Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship Information Session
The SMART Scholarship pays for tuition and education-related fees and provides a stipend of $25,000 – $41,000, depending on prior educational experience, paid summer internships, a health insurance reimbursement allowance, and employment after graduation in a government lab. Undergraduate and graduate students in the STEM fields are eligible to apply.
Tuesday, October 15, 5:15 PM
4th Floor, Florence Schneider Hall
Must show WKU ID
Lifetime Experience (LTE) Grants
The Lifetime Experience Grant program is open to students in all majors across all campuses. It is designed to help students become more competitive for national scholarships by supporting life-changing opportunities to engage in research, international study, creative activities, student-led engagement efforts, or other scholarly activities. The goal of the grant program is to fund unique experiences where students will be engaged in their disciplines outside of the classroom. These grants are meant to allow students to pursue their big dreams, attain their academic and professional goals, and increase their competitiveness for national scholarships. Students may apply for up to $3,000. Applicants wishing to use the funds for Winter or Spring 2014 must apply by November 15, 2013. Updated applications are now available.
Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields who have demonstrated leadership and service as undergraduates. Students must be U.S. citizens and college juniors at the time of selection. The internal deadline for the Truman Scholarship is November 1.
National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) provides a $32,000 annual stipend for up to three years of research-based graduate study at any accredited U.S. academic institution. U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents who are graduating seniors or early-stage graduate students may apply. Funding is available for the following fields: chemistry, computer and information science and engineering, engineering, geosciences, life sciences, mathematical sciences, physics and astronomy, psychology, and social science fields are eligible to apply. Deadlines are field specific, but all are in November 4-8.
English Speaking Union Summer Study Scholarships funds tuition, lodging, and two meals daily for three-week courses in the United Kingdom. The Kentucky Branch of The English-Speaking Union will award a limited number of scholarships to qualified Kentucky college students and Kentucky middle and high school teachers for courses offered at institutions in the United Kingdom in the summer of 2014. Scholarships also include one week’s lodging in London and a cash allowance, which may or may not cover the costs of travel and incidentals, (in 2013, the cash allowance was $1,800). The internal deadline for the ESU Scholarship is November 4.
The Morris K. Udall Scholarship provides up to $5,000 for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses for students seeking further education in fields related to the environment or tribal policy. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and college sophomores or juniors who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment or who are Native Americans and Alaska Natives who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy or careers related to Native health care. The internal deadline for the Udall Scholarship is November 15.
Critical Language Scholarships provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction in Chinese, Arabic, Japanese, Hindi, and other critical languages for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. students. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period and later apply their critical language skills in their professional careers. Applications are due November 15.
NSEP/Boren Scholarships are available to both undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in language acquisition and issues concerning national security, broadly defined. This scholarship provides up to $10,000 for one semester and $20,000 for an academic year. Study abroad must be in a country that is critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. The internal deadline for the Boren Scholarship is December 6.
The Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship pays for tuition and education-related fees and provides a stipend of $25,000 – $41,000, depending on prior educational experience, paid summer internships, a health insurance reimbursement allowance, and employment after graduation in a government lab. Undergraduate and graduate students in the STEM fields are eligible to apply. Applications are due on December 16, 2013.
The Goldwater Scholarship, for sophomore- and junior-level science, mathematics, and engineering students, provides up to $7,500 for tuition, fees, books, and/or room and board. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The internal deadline for the Goldwater Scholarship is the first day of winter term each year.