Pickering Foreign Affairs Scholarship

Deadline: Late January/ Early February

The Pickering Foreign Affairs Scholarship provides financial aid to students preparing to enter the foreign service. Recipients are required to serve as a Foreign Services Officer for at least three years.

The scholarship provides students with up to $40,000 annually for their senior year of college and first year of gradaute school. It also provides students with two 10-week summer internships, one that is domestic and one that is abroad. Students recieve stipends with these internships.

The Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship provides financial aid for graduate school. The same basic requirements as the Pickering Foreign Affairs Scholarship Apply


NOAA Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Deadline: January

The Hollings Scholarship Program provides students with up to $8,000 in academic assistance as well as a 10-week paid summer internship at a NOAA facility. Students may apply for a reappointment and be awarded a second year’s worth of graduate assistance.

Students must be majoring in an area related to oceanic and atmospheric science, or that can be applied to NOAA’s mission (biological science, math, social and physical science, – for more, see website).

NOAA also offers the EPP Scholarship Program which focuses on scholarships for students attending minority-serving institutions. The deadline for this scholarship is in February.

NASA MUST – Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology

*This program is on hiatus until further notice

MUST awards scholarships and internships to rising sophomores and juniors in the STEM fields. It primarily focuses on engaging students from groups that are underrepresented in STEM fields. The scholarship provides recipients with a one year scholarship that provides up to one-half of the cost of tuition. Students who maintain the required minimum GPA are also eligible for summer internships with NASA.

The Point Foundation Scholarship

The application cycle for this award will reopen in December.

The Point Foundation awards scholarships to students who have played a leadership role in the LGBT community. (It is not required that you identify with the LGBT community). Scholars recieve an amount to cover their tuition, room and board, fees, books, transportation, and other educational supplies. In return, the Point Scholar agrees to help support the LGBT community through completion of a service project.

Applicants are evaluated on the “totality of their situation.” The committee looks at “Marginalization, financial need, academic achievement, personal merit, leadership, involvement in the LGBTQ community, professional experiences, personal and future goals.”

Students in all educational levels may apply.

Department of Homeland Security Undergraduate Scholarship Program

*This program has been discontinued

The Department of Homeland Security Scholarships are intended for students interested in pursuing STEM research that can be applied to the DHS mission. This includes studies in the following fields:

  1. Advanced Data Analysis and Visualization
  2. Biological Threats and Countermeasures
  3. Border Security
  4. Chemical Threats and Countermeasures
  5. Communications and Interoperability
  6. Community, Commerce and Infrastructure Resilience
  7. Emergency Preparedness and Response
  8. Explosives Detection, Mitigation and Response
  9. Food and Agriculture Security
  10. Human Factors
  11. Immigration Studies
  12. Infrastructure Protection
  13. Maritime and Port Security
  14. Natural Disasters and Related Geophysical Studies
  15. Risk, Economics, and Decision Sciences
  16. Social and Behavioral Sciences
  17. Transportation Security

These awards are for undergraduate study only, and they come with a tuition scholarship as well as a $1,000 a month stipend. In addition to this, there is a mandatory 10-week summer internship that comes with a $5,000 stipend.

The application deadline for next year has not yet been announced, but will likely fall in January 2012.

There is a mandatory one year, full-time service requirement in a STEM related Homeland Security field once you have completed your degree.

The program is a two year duration, so you should apply in your sophomore year if you are on the four year plan, and your junior year if you plan on graduating in five years.

Udall Scholarship

Deadline: March 5, 2014.

The Udall Scholarship is awarded to sophomore and junior level college students who have demonstrated committment to careers related to the environment, or Native American or Alaska Native students who are commited to careers in tribal public policy, or Native health care. For examples of some of the fields that recent Udall scholars have studied, click here.

The scholarship is available to sophomores and juniors,and comes with an award of $5,000 a year for tuition, room and board, and other benefits.

The deadline for this scholarship will be in spring semester, 2012. More information to come.

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship supports two years of graduate study for new americans (green card holder or naturalized) or the child of naturalized citizens. This is a competitive fellowship,with academic criteria in addition to heritage criteria.

This year’s deadline is Nov. 1, and students should begin preparing their application at least 6 weeks in advance.