External Undergraduate Scholarships

The academic requirements for the FVSU Honors Program may also prepare program students may for external undergraduate scholarship opportunities such as those listed below. For convenience, these resources are divided by field of study. Honors Students should examine these resources to determine which, if any, are most applicable to them. Please feel free to reach out to the Honors Program Director for further assistance.

Education

Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program
The Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program provides undergraduates with up to $8000 for 1 to 2 years, along with a summer internship at a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) facility. Applicants must be sophomores with a minimum 3.0 GPA and majoring in fields that support NOAA’s mission, including oceanic, environmental, biological or atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, geography, physics, or teacher education.

Gender/Gender-Identity Specific

Point Scholarship
The Point Foundation is the nation’s largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students. Point’s multifaceted support of its scholarship recipients extends far beyond direct financial contribution toward the cost of their education. Each scholar is paired with a mentor and participates in leadership development programs and events. Point Foundation considers many factors when assessing scholarship applicants, including academic performance, leadership skills, financial need, personal goals and the applicant’s involvement in the LGBTQ community. Attention is also given to students who have lost the social support of their families and/or communities as a result of revealing their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Point Scholars and Alumni are the future leaders of the LGBTQ and allied community, and they are at the forefront of creating greater acceptance, respect and tolerance in society for all people.

Health/Health Sciences

National Institute of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program
The National Institute of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program provides up to $20,000/year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses. Applicants must come from disadvantaged backgrounds and be committed to biomedical, behavioral, or social science health-related research. Recipients must complete a 10-week summer internship at the NIH for every year of scholarship support AND must work at the NIH full-time (1 year for every year of support).

Social Justice

Davis-Putter Scholarship
The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level or are enrolled in a trade or technical program and who are active in the progressive movement. Recent grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international anti-imperialist solidarity. Applicants must have participated in activities in the US, and there is a strong preference for applicants who plan on working in this country.

STEM Fields

American Chemistry Society Scholars Program
The ACS Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students majoring in undergraduate chemistry-related disciplines, and are also intending to pursue careers in chemistry-related fields. Selected recipients are awarded up to $5,000 per academic year.

Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program
The Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program provides undergraduates with up to $8000 for 1 to 2 years, along with a summer internship at a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) facility. Applicants must be sophomores with a minimum 3.0 GPA and majoring in fields that support NOAA’s mission, including oceanic, environmental, biological or atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, geography, physics, or teacher education.

National Institute of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program
The National Institute of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program provides up to $20,000/year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses. Applicants must come from disadvantaged backgrounds and be committed to biomedical, behavioral, or social science health-related research. Recipients must complete a 10-week summer internship at the NIH for every year of scholarship support AND must work at the NIH full-time (1 year for every year of support).

Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation
The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories.