The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship provides scholarships to college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering. The Goldwater Foundation is helping ensure that the U.S. is producing the number of highly-qualified professionals the Nation needs in these critical fields.

The Voyager Scholarship

The Voyager Scholarship is available to all rising juniors with a GPA of 3.0 or above with a commitment to public service. The scholarship provides up to $25,000 per year to recipients for their junior and senior years of college. Recipients will also receive a $10,000 stopped and free housing for a summer work-travel experience of their own design between their junior and senior years of college. Post-grad, recipients will be provided with a $2,000 travel credit every year for ten years. They will also attend an annual fall leadership summit with President Obama and Airbnb CEO, Brian Chesky. Applications are due June 14th. More information may be found here

The Lime Connect Fellowship Program

The Lime Connect Fellowship Program is designed for rising juniors with disabilities. The program guides Fellows through the summer internship recruitment process; connects them with some of the world’s leading corporations for potential internships; deepens their leadership skills; builds their confidence as a person with a disability; engages them in a Lime Connect Fellowship community consisting of current and past Fellows, and provides access to prestigious scholarships.

The National Science Foundation

Each year the National Science Foundation awards approximately 1,000 three-year Graduate Fellowships. NSF Fellows are expected to contribute significantly to research, teaching, and industrial applications in science, mathematics, and engineering.

You do not have to be accepted to a graduate program to apply and being awarded an NSF Fellowship can enhance your graduate school applications.  If you have previously been awarded an NSF REU and have plans for graduate school, please consider applying.

Applications are welcomed from students in the sciences and women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be citizens of the U.S. or permanent residents.

Steps for Doug

Steps 4 Doug provides scholarships to families impacted by an ALS Diagnosis. Each year they provide a number of scholarships to those whose family has been impacted by ALS. There are a number of factors that go into awarding each scholarship, but the main considerations are level of connectedness to ALS, financial need, and academic aspirations.

NBC Universal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship

The NBC Universal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship offers eight (8) scholarships to be used in the fall semester of 2022 to incoming and undergraduate students (at any accredited college or university), and graduate students with disabilities who are pursuing careers in media, communications, or entertainment industries that will be enrolled in college or a university during Fall 2022 are eligible. Each recipient will receive $5,625 to help cover the cost of education at their college or university.

Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation Scholarships

The Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation Scholarships are available to applicants with a demonstrated learning challenge (disability) of dyslexia or similar reading and/or language-based disability. Scholarships are awarded annually in the amount of $500 to $2,500. Historically, approximately 20% of applicants are awarded a scholarship. Awardees may apply the scholarship funds towards the following: tuition, books, testing, tutoring, assistive technology, and other resources required to obtain accommodations.

McCall MacBain Scholarships

The McCall MacBain Scholarships provide funding for a master’s degree or second-entry professional undergraduate program at McGill University. The scholarship covers tuition and fees for enrollment, a living stipend, and a relocation grant for moving to Montréal. This program creates a community of scholars and leaders who come together as a cohort during annual summer retreats, bi-weekly seminars, monthly speaker series, and connect with global thinkers through an annual Principal’s Lecture, workshops, and other events. All while studying in one of the world’s greatest multicultural and multilingual cities.

Herbert Lee Stetson Graduate Fellowship

Former Kalamazoo College president Herbert Lee Stetson, in his will, provided an endowment
for a fellowship: “to be given to Kalamazoo College for a graduate of the institution to pursue
work at one of the following universities: Harvard, Yale, Johns Hopkins, or [University of]
Chicago, or at a European university.” The fellowship is not to be used towards professional
study (i.e. MD, JD, MDiv) except for education.

The fund allows for the award of an approximately $1,000 non-renewable fellowship.

Deadline to Apply: Friday of 7th week, Spring Term

Application components:
  • Resume
  • Brief statement about your professional goals and what graduate program you will be/are pursuing
  • PDF copy of your admission letter to an eligible graduate program of study (it must state the name of the program and the institution)
  • Documentation of your intention to enroll or proof of current enrollment in the program (a copy of your response form or proof of enrollment deposit)