Considering College? These STEM Scholarships Are a Must-Have!

Mar 26, 2024 | Thought Leadership

The journey toward achieving an excellent STEM education is paved with dreams of opportunity, fulfillment, and high earning power. Although the allure of the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—has a lot of lucrative career prospects, it can get expensive quickly. For prospective minority high school students or college students weighing their options, securing a decent scholarship can mean everything. Below, you will find STEM scholarship opportunities for Black, Hispanic or Latino, Low-Income, or underrepresented groups. Please note that each award has its criteria.

Minority Women in STEM Financial Need Scholarship

Due Date: Jun 15, 2024

Amount: $10,000


This scholarship was started to encourage minority women in STEM to keep thriving in their respective STEM fields. To qualify, candidates must be attending one of the universities below:

  • University of Texas at Dallas
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of North Texas
  • The University of Texas at Arlington
  • Texas Woman’s University
  • Texas A&M University- College Station

To apply for this scholarship, candidates should prepare to write about their career goals and ambitions and how they plan to get there.

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Perryman Family Foundation College Scholarship 

Due Date: March 30, 2024

Amount: $10,000 – $15,000


Are you considering pursuing a STEM career but don’t know where to seek scholarships? You are in luck because the Perryman Family Foundation has a range of scholarships to choose from. This scholarship aims to “provide for the education of the next generation of innovators.” Below are some details to keep in mind before applying:


  • High School Seniors and College Students
  • US Citizens
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Academic interest: Computer Science, Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Biology, Math
  • Applicants must live within 150 miles of Houston, Pennsylvania.


Dr. Arthur A. Kezian DDS Science Scholarship

Due Date: March 31, 2024

Amount: $1,200

Dr. Kezian established this scholarship to empower hardworking high school seniors or university graduate students to major in science fields and pursue advanced education in STEM.



  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be attending a College or University in the Fall of 2024
  • Must be a resident of the United States or Canada
  • 1–2 page essay on why you deserve the Dr. Arthur A. Kezian DDS Science Scholarship
  • Resume or CV
  • Official Transcript (GPA needs to be above 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.)
  • SAT Score Report
  • DAT, GRE, or MCAT Score Report


  • 1 Minute Video Clip introducing yourself (optional but recommended)

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Scholarships

Due Date: April 14, 2024

Amount: $25,000


The future of STEM will be shaped by efforts to expand diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Scholarships is taking a significant step toward doing so.


  • High School Seniors, College, and Graduate Students
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Academic interests must be one of the following: Architecture, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Construction Engineering/Management, Earth Science, Materials Science, Aviation/Aerospace, Occupational Safety or Health, and Accounting.
  • Applicants must be active SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) Members.

Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)

Due Date: March 29, 2024 at noon ET.

References are due on Friday, April 12, 2024, at noon ET.

Amount: Up to $20,000


There is always a need for medical researchers, and the Undergraduate Scholarship Program is dedicated to giving students from disadvantaged backgrounds financial support to study biomedical, behavioral, and social science research.


  • US citizen or permanent resident.
  • Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited four-year college or university.
  • Must have a GPA of 3.3 or greater on a 4.0-point scale
  • Demonstrate financial need affirmed by your undergraduate institution’s office of financial assistance.
  • Must pass a federal background check.

You are not eligible for UGSP if any one of the following items applies to you:

  • You are a high school senior.
  • You have already been awarded an undergraduate degree.
  • You are enrolled in an advanced degree program, such as a master’s degree.
  • You are unable to fulfill the payback requirements.

Also, according to the website: “For every year of scholarship support, scholars commit to two paid service obligations in the NIH Intramural Research Program. These are:”

  • A ten-week full-time summer internship at the NIH immediately following the year of scholarship support.
  • One year of full-time work at the NIH post-graduation; this service obligation may be deferred until completion of an advanced degree program.”


Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship Program

Due Date: April 1, 2024

Amount: $10,000


The Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship Program gives $10,000 to 100 current or incoming STEM students each year. Below are the details needed to get in on this scholarship.


  • HS Seniors, College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
  • US Citizens
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Academic interest must be in Computer Science, Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Math, or Aviation/Aerospace.
  • Miscellaneous: Low Income, LGBTQ+

Women in STEM Academic Scholarship

Due Date: April 15, 2024

Amount: $3,000


BHW is one of the leading organizations pushing women to be inspired to choose STEM careers. This one is for you if you are a high school or undergraduate student.


  • High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students
  • US Citizens, Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, DACA, Other
  • Academic interest must be in Computer Science, Engineering, Biology, Math, Statistics, Science, Technology, and Society
  • Miscellaneous: Women

To apply:

  • Write a 500-800 word essay about your favorite app and what you like about it.
  • Share with the BWC team about a time an app played a significant role in improving your day.


William Griggs Memorial Scholarship for Science and Math

Due Date: June 20, 2024

Amount: $2,500


This scholarship was created in memory of William Griggs, a New York-based scientist who believed in the power of STEM. Here are the requirements.


  • High School Seniors & College Students
  • Academic interest must be in Engineering, Math, Science, Technology, and Society
  • Miscellaneous: Women

To apply:

  • Share your story and how you plan to contribute to STEM.


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