Below is a list of scholarships, internships and other opportunities available through universities and organizations across the country:
The PPA has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships to students in selected fields of study in colleges and universities where plastics-focused courses are taught. Scholarships are available each year to students who are planning to enter careers in the plastics industry. Learn more about the PPA's Education Fund Grants and Scholarships.
Engineers for Exploration program is a 10-week paid summer undergraduate Engineering internship and a full-time research experience that provides the unique experience of developing technology to drive future exploration. You will be working on impactful engineering projects and exciting fieldwork.
The University of Georgia focuses on hands-on and interdisciplinary research experience at the interface of nanotechnology and biomedicine. More than 30 faculty participants from the College of Engineering, College of Arts and Science, and Medical School inspire students by creating an atmosphere of collaboration and creativity. Students will participate in interdisciplinary research projects that apply nanotechnology to specific biomedical problems. Each REU student will be co-mentored by paired faculty from the nanotechnology and biomedical disciplines on a collaborative research project. Learn more about REU.
The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at Northwestern University offers a 9-week, paid summer research experience for undergraduates. Students are matched with leading research professors in science and engineering fields. Research areas include ceramics, polymers, nanocomposites, photonics, nanoparticles, molecular electronics and biomaterials. Learn more about the Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates at Northwestern University.
This 10-week residential summer research experience provides mentoring and research participation while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life at a Research1 university. Participants all receive competitive stipends, room and board, travel/transport, graduate school preparation workshops, social and networking activities, and more.
Engineering students studying computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics or fields related to software development are encouraged to apply for this fellowship, which places them in summer appointments with Silicon Valley startups. In addition to a stipend and hands-on experience, fellows participate in workshops and mixers with their colleagues and start-up CEOs.
Students who are legal U.S. residents who are enrolled at an accredited U.S. college or university and are studying science, technology, engineering, arts or marth are encouraged to apply for this $500 scholarship.
This $1000 scholarship is available to any student who is not in his or her final semester of study. Applicants must answer write a 500-essay about the main benefts of studying abroad.
$1000 is available to an undergraduate or graduate female engineering student who is a U.S. or Canadian citizen. Applicants must write a 500-word essay answering the question: What do you think can be done to improve representation for females in STEM subjects?
The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) offers three highly competitive internships and research fellowships, allowing students to participate in energy-related research. The 10-week programs provide a stipend, travel expenses and housing.
The NSF sponsors several opportunities for undergraduates to conduct hands-on research at sites across the country. Students must contact individual sites directly for information on specific programs, but the link above will provide an overview of research opportunities and program sites available.
Become an officer in the U.S. Navy Nuclear Power Program. This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students in all engineering disciplines (non-engineers, too).
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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 offers several internships, fellowships and scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students.