External Funding Opportunities

Please make sure to check the following external funding opportunities:

Scholarship Name     DescriptionProgram(s)Link
STARS Scholarship For qualified students who are permanent residents of a South Texas county. Multiple Disciplines Apply Here
Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Opportunities The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program supports independent research and study related to Smithsonian facilities, experts, or collection for the increase and diffusion of knowledge. Multiple Disciplines Apply Here
HACU (Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities) HACU offers academic scholarships for students and other opportunities to help enrich the educational experience beyond the classroom. Travel awards are also available. Multiple Disciplines Apply Here
HACU (Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities) Paid internships are available with the federal government Multiple Disciplines Apply Here
Open Education Database Opportunities for Latino students. Multiple Disciplines Apply Here
Hispanic Scholarship Fund Directory of Graduate scholarships Multiple Disciplines Apply Here
American Fellowships Support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations or scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave from accredited institutions. Multiple Disciplines Apply Here
Every Chance Every Texan Contains a List of scholarships and other Financial Aid programs. Multiple Disciplines Apply here
Fellowship Office Administers predoctoral, postdoctoral and senior fellowships on behalf of government and private/foundation sponsors Multiple Disciplines Apply here
Global Health Nursing Scholarship Merit-based annual award. Open to all students in Nursing, Public Health and Medicine Nursing Apply Here
HRSA's Nursing Scholarship Program Provides scholarships to nursing students in exchange for a service commitment at an eligible health care facility located in a primary care or mental health Health Professional Shortage Area also known as a Critical Shortage Facility (CSF). Nursing Apply Here
After College/AACN Scholarship Scholarship opportunities for students pursuing professional nursing education programs. Nursing Apply Here
National Association of Hispanic Nurses Offers a variety of scholarships for Nursing graduate students. Nursing Apply Here
Nursing Scholarship Program Selective program of the U.S. Government that helps needy students complete their nurse training. Nursing Apply Here
Stephanie's Song for Texas Grant Program Scholarship for women, ages 35 and older pursuing "helping" careers such as social worker, nurse, etc. Nursing Apply here
Education Pioneers Fellowship

Full-time, paid fellowship that places graduate students and professionals in leadership roles with education organizations

Education & Human Development  Apply Here
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant

awards Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in selected areas of the biological sciences. Proposals must fall within the scope of any of the clusters in the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) or the Behavioral Systems Cluster in the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS).

Science & Engineering  Apply Here
Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM and STEM education.

Science & Engineering Apply Here
Pathways to Science Programs & Fellowships

Fellowships and graduate programs in a wide variety of STEM disciplines.

Science & Engineering Apply Here
Marshal Sherfield Scholarship Program Provides young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Science & Engineering Apply Here
Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program Support for women and minorities with graduate level studies in oceanography, marine biology or maritime archaeology. Science & Engineering Apply Here
NASA Internships and Scholarships Multiple internship, fellowship, and scholarship opportunities for students interested in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Science & Engineering Apply Here
Quality Education for Minorities 10-week summer internships in Washington D.C. for graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Science & Engineering Apply Here
Microsoft Research Graduate Women's Scholarship Program One-year scholarship program for outstanding women graduate students. Is designed to help increase the number of women pursuing a PhD. Science & Engineering Apply Here
National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellow Program (NDSEG) NDSEG provides three years of support for the graduate research and education leading to doctoral degrees in science and technical areas. Science & Engineering Apply here
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Scholars Program Paid summer-internships are available for graduate level students pursuing a STEM degree. Opportunities also available for students pursuing education related degrees and K-12 professional educators.  Science & Engineering,and Education Apply here
Naval Research Enterprise program (NREIP) Paid summer-internships are available for graduate level students within a wide variety of STEM disciplines. Science & Engineering Apply here
Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART)

SMART offers an opportunity for a full-scholarship and be gainfully-employed upon degree completion in a STEM discipline.

Science & Engineering Apply here

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