Outside Scholarship Opportunities


  • AAPG Student Awards

    Variety of awards to students in the geoscience field.

    Deadline: Variable

    AAAS Mass Media Sciences and Engineering Fellows Program

    A $5,000 stipend plus travel expenses for AAAS fellowship for current undergraduate students or those who have completed a degree no more than one year ago in the physical, biological, geological, health, engineering, computer, or social sciences or mathematics.

    Deadline: January 15th Annually

    ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention, Inc. Academic Scholarship

    Award of $1,000 to students planning to or currently studying within a field of science, engineering, mathematics, or technology.

    Deadline: June 26th Annually

    AEG Scholarships

    Several scholarships for undergraduates to attend field camps or professional meetings, and support student research, scholarship, and professional development.

    Deadlines: February 1st Annually

    AIPG National Undergraduate Scholarship

    Awards of $1,000 to $3,000 each for undergraduate students in the field of geology or earth science.  Must be at least sophomore level, attend a two-year or four-year accredited college or university within the United States, and either be or have applied for student membership to AIPG.

    Deadline: February 15th Annually

    AIPG Pennsylvania Section Student Scholarship

    Up to $500 for undergraduate or graduate students accepted or enrolled in a geology or related major.  Must be a Pennsylvania resident.

    Deadline:  Applications continually accepted

    ASWP Beulah Frey Environmental Scholarship 

    Award of $1,000 to graduating high school seniors from Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Beaver, Fayette, Washing, or Westmoreland counties applying to environmentally-related fields at two-year and four-year colleges.

    Deadline: May Annually

    AWG Brunton Award

    Award of one engraved Brunton transit and one-year membership to AWG to a female geoscience student at the senior level or early graduate level who has been a summer intern, excelled at field camp, or promoted field data collection leading to a senior or graduate thesis.

    Deadline: November 15th Annually

    AWG Maria Crawford Field Camp Scholarship

    Award of $750 to a full-time, female undergraduate student in the geosciences including geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, meteorology, physical oceanography, planetary geology, or earth science education, with a GPA of 3.0 or above.

    Deadline: February Annually

    AWG Minority Scholarship

    Award of $6,000 to a female minority undergraduate student in the geosciences including geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, meteorology, physical oceanography, planetary geology, or earth science education.

    Deadline: June 30th Annually

    AWG Sand Student Research Presentation Travel Award

    Award of $500 to be used for travel, lodging, registration, and other expenses associated with the presentation of a female geoscience student’s research at the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America.

    Deadline: August 10th Annually

    AWG Takken Student Research Presentation Travel Award

    Award of $500 to be used for travel, lodging, registration, and other expenses associated with the presentation of a female geoscience student’s research at a professional meeting other than the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America.

    Deadline: February 10th and August 10th Annually

    AWG Undergraduate Excellence in Paleontology Award

    Award of $1,000 to a female undergraduate student in the paleontological and affiliated sciences.

    Deadline: April 15th Annually

    Brown and Caldwell Eckenfelder Scholarship

    Award of $5,000 to full-time junior or senior undergraduate students or graduate students with a declared major in civil, chemical, or environmental engineering or in one of the environmental sciences such as geology, hydrogeology, or ecology.  Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

    Deadline: April Annually

    Brown and Caldwell GLBTQ Scholarship

    Award of $5,000 to full-time junior or senior undergraduate students or graduate students identifying as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning with a declared major in civil, chemical, or environmental engineering or in one of the environmental sciences such as geology, hydrogeology, or ecology.  Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

    Deadline: April Annually

    Brown and Caldwell Minority Scholarship

    Award of $5,000 to full-time junior or senior undergraduate students or graduate students identifying as minorities with a declared major in civil, chemical, or environmental engineering or in one of the environmental sciences such as geology, hydrogeology, or ecology.  Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

