College Scholarships for Careers in Astronomy

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Scholarship NameAward
$2,000
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
Niche
Description
Students can use the money to help cover tuition, housing, meal plans, books, computers, or any education-related expenses.
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$10,000
Deadline
Jun 17
Offered by
Scholarship Points
Description
ScholarshipPoints.com will give away more than $100,000 in scholarships this year including this $10,000 scholarship!
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$10,000
Deadline
Jun 30
Offered by
Harris Poll Online
Description
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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education ProgramUp to $7,500
Deadline
January 28
Renewable
No
Offered by
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation
6225 Brandon Avenue, Suite 315
Springfield, VA 22150
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be full-time college sophomores or juniors, U.S. citizens or resident aliens, have a minimum "B" GPA and be in the upper fourth of their class. Award must be used during the junior or senior year of college. Selection is based on potential and intent to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering.
How to apply
Institutions nominate college sophomores or juniors. Applicants may not apply directly to the foundation.
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GBT Student Support ProgramUp to $35,000
Deadline
Varies
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
NRAO Headquarters
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. GBT is the largest fully steerable single aperture antenna. Students begin the application process by completing a preliminary funding proposal form. If the proposal is accepted, they will be informed of further requirements.
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$1,000
Deadline
May 1
Offered by
Chegg
Description
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Graduate Summer Student Research AssistantshipUp to $703 per week stipend plus travel expenses
Deadline
February 2
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
NRAO Headquarters
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be first- or second-year graduate students interested in astronomical research. Recipients work on-site for 10 to 12 weeks, beginning in late May or early June.
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Jack Horkheimer Service Award/Smith Award$1,000 plus travel expenses
Deadline
March 31
Renewable
No
Offered by
Astronomical League
9201 Ward Parkway
Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64114
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be Astronomical League members under the age of 19 on the date of the application. The award is based on astronomical service and service to the league.
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MESBEC Program$500-$5,000
Deadline
March 15, April 15 and September 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
Catching the Dream
Attn.: Scholarship Affairs Office
8200 Mountain Road NE
Suite 203
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be 1/4 or more degree American Indian, enrolled in a tribe and attend or plan to attend college full-time. Students must apply to all other sources of funding at the same time they apply for this scholarship. Selection is based on grades, SAT or ACT scores, work experience, leadership, clear goals, commitment to the American Indian community and the potential to improve the lives of American Indian people.
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Undergraduate Summer Student Research AssistantshipUp to $672-$703 per week stipend plus travel expenses
Deadline
February 2
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
NRAO Headquarters
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Depending on the specific program, applicants must be either undergraduates or graduating college seniors. Recipients work on-site for 10 to 12 weeks, beginning in late May or early June.
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$1,000
Deadline
Apr 30
Offered by
Niche
Description
Take a survey on your neighborhood and be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship.
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