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 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 offers several internships, fellowships and scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students.
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.
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
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