Career Accelerator Fund

The Career Accelerator Fund (CAF) provides financial support for College of Arts and Sciences students participating in unpaid or minimally paid internships, undergraduate research, or experiential learning opportunities.

The application deadline for Spring 2023 opportunities is November 30, 2022. The application requires multiple doucments, so don’t delay if you want to apply. You can learn more on the CAF website.

ORISE Undergraduate Scholarship Competition

Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) plays a critical role in helping the United States address the current climate crisis, as well as achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The Department of Energy (DOE) launched the Carbon Negative Shot to advance the development of the emerging and necessary carbon dioxide removal industry. The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) facilitated the DOE Carbon Negative Shot Summit in July 2022 to increase collaboration on this effort. Despite the many efforts that have been made so far toward CDR, there is still a lot of work to be done.

To continue that work, ORISE is hosting a research-based challenge for undergraduate students. The challenge is for students to develop an infographic to communicate the current leading ways to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Thorough submissions will include research on at least four current carbon dioxide removal methods, as well as research on new developments in carbon dioxide removal. Your infographic could win you a $5,000 scholarship!

The deadline for this competition is Wednesday, November 30, 2022. Winners will be announced in late December.

Prizes:

  • 1st place: $5,000 scholarship
  • 2nd place: $3,000 scholarship
  • 3rd place: $1,000 scholarship

Complete details are available here. If you have any questions, you can contact STEMEd@orau.org.

ProtonGuru Test Preparation Scholarships

ProtonGuru is offering scholarships for MCAT, PCAT, and PA-CAT programs. They are offering both tuition and half tuition scholarships to top quality test preparation programs.

ProtonGuru is aiming to get these scholarships to students from groups in underrepresented health professions and to first-generation college students to give them equal opportunity for improved entry to health professions.

Applications are due February 10, 2022. Winners of the scholarships will be announced February 23, 2022 and winners will be notified in rolling format.

Applications can be found here. And more information can be found here.

Student-Alumni Council Scholarships

The Student-Alumni Council (SAC) is a student organization that aims to advance The Ohio State University through programs that enhance the student experience, promote student-alumni interaction, establish a spirit of loyalty to the university, and cultivate relationships between students: past, present, and future.

Every year, SAC awards a total of $1000 in scholarships to Ohio State students of all backgrounds and experiences. The application for 2022-2023 SAC scholarships is open now. All students who will be attending any Ohio State campus for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters (excluding incoming freshmen) are eligible to apply.

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is January 30, 2022 at 11:59 pm. While there is ample time before the deadline, students are encouraged to apply sooner rather than later.

Apply now!

McGill Cancer Institute Graduate Recruitment

McGill’s Goodman Cancer Institute Virtual Recruitment Event

McGill University will be hosting its Annual Graduate Recruitment Event virtually on February 17 and 18, 2022. Top applicants will be picked to join the recruitment event, where they will be able to meet trainees and faculty members, such as cancer scientists, associated with the McGill Goodman Cancer Institute. Selected invitees will then be offered a scholarship for Fall 2022 or Winter 2023 admission.

This event is for students in Bachelor of Science or Master of Science programs with interest in biomedical research.

The application and registration process can be found on the event webpage. The process includes a CV, letter of intent, and recent transcripts. The deadline for registration and applications will be Sunday, January 9, 2022. Invitations will be sent on Monday, January 31, 2022.

ORISE Undergraduate Scholarship Competition

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is hosting a research-based challenge for undergraduate students! The challenge is for students to develop a website on plastic recycling. Students will research their schools’ current process for recycling plastic and then design/create a strategy to make the process more efficient. Thorough submissions will include further research on the plastic recycling process, benefits of current recycling methods, and process improvement ideas. Your website could win you a $5,000 scholarship!

The deadline for this competition is Tuesday, November 30, 2021, and winners will be announced in late December.

Prizes:

  • 1st place: $5,000 scholarship
  • 2nd place: $3,000 scholarship
  • 3rd place: $1,000 scholarship

Visit this page to learn more about the competition. If you have any questions, you can contact STEMEd@orau.org.

Cunningham Appalachian Student Scholarship

The Community of Appalachian Student Leaders (CASL) is a student organization that aims to connect and engage students from the Appalachian region with fellow Appalachian students at The Ohio State University, while working towards developing academic, professional, and leadership skills. Learn more about the group here.

CASL will once again be helping award the Patricia Cunningham Scholarship. This fund is designated to provide scholarship opportunities to undergraduate students from Appalachian counties in honor of Dr. Patricia Cunningham, WGSS alumna, to further her pledge of increasing access to higher education for underrepresented students. Dr. Cunningham was a three-time graduate of Ohio State University and received her Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies in 2002 going on to receive her doctorate in Education Policy and Leadership in 2011. She was the founder of the Appalachian Project Ohio which focused on pathways to education for Ohio State’s Appalachian students. Dr. Patty dedicated her time, resources, and soul to serving underrepresented students both on and off-campus. She tirelessly worked to break down barriers for students to obtain a college education and pursue their endeavors beyond.

A scholarship of up to $1,500 will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. Applications will be reviewed based on academic merit and commitment to student leadership.

Undergraduate students from the Appalachian region in any Arts and Sciences major are encouraged to apply by March 31, 2021. Students must be enrolled full-time during the 2021-2022 academic year to be eligible. Apply here.

KXPRESS Scholarship Opportunity

The CFAES Knowledge Exchange is currently offering a science communication scholarship opportunity. They are seeking students who are interested in developing creative science communication projects that solve one of a few Grand Challenges: water quality, rural-urban interface, farm and community stress, food security, and food waste. Finalists will receive up to $500 in scholarships. More information can be found here.

Submissions are due November 22 at 11:59pm and can be uploaded here. If you have questions, please contact Katie Miller at miller.8406@osu.edu.

2021 Hertz Graduate Fellowship Program

The online application for the 2021 Hertz Fellowship is now open through October 23, 2020.

The Hertz Fellowship provides financial and lifelong professional support for the nation’s most promising graduate students in science and technology.

Benefits of the Hertz Fellowship:

  • Full tuition equivalent for five years
  • $34,000/year stipend – higher if combined with another fellowship
  • Powerful community of 1,200+ peers
  • Special events, workshops, and networking opportunities

More information:

ACS Scholars Program

The ACS Scholars Program is more than just a scholarship, it’s a network of passionate chemical professionals who want to help and support future chemists during a crucial time in their lives.

The program is a community that dedicates itself to representing minority students from high school seniors to undergraduate students who want to study chemical sciences. Scholars are chosen based on career objective, academic standing, leadership skills, financial need and involvement in school or community activities.

Of the previous scholars in the ACS Scholars Program:

  • Over 300 have completed a Ph.D. program
  • More than 50% of alumni chose to purse higher degrees
  • 90% earned baccalaureate degrees with 80% in the chemical sciences

Apply and learn more information here. Applications close March 1.