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Top 208 STEM Scholarships⚛️ in April 2024

Written by Will Geiger

Will Geiger is the co-founder of Scholarships360 and has a decade of experience in college admissions and financial aid. He is a former Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Kenyon College where he personally reviewed 10,000 admissions applications and essays. Will also managed the Kenyon College merit scholarship program and served on the financial aid appeals committee. He has also worked as an Associate Director of College Counseling at a high school in New Haven, Connecticut. Will earned his master’s in education from the University of Pennsylvania and received his undergraduate degree in history from Wake Forest University.

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Updated: April 10th, 2024

The STEM fields–science, technology, engineering, and mathematics–are among the most popular majors for college students and prospective high school students. Whether you want to become a software engineer, a nurse, a researcher, or a data scientist, you will have many postgraduate job opportunities.

This also means that there are a ton of STEM scholarships to support students! If you are a STEM student in high school or a college or graduate school student looking to pay for your education, you should be applying for scholarships! Keep on reading to learn more!

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$10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Scholarships360

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1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Scholarships360

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The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

$2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application
1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
Apply

“Tuition Solution” Scholarship for STEM Students

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Scholarships360

Exclusive
1 award worth $500
Deadline Jan 31, 2025
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Scholarships360

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Do you like figuring out solutions to difficult problems? Well, if you’re a current or aspiring STEM major, we have one for you! Our $500…Show More

Do you like figuring out solutions to difficult problems? Well, if you’re a current or aspiring STEM major, we have one for you! Our $500…Show More

Do you like figuring out solutions to difficult problems? Well, if you’re a current or aspiring STEM major, we have one for you! Our $500 “Tuition Solution” Scholarship is meant for high school juniors and seniors (graduating class of 2024 or 2025), as well as undergraduate and graduate students enrolled during the 2023-24 academic year who are looking for ways to fund their postsecondary education in STEM. In order to apply, you must write an essay about how your passion for STEM started and how the scholarship will help you fulfill your dreams. No matter which STEM field ignites your interest, we look forward to reading your essays. Please note that applicants will be reviewed based on both the quality of their essay and quantity of scholarships applied for on the Scholarships360 platform. Scholarships360 users who are more active on the platform will be given higher consideration. Apply today - it’s time to cell-e-brate you!Show Less

1 award worth $500
Deadline Jan 31, 2025
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
Apply

Niche $25,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Niche

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Niche

Easy Application

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Minority Women in STEM Financial Need Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 15, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

The Minority Women in STEM Financial Need Scholarship honors the legacy of Dr. Marie M. Daly, a trailblazing African American woman who earned a PhD…Show More

The Minority Women in STEM Financial Need Scholarship honors the legacy of Dr. Marie M. Daly, a trailblazing African American woman who earned a PhD…Show More

The Minority Women in STEM Financial Need Scholarship honors the legacy of Dr. Marie M. Daly, a trailblazing African American woman who earned a PhD in chemistry. Her words, "you learn courage by couraging," inspire us to support the next generation of minority women in STEM. This scholarship is for undergraduate BIPOC women at the University of Texas at Dallas pursuing STEM careers. Share your post-college goals and how you plan to achieve them to apply. Let's empower and uplift the voices of minority women in STEM.Show Less

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 15, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Apply

$25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
1 award worth $500
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

The tech industry is in dire need of more women. The Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship aims to change that by supporting the next generation…Show More

The tech industry is in dire need of more women. The Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship aims to change that by supporting the next generation…Show More

The tech industry is in dire need of more women. The Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship aims to change that by supporting the next generation of female leaders. This scholarship is open to women of any educational level and field of study who plan to use technology to make a positive impact on the world. While STEM and entrepreneurial experience is a plus, all women with a passion for tech are encouraged to apply. Join Calvin Rosser, who sponsors the scholarship, in elevating women in technology and driving innovation forward.Show Less

1 award worth $500
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Rodney James Pimentel Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
1 award worth $5,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School & College Students

