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​STEM Scholarship Opportunities​

STEM Students, take time to apply for these great scholarship opportunities today!! If you need guidance completing your scholarship applications reach out to Brittnee Quintanar​, Azadeh Iglesias, or Patricia Gill​.

​COVID-19 Scholarship Opportunities

Because College is Expensive Scholarship

​The $500 “Because College is Expensive” Scholarship is open to all students and those planning on enrolling within 24 months. High​ school juniors & seniors, adults looking to head back to school, current college students and anyone else looking to attend college or graduate school.​ ​Click here for more information and to apply.

​Brooke Owens Fellowship

​The Brooke Owens Fellowship is open to anyone who identifies as a woman or another type of gender-minority, b) who is currently pursuing a bachelors or associates degree as of October 2020, and c) is interested in a career in any facet of the aerospace community is eligible to be selected for our Class of 2021. ​For information about the fellowship click Here​.  Click Here to apply.  The deadline to apply is October 4, 2020.  ​

Cappex

This is an opportunity for eligible students to earn an award up to $1,000. Applicant must be currently enrolled in high school or college, or plan to enroll in the next 12 months. The deadline to apply is the last day of each month. ​​Click here​ for more information and to apply.

Fund the Future Study Soup Scholarship

You could win an easy $2,500 scholarship by drawing an original superhero who uses STEM to make the world a better place! Use our template to create a poster for your schools’ classrooms. Your poster will (super)empower students to pursue STEM and you’ll enter to win a $2,500 scholarship.Click here for more information and to apply. ​​

HACU Scholarship Program 

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is offering scholarship opportunities for students to assist in defraying some of your college expenditures.  ​Click here​ for more information and to apply.​​

​The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship

​​The Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program is funded by the Department of Defense (DoD). It is a combined educational and workforce development opportunity for bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. students to gain technical skills in critical STEM fields and support the national security mission of DoD.​​​  Click Here for more information, eligibility requirements and how to apply.  The deadline to apply is December 1, 2020

​The Following Scholarships Will be Offered Again in the Fall:


RCCD FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS​

Applying for scholarships offered by the RCCD Foundation is easy! There are over 250 scholarships available to students and only ONE application is needed to apply. If you are an admitted RCCD student and have a student email address you can apply. Click here for more information.​​

AMERICAN WATER WORKS ASSOCIATION (AWWA) SCHOLARSHIPS

​​​The AWWA recognizes the importance of investing in students as the future of the water industry and provides discounted membership and more than 17 different scholarship opportunities.  Click here for more information.​ Scholarship opportunities will be opening up in August 2020

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF AERONAUTICS AND ​ASTRONAUTICS (AIAA) FOUNDATION UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

​Applicants must be a current AIAA student member with a minimum 3.30 GPA currently enrolled at a US accredited college or university with at least one academic semester completed. Applicants should be pursuing a career in science or engineering.​​ Click here​ for more information. Applications will be accepted from October 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021

BHW WOMEN IN STEM SCHOLARSHIP

$3,000 scholarship for female college students pursuing a STEM degree. ​Click here for more information. Applications open in January and are due by April 15th.

CALIFORNIA-NEVADA AMERICAN WATER WORKS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

Four $2,500 scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students interested in a drinking water related career field. This includes environmental and civil engineers; water, wastewater, and recycling treatment plant operators; distribution system operators; chemists; laboratory technicians; biologists, ecologists ​and environmental scientists; mechanical, electrical, and plumbing trades; financiers; economists.....​​whatever the role that supports safe drinking water. Click here for more information.

MASERGY STEM SCHOLARSHIP

​One recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship for creating a 60 second video highlighting a STEM-related invention you've made and uploading it to Twitter.​  Click here for more information.

NATIONAL DEBT RELIEF SCHOLARSHIP

​National Debt Relief will award 5 scholarships of $1,000 each to outstanding college students pursuing STEM career fields. Click here for more information.

PALANTIR FUTURE SCHOLARSHIP

​Ten scholarship recipients are chosen to visit Palantir's Washington, D.C. office for a day, all-expenses paid. Programming includes professional development sessions, breakouts with Palantir engineers, and fun social activities. All recipients are awarded a $7,000 scholarship to support their education. Applicants must be full-time college students pursuing a STEM major and be from a underrepresented racial/ethnic group (African-American/Black, Hispanic, Native American).​ Click here for more information. Applications will reopen December 2020.

​​​PALANTIR WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

​​Ten scholarship recipients are chosen to visit Palantir's headquarters in Palo Alto, CA for a day, all expenses paid. Programming includes professional development sessions, breakouts with Palantir engineers and fun social ac​tivities. All recipients are awarded a $7,000 scholarship to support their education. Applicants must be full-time college students that identify as a woman and are pursuing a STEM major. Click here for more information.

SCIENCE AMBASSADOR SCHOLARSHIP

​A full-tuition scholarship for a woman pursuing a STEM major. Click here for more information. Applications will reopen December 2020.

WESTERN UNION FOUNDATION SCHOLARS PROGRAM

​Applicants must be college students between the ages of 18 - 26 and pursuing a degree in STEM or business/entrepreneurship. Click here for more information.