Scholarships for Graduate Students
The following scholarships are open to current graduate students majoring in a STEM related field, such as Biostatistics. Most awards also target underrepresented groups in STEM.
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Selected Professions Fellowships
Scholarship Amount: $5,000 to $18,000
The AAUW provides fellowships to women pursuing a graduate degree in STEM related fields, for example, a master’s in mathematics and statistics.
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Dissertation Fellowship for Women
Scholarship Amount: $20,000
AAUW provides dissertation fellowships to women pursuing a doctoral degree. Preference given to women pursuing a doctoral degree in STEM.
American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability
Scholarship Amount: Up to $1,000
AAHD provides scholarships to university students with a disability who have completed at least their first year in college. Both undergraduate and graduate students may apply. Preference is given to students majoring in public health or disability studies related fields.
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Essay Contest Health Literacy
Scholarship Amount: $5,000
The AHIMA Foundation provides scholarships to university students pursuing either an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree related to health information or health literacy. Applicants must write an essay relating to the public and health information.
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Scholarship
Scholarship Amount: $1,000 to $2,500 (varies based on degree level)
The AHIMA Foundation provides merit scholarships to university students pursuing either an undergraduate or graduate degree. Applicants must be current members of AHIMA.
American Society for Quality (ASQ) Statistics Division Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics
Scholarship Amount: $7,500
The ASQ provides this scholarship to support master’s or doctoral degree students in fields related to applied statistics.
American Statistical Association (ASA) Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship
Scholarship Amount: $1,000
The ASA provides this scholarship to women pursuing a graduate degree related to statistics, such as biostatistics.
American Statistical Association (ASA) John J. Bartko Scholarship
Scholarship Amount: $1,000
The ASA provides the John J, Bartko Scholarship to students pursuing a Master of Science graduate degree in statistics or biostatistics. Applicants must be in at least the second year of their full time program. The scholarship provides travel and registration funds to attend the annual ASA Conference on Statistical Practice.
American Statistical Association (ASA) Lester R. Curtin Award
Scholarship Amount: $1,000
The ASA provides the Lester R. Curtin Award to promising young health statisticians. Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program in the field of health statistics. The scholarship provides travel and registration funds to attend the annual ASA Conference on Statistical Practice.
American Statistical Association (ASA) Lingzi Lu Memorial Award
Scholarship Amount: Up to $1,300
The ASA provides the Lingzi Lu Memorial Award to promising young statisticians in remembrance of Lingzi Lu, a Boston Marathon bombing victim. Applicants must be enrolled in a master’s degree program in statistics or biostatistics. The scholarship provides travel and registration funds to attend the annual ASA Conference on Statistical Practice.
AFCEA Ralph W. Shrader Diversity Scholarship
Scholarship Amount: $3,000
AFCEA provides the Ralph W. Shrader Diversity Scholarship through funding by Booz Allen Hamilton. Students must be pursuing a graduate degree related to STEM, including statistics, and be a woman or member of a minority group. Applicants must have completed at least their first semester of coursework.
David A. Winston Scholarship Program
Scholarship Amount: $10,000
The Winston Health Policy Scholarship is awarded to students pursuing a master’s degree in various fields of public health and health policy. The organization awards approximately twenty scholarships per year.
Department of Defense (DOD) Smart Scholarship
Scholarship Amount: $25,000 to $38,000 (depending on degree) plus tuition
DOD sponsors this scholarship for undergraduates or graduate students pursuing a technical STEM degree. Funding is available for one to five years of study. Applicants must be willing to accept employment with DOD after graduation and the term of employment matches the number of years of financial support.
Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
Scholarship Amount: $27,000 (for 3 years)
The Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs provide predoctoral fellowships to students pursuing or planning to pursue a doctoral degree with a dissertation in fields including mathematics and statistics. A version of the scholarship is also available for underrepresented groups in doctoral studies.
Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
Scholarship Amount: $28,000
The Ford Foundation provides this one year scholarship for doctoral students who have already completed all degree requirements except for the completion of the dissertation.
Scholarship Amount: $500 to $5,000
Great Minds in STEM provides this scholarship to Hispanic students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree related to STEM. Current high school seniors planning to attend college in the fall may also apply.
James M. & Erma T. Freemont Foundation Scholarship Program
Scholarship Amount: Varies depending on the level of need
The foundation awards students with a record of leadership and volunteerism in the community and participation in extracurricular school activities who are pursuing degrees in health and medical sciences and planning to attend an HBCU.
Applications are open to graduating high school seniors and also undergraduate and graduate students.
National Environmental Health Association
Scholarship Amount: $2,250
NEHA provides two scholarships to undergraduate students and one to graduate students. Preference is given to students who are pursuing a career in environmental health but related fields are also considered.
National Hispanic Health Foundation
Scholarship Amount: $2,000 for one year or $5,000 per year for two years
The National Hispanic Health Foundation provides scholarships to graduate students pursuing a graduate degree in public health and other related fields and who are interested in Hispanic health (being Hispanic is not required). Between 15 to 20 scholarships awarded each year.
National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Scholarship Amount: $34,000 (annual stipend for three years plus tuition)
NSF provides this multi-year funding intended for students who are in the early part of their doctoral studies in a research-based STEM field. Funding is also available for students pursuing a research-based master’s degree in STEM.