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External Scholarships

*Please note that ESS will not be accepting applications for the following scholarships*

Other Useful Scholarship Sites

  • For more undergraduate and graduate fellowship opportunities, visit Pro Fellow website. 
  • Scholarships for Women
  • Scholarships for Undocumented students
  • Scholarships for Girl Scouts in NM
  • Scholarships for NM residents
  • Porch $2000 Skilled Trade and Technology Scholarship
    • Spring Contest Cycle: April 17-July 17
    • Summer Contest Cycle: July 18-October 14
    • Fall Contest Cycle: October 15-January 15
    • Winter Contest Cycle: January 16-April16
  • Fellowships for PhD students (Truman and Hruby). Deadline is November 1, 2020.
    • Both Fellowships are three-year postdoctoral research appointments and will allow recipients to conduct independent research that supports Sandia's national security mission and prepare them to advance in their field. Candidates must be able to obtain a security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship, and be seeking their first national laboratory appointment. They must have been awarded a PhD within the past three years or must complete PhD requirements by commencement of appointment. Contact Anna Barr if you have additional questions Flyers are available for Truman and Hruby fellowships. 
    • Interested candidates can also click here to learn more about the John von Neumann Fellowship for innovative postdoctoral research in computational mathematics and scientific computing. Michael Parks, is the contact for this fellowship
  • DOE Scholars Program. Deadline is January 4 2021, 11:59 Eastern Time. 
    • Benefits:
      • Stipends starting at $600 per week for undergraduates and $650 for graduate students and post graduates during the internship period
      • Limited travel reimbursement to/from assigned location
    • Eligibility 
      • U.S. Citizen 
      • Be an undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate of an accredited institution of higher education majoring in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and related areas
      • Must be pursuing a degree or have received a degree within 5 years of their starting degree in a science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) discipline or have demonstrated interest or experience in a STEM field that supports the DOE mission
    • How to Apply 
      • Applications and supporting materials must be submitted here
    • For more information, see the flyer or visit the website


Ron Brown Scholarship Program (postmarked deadline)January 9th UndergradMust be Black/African American, US citizen or hold permanent resident visa card. Must be a high school senior at the time of application
GEM FellowshipJanuary 15th Undergrad and gradThere are 2 programs: MS Engineering program and PhD program. For MS program: must be a senior or graduate at the time of application.  US Citizen or permanent resident
AIAA ScholarshipsJanuary 31st Undergrad and grad
L'Oreal USA for Women in Science ProgramJanuary 31stGradMust have a conferred PhD and have started postdoctoral research position


AAAS Diverse Voices in Science Journalism InternshipsFebruary 1stUndergradHave an interest in science writing
AIS ScholarshipFebruary 1stUndergrad and GradDeadline for Spring scholarship. Must be at least 1/4 enrolled member of a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe
Hispanic Scholarship FundFebruary 15thHigh school seniors, undergrad, grad

Must be of Hispanic heritage

Entry Point ProgramFebruary 15thUndergrad and GradMust be a US citizen
Gertrude M. Cox ScholarshipFebruary 23rd GradLimited to women who are US Citizens or permanent residents and who are admitted to full-time study in graduate stastics program. 
Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship FundFebruary 27thUndergradMust be a woman age 35 or older, low-income, US citizen of permanent resident, pursuing associate's or 1st bacelor's degree. 
American Association of University Women (AAWU)February 28thGrad

For a Santa Fe County woman resident who is admitted into the graduate program at UNM. Short essay about yourself (more information on the website) and application should be sent to: 

Graduate Studies
MSC03 2180
Albuquerque, NM 87131
FAX (505) 277-7405

March Scholarships

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)  ScholarshipsMarch 1st High school and Undergrad

NSPE member and US Citizen

American Society of Heating, Refridgerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Graduate Student Grant-in-Aid Program  March 1stGrad

Must be involved with ASHRAE

California Council on Science and TechnologyMarch 1stGrad

Must be a PhD student

Udall Undergraduate ScholarshipMarch 5thUndergrad

Udall faculty representative can give you access to the application. Representatives and their contact information are available on the site

NASA Summer 2020 InternshipsMarch 8th Undergrad and GradDeadline for summer internship. (Fall 2020 deadline is July 6th) 
AWIS Kirsten R. Lorentzen AwardMarch 15thUndergradMust be female students in sophomore or junior year who are majoring in physics, including space physics and geophysics or geoscience. 
Ayen Tunca Memorial March 15thUndergradMust be female students majoring in STEM, US Citiznes or permanent residents, and undergraduate members of the SPS national organization. 
Sabrina Single Mother's ScholarshipMarch 20thUndergrad and Grad Undergraduate or Graduate single mothers at UNM 
Women in Technology ScholarshipMarch 22ndUndergradMust be active, full-time undergraduate students in accredited US, Canadian, or Mexican college/university. Must also be a freshman, sophomore, or junior in STEM and identify as women. 
Association of Dam Safety Officials ScholarshipMarch 31st (postmarked)UndergradMust demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in hydraulics, hydrology or geotechnical disciplines, or in another discipline related to the design, construction and operation of dams
ICPSR Diversity ScholarshipMarch 31stGradStudents accepted into graduate program. Sscholarship is to enable students to acquire additional preparation in quantitative analysis with the objective of improving academic performance and optimizing their professional advancement. 



