Scholarship | Research Opportunities


NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA Internships are competitive awards to support educational opportunities that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, as well as educators. These opportunities serve students by integrating interns with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related tasks, while contributing to the operation of a NASA facility or the advancement of NASA’s missions.

Important Dates for Students:

06/02/2017-10/17/2017: Submit Internship Application for Spring 2018 Session

09/12/2017: Begin to receive offers for Spring 2018 Session

10/18/2017-03/16/2018: Submit Internship Application for Summer 2018 Session

For complete information regarding NASA internship opportunities, please visit the NASA website here.


The Philadelphia Foundation: The Walter J. Thackray Memorial Scholarship

The Walter J. Thackray Memorial Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors pursuing a post-secondary major in Construction Management, Agricultural Science, or Horticultural Science at a 4-year non-profit institution.


  • Must have maintained a minimum GPA of 2.5 throughout high school
  • Must demonstrate financial need (as determined by the FAFSA)
  • Must demonstrate activity outside of education (can be extracurricular, work or volunteer)
  • Preference given to a student who is a direct descendant of an operating engineer, teamster, or other labor trade. (NOT A REQUIREMENT)


One (1) $2,000 scholarship ($500 per year for 4 years) will be awarded to cover tuition.

The deadline to apply is May 1, 2018 and the application can be found here.

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Luther and Mary Ida Vandross Scholarship

DEADLINE: April 20, 2018

Five (5) $10,000 one-time scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled in an HBCU who are entering their 3rd, 4th, or 5th year of undergraduate study.

For complete information, please visit the website here.

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Stanford Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative in Science and Medicine (PRISM)

Stanford PRISM: DEADLINE January 15

PRISM (Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative in Sciences and Medicine) is an opportunity for select late-stage graduate students from diverse backgrounds to come to Stanford for a recruitment weekend, interview with potential mentors, and get the inside scoop on postdoctoral training at Stanford. The purpose of this program is to encourage those who might not currently consider a postdoctoral position at Stanford to get a first-hand look at whether Stanford might be a good fit for them. Our goal is to match excellent trainees to excellent mentors at Stanford.

This opportunity is open to all. We encourage those from underrepresented backgrounds, including but not limited to African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, or those with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds, to apply. Applications consist of an application form, a CV, a research statement, a recommendation from your graduate advisor, and the names of up to 6 potential mentors at Stanford.

For more information and to apply, visit the PRISM website.


WHEN: March 14-17, 2018


UT Austin Environmental Science Institute – 2018 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Your summer research will be in one of three major themes:

  • Reconstructing past climatic impacts on hydrologic and soil systems
  • Climate impacts on ecosystems
  • Energy-water nexus and infrastructure adaptations

ESI’s REU in Climate Change Impacts in Semi-Arid Regions offers:

  • An engaging research experience
  • The excitement of scientific inquiry
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Research communication workshops and symposia
  • An expanded perspective on graduate school and a career in science

The 10-week REU program runs from June 4 through August 10, 2018. All participants receive a $5,000 stipend. Additional funds are available to defray the cost of travel. Housing in a UT dormitory and a meal plan are also provided.

Application and more details are available on the website:

DEADLINE:  Applications are due February 1, 2018.


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NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates in Multimessenger Astrophysics at Rochester Institute of Technology

May 29 – August 4, 2017

For complete information, download the flyer here.

Applications are now being accepted PENDING NSF FUNDING.

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Deadline: March 3, 2017