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    Heinlein Society Scholarship

    Offered by Heinlein Society

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Mar 18, 2024
    4 awards worth

    $4,000

    Grade level

    College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    April 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a rising college sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in engineering, math, or a biological or physical science? If so, you might want to consider applying for the Heinlein Society scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $4,000 to four deserving students to help them pursue their STEM dreams. There are four types of scholarships available: the Virginia Heinlein Memorial Scholarship, the Robert A. Heinlein Scholarship, the Dr. Yoji Kondo Scholarship, and the Dr. Jerry Pournelle Scholarship. Bear in mind that while the Virginia Heinlein Memorial Scholarship is only open to female applicants, the rest are open to applicants of any gender. To apply, interested students must complete an application form and submit a 500-1,000 word essay. If you’re an undergraduate student passionate about your STEM major and are looking for some help to pay off college costs, we encourage you to apply!

    Eligibility information

    In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you must plan on majoring in engineering, math, or a biological or physical science (and, if you are applying to the Victorian Heinlein Memorial Scholarship, identify as a woman), in addition to meeting the other eligibility requirements below.

    Grade Level

    College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Citizenship

    U.S. Citizens, Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, DACA, Other

    Minimum GPA

    No GPA requirement

    Academic Interest

    Engineering, Biology, Math, Statistics, Earth Science, Chemistry

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, submit a completed application form and the application materials below before the deadline.

    500-1,000 word essay

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    Yes, this scholarship is open to U.S. Citizens, Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, DACA students and international students.

    When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

    The Heinlein Society Scholarship winner will be announced: July 7, 2024.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Heinlein Society at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    Yes, the Heinlein Society Scholarship is renewable.

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

    For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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