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The Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship program offers scholarships to minority undergraduate and graduate students majoring in technical fields. Awards range between $1,000 and $10,000.

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These fellowships provide support for three years of graduate study in mathematics, sciences, or engineering leading to a Ph.D. (not MD). Separate competitions are held for the two types of fellowships. NSF awards 1000 fellowships annually, with additional awards available for women in engineering, computer science, or information science.

Fellows share in the prestige and opportunities that become available when they are selected.  Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $30,000 along with a $10,500 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees, opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose.

  • Eligibility: Seniors, recent graduates, and first year graduate students.
  • Selection Process: Students submit a two part application in the fellowships, grants, and awards. Some are specific to a discipline, career, or graduate institution. While most fall. Each application is reviewed by a discipline-appropriate panel convened for NSF by the Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Awards are announced in the spring.
  • Deadline: Proposals are due November 14-18, depending on field. Recommendations are due November 29, 2011.
  • Faculty Representative: Gary Reiness, Department of Biology
  • Website: http://www.nsfgrfp.org/

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Numerous scholarships that deal with careers in meteorological, oceanic and hydrologic fields. Scholarship recipients receive a $22,000 stipend for a 9 month period.

  • Eligibility: Students must be studying chemistry, computer sciences, engineering, environmental sciences, math or physics. Applicants must have an interest in atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic fields. Applicant must be entering their first year of graduate study in the fall. Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
  • Deadline: February 10, 2012
  • Website: http://www.ametsoc.org/amsstudentinfo/scholfeldocs

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The American Chemical Society offers renewable scholarships of up to $5,000 to underrepresented minority students who are pursuing or will pursue degrees in chemistry-related fields. Recipients should show good academic standing, financial lead, strong leadership, and involvement in their school and community.

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents who are African American, Hispanic, or Native American and are currently enrolled in high school or an accredited college, university, or community college. Applicants must be either a graduating high school senior, or college freshman, sophomore, or junior who intends to or is already majoring in a subject relating to chemistry. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate financial need and a grade point average of at least 3.0.
  • Deadline: March 1, 2012
  • Website: http://portal.acs. org/portal/acs/corg/ content?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PP_TRANSITIONMAIN& node_id=1234&use_sec= false&sec_url_var= region1
  • Contact: ACS Scholars Program
    1155 16th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20036
    (800) 227-5558, ext. 6250
    scholars@acs.org

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