship is for sophomores or juniors interested in environmental studies and Native American studies: http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/Scholarship.aspx

Emphasis: Academic

Brief Description: The Udall Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for college sophomores and juniors pursuing studies leading to a career in tribal-health, tribal public policy, or the environment. Candidates should be working towards positive solutions to environmental challenges or to issues impacting Indian country; have demonstrated their commitment to one of these areas through public service; show leadership that inspires and motivates other to take action; and be committed to making a difference through civility and consensus building.

Eligibility: open to college juniors and sophomores, U.S. citizens and some permanent residents.

Selection:  Applications are due in March, 2018.

The Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium (PSGC) Scholarship

This fellowship is for undergraduate funding for outstanding students in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields: http://www.psu.edu/spacegrant/highered_old/scholar.html

Emphasis: Academic

Brief Description of Award: The PSGC will award one-year scholarships in the amount of $4000 for the 2017-2018 academic year to full-time students attending an accredited Pennsylvania college or university.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens, enrolled in, have outstanding academic records and be juniors or seniors in Fall 2017 Money for studies, travel and summer internships.

.Eligibility: Must be in a STEM field, enrolled in a PA college or university.

Selection: The application deadline is February 15, 2018

Goldwater Scholarship

This fellowship is for research for sophomore or junior students majoring in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics who intend to pursue research careers in these fields: https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/

Emphasis: Academic, Research

Brief Description: The Goldwater award provides scholarship support to undergraduate students majoring in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics who intend to pursue research careers in these fields. The award provides support for tuition, room and board, books and fees.

Eligibility: must be a sophomore or junior, must be a permanent resident or US citizen, there is a minimum GPA of 3.0

Selection:  The SJU internal deadline is Dec.1. The four SJU finalists will be selected by the Fellowships office to apply to the Goldwater foundation the last Friday in January.

Amgen Scholars Program


These are fully-funded summer research experiences at select universities in the country: http://www.amgenscholars.com/us-program

Emphasis: Academic, Experiential

Brief Description: Every year, the Amgen Scholars U.S. Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at many of the nation’s premier educational institutions. Currently, 10 institutions in the U.S. host the summer research program. The Amgen Foundation has committed more than $50 million over twelve years to the global Amgen Scholars Program to make this opportunity possible for thousands of students.

Eligibility: Amgen Scholars U.S. Program applicants must be:

  • 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

Selection:  The application deadline is typically early 2018 but depends on the selected university:  http://www.clscholarship.org/about

NSF Graduate Fellowships

– Graduate study for STEM fields. Applications due in October, 2017:  https://www.nsfgrfp.org/

Emphasis: Academic, Research, Other: Professional development opportunities for Fellows are available.

Brief Description of Award: The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is a National Science Foundation-wide program that provides Fellowships to individuals selected based on their demonstrated potential for significant research achievements in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) education. Three years of support is provided by the program for graduate study the leads to a research-based master’s or doctoral degree in STEM or STEM education.

Eligibility: senior undergraduate or graduate students in their first or second year, must be a U.S. citizen

Selection: Applications are due in October, 2017 (based on field). Winners notified in April.


Hertz Foundation Fellowship

– This fellowship is for pursuing a PhD in the physical, biological and engineering sciences in the U.S.: http://hertzfoundation.org/fellowships/fellowshipaward

Emphasis: Academic, Research

Brief Description: The Hertz Foundation provides unique financial and fellowship support to the nation’s most remarkable PhD students in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. This five year fully funded fellowship is based on merit (not need) and consists of cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend.  

Eligibility: for undergraduate seniors or first year graduates, must be a citizen or permanent resident of the US, limited to the physical and biological sciences, mathematics and engineering

Selection: Applications are due Oct. 27th, 2017, finalists notified the end of January

Ford Foundation Fellowships

– Ford Fellowships are for 3 year PhD or ScD fellowships: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/index.htm

Emphasis: Academic, Other: Predoctoral and Dissertation awards for those seeking PhD or ScD

Brief Description: The Ford Foundation Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral Fellowships are to support scholars whose goal is to strengthen and increase diversity in academe. Predoctoral and Dissertation Awards are for research-based study in behavioral and social sciences, life and physical sciences, math and engineering, and the humanities leading to the PhD or ScD degrees only.

Eligibility: for graduating college seniors, for US citizens and permanent residents.

Selection: Applications due Dec. 14, selections made in April.

Churchill Scholarship

Emphasis: Academic, International

Brief Description: The Churchill Scholarship provides funding to American students for a year of Master’s study in science, mathematics and engineering at the University of Cambridge, based at Churchill College.

Eligibility: must be a U.S. citizen, either senior or recently graduate in the fields of Science, Mathematics, or Engineering

Selection: Applications are due Nov. 7, 2017. Phone interview, finalist announced in Jan. 2018