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

Are you a low-income student from California who is currently or plans to pursue an undergraduate education in STEM? If so, consider applying for the…Show More

Are you a low-income student from California who is currently or plans to pursue an undergraduate education in STEM? If so, consider applying for the…Show More

Are you a low-income student from California who is currently or plans to pursue an undergraduate education in STEM? If so, consider applying for the Rodney James Pimentel Memorial Scholarship! The scholarship awards $5,000 to one (1) low-income California undergraduate student pursuing a degree in a STEM-related field. In order to apply, interested students must submit essays answering "how [they] would provide guidance on a major life event to a close friend or loved one AND about a challenge [they've] faced in [their] pursuit of a degree in the STEM field." The scholarship was established in honor of Rodney James Pimentel, a computer science student, lecturer, and spirited and steadfast member of the UC-Berkeley community. If you'd like to continue Rodney's legacy, and are a low-income, STEM student in California, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School & College Students
Apply

$10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Scholarships

Offered by Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Multiple awards worth up to $25,000
Deadline Apr 14, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Are you an incoming or current postsecondary student of Hispanic/Latino heritage who will be pursuing a STEM degree? If so, you may be eligible for…Show More

Are you an incoming or current postsecondary student of Hispanic/Latino heritage who will be pursuing a STEM degree? If so, you may be eligible for…Show More

Are you an incoming or current postsecondary student of Hispanic/Latino heritage who will be pursuing a STEM degree? If so, you may be eligible for some of the many SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) Scholarships! There are a variety of scholarships available, offering between $1,000 and $25,000 to winning applicants. The scholarships are offered by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, an organization with a mission to “empower the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support, and development.” To find out more about each scholarship’s specific requirements, we recommend checking out their individual descriptions on the SPHE website. If you do fit the criteria for any of the scholarships, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $25,000
Deadline Apr 14, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students
Get Started

Generation Google Scholarship

Offered by Google

Multiple awards worth $10,000
Deadline Apr 23, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

Offered by Google

Have you been accepted to or plan to be enrolled in a Bachelor's degree program this upcoming academic year to study computer science, computer engineering,…Show More

Have you been accepted to or plan to be enrolled in a Bachelor's degree program this upcoming academic year to study computer science, computer engineering,…Show More

Have you been accepted to or plan to be enrolled in a Bachelor's degree program this upcoming academic year to study computer science, computer engineering, or a similar field? Further, do you believe in the importance of improving the representation of underrepresented groups in computer science and technology? If so, consider applying for the Generation Google Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $10,000 USD or $5,000 CAD to winning applicants with the strongest essays and other application materials. The scholarship is offered by Google in order to “help aspiring students pursuing computer science degrees excel in technology and become leaders in the field.” While any student who meets the minimum qualifications may apply, women and racial/ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. With that said, if you’re an aspiring computer science or engineering student who believes in the importance of diversity in the field, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

Multiple awards worth $10,000
Deadline Apr 23, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
Get Started

$1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Appily

Easy Application
Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

Offered by Appily

Easy Application

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
Apply

Navisite’s Next Steminist Scholarship Program

Offered by Navisite

3 awards worth $10,000
Deadline May 17, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

Offered by Navisite

Introducing Navisite's Next Steminist Scholarship Program, a chance for young women to pursue their passion in STEM! Administered by Scholarship America, applicants will submit a…Show More

Introducing Navisite's Next Steminist Scholarship Program, a chance for young women to pursue their passion in STEM! Administered by Scholarship America, applicants will submit a…Show More

Introducing Navisite's Next Steminist Scholarship Program, a chance for young women to pursue their passion in STEM! Administered by Scholarship America, applicants will submit a 60-second unlisted YouTube video describing their dream career in STEM. Navisite employees and family members are not eligible. The program aims to close the gender gap in tech by awarding $10,000 scholarships to three female candidates pursuing or planning to pursue a degree in STEM. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

3 awards worth $10,000
Deadline May 17, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
Get Started

