Scholarships for Physical Sciences Majors

Are you a physical sciences major looking for help funding your education? You’re in luck – there are many scholarships that you may be eligible for. Some of these scholarships are funded by national organizations, such as the National Physical Science Consortium, the U.S. Department of Defense and the United Negro College Fund, while others are provided by individual colleges, such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Nevada State College and Indiana State University. In order to meet eligibility requirements, students may be required to demonstrate academic excellence by meeting a minimum GPA, submit transcripts and provide letters of recommendation. Financial need also may be considered. If you’d like to find out more about scholarships for physical science majors, keep reading below.

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View Details Weigel, Frank Memorial Academic Scholarship Wisconsin Dells Educational Foundation
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  • 1,200
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Botany|Forestry|Veterinary Medicine|Biology|Chemistry|Physics|Agri-Business|Vocational Agriculture|Earth Science|
  • School (College): Attend a |Two-year|Four-year|College|
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Established in memory of Frank Weigel, a former Wisconsin Dells teacher who taught agriculture and physics for the Wisconsin Dells School District 41 years of his 45-year teaching career, the scholarship is given to students who intend to pursue their college education in either vocational agriculture, agri-business, teaching vocational agriculture, or in other related areas such as earth science, forestry, veterinary medicine, physics, chemistry, biology or botany.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details SAE International Scholarships Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 1,000 - 5,500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Technology|Mathematics|Computer Science|Biology|Chemistry|Physics|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College|
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The scholarship was established by the generosity of individuals, corporations and universities to provide financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate engineering students.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 1,000 - 1,600
  • 8 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |History|American Studies|Africana Studies|Gender Studies|Women's Studies|Political Science|Religion|Law|Geography|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|Post-doctoral level study|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.5
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Sep-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Electrochemical Engineering|Applied Electrochemistry|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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IEEE Division Student Achievement Awards aims to encourage young engineers and scientists in the field electrochemical engineering to pursue a career in this field. The award provides a scroll and $1,000 to help awardee with his research in the field. The program was established in 1989 and is awarded annually to undergraduate students.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Sep-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Electrochemical Engineering|Applied Electrochemistry|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
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IEEE H. H. Dow Memorial Student Achievement Award is a $1,000 award given to young engineers and scientist in the field of electrochemical engineering and applied electrochemistry. The program awards a scroll and cash amount that can be used for the awardee's education expenses. The program was established in 1990 through the Dow Chemical Company Foundation.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Darrel Hess Community College Geography Scholarship Association of American Geographers (AAG)
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  • 1,500
  • 4 awards
  • Dec-31-2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Geography|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Community College|Junior College|City College|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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Darrel Hess Community College Geography Scholarship is a $1,500 fund given to students who are pursuing geography as a major. The scholarship was established by Darrel Hess, author of McKnight's Physical Geography: A Landscape Appreciation to support any educational expenses in pursuing post-secondary education.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Physics|Materials Science|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College junior|College senior|
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This scholarship was started in November 2006 by the ANS Accelerator Applications Division. Designed to support college junior and senior students pursuing degrees in Physics, Engineering, or Materials Science. Consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate financial need, are members of an underrepresented class (female/minority) and have a record of service to ANS.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Project SEED College Scholarship American Chemical Society (ACS)
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • December 2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Food Science|Biochemistry|Chemical Engineering|Chemistry|Pharmacy|Materials Science|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|Incoming College Freshman|
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The scholarship is open to high school seniors who have participated in ACS Project SEED. It aims to assist former SEED participants in their transition from high school to college. Applicants must pursue a major in chemistry or a chemical-related field such as chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry, materials science or other closely related field including pharmacy or food science.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Science|Communications|Biology|Environmental Studies|Hydrology|Fisheries|
  • Residence: Live in |United States| as a |Legal U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): |University|Vocational-technical / Career College|Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|College|Accredited College or University|Current College Sophomore|
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Sponsored by the National Hydropower Association, this scholarship is created to encourage students to consider becoming part of the U.S. hydropower industry. It is available to current college sophomores or juniors who will be juniors or seniors beginning in the fall; or graduate students; with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent), who are enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university. The scholarship is also open to students with an equivalent GPA at an accredited vocational-technical school or programogram. Applicants must also be pursuing a program of study that is related to the hydropower industry: Engineering, sciences (biology, fisheries, and hydrology), communications, or environmental studies.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Graduate Scholarship Award Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Inc. Computer Society
