Scholarships for Science Majors

on February 3, 2017

Science majors do work that betters humanity. Take a look at these scholarships that reward the important work sciences majors do on a daily basis.

SEG Foundation Scholarships

Students pursuing careers in geophysics should look at these awards. Applicants should have above-average grades and plan to pursue a career in geophysics, geosciences, physics, geology or earth and environmental sciences.

Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers 

Physics majors who plan to teach the subject at the high-school level are eligible for these scholarships. Applicants can be college undergraduates or high school seniors who have been accepted to an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Applications are accepted at any time.

Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Foundation Scholarships

These scholarships are open to full-time undergraduates with an interest in the plastics industry. Applicants must take classes or major in subjects related to careers in the plastics industry. Requirements vary.

Heinlein Society Scholarships

These scholarships are for applicants with a demonstrated interest in science. Two scholarships are reserved for students majoring in engineering, math or physical sciences, including science fiction as literature. One scholarship – the Virginia Heinlein Memorial Scholarship – is for female applicants.

Saul H. and JoAnne Coplan Scholarship

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County offers this scholarship for African-American high school seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA who plan to major in the physical sciences. Applicants must graduate from a Sarasota County high school. Eligible college majors include biology, chemistry, physics, technology and astronomy.

Students must meet the financial requirements for free and reduced lunch. They also must submit a letter of reference from their science or technology teacher, as well as provide a list of science competitions or projects they have completed.


Of course, there’s also the trifecta of the three most prestigious science competitions, the Regeneron Science Talent Search, Siemens Competition and Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

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