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Scholarships and Fellowships

Undergraduate Level Opportunities

What are fellowships? National fellowships are competitive awards that provide remarkable experiences and support for students interested in study abroad, graduate study, careers in public service, international affairs, teaching, scientific research, engineering, journalism and healthcare. At Keck, we have a few staff and faculty members who are available to assist you with STEM-specific fellowships and scholarships. However, each of the 3Cs has a representative who can help you further explore opportunities.
Pitzer College: Sandy Hamilton: sandy_hamilton@pitzer.edu
Scripps College: Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert: GEdwalds@ScrippsCollege.edu
Claremont McKenna College: Brian Davidson: BDavidson@cmc.edu

Goldwater Scholarships:  www.act.org/goldwater
Purpose: Provide a continuing source of highly qualified individuals to those fields of academic study and research; encourage advanced study and promote career paths in science, math or engineering
Criteria: Current sophomore or junior student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career in:

  • Math
  • Engineering
  • Natural Sciences

***One of the best indicators for demonstrated potential is Research experience….
Awards can be approx. $7,500 per year…
Faculty contact:  Susie Fang, Keck Science Center 12; e-mail: sfang@kecksci.claremont.edu

Morris K. Udall Scholarships: https://www.udall.gov/
Purpose: Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics

Awarded in three categories:

  • Demonstrated commitment to career related to the environment
  • Native American or Alaskan Native with demonstrated commitment to tribal policy
  • Native American or Alaskan Native with demonstrated commitment to Native health

Criteria: Rising sophomore or junior student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career in environmental preservation or related field. Awards can be $5K per award.

Claremont McKenna College Student Faculty contact: Marion Preest, mpreest@jsd.claremont.edu

Pitzer and Scripps College Student Faculty contact: Katie Purvis-Roberts : kpurvis@jsd.claremont.edu

Interested in finding a fellowship but don’t know where to start? Try searching through a list of popular nationally competitive fellowships!

ArtsGraduate Study  
HealthPublic ServiceAmericasSummer
International AffairsSpecial GroupsEuropeOther
Public Affairs/GovernmentStudy Abroad  
Social SciencesTeach Abroad  
STEMTuition Aid  

In addition, here is a compiled list of scholarships and fellowships that might appeal to KSD students and alumni. The list, on Pomona College’s website, is divided into several categories to make searching easier.

Furthermore, there are hundreds of other grants tied to particular disciplines, populations, and types of opportunities. You can search for these additional grants in the fellowships directories and databases on the Pomona website.

Graduate Level Opportunities

NSF Graduate Research Fellowshipwww.nsf.gov
Purpose: Identify and fund work at the frontiers of science, technology, mathematics, and engineering with the hopes of a significant career contribution to the Sciences and Engineering fields.
Criteria: Can apply as a Senior or Recent Graduate for funding after Graduation in a Graduate level Research-based Master’s or Doctoral Program. Awards are $36K-$65K over the course of three years…
Faculty contact:  Elise Ferree, Keck Science Center 4A, e-mail: eferree@jsd.claremont.edu

Churchill Scholarships: www.winstonchurchillfoundation.org
Purpose: Provides an opportunity to pursue graduate studies in engineering, mathematics, or the sciences at the University of Cambridge in England.  One of the newer colleges at the University of Cambridge, Churchill College was built in tribute to Winston Churchill, who in the years after the Second World War, recognized the growing importance of science and technology for prosperity and security. Churchill College focuses on the sciences, engineering, and mathematics.
Seniors or recent graduates who are U.S. citizens, 19-26 years old, with excellent academic record, allows for research grant approx $44k-50K
Faculty contact:  Marion Preest, Keck Science Center 11, e-mail: mpreest@jsd.claremont.edu