Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

The following scholarships are open to current college students majoring in a STEM related field, such as Biostatistics. Most awards also target underrepresented groups in STEM.

 

AFCEA Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Major Scholarship for Undergraduate Students

Scholarship Amount: $2,500

AFCEA provides scholarships to college sophomore or junior students majoring in various STEM fields, to include statistics.

 

AFCEA Undergraduate Diversity Scholarship 

Scholarship Amount: $3,000

AFCEA provides scholarships to college sophomore or junior students majoring in various STEM fields, to include statistics. In addition, applicants should be either women or members of a minority group.

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. 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. 

 

BHW Group Women in STEM Academic Scholarship

Scholarship Amount: $3,000 

Information: 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.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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 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.

 

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.  

 

Marines’ Memorial Association (MMA) Hammer Family Scholarship Program

Scholarship Amount: $5,000

The MMA provides the Hammer Family Scholarship to eight U.S. veterans annually who are pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in statistics, mathematics, or other STEM related fields.

 

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.

 

NAACP Hubertus W.B. Willems Scholarship

Scholarship Amount: $3,000

The NAACP provides the Hubertus W. B. Willems Scholarship to a male African American student pursuing an undergraduate degree in mathematical sciences, engineering, physics or chemistry. 

 

National Environmental Health Association 

Scholarship Amount:  $2,250

NEHA provides two scholarships to undergraduate students and one to graduate students. Preference given to students who are pursuing a career in environmental health but related fields are also considered. 

 

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate scholarship Program

Scholarship Amount:  $20,000 (can be renewed up to four years)

The NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program provides support to university students currently pursuing an undergraduate degree who plan on working at the NIH after graduation. The scholarship amount may be used to pay for tuition, educational costs, and reasonable living expenses. Winners of the scholarship must attend a 10-week laboratory program during the summer and work with NIH after graduation. 

 

Truman Scholarship

Scholarship Amount: $30,000

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation provides 55-65 scholarships to students actively involved in community service. A focus on Public Health is one of the areas of concentration considered for applicants.

 

Udall Foundation

Scholarship Amount: Up to $7,000

The Udall Foundation provides scholarships to Native American or Alaska Native undergraduate students, currently sophomores or juniors in college, who are pursuing a healthcare related career.

 

UNCF Procter and Gamble STEM Scholarship

Scholarship Amount: Up to $5,000

The Procter and Gamble (P&G) STEM Scholarship is awarded to a university student pursuing an undergraduate degree related to STEM. Preference will be given to African American male candidates. The scholarship is administered through the UNCF.