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10 Scholarships for Students Studying Science

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Talented college graduates with degrees in the sciences are in high demand, and a range of organizations offer scholarships to help fund the educations of promising scientists. Below you'll find a sampling of 10 scholarships specifically for students in the sciences. Some are for current college students, while others are open to high school students. The awards range in value from $1,000 to an impressive $50,000. For each scholarship, you'll find links to additional information at Cappex.com, an excellent free website that provides college and scholarship matching services. You can also find a lot more scholarships at Cappex.

1. New Cosmic Frontiers International Science Essay Competition

• Award: $3,000 - $50,000
• Description: Applicants must submit an essay about the origin of the universe or whether there is life and intelligence beyond our solar system.
Administered by New Frontiers in Astronomy & Cosmology
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2. Dr. W. Wesley Eckenfelder Jr. Scholarship

• Award: $5,000
• Description: Applicants must major in environmental sciences, environmental engineering, chemical engineering, or civil engineering.
Administered by Brown and Caldwell
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3. Proton OnSite Scholarship Program

• Award: $25,000
• Description: Applicants must demonstrate outstanding achievement, excellence, and promise in the fields of science and technology.
Administered by Proton OnSite
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4. Elizabeth and Sherman Asche Memorial Scholarship

• Award: $1,500
• Description: Applicants must be Native Americans enrolling full-time in science or public health programs.
Administered by the Association on American Indian Affairs
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5. SMART Scholarship

• Award: $25,000 - $41,000
• Description: Applicants must be able to participate in summer internships at the Department of Defense laboratories and be willing to accept post-graduate employment with the Department of Defense.
Administered by Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation and American Society for Engineering Education
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6. American Council of Independent Laboratories Scholarship

• Award: $1,000 - $4,000
• Description: Applicants must be planning a career in science or engineering.
Administered by American Council of Independent Laboratories
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7. Paul and Ellen Ruckes Scholarship

• Award: $2,000
• Description: Applicants must be legally blind and be majoring in engineering or computer, physical, or life sciences.
Administered by American Foundation for the Blind
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8. Google Science Fair

• Award: $25,000 - $50,000
• Description: Applicants must create a science fair project that investigates a scientific-related question relevant to the world today.
Administered by Google, Inc.
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9. Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

• Award: $7,500
• Description: Applicants must pursue a career in mathematics, natural sciences, or engineering.
Administered by Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation
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10. Cappex Science and Biology Majors Scholarship

• Award: $1,000
• Description: Applicants must be majoring in or intend to major in science, biology, or a related major.
Administered by Cappex.com
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