Scholarships

Below are a compilation of scholarships. These deadlines are for the 2018 year but are a record of scholarships offered to keep in mind for the future.
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ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention, INC Academic Scholarship

Deadline: July 1st
Description:  ABC Wildlife is introducing a scholarship designed to increase the number of women studying and influencing the future of science, including technology, engineering, and math. This program is for individuals studying or planning to study the fields of science (excluding social sciences i.e. economics), engineering, mathematics, or technology.

Citizenship: unrestricted

Contact: 
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Aetna: 2018 Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program

Deadline: March 23rd
Description: The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award. Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution. In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (the full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit the form by the due date listed below. PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Contact: 
Office of the Vice President for Research
research@uconn.edu
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Alfred P. Sloan Minority Ph.D. Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Description:  

Sponsored by the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME), the Alfred P. Sloan Minority PhD Scholarships are gifted for underrepresented doctoral students pursuing a major related to science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). Eligible candidates must be U.S. citizens matriculated full-time at schools designated Sloan University Centers for Exemplary Mentoring (UCEM). Since being founded in 1995, the program has provided over 900 doctoral grants for minorities active in PhD research.

Contact: 

Alfred P. Sloan Minority PhD Scholarships
1 North Broadway Suite 601
White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 539-4010
sloanphds@nacme.org
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AFCEA STEM Majors Scholarship for Graduate Diversity Students

Deadline: April 12, 2019
Description:  For the 2018-2019 academic year scholarships of $3,000 will be awarded to full-time students (women and minority students), enrolled in their second semester and at least two semester-equivalent courses) currently pursuing a graduate degree at any accredited academic institution in the United States in an eligible major that supports the mission of AFCEA Educational Foundation. Expected graduation date cannot be in the year the scholarship is awarded. AFCEA's focus is on STEM/hard sciences - information technology, cybersecuirty, telecommunications electronics supporting defense, homeland security and intelligence communities.

Citizenship: U.S Citizen

Contact: 

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American Water Resources Association-Richard A. Herbert Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 23rd
Description:  At least one $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time graduate student enrolled in a program relating to water resources for the 2018-2019 academic year. Scholarships will be awarded to the student most qualified by academic performance. Each applicant must be a national AWRA member. Consider becoming a member! Measures of academic performance include the cumulative grade point average, relevance of the student's curriculum to water resources, and leadership in extracurricular activities related to water resources.

Contact: 
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American Floral Endowment (AFE) Scholarships

Deadline: May 1st
Description:  The Endowment supports educational efforts focused on attracting and retaining young people to the industry. Through annual scholarships and paid internship opportunities, AFE has contributed more than $1 million in funding to students studying floriculture and environmental horticulture.

Contact: 
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American Geological Society (AGS) Summer/Fall Semester Internship in Public Policy

Deadline: March 1 and April 1
Description:  AGI seeks outstanding geoscience students with a strong interest in federal science policy for a semester-long internship in geoscience and public policy in the Government Affairs Program. Representing the geoscience community in Washington, DC, the program actively works with Congress and federal agencies to foster sound public policy in areas that affect geoscientists, including water, energy, and mineral resources; geologic hazards; environmental protection; and federal funding for geoscience research and education. Interns will gain a first-hand understanding of the legislative process and the operation of executive branch agencies.

Contact:
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Annie’s Homegrown Agriculture Scholarships

Deadline: March 15, 2019
Description:  Scholarships support students who advance the principles of regenerative agriculture. While multiple definitions of regenerative agriculture exist, we define it as farming that protects and intentionally enhances natural resources and communities. We frame our understanding of regenerative agriculture around three core outcomes of interest: soil health, aboveground biodiversity, and economic resilience in farming communities.

Citizenship: Unrestricted

Contact:
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Argonne National Laboratory Graduate Research Program
Deadline:
 Rolling

Description: This program provides Master’s and Ph.D. level candidates an opportunity to conduct work within an Argonne research group or on a specific project for the purpose of supporting the student’s thesis work. The university sets the academic standards and awards the degree. In practice, the participation of the faculty member varies from full partnership in the research to general supervision of the student’s thesis work. The Argonne staff member keeps the faculty member at the university informed on the student’s progress.

Citizenship: Unspecified

Contact:
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Arizona Hydrological Society Scholarship
Deadline:
 April 17th

Description: HS will award three $2,000 scholarships for the academic year. The purpose of the award is to encourage full-time students in hydrology, hydrogeology, or other water resources related field at an Arizona university or college to excel in their area of study. Any junior, senior, or graduate student who fits into this category is qualified to apply.

