Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships

AFCEA – Atlanta Chapter - Scholarship Program
In support of its mission, the Atlanta Chapter of AFCEA awards one or more scholarships in the amount of at least $1,500 each to students enrolled full-time in accredited degree-granting 4-year colleges or universities in the metro Atlanta or North Georgia area. Candidates must be enrolled at the time of application. This is a merit scholarship.

AAUW American Fellowship
American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations or scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave from accredited institutions. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence, teaching experience, and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.

ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest
The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) provides college students with opportunities to interact with students from other universities and to sharpen and demonstrate their problem-solving, programming, and teamwork skills. The contest provides a platform for ACM, industry, and academia to encourage and focus public attention on the next generation of computing professionals as they pursue excellence.

ACM Student Research Competition
Through Microsoft Research sponsorship, ACM is able to provide more opportunities for students to present their research by increasing the number of SRC’s hosted by ACM Special Interest Group Conferences.

AFCEA Fellowship
Fellowships of $15,000 will be awarded to full-time postgraduate students who have earned Master's degrees or the equivalent and who are currently enrolled in a doctoral degree program in the following or related fields of electrical, electronics, chemical, systems or communications engineering; physics; mathematics; or computer science. Majors directly related to the support of U.S. intelligence enterprises with relevance to the mission of AFCEA will also be eligible. The dissertation title or abstract of the specific area of research is required.

AT&T Labs Fellowship Program
Fellowships are available to outstanding under-represented minority and women students who are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and who are pursuing PhD studies in computer and communications-related fields. If you really want to make a difference as a professional scientist, we can help you get started.

Bell Labs Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The Bell Labs Graduate Research Fellowship Program is designed to increase the number of minorities and women in the fields of science, math, engineering and technology. A Bell Labs Graduate Research Fellowship is a wonderful opportunity to help outstanding minorities and women enhance their knowledge and to pursue a PH.D. degree in science and engineering.

Boren Fellowships - National Security Education Program

Boren Fellowship award recipients are selected on the basis of merit in a two-stage national merit review process. The selection process includes, among other selection criteria, consideration of the relationship between the applicant's proposed study to U.S. national security, how the applicant proposes to use knowledge and expertise gained from NSEP support to contribute to U.S. national security, and the applicant's commitment to service in the federal government. The selection process will also look carefully at whether an applicant has a plan and a demonstratable commitment to develop, maintain, or advance language competence.

CETL/BP Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

With the continuing support of the BP America, CETL has honored outstanding Teaching Assistants since 1992. The CETL/BP Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award is the only institute-wide award for Teaching Assistants and symbolizes Georgia Tech’s commitment to promoting exemplary teaching. Call for nominations: Early January

DHS Scholarship and Fellowship Program
The DHS Scholarship and Fellowship Program is intended for students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission. This education program is intended to ensure a diverse and highly talented science and technology community to achieve the DHS mission and objectives. Areas of study that are eligible include: physical sciences, mathematical sciences, computer and information sciences, life sciences, social sciences, psychology, selected humanities, and engineering.

Design Automation Conference $24,000 Scholarship
The 43rd Design Automation Conference plans to award scholarships to support graduate research and study in electronic design automation and circuit design. These scholarships are intended to support graduate students of faculty investigators at universities trying to establish new programs in electronic design automation or circuit design and/or graduate students of young faculty investigators (assistant rank, non-tenured) working in electronic design automation or circuit design.

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
The Department of energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship is a program funded by the DOE’s Office of Science and National Nuclear Security Administration.

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships

Through its program of Diversity Fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Fulbright Competition
Is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.

GEM Fellowships

The GEM Fellowship programs are designed to offer opportunities for underrepresented minority students to obtain MS degrees in engineering and Ph.D. degrees in engineering and the natural and physical sciences through a program of paid summer internships and graduate financial assistance.

Global Change Education Program

Goizueta Foundation Fellowship Program
The Goizueta Foundation has provided the Georgia Institute of Technology with an endowment to establish programs designed to advance students of Hispanic/Latino origin in higher education. The Goizueta Foundation Fellowship Program is intended to attract those students interested in pursuing doctoral studies at Georgia Tech.

Google 2006 Anita Borg Scholarship

Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates' academic background and demonstrated leadership. A group of female undergraduate and graduate student finalists will be chosen from the applicant pool. The scholarship recipients, selected from the finalists, will each receive a $10,000 scholarship for the 2006-2007 academic year.

Intel Foundation Ph.D. Fellowship Program
The Intel Foundation provides fellowships to outstanding Ph.D. students in Engineering, Computer Science and other technical majors focusing on semiconductor technologies at selected U.S. universities. In 2005, the Intel Foundation awarded 43 fellowships to Ph.D. students in research areas of interest to the semiconductor industry.

IBM PhD Fellowship Program
The IBM Ph.D. fellowship is an annual, worldwide competitive program. The IBM PhD Fellowship Program honors exceptional PhD students in an array of focus areas of interest to IBM and fundamental to innovation.

IFT Foundation Fellowships

IFT supports and encourages outstanding research in food science and technology through more than 30 Graduate fellowships totaling over $80, 500. Research in such disciplines as genetics, horticulture, nutrition, microbiology, biochemistry, engineering, chemistry, etc., is not eligible unless it is directly related to food science/technology.

