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Robert H. Goddard Scholarship
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Deadline: Early December

The National Space Club (NSC) awards a $10,000 scholarship annually in memory of Dr. Robert H. Goddard, the American rocket pioneer. The award is given to stimulate the interest of talented students in advancing knowledge in space research and exploration. The award winner is introduce to national leaders in science, government and industry at the annual Goddard Memorial Dinner in March; travel and housing costs will be paid to allow the winner to attend the dinner. Applicants must be U.S. citizen and in at least their junior year at an accredited university and must intend to pursue further undergraduate of graduate studies in science or engineering during the term of the scholarship.

To receive application instructions, send a self-addressed stamped envelop to:

Goddard Scholarships
National Space Club
2025 M Street, NW Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036-4907

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship
(rising juniors apply)
Deadline: February 9

The scholarship program is designed to increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities. The Scholarship provides successful undergraduate with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year.

The Hertz Foundation's Graduate Fellowship Awards
Deadline: October 28

The Hertz Foundation's mission is to build America's capacity for innovation by nurturing remarkable applied scientists and engineers who show the most promise to change the world. Our nation and the world urgently need the talents of applied scientists and engineers to drive innovation, enhance competitiveness and help solve critical problems we face. The Hertz Foundation identifies the rare young scientists and engineers with the potential to change the world for the better and supports their research endeavors from an early stage.
The Foundation empowers these outstanding young people with the freedom to innovate in collaboration with leading professors in the field.

Eligibility: College seniors wishing to pursue the Ph.D. degree in any of the fields of particular interest to the Foundation, as well as graduate students already in the process of doing so, may apply.

Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship Program
(aerospace sciences-for women)
Deadline: November 15

Since 1928, Zonta International has addressed challenges to women's equality in science, business, public affairs and government by providing critical financial support through programs aimed at furthering women's education, leadership and youth development. The Fellowship of $10,000 may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees. Students must be registered in a Ph.D./doctoral program when funds are received. Women of any nationality are eligible.

Corporate Sponsored Scholarships for Minority Undergraduate Students in Physics

Deadline: February 1
Each year, the APS Committee on Minorities in Physics (COM) acts as the selection committee for this scholarship which attracts many excellent applicants. The award consists of $2000 per year for new minority scholars, and $3000 per year for renewal students to be used for tuition, room & board, and educational materials. In addition, each physics department that hosts one or more APS minority undergraduate scholars and assigns a mentor for their student/s will receive a $500 award for programs to encourage minority students.

Rules & Eligibility

Any African-American, Hispanic American, or Native American U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is majoring or planning to major in physics, and who is a high school senior, college freshman, or sophomore is eligible to apply for the scholarship.

National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowships for Minorities and Women (NPSC)
Deadline: November 5

Applicants should have research experience in one of the following fields: Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Materials Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, or in related engineering fields. NPSC welcomes applications from all qualified students, with continued emphasis on recruiting minorities and women. Applicants must be graduating seniors with at least a 3.0/4.0 GPA, in their first year of a graduate program pursuing a Ph.D., be in a terminal master's program, or be returning from the workforce with no more than a master's degree. The NPSC awards up to $16,000 stipends for students aspiring to earn a doctoral degree the physical sciences, biochemistry, computer science, and related fields of science and engineering. The maximum total duration is six years.

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