Breakthrough Junior Challenge

Offered by Breakthrough

1 award worth $250,000
Deadline Jun 25, 2024
Grade Level High School Students

Offered by Breakthrough

Are you a middle or high school student with a passion for STEM? If so, consider applying for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge! Each year, the…Show More

Are you a middle or high school student with a passion for STEM? If so, consider applying for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge! Each year, the…Show More

Are you a middle or high school student with a passion for STEM? If so, consider applying for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge! Each year, the challenge awards $250,000 to a 13-18-year-old student who creatively and clearly explains a scientific or mathematical theory, concept, or principle in video form. The videos must be no longer than a minute and 30 seconds long and should be a dynamic visual medium, using diagrams, simulations, physical demonstrations, and more. The scholarship is funded by technology investors and science philanthropists Julia and Yuri Milner.  If you have a love for STEM, video making, and want to go to college debt-free, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

1 award worth $250,000
Deadline Jun 25, 2024
Grade Level High School Students
Get Started

$5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application
1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

Hyundai Women in STEM Scholarship

Offered by Hyundai through The University Network

5 awards worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

Offered by Hyundai through The University Network

Are you a high school senior or college undergraduate who identifies as female, resides in the United States, and wishes to pursue a STEM-related field…Show More

Are you a high school senior or college undergraduate who identifies as female, resides in the United States, and wishes to pursue a STEM-related field…Show More

Are you a high school senior or college undergraduate who identifies as female, resides in the United States, and wishes to pursue a STEM-related field of education? If so, you might consider applying for the Hyundai Women in STEM Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $10,000 to five applicants who submit the most thoughtful 500+ word essays on how they plan to “promote positive shifts toward sustainability” in their particular STEM field. If you’re passionate about STEM, sustainability, and reducing college debt, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

5 awards worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
Get Started

Stokes Scholarship Programs

Offered by Central Intelligence Agency

Multiple awards worth up to $25,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by Central Intelligence Agency

The Stokes Scholarship Programs are funded by the Central Intelligence Agency, a U.S. government agency that provides objective intelligence on foreign countries and global issues…Show More

The Stokes Scholarship Programs are funded by the Central Intelligence Agency, a U.S. government agency that provides objective intelligence on foreign countries and global issues…Show More

The Stokes Scholarship Programs are funded by the Central Intelligence Agency, a U.S. government agency that provides objective intelligence on foreign countries and global issues to the president, the National Security Council, and other policymakers to help them make national security decisions. Every year, their Stokes Scholarship Program awards up to $25,000 to multiple postsecondary students who are willing to work one to two 90-day sessions at the CIA before graduating. In addition, scholarship recipients must commit to working at the CIA for a period of 1.5 years for each year they receive the scholarship. If you're an undergraduate or graduate student wanting to work at the Central Intelligence Agency, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $25,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Get Started

$2,000 No Essay CollegeVine Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by CollegeVine

Easy Application
1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Students

Offered by CollegeVine

Easy Application

Easy scholarship open to current high school students and college applicants. A free CollegeVine account with a completed chancing profile required to enter.

Easy scholarship open to current high school students and college applicants. A free CollegeVine account with a completed chancing profile required to enter.

Easy scholarship open to current high school students and college applicants. A free CollegeVine account with a completed chancing profile required to enter.

1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Students
Apply

GeneTex Scholarship

Offered by GeneTex

Multiple awards worth $2,000
Deadline Jul 12, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by GeneTex

Are you a STEM major in college or university looking for help to pay off your degree? If so, consider applying for the GeneTex Scholarship!…Show More

Are you a STEM major in college or university looking for help to pay off your degree? If so, consider applying for the GeneTex Scholarship!…Show More

