Scholarship Opportunities for STEM Students

The Office of Fellowships connects students with several national and internationally competitive awards available to those in STEM and related disciplines. The application portals for each award are now open, with campus and/or national deadlines in January.

DAAD RISE Summer Internships in Germany

  • Deadline: January 15, 2017
  • Junior or higher standing (also RISE Professional opportunities for graduate students)
  • Provides fully-funded, 12-week summer internships in major German research institutes across STEM and related disciplines

Goldwater Scholarship 

  • Deadline: January 27, 2017
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Sophomore or junior (anticipated graduation date April 2018-December 2019)
  • Intend to pursue a research career in Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Sciences, Engineering, Geosciences, Life Sciences, Materials Research, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy or Psychology.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • $7500/year

Hollings Scholarship

  • Deadline: January 31, 2017
  • U.S. citizen
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Sophomore-standing (or at least 2 years left of degree)
  • STEM disciplines, including  (but not limited to): oceanic, environmental, biological, and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, physical and social sciences (geography, physics, hydrology, geomatics, or teacher education) that support NOAA’s programs and mission.
  • $9,500 / years, plus a paid summer internship at an NOAA facility with hands-on practical experience

Deadline Approaching for MSU CHM Pipeline Program


Attention all GVSU Pre-Med Students: if you are interested in getting involved in MSU College of Human Medicine’s Pipeline Program, there’s still time to apply!

The program is for high school students from Grand Rapids Innovation Central High School. These students will be matched wtih 15 qualified GVSU undergraduate students for the duration of the program. GVSU students will also be connected to current medical students. Special consideration will be given to GVSU students who come from a disadvantaged background, but applications from all those interested are welcome.

The program will run from January 20 – March 22, 2017, meeting every Wednesday from 3:00 – 5:30 PM at the Secchia Center in downtown Grand Rapids. Transportation is not provided, but parking will be validated for the ramp below the building.

During the first 30 minutes of each session, medical students, undergraduate students, and high school students will meet together informally. Formal sessions will begin at 3:30pm. During the sessions medical students and undergraduate students will co-instruct and collaboratively lead the sessions.

Sessions will include interactive activities and discussions to work on existing academic skills, introduce new professional skills and increase health and science knowledge. As a mentor in the pipeline program, you will participate in several activities including medical and public health activities, guest speakers, and creative projects.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to impact the lives of high school students as well as gain important experiences that will be valuable to your personal growth and development as a future medical student!

To apply, please fill out the application form and submit it by December 5, 2016 at 5:oo PM