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Awards and Scholarships

This page includes both scholarships we know about as well as resources that can help you search for scholarships. Some scholarships are need-based, some are not. Some are targeted to particular race/ethnic groups, or to women. Most of these are targeted at students pursuing Engineering, Computer Science, Science, Math, etc.

Target Audience
Scholarship Name and Description

African-American students pursuing Engineering
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) Scholarship Vault. Contains a list of scholarships (three pages at current note) available to NSBE members. One can join to apply for a scholarship

Any student searching for scholarships
Scholarships.com Scholarships.com lets you search by major, look for scholarships intended for specific groups, such as women, Native Americans, etc.

Any student searching for scholarships
Cappex This site will let you search by gender, major, ethnicity, etc. However, it is not the easiest site to use

Females interested in Engineering
Society of Women Engineers (SWE) SWE has a large number of sponsored scholarships listed on their site

HS Girls
NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award National Center for Women in IT (NCWIT) national and regional award competitions for high-school girls with Aspirations in Computing

Collegiate Women
NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Collegiate Award New NCWIT award for collegiate women with Aspirations in Computing, sponsored by HP

Females interested in Engineering
Engineer Girl The Engineer Girl web site has a list of scholarships, all focused around Engineering, and targeted to various groups (e.g., by engineering major, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, financial need, etc.)

Hispanic/Latino students interested in STEM subjects
US News & World Report Article on scholarships for Hispanics/Latinos interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) majors

Hispanic/Latino students
FastWeb Article on scholarships for Hispanic and Latino students

Any students looking for scholarships
College Board This is the scholarship search tool provided by College Board (the same people that administer AP tests and SAT tests)

Engineering students
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) IEEE offers a variety of scholarships, grants, and fellowships for IEEE Student members

Automotive engineering students
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) SAE offers scholarships. There are also SAE Scholarships from the Women Engineers Committee, which can be found here.

Hispanic students majoring in a STEM field
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Foundation SHPE has targeted scholarships for SHPE members (students can join in order to apply). Scholarships range from $1000 to $5000.

Hispanic students with financial need and major in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or a few other majors
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) HACU offers scholarships to students with demonstrated financial need attending four-year HACU-member college or university (fairly big list including all UC and CSU, among many others)

Pell Grant eligible and: African American, American Indian-Alaska Native, Asian & Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American
Gates Millenium Scholarship - Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation These scholarships were created to provide greater access and opportunity to higher education for outstanding students from underrepresented backgrounds. 1,000 recipients are selected each year.

Eligibility varies, involvement in FIRST
FIRST Scholarships FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a national robotics program sponsoring robotics leagues and competitions. They have compiled a list of scholarships available to kids who have participated in the robotics leagues for older kids - either FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC for grades 7-12) or FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC, for grades 9-12). The scholarships are sponsored a number of different colleges and corporations (they claim $18 million of available scholarship dollars).
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According to the Girl Scouts Research Institute, 74% of high school girls across the country are interested in STEM subjects, but for girls interested in STEM, STEM is just one area of interest among many.