Scholarships and Fellowships

There are a number of scholarships and fellowships available to Rensselaer students.

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Undergraduate Scholarship and Fellowships

Scholarships Valued at more than $20,000
Sponsor Name Eligible Years Schools of Interest Award Amount Deadline
Department of Defense (DoD)

Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Fellowship.

 

 

  • Phd
  • Masters
  • Senior
  • Junior
  • Sophomore
  • Freshman
  • School of Science
  • School of Engineering
Stipend paid at a rate of $25,000 - $38,000 depending on degree pursuing (may be prorated depending on award length) Submit online by December 1, 2015 by 5:00 PM EST
Department of Energy (DoE)

Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (Krell Institute)
 

 

 

  • Phd Student
  • Senior
  • School of Science
  • School of Engineering
  • School of IT
Yearly Stipend $36,000 Submit online by January 19, 2016
DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE SCGF)

Website
 
Submit online by December 15, 2015 - closes at 5:00 PM EST

 

Phd Student
Masters Student
Senior
School of Science
School of Engineering
School of IT
Award provides support for inbound and outbound travel to the laboratory, and a monthly stipend of up to $3,000 for general living expenses while at the host DOE laboratory during the award period.  
DOE Scholars Program - Summer Internship

Website
 
Applications accepted September 15, 2015 through December 15, 2015

 

Phd Student
Masters Student
Senior
Junior
Sophomore
Freshman
School of Science
School of Engineering
School of IT
School of HASS
School of Management
Stipends up to $600 per week for Undergrads; Graduate and Post-Graduate students-minimum of $650 per week. Inbound and outbound travel may be provided according to ORAU Travel Policies and the policies of the sponsoring federal agency.  
Ford Foundation Dissertation/Postdoctoral Fellowship

Website
 
Submit online November 13, 2015 by 5:00 PM EST

Phd Student School of Science
School of Engineering
School of IT
School of HASS
One-year stipend: $25,000 (Dissertation)

One-year stipend: $45,000 (PostDoc)

 
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Website
 
Submit online November 20, 2015 by 5:00 PM EST

 

Post Doctorate School of Science
School of Engineering
School of IT
School of HASS
Annual Stipend: $24,000  
Ford Foundation - Supplementary Materials (all levels)

Website
 
Submit online January 8, 2016 by 5:00 PM EST

 

Phd Student
Masters Student
Senior
School of Science
School of Engineering
School of IT
School of HASS
   
Fulbright Israel Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program

Website
 
Applications accepted by August 1, 2015

 

Post Doctorate School of Science
School of Engineering
School of IT
School of HASS
School of Management
School of Architecture
Stipend: $20,000/per academic year (2 academic years)  
Fulbright US Student Program Study/Research Grant and ETA

Website
 
External Deadline October 13, 2015

 

Phd Student
Masters Student
Senior
School of Science
School of Engineering
School of IT
School of HASS
School of Management
School of Architecture
Stipend varies by program  
Hertz Fellowship - Hertz Foundation

Website
 

Submit applications by October 30, 2015 11:59 PM, Pacific Time

 

Reference Reports due: 11/2/2015

 

Phd Student
Masters Student
Senior
School of Science
School of Engineering
School of IT
Award Range from $32,000 to $38,000  
IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards

Website
 
Applications accepted September 17 through October 27, 2015

Phd Student School of Science
School of Engineering
School of IT
School of HASS
School of Management
Fellowships vary by country/geographic area

 

 
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships

Website
 
Online applications must be submitted no later than 9:00 PM EDT, October 21, 2015

 

Phd Student School of HASS Stipend: $30,000, plus funds for research costs of up to $3,000 and for university fees of up to $5,000  
Microsoft Research - PhD Fellowship Program

Website

Phd Student School of Science
School of Engineering
School of IT
A stipend is provided to cover living expenses while in school (US$28,000 for 2016-17 and 2017-18).

