College is expensive!

But there are all sorts of groups giving out scholarship money to students going into STEM fields. Listed below are a few that I’ve come across. Go through and apply for as many as you qualify for. Most of these require you to be enrolled in some type of STEM program in college. A few are specific to under represented groups.

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering

We distribute more than $4 million annually through block grants to partner institutions and as individual awards. Since our founding, NACME has given more than $124 million in scholarship and program support to 24,000 underrepresented minority students, increasing the flow of talent entering the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professions.

National Science Foundation

This program makes grants to institutions of higher education to support scholarships for academically talented students demonstrating financial need, enabling them to enter the STEM workforce or STEM graduate school following completion of an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate-level degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics disciplines.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Foundation

SHPE members who demonstrate significant motivation and aptitude for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are encouraged to apply. Merit and need-based scholarships ranging from $1,000-$5,000 will be awarded based on specific eligibility criteria listed in the application.

Society of Women Engineers

SWE Scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States and Mexico. In 2014, SWE disbursed over 230 new and renewed scholarships valued at more than $700,000.

Texas Interscholastic League Foundation

Must have competed at the UIL Academic State Meet any year of their high school career (CX debaters must have advanced to the second day of competition) OR must be a TSSEC Outstanding Soloist OR must be a state finalist in the Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition or the Latino History Essay Competition, Must plan to attend an accredited college or university in the state of Texas, Must enroll full-time in college and maintain a 2.5 college GPA (some scholarships require higher GPAs), Must have taken either the SAT or the ACT, Must be graduating from high school during the current academic year

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