Are you a STEM major in college or university looking for help to pay off your degree? If so, consider applying for the GeneTex Scholarship! The scholarship is open to all STEM majors enrolled at an accredited postsecondary institution in good academic standing, including international students. Offered by GeneTex, the scholarship supports young scientists pursuing a postsecondary education to increase scientific advancement and future discoveries. GeneTex is a Texas-based life science, biotechnology company that develops and sells research reagents in the biomedical field. The GeneTex scholarship awards one student $2,000 biannually for use toward their education or other expenses. Typically, the deadlines for each year will fall in July and December or January of each year. If you are a STEM major looking for some help with tuition and fees, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

Multiple awards worth $2,000
Deadline Jul 12, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Get Started

Charles Shelton Veterinary Scholarship

Offered by Charles Shelton Foundation

2 awards worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

Offered by Charles Shelton Foundation

Are you a Black or African-American student planning to or currently pursuing a degree in Veterinary Medicine or Technology? If so, consider applying for the…Show More

Are you a Black or African-American student planning to or currently pursuing a degree in Veterinary Medicine or Technology? If so, consider applying for the…Show More

Are you a Black or African-American student planning to or currently pursuing a degree in Veterinary Medicine or Technology? If so, consider applying for the Charles Shelton Veterinary Scholarship! The scholarship is funded by the Charles Shelton Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing educational scholarships to "deserving students seeking the opportunity to attend a college of their choice." Each year, they provide two non-renewable $2,000 awards to help lucky students afford the costs of higher education. Applicants must also maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. If you’re passionate about Veterinary Medicine or Technology and are looking for some help to pay off your degree, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

2 awards worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
Get Started
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Top 5 overall STEM scholarships

We hand-selected the following STEM scholarships based on the strong reputation of their organizations, the value of the awards, and being open to a wide number of students. Apply with confidence to these 5 top STEM Scholarships:

  • Generation Google Scholarship – For HS seniors, college, and grad students who plan to study computer science or engineering. Worth $10,000. Preference given to women and ethnic minorities
  • Dell Scholars Program – For Pell Grant-eligible high school seniors who participated in a college readiness program. Worth $20,000 with 500 scholarships awarded every year. Recipients also receive a free laptop, textbooks, and more
  • Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship – For high school seniors with high financial need who plan to study computer science in college. Worth $10,000 per year
  • Ocean Awareness Scholarship – For students aged 11-18 who submit writing, artwork, or a dance piece about the importance of conserving the ocean. Worth $1,500
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship Program – For college and graduate students studying life sciences or related fields. Worth $10,000

Top 5 STEM scholarships for women

  • Science Ambassador Scholarship – For HS seniors and college undergrads who identify as female and submit a 3-minute educational video about a STEM topic they care about. Worth full tuition
  • Hyundai Women in STEM Scholarship – For HS seniors and college undergrads who identify as female and are pursuing STEM. Worth $10,000
  • Generation Google Scholarship – For HS seniors, college, and grad students who plan to study computer science or engineering. Worth $10,000. Preference given to women and ethnic minorities
  • Navisite’s Next Steminist Scholarship Program – For women who are HS seniors or college students and submit a 60-second video about their dream STEM career. Worth $10,000
  • Palantir Women in Technology – For women in college majoring in computer science, software engineering, or a closely related field. Worth $7,000

For our full list: Top Women in STEM Scholarships

Top 3 STEM scholarships for Black students

Scholarship tips for STEM majors

  1. While some STEM scholarships are for students who have an interest in STEM others require that a student actually majors in a STEM field. This can be a big deal for students who are not 100% sure of their college major. You do not want to be in a situation where you may lose a scholarship because you want to change your major.
  2. If you are writing an essay for your scholarship, make sure that you are tailoring the essay to both the prompt and the organization awarding the scholarship. Try to read over their other materials to get a sense of the values and principles they hold, and emphasize these in your writing. For tips on writing scholarship essays, check out our guides on how to write a winning scholarship essay, how to write an essay about yourself, and how to navigate common scholarship prompts.
  3. Some individual colleges may offer specific scholarships to support prospective student majoring in STEM (such as this scholarship from Kenyon College). Check with the colleges on your list to see if such scholarships exist!
  4. Look for local scholarships! These often have a lower number of applicants, and so you’ll have a higher chance of winning.
  5. Check out our more specific STEM scholarship lists. These include biology majors, engineering majors, math majors, medical school scholarships, computer science, and more.
  6. Investigate professional and student organizations to find additional scholarships. Different subsections of STEM have nationwide and regional coalitions and organizations that offer networking opportunities, scholarships, internships, and more to their members. For example, the American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Education is a great resource for students studying chemistry. Professors at your school may be able to recommend some options for similar organizations, whether they are regional or national.