HENAAC ScholarshipsApril 1stUndergrad and GradMust have Hispanic background and have GPA of 3.0 or greater
1000 Dreams ScholarshipApril 1stUndergradThis scholarship provides one-time educational assistance for currently enrolled high school or college-aged women throughout the US.  Must have financial need. 
Palantir Future ScholarshipApril 5thUndergradMust be active, full time students that are freshman, sophomores, or juniors majoring STEM and are from an underrepresented racial/ethnic group in STEM. 
Ronald McNair Scholars ProgramApril 6thUndergradStill accepts applications past the deadline
UNM Ambassadors-The Pack Blog Abroad ScholarshipApril 15thUndergradMust be departing during Fall semester for study abroad and enrolled in approved UNM Study Abroad Program
Society of Petroleum Engineers-Gus Archie Scholarship Program April 15thUndergradUndergrad student in petroleum engineering or related field
Society of Petroleum Engineers- Henry DeWitt Smith Memorial ScholarshipApril 15thGraduatePursuing Master's or PhD in Petroleum Engineering or related field
BHW ScholarshipApril 15thUndergrad and GradWomen who are pursuing an undergraduate or master's degree and are majoring in STEM during the 2020 school year. 

Upcoming Scholarships


American Society of Heating, Refridgerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Freshman ScholarshipMay 1stUndergradAward for sophomore year for pre-engineering or engineering student
American Society of Heating, Refridgerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) High School Senior ScholarshipMay 1stUndergradFor full-time students in first year in college in pre-engineering, engineering, or engineering technology program
American Indian Graduate Center Wells Fargo ScholarshipMay 1stUndergradFull-time students attending accredited university 
SWE Scholarships for FreshmanMay 1stUndergradReference letters due May 8th. 
UNM Parent Association ScholarshipMay 3rdUndergrad and grad

Undergrads: Must be enrolled in 12 credit hours and have at least 2 semesters left before graduation. 

Graduates: Must be enrolled full time, 9 credit hours or more or 6 hours in conjunction with an assistantship, Masters or Doctoral student with at least two full-time semesters remaining until graduation.

NSF Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP) at EPA May 6thUndergrad
UNITE Summer ProgramMay 10thHigh School students (9th,10th, 11th) 
Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund ScholarshipsMay 15thVariety of scholarshipsThere are a variety of scholarships and guidelines. Apply as soon as possible! There are limited number of applicants. 
AISES ScholarshipsMay 15thVeriety of Scholarships
Hispanic Association of Colleges and University ScholarshipsMay 24thUndergrad and GradSeveral scholarships available,m please look at the requirements for each award 
New Mexico Engineering FoundationMay 31stHigh School, Undergrad, and GradUniversity scholarships are primarily offered in the spring and designated for students majoring in engineering, math, or science at a New Mexico college university. 


Association of American Indian Affairs July 1stUndergrad and GradMust be enrolled in non-federally or federally recognized tribe
ABC Humane Wildlife Academic ScholarshipJuly 1stUndergrad and GradScholarship for women that must be studying or planning to study in STEM


Solar ScholarshipAugust 1st

Open to NM residents who have successfully completed high school and have a diploma, GED certificate, or other completion award. 

Applicants will need to submit a 300 word essay, resume, and have maximum of three letters of recommendation (not from family members) 

SMART Scholarship Portal Opens August 1st Undergrad and Grad
Ron Brown Scholarship OpensAugust 1stHigh School SeniorMust be Black/African American and high school senior at time of application.
Associated Builders and Contractors Build Your Future ScholarshipAugust 2ndUndergrad and GradApplicants must be pursuing craft professional training in the construction industry through NCCER accredited or a state/federally approved apprenticeship program in a merit shop



International Peach Scholarship Fund  September 15thGrad

This date is the start of IPS accepting Eligibility forms.

This scholarship is for graduate students with a full-year of coursework left.

*Please note that there are several deadlines for this scholarship. Please reference the IPS timeline

Barry Goldwater Scholarship OpensSeptember 3rdSophomore or JuniorUS Citizen or Permanent Resident with letter stating his/her intent to become a US Citizen.



NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program October 21st (For Engineering) Can be a current senior at time of application or completed a Bachelor's degree. See the guidelines before applying. (Fellowship program for Master's or Doctoral Degrees) Must be a US Citizen, permanent resident, or national. 


Naval Research Enterprise Internship ProgramNovember 30th, 2020Undergrad and GradMust be enrolled full-time at an accredited college institution. High school students, taking college courses must apply to SEAP program instead. 


NSF Graduate Research Internship (GRIP) at the EPADecember 4th, 2020GradInternship
Ford Fellowship Dissertation and Postdoctoral FellowshipDecember 10th, 2020 5pm (ESt)GradFellowship, Notification of award will be given Mid-late March 2021
Ford Fellowship Predoctoral FellowshipDecember 17th, 2020 5PM (EST)GradFellowship, Notification of award will be given Mid-late March 2021
Novus Biological Scholarship Program

December 10th, 2020

Undergrad and GradScholarship is also open to DACA students and undocumented students. 
R&D Systems ScholarshipDecember 10th, 2020 12pm (MST)Undergrad and GradScholarship is also open to DACA students and undocumented students.
Ford Foundation Fellowship Program December 17th, 2020 4PM (EST)GradFellowship open to all citizens, US nationals, and permanent residents of the US, as well as DACA students. 

*More scholarships for undocumented and DACA students*


General Scholarship Offered Year-Round 

American Indian Science and Engineering Society General Scholarship ApplicationUndergradMust be an AISES member. Matches students with eligible scholarships
Research Initiation GrantGrad