Citizenship: Unspecified

Contact: 
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AVANGRID Scholarship

Deadline: April 2nd
Description: "Supporting our existing workforce must be complemented by a pledge to dedicate ourselves to nurture the next generation of energy leaders, who will provide the energy and innovation that will drive AVANGRID forward,” said James P. Torgerson, CEO of AVANGRID. “This scholarship program will help to ensure that some of the brightest minds are focused on finding solutions to issues our industry will face as it transitions away from fossil fuels toward a balanced energy mix that includes renewable generation.”

AVANGRID will provide scholarships for postgraduate studies in the following fields:

  • Renewable Energy
  • Smart Distribution Networks
  • Engineering
  • Data Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Legal/Compliance/Regulation
  • Business: International Studies, Human Resources, Communications, Finance, Treasury
  • Information Technology

Contact: 
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2019 Beckman Scholars Program

Deadline: March 21st and April 6th
Description: The purpose of the Beckman Scholars Program is to help stimulate, encourage and support research activities by exceptionally talented, full-time undergraduate students who are pursuing their studies at accredited four-year colleges and universities located in the United States of America. These research activities shall be centered in either chemistry, biochemistry, the biological and medical sciences or some interdisciplinary combination of these subjects. Candidates for the Beckman Scholars Award must be full-time students throughout the duration of the award.

The research activities performed by Beckman Scholars shall be conducted under the guidance of a full-time, approved faculty member at the college or university receiving an award. Research activities must be performed part-time (ten hours per week) during one academic year, and full-time over two summers (ten 40-hour weeks each summer) immediately before and after the academic year research experience.

Contact: 
Office of the Vice President for Research
research@uconn.edu

2018 CHEFA Nonprofit Grant Program

Deadline: December 19th
Description: The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award. Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution. In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit form by the due date listed below. PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Contact: 
Office of the Vice President for Research
research@uconn.edu
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Dannon Yogurt, Probiotics and the Gut Microbiome Fellowship Grant

Deadline: February 15
Description:  Dannon, as a part of DanoneWave Public Benefits Corporation, is awarding two graduate students a grant of $25,000 each. The successful candidates should excel in science and have an interest in studying yogurt, probiotics and the gut microbiome’s role in promoting human health (the “Field”). Examples may include the role of yogurt or other nutrients from yogurt, probiotics, or fermented dairy products on brain function, growth and development, digestive health, weight management or heart health. Topics may also include factors that influence the gut microbiome.

Citizenship: U.S citizen and permanent resident

Contact: 
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DataONE Summer Internship Program Fellowship

Deadline: March 23rd
Description:  The Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE) offers 9-week summer research internships starting in May and ending in July. Interns are paired with mentors and undertake a program of work centered around a chosen topic. Participation in the program after the midterm is contingent on satisfactory performance.

Contact: 
1312 Basehart Dr. SE 1
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87106
internship@dataone.org

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Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program
Deadline:
 May 15th 

Description:  The goal of the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories.  The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories. The SCGSR program provides supplemental funds for graduate awardees to conduct part of their thesis research at a host DOE laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist within a defined award period. The award period for the proposed research project at DOE laboratories may range from 3 to 12 consecutive months.

Citizenship: U.S. Citizens

Contact: 
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Engineering Empowerment Scholarship

Deadline: August 1st
Description:  Women are still very much under-represented in STEM fields both in higher education and in industry. Our goal is to help equip one female student to overcome this gender gap by offering $1,000 toward her studies in science, technology, engineering, or math.

Who Can Apply?

  • Females only
  • Must be pursuing a degree in STEM: science, technology, engineering or math
  • Can be an undergraduate or graduate student
  • Open to students attending the US or Canadian institution
  • Entrants must be 17 years or older
  • No GPA requirement

Contact: 

Tacuna Systems
1100 Johnson Rd.
Unit 17364
Golden, CO 80402
scholarship@tacunasystems.com
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Environmental Professionals Organization of Connecticut

Deadline: April 30th
Description:  EPOC recognizes its duty to assist in the education of individuals planning a career in the environmental industry. Consequently, the EPOC Environmental Scholarship Fund was established in 1998. The purpose of the Scholarship Fund is to assist Connecticut residents, or an immediate family member (spouse or child) of an EPOC Member in good standing, who are attending an accredited college or university (CT colleges or out of state colleges) and have declared majors pertinent to the environmental field. Students must be enrolled in a bachelor, master or Ph.D. degree program. The scholarships are awarded annually to those entering Junior year, Senior, or Graduate level (full or part-time), and are enrolled in accepted programs of study (see below) preparing the student to become a Technical Environmental Professional* in the State of Connecticut as defined by the CT DEEP, or a professional in a related service discipline who may render technical assistance to the Technical Environmental Professional.