Intel Foundation’s Annual Fellowship for GVU PhD Students

The prestigious Intel Fellowship has been part of an ongoing relationship with the Intel Foundation since 1991, the year the GVU Center was founded. We are proud that, in the p ast two years, the quality of GVU applicants has been such that Intel has awarded fellowships to not one but two outstanding students. The Intel Fellowship is typically awarded to students working in one of the following technology areas: components technology, software applications, systems technology, or other closely related area.

Harriet G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship Program

The mission of the JPFP, funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is to increase the number of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities participating in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce. Applicants must be within their first three years of full-time, graduate study AND enrolled in/accepted in a NASA relevant, STEM discipline at an accredited university in the United States.

Hertz Foundation’s Graduate Fellowship Award
The Hertz Foundations is a not-for profit organization which provides fellowships tenable at over 40 of the nation's finest universities for graduate work leading to award of the Ph.D. degree in applications of the physical sciences. Each year the Foundation conducts a national competition for new Hertz Fellows. Of those who apply, only about one quarter will be interviewed. Of those who are interviewed, approximately one in ten will be awarded a Hertz Fellowship.

HORIZONS Foundation Scholarship Program
Women In Defense, A National Security Organization, established the HORIZONS Foundation to encourage women to pursue careers related to the national security and defense interests of the United States and to provide development opportunities to women already working in national security and defense fields. The scholarship program is intended to provide financial assistance to further educational objectives of women who are U.S. citizens either employed or planning careers in defense or national security areas.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship Program

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship Program will award approximately 65 scholarships to seniors and recent graduates planning to attend graduate school for the first time starting this fall.

Kauffman Grantmaking Report
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation makes grants in our interest areas of education and entrepreneurship as well as other support.

Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is pleased to announce the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program, an initiative of great significance to the faculty and students of your institution. During the 2005-2006 academic year, the Kauffman Foundation will award up to 15 Dissertation Fellowship grants of $15,000 each to Ph.D., D.B.A. or other doctoral students for the support of dissertations in the area of entrepreneurship.

L’Oreal USA Fellowships

A panel of inter-disciplinary scientists will review all applications. The top 20-25 candidates selected by this panel will then be forwarded for final selection to a distinguished jury of former L’ORÉAL-UNESCO For Women in Science North American Laureates (women in the life and material sciences).

Milton E. Cooper/Young AFCEAN Graduate Scholarship

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and a young professional (age 35 or under) currently employed in a field related to communications, computer science or electronics. Applicant must demonstrate a strong commitment to the pursuit of an advanced college degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) related to communications, computer science, electronics, electrical or systems engineering in preparation for a career in science or engineering. Must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher. Must be currently enrolled in an accredited university or college in the United States.

Ralph W. Shrader Diversity Scholarship

Scholarships of $3,000 each will be awarded to full-time graduate students currently working toward a master's degree in the following or related fields of electrical, electronics, chemical, systems or communications engineering; physics; mathematics; computer science; or information technology. Majors directly related to the support of U.S. intelligence enterprises with relevance to the mission of AFCEA will also be eligible.

Microsoft Fellowship Awards to Ph.D. Students

Microsoft will award two-year Fellowships to outstanding Ph.D. students. Applications will be accepted through university contacts only. Please contact the Chair of your computer science, electrical engineering, or math department to apply.

NASA Research Program Award

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships


National Physical Science Consortium
If you aspire to a doctoral degree and career in the physical sciences, biochemistry, computer science, and related fields of science and engineering, you may be a potential NPSC Fellow. If you represent an agency, business, industry, or laboratory looking to enhance your pool of talented young scientists, especially women and underrepresented minorities, we hope you'll consider becoming a Fellowship sponsor. Created by a national task force, and with a 15-year record of success, the NPSC brings today's industry leaders together with tomorrow's most promising science scholars.

NATO Programme for Security Through Science
The NATO Programme for Security Through Science offers support in 2006 for international collaboration in two cooperative areas: (1) Partnernship and Mediterranean Dialogue, and (2) NATO-Russia cooperation. Researchers from the Russian Federation may elect to apply under either of these arrangements. Further information on the NATO-Russia programme may be accessed here. The Partnership and Mediterranean Dialogue support is focused on Priority Research topics in Defence Against Terrorism, or Countering Other Threats to Security. Partner Country Priorities as listed will also be considered for support, and will be particularly encouraged if they also fall within the Priority Research Topics already mentioned.

NVIDIA Fellowship Program

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
The purpose of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Program is established in recognition of the contributions New Americans have made to American life and in gratitude for the opportunities the United States has afforded the donors and their family.

P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund
Educational Loan Fund (ELF), established in 1907, makes loans available to qualified women who desire higher education and are in need of financial assistance. Students must be recommended by a local chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood and within two years of completing her course of study. The current maximum loan is $9,000 at 2% interest and due six years from the date of issue. Interest is billed annually with principal payments to begin after graduation from the program for which the loan was granted.

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award – Research Training Grants and Fellowships
The Doctoral Scholars Program Award offers scholars a five-year package of support — three years of direct program support and two years of institutional support. Each scholar also is awarded up to five years of tuition and fees (in-state or out-of-state); an annual stipend of up to $15,000; and expenses to attend the Doctoral Scholars Program annual meeting, the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring. Support in the final two years of the award is provided by the institution. Awardees also receive support for professional development activities.

Southern Regional Education Board Awards: The Doctoral Scholars Program Award and The Dissertation Year Fellowship

Supreme Court Fellows Program


Truman Fellowship