    Deadline: April Annually

    Brown and Caldwell Navajo Scholarship

    Award of $5,000 to full-time junior or senior undergraduate students or graduate students who are members of the Navajo Nation with a declared major in civil, chemical, or environmental engineering or in one of the environmental sciences such as geology, hydrogeology, or ecology.  Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

    Deadline: August Annually

    Brown and Caldwell Women in Leadership Scholarship

    Award of $5,000 to full-time junior or senior undergraduate students or graduate students identifying as woman demonstrating leadership within the community with a declared major in civil, chemical, or environmental engineering or in one of the environmental sciences such as geology, hydrogeology, or ecology.  Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

    Deadline: April Annually

    The Desk AND Derrick Educational Trust Scholarships

    Awards in varying amounts to students enrolled majoring in geology, chemical and petroleum engineering, or related field.  Must have completed two years of college or be in the second year of college, have a GPA of 3.2 or higher, and be planning for a career in the petroleum, energy or allied industry, or research and development of alternative fuels.

    Deadline: April 1st Annually 

    HENAAC Scholarship

    Awards ranging from $500 to $10,000 to students enrolled in a STEM program with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, and of Hispanic descent. 

    Deadline: April 30th Annually

    Joseph James Morelli Scholarship

    Award of $1,000 to high school and college students with learning challenges who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, or math. 

    Deadline: March 17th Annually

    Liberty Power Bright Horizons Scholarship

    Awards of $4,000, $6,000, or $10,000 to students currently studying in a STEM field

    Deadline: July 30th Annually

    NOAA ERNEST F. HOLLINGS UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

    Up to $9,500 scholarship for undergraduates majoring in a discipline area related to oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, physical and social sciences including geography, physics, hydrology, geomatics, or teacher education.

    Deadline: January Annually

    Out to Innovate Scholarships for LGBTQ+STEM Students

    Awards of $5,000 to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics programs who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or an active ally of the LGBTQ community.  Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

    Deadline: June Annually 

    The Paul and Ellen Ruckes Scholarship

    Awards of $2,000 to full-time undergraduate or graduate students in the field of engineering or computer, physical, or life sciences with proof of legal blindness.

    Deadline: April 1st Annually 

    PSGC Undergraduate Scholarship

    Awards of $4,000 to full-time junior or senior undergraduate students attending an accredited Pennsylvania college or university with outstanding academic records enrolled in science, engineering, or mathematics, and likely to pursue a career in an area of interest to NASA.

    Deadline: February 15th Annually 

    R&D Systems Scholarship

    Awards of $1,500 to students enrolled in a science related field.

    Deadline: July Annually

    The Science Ambassador Scholarship

    Full tuition scholarship for up to 4 years to a female undergraduate student seeking a degree in science, engineering, or math, funded by Cards Against Humanity. 

    Deadline: December 11th Annually

    SEG Scholarships

    A variety of scholarships with awards ranging from $500 to $14,000 available for undergraduate and graduate students of geophysics or a related field such as geosciences, physics, geology, or earth and environmental sciences.

    Deadline: March 1st Annually

    Society for Exploration Geophysicists Foundation Scholarships

    Awards vary from $500 to $14,000 per academic year for high school students planning to enter college in the fall and current undergraduate and graduate students with above average grades.  Must be in pursuit of a career in applied geophysics or closely related field such as geoscience, physics, geology, or earth and environmental science. 

    Deadline: March 1st Annually

    UNCF STEM Scholars Program

    Award of $20,000 to African-American/Black undergraduate students in STEM majors who have a minimum 3.0 GPA and a demonstrated financial need.

    Deadline: February Annually

    Universities Space Research Assocation (URSA) Scholarship Awards

    Awards of $4,000 to full-time junior and senior undergraduate students in field of science or engineering with a career interest in space science research, aeronautics-related sciences, or space science education.

    Deadline: August Annually

    Virginia Heinlein Memorial Scholarship

    Awards of $1,250 to a female undergraduate student majoring in engineering, math, or biological or physical sciences.

    Deadline: May 15th Annually


    updated 7/2017