Scholarships, Fellowships, and Other Opportunities
There are a number of graduate fellowships that are awarded each year such as the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program and the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. You will find information for those programs as it is posted on the relevant websites.
Juniors planning on attending graduate school should not wait until their senior year to investigate these programs, as there are things you can be doing as a junior to make your application as a senior more likely to be successful.
Aftercollege.com lists job openings for graduates by disciplines. See http://www.aftercollege.com/career-networks/rice-university/ for the listings. You are required to register with aftercollege.com, but there is no charge for registration. Note: job postings on this site have not been vetted by the School of Engineering.
Pathways to Science
Pathways to Science is a project of the Institute for Broadening Participation. The organization places emphasis on connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring and resources. Opportunities and placements include paid summer internships, portable scholarships and research experiences.
NASA fellowships and other opportunities
NASA offers several internships, fellowships and scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Technical Degree Sponsorship Program
Sponsored by the U.S. Air Force, the Technical Degree Sponsorship Program (TDSP) is open to juniors and seniors majoring in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering. The sponsorship allows students to earn money while in school and attend Officer Training upon graduation.
American Public Power Association Scholarships
The American Public Power Association issues multiple scholarships, internships and research grants for full-time students intersted in energy careers. Funding ranges from $2,000 - $4,000
DEADLINE TO APPLY: FEBRUARY 15, 2015 and OCTOBER 15, 2015
2015 TECBio REU at the University of Pittsburgh
$5250 is available for undergraduates during this 10-week research experience at the University of Pittsburgh
DEADLINE TO APPLY: MARCH 1, 2015
2015 Nebraska Summer Research Program
Undergraduate engineering students who may be considering graduate school are urged to apply for this 8-10 week research experience at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Multiple program options are available, which include a stipend,travel expenses, and room and board.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: MARCH 2, 2015
White House Internships
DEADLINE FOR SPRING, 2015: OCTOBER 17, 2014
DEADLINE FOR SUMMER, 2015: MARCH 6, 2015
Upaid internships are available for qualified candidates for the Summer, Fall and Spring semesters. Students may be undergradutes or graduate students.
2015 Summer REU at Boston University
This 10-week mentored experience is available to undergraduates interested in integrated nanomanufacturing. A $5,000 stipend is available, as well as free housing and travel funding.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 15, 2015
Rice Engineering Alumni Grants
Between $2,500 and $4,000 will be awarded for student projects during the Rice Engineering Alumni spring grant cycle.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 13, 2015
2015 Summer REU at Texas Tech
A stipend of $4500 and a travel allowance is available for this 10-week program for undergraduates interested in declarative programming and its applications.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 16, 2015
Rice Engineering Alumni Scholarships
Multiple scholarships and awards are available for Rice engineering students. More than $100,000 in awards and scholarships will be presented at the annual REA/School of Engineering Picnic in April.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 20, 2105
UT Medical School at Houston Research Opportunity
The lab of Jiaqian Wu, in The Vivian L. Smoth Department of Neurosurgery, Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine has an opening beginning in Fall, 2015. Students will receive credit for Rice coursework. The is a part-time opportunity, approximately 8-24 hours each week.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: April 15, 2015
University Design Competition
The Airport Cooperative Research Program of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies announces a call for entries to its national design competition. Students are eligible for cash prizes and national recognition by entering their solutions for addressing airport needs.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: APRIL 30, 2013
2015 CSI Executive Search STEM Scholarship
$1000 is available to promising undergraduate and masters students pursuing degrees in science, technology engineering or math disciplines.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: JULY 15, 2015 (for Fall 2015 semester) and DECEMBER 16, 2015 (for Spring 2016 semester)