Deciding on a STEM field

STEM is a very wide categorization of fields of study – once you’ve made up your mind to become a STEM major, it’s a good idea to give some serious thought to which of the fields you’d like to study. Try talking to counselors at your school and professionals in each of the fields you’re considering. Better yet, try to find some internships to get some firsthand experience and see what it’s like as a day-to-day job. Our list of guides to college majors can also give you some insight into what is involved in each field.

Related: Top engineering summer programs for high school students

STEM scholarship spotlight

Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

Every year, this scholarship awards $10,000 to 200 students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in engineering or computer science. The application typically goes live in January and closes in March. Recipients can renew the program up to 3 times for up to $40,000 in scholarship funds.

Dell Scholars Program

Students who participate in a college readiness program in their last two years of high school, demonstrate financial need, qualify for the Pell Grant, and plan to enroll full-time in an accredited bachelor’s program can qualify for this scholarship, which offers $20,000 in scholarship funds, textbook credits, academic support, a free laptop, and free teletherapy throughout college.

Related: Top STEM summer programs for high school students

Frequently asked questions about STEM scholarships

Who can qualify for STEM scholarships?

There are many different types of STEM scholarships out there, and chances are, you qualify for many of them! STEM scholarships typically have some age requirements; some are tailored to current college students, some to high school students going into college, and some to graduate students. Others might require that you major in STEM. However, even if you are not a STEM major, there are STEM scholarships out there for you.

For example, the Lounge Lizard scholarship is a STEM scholarship for students with an interest in web design. While you are probably more likely to earn the scholarship if you major in a related field,  it is not a requirement. You could be pursuing web design independently, or planning on taking a bootcamp upon graduation. So, if you are not a STEM major, there are still STEM scholarships out there for you. You’ll just have to put extra work into demonstrating your STEM interests.

When should I apply for STEM scholarships?

As the proverb goes, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” There are countless STEM scholarships out there to apply to, and each has its own deadline. It’s a good idea to be constantly looking for STEM scholarships to maximize the number of opportunities that you find. If you apply throughout the year, you’ll have access to the widest variety and have a better chance of winning more money.

We understand that the constant search for scholarships can be difficult to maintain. It can be hard to keep track of what you’ve already applied for, and what opportunities are upcoming and which have already passed. Luckily, we’ve got a tool to help you keep everything straight and to show you all the best opportunities out there. That’s our scholarship search engine. This will custom-match vetted scholarship opportunities with your demographics and interests. It’ll automatically update with new opportunities and allows you to mark your completed applications and earmark the ones that you plan on applying to.

Which colleges offer scholarships for students in STEM?

Most colleges offer some sort of merit scholarships for STEM students. For example, Kenyon College offers substantial STEM scholarships for first-year students. If you’re interested in STEM, make sure to check out the scholarship pages of colleges you’re considering. Some automatically consider applicants for STEM scholarships, while others have separate applications for these opportunities.

It can also be a good idea to reach out to admissions offices of the schools you’re looking at. They might be able to refer you to STEM scholarships that you missed on the website. They could also refer you to local organizations or other scholarships that many of their applicants end up earning.

How to find STEM scholarships?

We might be biased, but the best place to start when looking for STEM scholarships is this list! All of our scholarships are vetted and exciting opportunities to earn money for college. It’s also a good idea to look into local organizations and check the websites of colleges you’re interested in. You can also try out our scholarship search tool, which custom-matches scholarships for your demographic and academic interests.

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