Scholarships for High School Seniors

The following scholarships are open to high school seniors planning to attend college in the fall and to major in a STEM related field, such as Biostatistics. Most awards also target underrepresented groups in STEM.

 

BHW Group Women in STEM Academic Scholarship

Scholarship Amount: $3,000 

The BHW Group provides an academic scholarship to a woman pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree related to STEM. High school seniors planning to attend college in the fall may also apply.

 

Employment BOOST for STEM

Scholarship Amount: $1,000

Employment BOOST provides this scholarship to high school seniors planning to attend college as well as current college students. The scholarship is open to students who are majoring in either STEM or business related fields. 

 

Gates Millennium

Scholarship Amount: Varies depending on the level of need 

Gates Millennium Scholars receive both a scholarship and academic empowerment services.  Applicants should be in one of the disciplines of mathematics, sciences, and public health, among others. Program applicants generally come from underrepresented groups in STEM and demonstrate significant financial need, high academic achievement, and leadership promise. Scholarship is renewable annually.

 

Great Minds in Stem

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 may apply.

 

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards

Scholarship Amount: $1,000

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation provides awards to high school seniors of Hispanic heritage in various categories including Healthcare and Science (sponsored by CVS pharmacies). Regional and national awards possible.

 

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)

Scholarship Amount: $500 to $5,000

The HSF Scholarship program assists students of Hispanic heritage achieve a college degree and is open to high school seniors planning to attend a four-year university in the fall of the scholarship year and current undergraduates.  Award selection is based on merit, but the amount of the scholarship is based on relative need. All majors and fields of study are eligible, but there is emphasis on STEM majors.

 

HOSA-Future Health Professionals

Scholarship Amount: Varies depending on the level of need

HOSA-Future Health Professionals is an international organization for students interested in pursuing careers in the healthcare industry, and it provides various scholarships open to members only. Applicants must be a current high school senior or postsecondary student.

 

James M. & Erma T. Freemont Foundation Scholarship Program

Scholarship Amount:  Varies depending on the level of need

High School 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 open to graduating high school seniors and also undergraduate and graduate students.  

 

NAACP Building Beautiful Futures

Scholarship Amount: $10,000 (renewable for 4 years based on GPA)

The NAACP Building Beautiful Futures Scholarship provides five scholarships to African American women,18-25 years old, who are pursuing a college degree in either science, communication, marketing, finance, or business related fields. Applicants must be members of the NAACP and may be high school seniors planning to attend college or current college students.

 

NAACP Happy Day Scholarship

Scholarship Amount: $12,500 (payable over 2 years)

The NAACP Happy Day Scholarship provides this scholarship for African American students or people of color majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Applicants must be members of the NAACP and may be high school seniors planning to attend college or current college students.

 

NAACP Smile Direct Club

Scholarship Amount: $15,000 ($3,750 per year for 4 years based on GPA)

The Smile Direct Club, in partnership with the NAACP, provides ten scholarships for African American students or people of color majoring in STEM. Applicants must be members of the NAACP and may be high school seniors planning to attend college or current college students.

 

UNCF Stem Scholars Program

Scholarship Amount: Varies depending on the level of need 

The UNCF STEM Scholars Program provides scholarships to 500 African American high school seniors who plan on majoring in a STEM field at a university.