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Specific Majors or Courses of Study

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On this page you'll find a several scholarship databases as well as individual scholarships and awards, which assist students pursuing specific majors or courses of study. (Some of this information is duplicated elsewhere on the FinAid site.) See also the appropriate sections of the FinAid bibliography.

If you don't find your field of study listed below, you may want to look for it on the Scholarly Societies and Professional Organizations page. This site links to all scholarly societies and professional organizations with home pages, some of which provide information on sources of financial aid for students majoring in particular fields.

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Art

Art DEADLINES List
The Art DEADLINES List describes numerous contests, grants, scholarships, fellowships, jobs and internships in the arts -- visual arts, poetry, writing and journalism, multimedia, film, photography, music, dance, etc. It includes international and national contests and competitions for K-12 and college students.

Biology

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
This page provides information about the HHMI grant and fellowship programs in biology.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
4000 Jones Bridge Road
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: 1-301-215-8500

Computer Science

ACM Graduate Assistantship Directory (GAD)
The GAD, published by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), provides information about graduate programs in computing at many US universities. Part of the site is devoted to information about institutional financial aid.

Fellowship Listing at Yale University
This page lists several fellowship programs and other resources of interest to graduate students in computer science, with a focus on women and minorities.

Society for Software Quality, Grant-In-Aid Essay Contest
This page provides information about one or more annual essay contests on a general computer software subject. The contests are sponsored by the Society for Software Quality.
Scholarship Committee Chair
Society for Software Quality
PO Box 86958
San Diego, CA 92138-6958
Phone: 1-619-646-9214

Undergraduate Computational Science Award Program (UGCSA)
The UGCSA awards cash prizes to undergraduates who have made significant contributions to computational science. Winners receive a $1,000 cash award and travel funds of up to $1,000 to attend the award meeting. For more information, contact Thomas Marchioro.

Engineering

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
The ASEE sponsors a postdoctoral fellowship program in engineering with the Office of Naval Research. Email projects@asee.org or write to: American Society for Engineering Education
1818 N Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036-2479. Phone: 1-202-331-3509

American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Provides information about scholarship and fellowship programs sponsored by the ASME.
Engineering Education
ASME Headquarters
345 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017-2392.
Phone: 1-212-705-7375

NACME, Inc.
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME) is the nation's largest privately funded source of scholarships for minority engineering students. Awards include summer internships, research projects, career workshops and other opportunities. NACME scholarships are available to African American, Latino and Native American students.
NACME, Inc.
Empire State Building
350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2212
New York, NY 10118-2299
Phone: 1-212-279-2626 x217
Fax: 1-212-629-5178

Forestry and Natural Resources

Guide to Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships in International Forestry and Natural Resources
This page contains a somewhat dated guide to financial aid for study in forestry and natural resources, written in December 1995 by Damon A. Job of the US Forest Service. Copies may also be ordered by calling 1-202-273-4695 or writing to Forestry Support Program, USDA - U.S. Forest Service, International Forestry Division, 1049 14th Street NW, Franklin Court Bldg., Washington, DC 20090-6538.

Journalism

AJR's Journalism Grants, Awards, Scholarships
The AJR Newslink site provides a list of journalism scholarships, fellowships, grants and awards published in the American Journalism Review (AJR).
AJR
8701 Adelphi Road
Adelphi, MD 20783

Messenger-Anderson Journalism Scholarship and Internship Program
The Messenger-Anderson Journalism Scholarship and Internship Program offers several $10,000 scholarships ($5,000 for the first year and $2,500 for the second and third years) to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students pursuing a degree in journalism and communications at an accredited four-year college or university. High school seniors and current undergraduate students are eligible to apply. A GPA of 2.8 or better is required. The award is sponsored by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF). Winners are required to participate in the Messenger-Anderson Scholarship Intern Program at NGLTF offices in Washington, DC, or New York City during the summer. The deadline is in mid-February. For more information, contact:
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
1325 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 1-202-393-5177
Fax: 1-202-393-2241
TTY: 1-202-393-2284
Email: thetaskforce@thetaskforce.org

Nursing

Nightingale
This site, devoted to the profession of nursing, sometimes provides a list of nursing scholarships.

 

 
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