Contact: 

Seth Molofsky
P.O. Box 176 
Amston, CT 06231-0176
860-537-0337
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Health Policy Research Scholarship

Deadline: March 14
Description:  Health Policy Research Scholars is a leadership development opportunity for second-year full-time doctoral students from underrepresented populations and/or disadvantaged backgrounds—students whose ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, and other factors allow them to bring unique and diverse perspectives to their research. They want to apply their research to advance health and equity, and their innovation helps build a Culture of Health, one that enables everyone in America to live longer healthier lives.

Contact: 

Noreen Wall
(860) 486-5394
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Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Deadline: March 30th
Description: The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage to obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis. Awards are based on merit; amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need, among the Scholars selected.

Citizenship: U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)

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Hsiao Memorial Economics Scholarship

Deadline: February 19th
Description:  The Asian Pacific Fund presents the Hsiao Memorial Economics Scholarship each academic year for $1,000 to Asian American or Pacific Islander students attending a U.S.-based college or university for a Ph.D. degree in economics. Qualified candidates must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, plan a teaching or research career in academia, have at least 50% Asian heritage, exhibit financial need, and be conducting research that benefits Asians. Priority is given to doctoral students of Chinese descent.

Contact: 

Hsiao Memorial Economics Scholarship
465 California Street Suite 809
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 395-9985
info@asianpacificfund.org
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Industry Engagement and Interdisciplinary Link Awards (UA)

Deadline: March 15th
Description:  These grants are designed to catalyze new extramural research and build new intramural collaborations. Awards support Graduate Research Assistants (salary, ERE, tuition remission, travel), undergraduate research assistants, and core facility usage.

Contact: 

Noreen Wall
(860) 486-5394
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KSEA-KUSCO Scholarship for Graduate Students

Deadline: April 1st
Description:  The Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA) partners with the Korea-U.S. Science Cooperation Center (KUSCO) annually to provide $20 scholarships for $1,500 each to graduate students of Korean heritage who are earning a master’s or Ph.D. degree. To qualify, candidates must attend an accredited U.S. institution, major in the STEM fields, have KSEA membership, excel in community service, submit two recommendations, and write an 800-word essay explaining how their research will impact Korean-U.S. cooperation.

Contact: 

KSEA-KUSCO Scholarships for Graduate Students
1952 Gallows Road Suite 300
Vienna, VA 22182
(703) 748-1221
admin@ksea.org
Scholarship Link

Johnson & Johnson Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars Program 

Deadline: May 1st
Description:  Administered by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the Johnson & Johnson Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars Program bestows $18,000 Ph.D. scholarships for minorities enrolled full-time in a clinically focused doctoral nursing program. Eligible American Indian, Asian American, Black, Latino, or Pacific Islander students must be U.S. citizens, attend a CCNE-accredited college, have RN licensure, and commit to becoming full-time faculty in a registered nursing program after graduation.

Contact: 

Johnson & Johnson Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars Program
1 Dupont Circle NW Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 463-6930
mokoniewski@aacn.nche.edu
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Jeanette Elmer Scholarship Fund

Deadline: June 1st
Description:  Started in 2006 by the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, the Jeanette Elmer Scholarship Fund gives $1,000 annually to American Indian or Alaskan Native students who are members of federally-recognized tribes in Wisconsin, New Mexico, or Arizona. To be eligible, applicants must have completed a bachelor’s program, enroll in an accredited U.S. graduate school, pursue a master’s or Ph.D., demonstrate financial need, have one-fourth degree Indian blood, and submit a 250-word typed personal essay.

Contact: 

Jeanette Elmer Scholarship Fund
4520 Montgomery Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 881-4584
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Japanese Association of University Women (JAUW) International Fellowship Program

Deadline: March 31st
Description:  The Japanese Association of University Women (JAUW) announces the availability of fellowships for women who are carrying out or would like to carry out independent research or advanced study at the postgraduate level in Japan. Applicants must have received a Master’s degree or its equivalent and/or be in the pre-doctoral or dissertation level of a Ph.D. program. Applicants must have an acceptance letter from a host institution in Japan.

Citizenship: must be a citizen of any country outside of Japan

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Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship

Deadline: February 19th 
Description:  Funded by Tyler Technologies, the Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship is granted for $8,000 each year through the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) to outstanding minority masters or Ph.D. students preparing for a career in state or local government finance. Qualified majors include public administration, accounting, finance, economics, political science, nonprofit management, and business. U.S. or Canadian citizens can be enrolled full-time or part-time at an accredited North American institution.

Contact: 

Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship
203 North LaSalle Street Suite 2700
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 977-9700
rkotchen@gfoa.org
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National Gem Consortium Ph.D. Science Scholarship

Deadline: November 15th
Description:  The National Gem Consortium offers the PhD Science Scholarship to minority students entering their first year of doctoral studies in any natural science discipline, including chemistry, physics, earth science, mathematics, biology, and computer science. Fellows are given full tuition coverage at a GEM university member, a $16,000 living stipend, and a paid summer internship. Eligible candidates must be U.S. citizens or legal residents, maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and obtain promising GRE scores.

