Information for High School Students

Daniels Fund

Daniels Fund Grants Program

Bill Daniels directed that aproximately 70% of charitable allocations be made through the Daniels Fund Grants Program in support of nonprofit organizations in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, and some national programs. Honoring his direction, the Daniels Fund supports the specific finding areas such as Aging, Amateur Sport, Educatioin, and Youth Development.

Daniels Fund Scholarship Program

Bill Daniels directed that approximately 30% of charitable allocations be made through the Daniels Fund Scholarship Program, which consists of the Daniels Scholarship and the Daniels Opportunity Scholarship. Daniels Scholarships give promising students with financial need the opportunity to obtain a bachelor's degree. Daniels Opportunity Scholarships support non-traditional students including adult learners, GED recipients, foster care youth, juvenile justice youth, returning military, and individuals pursuing EMT/paramedic training.

Information for College Students

Materials and Devices for Information Technology Research

Hooked on Photonics

As an NSF-funded science and technology center, CMDITR is committed to creating new opportunities for interdisciplinary, hands-on education as well as a better trained, diverse workforce in the area of materials and devices for information technology. The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program Hooked on Photonics, is one way CMDITR accomplishes these goals. By facilitating research experiences for undergraduates amongst groups with diverse research capabilities and interests, the REU program provides new, novel learning experiences that can play a key role in encouraging students to continue with graduate work in photonics.

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation

Any permanent resident of Northern New Mexico who is enrolling in or currently attending an accredited post-secondary educational institution is eligible to apply. For the purpose of these scholarships, Northern New Mexico includes Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, and Taos counties. A permanent resident of Northern New Mexico is defined as someone whose official residence has been established within the counties identified above for 366 consecutive days.

U.S. Department of Energy Computational Sciences Graduate Fellowships

U.S. citizens or nationals pursuing a doctorate in a field that benefits national security are eligible for this three-year fellowship from the Department of Defense. Fields of study include: aeronautics/astronomy; bioscience; chemical engineering; chemistry; civil engineering; computational, neural and behavioral sciences; electric engineering; physics; geosciences; mathematical science and engineering; mechanical engineering; naval architecture; ocean engineering; and oceanography. Stipends are given for 12-month periods. Students can receive $30,500 in the first year, $31,000 in the second year and $31,500 in the third year. The fellowship also pays for minimum health insurance coverage through the student’s institution, up to $1,000 a year.

U.S. Department of Energy Computational Sciences Graduate Fellowships

The U.S. Department of Energy provides funding for students in their first or second year of graduate study in the fields of physical, engineering, computers, mathematics and life sciences. The fellowships are renewable up to four years. Students receive about $31,000 a year, as well as a $1,000 annual academic allowance for travel, research activities and attending conferences. Some students may also get matched funds for computer support up to $2,475.

U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Harriett G. Jenkins Predoctoral Graduate Fellowships

The Harriett G. Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowship Program increases the number of graduate degrees awarded to underrepresented persons (women, minorities and/or persons with disabilities) participating in the STEM workforce, thereby eliminating the shortage of skilled workers. Approximately 20 students are selected annually to receive financial support for their graduate education. Fellowship tenure is a maximum of 36 months for individuals pursuing a doctorate and/or masters degree in NASA-related fields, for example; aeronautics/aerospace, biology, physics, chemistry, etc. The fellowship provides up to three years of support that includes a stipend and tuition offset. Annual stipends for students pursuing master’s degrees start at $16,000. Annual stipends for students pursuing doctoral degrees start at $22,000. Regardless of the degree pursued, annual tuition offsets start at $8,500.

Ford Foundation

These awards will be made to individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, who show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and who are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM FELLOWSHIP)

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship

This merit-based fellowship covers the cost-of-attendance and includes a personal-support stipend for U.S. citizens pursuing a PhD in fields related to applied physical and engineering sciences. The fellowship is renewable annually for up to five years. Fellows with dependent children receive an additional stipend.

National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowships in the Physical Sciences

NPSC offers a unique graduate fellowship in the physical sciences and related engineering fields. It is open to all U.S. citizens, but with emphasis on recruitment of applications from historically underrepresented minorities and women. An NPSC Fellowship covers the first two or three years of graduate school, depending on the employer who sponsors the fellowship, with the possibility of continuation for several more years providing all the conditions of the fellowship continue to be met. The maximum duration is six years, in which case the overall value (stipend, tuition, fees, summer salary for two summers) of an NPSC fellowship typically well exceeds $200,000.

SMART Fellowship

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion. Students pursuing degrees related to the following are encouraged to apply:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Information Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Biosciences
  • Chemistry
  • Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
  • Computer and Computational Sciences
  • Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
  • Operations Research
  • Physics
  • Geosciences
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering

Georgia Tech:

Fellowship Communication Program

The Georgia Tech Fellowship Communication Program assists student applicants for prestigious scholarships and fellowships such as Rhodes, Marshall, Gates Cambridge, Churchill, Fulbright, Mitchell, Udall, Goldwater, and others.