Scholarships and Funding
The 2021 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM (NDiSTEM) Digital Conference
October 25-29, 2021
SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.
NSF and NASA Funded Programs for Students
Graduate and undergraduate programs funded by NSF and NASA. There are a variety of internships, fellowships, and scholarships nationwide in a wide range of STEM and related disciplines.
For Financial Support in Graduate School:
Fellowships and graduate programs in a wide variety of STEM disciplines:
Pell Grant Guide
Boren Scholarships National Security Education Program (NSEP)
Boren Scholarships provide funding to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Scholars represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages. Max scholarship awards are $8K for a summer program (special initiative for STEM students only), $10K for a semester and $20K for a full academic year. Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least 1 year after graduation.
Type: Undergraduate study, Summer fellowship
Disciplines: Education, Social Sciences / Liberal Arts, Medicine / Health Sciences, Science, Business, Communications, Engineering, Public Service, Technology, Law, International Affairs
The Ford Fellowship program
Awards predoctoral fellowships for three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. Fellowships are awarded in a national competition administered by the National Research Council (NRC) on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level. The fellowship pays an annual stipend of $24,000.
GEM Fellowship Program
The goal of this program is to increase the number of minority students who pursue doctoral degrees in the natural science disciplines — chemistry, physics, earth sciences, mathematics, biological sciences, and computer science. Applicants to this program are accepted as early as their seniore undergraduate year, as well as candidates currently enrolled in a Master’s of Engineering program and working professionals. Fellowships offered through this program are portable and may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted. Full tuition and fees and a $16,000 stipend in the first academic year.