and universities offer special opportunities for students considering
careers in science, mathematics, technology, engineering, computing, or
medicine. These include scholarships and internships that provide
real work experience in a field of interest. The following list is not all inclusive, and if you know of others that
should be included, please let
are available from government agencies, others from corporations,
non-profit organizations, professional societies, and universities.
The following is just a short list to show the diversity of opportunities
available. Be sure to check with prospective schools about
scholarship options, and also companies and professional societies that are
focused on the career field you are considering. Other scholarships can be
searched on the College Board website.
- NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate
Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students
from disadvantaged backgrounds who are
committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science
- National Science Foundation S-STEM Scholarships
This program makes grants to
institutions of higher education to support scholarships for
academically talented, financially needy students, enabling them to
enter the workforce following completion of an associate,
baccalaureate, or graduate level degree in science and engineering
disciplines. Click here for a list of
current S-STEM grants.
- U.S. Department of Defense STEM Scholarships
The Science, Mathematics And Research
for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been
established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support
undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science,
Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
- Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) scholarship program is designed to
increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research,
technology, and education.
and small companies, government agencies, and non profit
organizations offer internships to college students. Some offer
summer work opportunities for high school students too. Within the
field of engineering, these work experiences are considered vital to the
education process and many schools have structured internships or coop
programs built in to the curriculum. Whatever path you choose, having
an opportunity to work -- even for a little while -- in the field will help
you determine if you like the work and if it is really the career path you
wish to pursue. In addition, often an internship will lead to a job
offer post graduation.
- Goddard Space Flight Center High School Internship
Program The program engage students who will be high
school juniors in the fall in 'real-time' applications of science,
technology, engineering and math (STEM) in a research-focused work
- NASA Undergraduate Student Research Project
NASA-USRP offers undergraduate students across the United States
internships at NASA centers under the supervision of technical
mentors. This prestigious program seeks rising sophomore, junior and
senior students in the disciplines of engineering, math, computer
science and life/physical sciences. Students may apply for a 10-week
summer session or a 15-week spring or fall session.
- Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative High
School Research Internships
The PTEI high school summer internship program gives junior and senior
high school students a glimpse into the world of biomedical research,
and a rich opportunity to explore careers in science, medicine and
- Boston Private Industry Council Tech Apprentice
TechBoston offers advanced technology
courses to equip Boston Public School students with high-tech skills
essential for success in careers and post-secondary education. The
Boston Private Industry Council (PIC) works closely with TechBoston to place high school students in
industry internships with area companies.
- Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program
SEAP is an eight week summer research opportunity at participating ONR
laboratories for high school students who have completed at least
grade 9, must be 16 years of age for most Laboratories, and a U.S.
citizen. A graduating Senior is eligible to apply.
- Microsoft Internships
As an intern at Microsoft, you’ll have real responsibility, real
work, and real opportunities to jumpstart your career.
- Demana-Waits Scholarship for Future Teachers
Texas Instruments awards the Demana-Waits
Scholarship for Future Teachers to students who plan to pursue a teaching
career in mathematics.