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.

Please visit the Program Website for more information or visit

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.

The OLD York Garden Club Scholarship

We are seeking a qualified student who will have at least one year left as a full time student; is a Maine legal resisdent, among other criteria, who is pursuing an education in an agriculture/envionmental related field.

More information can be found here, and you can view the application here.