A conference and travel allowance is provided for recipients to attend professional conferences or seminars (US$4,000 for 2016-17 and 2017-18).

 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - Graduate Aeronautics Scholarship Program

Website
 
Applications due: March 31, 2015

 

Phd Student
Masters Student
Senior
School of Science
School of Engineering
School of IT
Annual Stipend: $35,000

Up to $11,000 awarded for each school year, to be used for tuition and other education related expenses

Summer internship at a NASA Research Center: up to $10,000

 
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship

Website
 
Applications due: December 18, 2015 by 5:00 PM EST

 

Phd Student
Senior
School of Science
School of Engineering
School of IT
School of HASS
All Fellows, starting with the 2015 Class, will receive a total of $102,000.00 in stipend funds over the course of their 36-month program tenure.
Stipends are prorated monthly based on a 12-month academic year.
 
National Physical Sciences Consortium (NPSC) Fellowship for Dissertation Support

Website
 
Online applications open August 25, 2015 and closes November 30, 2015

 

Phd Student
Masters Student
Senior
School of Science
School of Engineering
School of IT
Provides a $20,000 annual stipend and covers tuition

Two summer internships with sponsoring NSPC employer

 
National Science Foundation (NSF) - Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Website
 
Various discipline deadlines: October 26, 27, 29, 30, 2015

 

Phd Student
Masters Student
Senior
School of Science
School of Engineering
School of HASS
Annual stipend: $32,000

Cost-of-education allowance to the institution: $12,000

 
Scholarships Valued at less than $20,000
Sponsor Name/Website/Deadline Eligible Years Schools of Interest Award Amount
AAUW Selected Professions Fellowships - Masters in Arch, Engineering, Math, Computer Science, (MBA, JD, MD - underrepresented women)

Website
 
Applications are open August 1-November 15 --- If the application date falls on a weekend, the deadline is the next business day.

 

Masters Student
Senior
School of Science
School of Engineering
School of IT
School of HASS
School of Architecture
Master's and First Professional Degree Awards: $5,000 - $18,000
Amelia Earhart Fellowship - Aerospace related sciences and engineering

Website
Received or post-marked by November 15, 2015

 

Phd Student School of Science
School of Engineering
Award amount $10,000
GEM National Consortium Graduate Fellowships in Science and Engineering

Website
 
Submit applications by November 15, 2015

 

Phd Student
Masters Student
Senior
School of Science
School of Engineering
School of IT
Tuition and stipend provided (stipend is prorated by degree)
Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship
Website
 
Contact local club for assigned deadline (generally April/May)

 

Masters Student
Senior
Junior
Sophomore
School of Management Annual Scholarships - district/region level: $1,000; International: $7000
Libbie H. Hyman Memorial Scholarship

Website

1st or 2nd year Graduate Student or Advanced Undergraduate School of Science Award amount: $1,500-3,500
South Carolina Universities Research & Education Foundation
Rickover Fellowship Program in Nuclear Engineering

Website
 
Submit applications by January 31, 2016

 

Phd Student
Senior
School of Science
School of Engineering
School of IT
Fellows receive a monthly stipend in the amount of $2,600. The Fellow's basic stipend is augmented by an additional $650 (prorated) each month during the practicum.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (NIST-SURF)

Boulder site
Gaithersburg site

Deadline is February 12, 2016

Undergraduate level School of Science
School of Engineering
Award Amount $5,500 - living and travel allowance
The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute Research & Development Student Competition

Website

Deadline is Friday, November 13, 2015 by 11:59pm EDT

Graduate and Undergraduate level All Disciplines Award Amount $1250
The New York State Assembly - Senate Internship Opportunity

Website

 
Deadline is Friday, October 30, 2015

Graduate Level
Junior
Senior
All Disciplines Award Stipend $15,000 (Graduate)

Award Stipend $5,025 (Undergraduate)

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Website
 

Internal Deadline: November 15, 2017

Juniors Preferred Engineering
Science
Up to a maximum of $7,500 annually
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