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  • 500
  • 4 awards
  • Jan-31-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Nuclear and Plasma Sciences|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
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This scholarship acknowledges contributions to the fields of Nuclear and Plasma Sciences. This is open to any graduate student in the fields of nuclear and plasma sciences.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details The Mel Marcus Fund for Physical Geography Association of American Geographers (AAG)
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • December 2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Physical Geography|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|Faculty member|
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The Mel Marcus Fund for Physical Geography was established to carry on the tradition of excellence and humanity in field work espoused by Dr. Melvin G. Marcus. Grants from this fund will promote formative participation by students collaborating with faculty in field-based physical geography research in challenging outdoor environments. This fund is open to faculty applicants to support travel and logistical costs of including students in field research in physical geography. The award is intended to support the inclusion of one or more students in field-based research. The faculty member must join the student for a significant portion of the field work.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Winifred Goldring Award Association for Women Geoscientists
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Paleontological|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
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The Winifred Goldring Award is awarded to a graduate student pursuing an education in paleontological. Applicants must be enrolled as a student during the period of the award
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • October 2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Geospatial Science|Geospatial Technology|Land Information System/Records|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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The scholarship is for students with an exceptional interest in pursuing scientific research or education in geospatial science or technology or land information systems/records.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 500
  • 2 awards
  • August 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Geoscience|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|Master's-level study|Doctoral-level study|BA Student|
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The AWG Sand Student Research Presentation Travel Award was established to support women geoscience students to present their research at the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America. This award is open to female students enrolled in BA, BS, Masters, or PhD program or the equivalent in the field of Geoscience or a closely related discipline.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 500
  • 2 awards
  • August 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Geoscience|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|Master's-level study|Doctoral-level study|BA Student|
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This award was named after Suzanne Takken, an avid traveler and strong supporter of women in geoscience. Suzanne spent a long career in Oklahoma as a petroleum and consulting geologist. The award aims to support women geoscience students to present their research at a national or international professional geoscience meeting other than the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America. Eligible applicants are female students who are currently enrolled in a BA, BS, Masters, or PhD program or the equivalent majoring in geoscience or a closely related discipline.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details AWG Maria Crawford Field Camp Scholarship Association for Women Geoscientists
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  • 750
  • 2 awards
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Geoscience|Geophysics|Geochemistry|Meteorology|Physical Oceanography|Planetary Geology|Geology|Earth Science|
  • School (College): |Accredited College|Accredited University|
  • Career: Pursue a career in |Hydrology|
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The AWG Maria Crawford Field Camp Scholarship is awarded to young women pursue geoscience careers. Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited college or university
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Semtech Corporation Scholarship Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 1,250 - 5,000
  • 2 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Mathematics|Business|Chemistry|Physics|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Four-year|Community College|
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The scholarship is given to graduating seniors from high schools in Ventura County who will pursue a degree in Physics, Engineering, Chemistry, Math or Business and must enroll as full-time candidates for an undergraduate degree at an accredited community college or 4-year college or university in the United States. Applicants must be a resident of Ventura County. Also, preference in the selection process will be given to female students and/or students who have been in foster care in Ventura County.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Paleontological|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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The AWG Undergraduate Excellence in Paleontology Award is awarded to a female undergraduate student. Applicants must be pursuing major in Paleontological
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • October 2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Computer Science|Geographic Science|
  • Residence: Live in |Canada| as a |Legal U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|Canada Accredited College or University|
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The scholarship is intended for undergraduate students from the United States and Canada who show exemplary academic performance and are striving to bridge the gap between geographic science and computer science. The award is created in honor of Dr. Duane Marble, creator of the Marble Fund, and for the late Dr. A. R. (Ray) Boyle.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details David G. Casavan Memorial Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Mathematics|Physical Sciences|
  • School (K-12): |High School|
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
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The David G. Casavan Memorial Scholarship Fund is awarded to Ventura County residents who are graduating seniors from any Ventura County high school. Applicants must be enrolling fulltime in an accredited four-year college or university in California.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
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