Contact: 

National Gem Consortium PhD Science Scholarship
1430 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 562-3646
info@gemfellowship.org
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NOAA Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

Deadline: December 10th
Description:  Within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program was established to provide four annual doctoral grants for minorities and women who may otherwise be unable to afford a PhD in oceanography, marine biology, maritime archaeology, ecology, or a related field. Eligible candidates must attend an accredited graduate school, have U.S. citizenship, achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and show interest in studying fisheries and coastal ecosystems.

Contact: 

NOAA Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program
1305 East-West Highway 11th Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 713-3125
fosterscholars@noaa.gov
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Open Society Fellowships 

Deadline: July 15th
Description:  The Open Society Fellowship supports individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world.

Citizenship: Unrestricted

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2018 Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award 

Deadline: January 27th and February 27th
Description:  The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award. Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution. In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit form by the due date listed below. PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Contact: 
Office of the Vice President for Research 
research@uconn.edu
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Organization of American States Graduate Scholarship

Deadline: March 23- April 30
Description:  

OAS Academic Scholarships are awarded for full-time studies at any university in an OAS Member State, with the exception of the applicant’s sponsoring country. OAS Academic Scholarships are awarded for a minimum period of one (1) academic year and a maximum period of two (2) academic years. OAS Scholarship Recipients must return and remain in the sponsoring country for a period of no less than twenty-four (24) months * after completing the program of study.

Citizenship: OAS Member State

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Postdoc Seed Grant Funding Announcement

Deadline: April 23rd
Description:  There will be three recipients of the award: a first prize award of $2000 and two-second prizes of $1000. Specific instructions for submitting an award proposal appear below. Note, only UConn-Storrs affiliated Postdoctoral Research Associates (i.e., covered under The Graduate School) who will complete the project during their time in this position are eligible to apply.

Contact: 

Karen Bresciano
karen.bresciano@uconn.edu
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Postdoc Seed Grant Funding Announcement

Deadline: April 23rd
Description:  There will be three recipients of the award: a first prize award of $2000 and two-second prizes of $1000. Specific instructions for submitting an award proposal appear below. Note, only UConn-Storrs affiliated Postdoctoral Research Associates (i.e., covered under The Graduate School) who will complete the project during their time in this position are eligible to apply.

Contact: 

Karen Bresciano
karen.bresciano@uconn.edu
Scholarship Link

SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program

Deadline: March 31st
Description:  Granting a $20,000 annual stipend, the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Doctoral Scholars Program is available for racial minority students enrolling full-time in a campus-based PhD program at a participating U.S. institution. Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents, have obtained at least a bachelor’s degree, not be employed outside their department, reside in one of 16 member states in the Southern United States, and plan to become full-time university faculty members.

Contact: 

SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program
592 10th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 875-9211
chanell.turner@sreb.org
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Vine Deloria Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: May 31st
Description:  Through the American Indian College Fund, the Vine Deloria Jr. Memorial Scholarship is conferred annually for $1,000 to Native American or Alaskan Native graduate students who are currently pursuing an accredited master’s or PhD degree in any academic field. To be eligible, candidates must be enrolled members of federally-recognized tribes, have at least one-fourth Indian blood, maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and demonstrate financial need. PhD students could also apply for the Anthony A. Welmas Scholarship.

Contact: 

Vine Deloria Jr. Memorial Scholarship
8333 Greenwood Blvd.
Denver, CO 80221
(800) 776-3863
info@collegefund.org
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WCS Graduate Scholarship Program

Deadline: Varied
Description:  WCS is committed to a strategy that invests in developing the global conservation leaders of tomorrow. As part of that strategy, the Graduate Scholarship Program provides support for graduate education opportunities (masters or doctoral programs) at international institutions of academic excellence for exceptional conservationists from Asia/Pacific, Africa, Latin America, and North American indigenous groups. Scholars will be selected based on their exceptional abilities, their potential to become leaders of the conservation movement in their home country, and the relevance of their proposed study and future work to WCS conservation priorities.

Contact: 

Kate Mastro
Program Officer
kmastro@wcs.org
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Xerox Technical Minority Scholarships

Deadline: September 30th
Description:  Ranging from $1,000 to $10,000, the Xerox Technical Minority Scholarships are awarded for full-time minority college students pursuing a BS, MS, or PhD degree in a technical science, such as chemistry, computer science, information management, physics, manufacturing, software systems, or engineering. Eligible applicants must attend an accredited U.S. four-year institution, carry a minimum B average, have unmet financial need, provide a detailed electronic resume, and not be related to Xerox employees.

Contact: 

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarships
45 Glover Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06856
(877) 747-3625
GlobalCareers@xerox.com
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