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STEM Scholarships

STEM Scholarships

Scholarships provide students with opportunities to attend college, advance their knowledge and skills for workforce preparedness, and help them prepare for both academic opportunities and financial challenges after transfer.

You can apply for Foothill College sponsored scholarships and scholarships offered through outside organizations.

Tips and Strategies

Internet Search

First, SLI is keeping a running spreadsheet of scholarship and internship opportunities and deadlines by month. This is a dynamic sheet, so bookmark it in your browser and come back from time to time.

Another good start for finding STEM internships is to do an internet search with the following key terms:

  • "STEM scholarships for community college students"
  • "undergraduate student scholarships in STEM"
  • "STEM scholarships for x group" (x = any specific identity such as "women," "Latino/a/x," or "Black/ African American")
Online Guides

Scholarship Listings

Foothill College Opportunities

There are resources at Foothill that are a good place to start:

Foothill College Scholarship Amount # of awards Notes Deadline
Angel Memorial Scholarships  $500.00  2 Chemistry, financial need  2/18/22
Ann Davis Memorial Scholarship  $500.00  1 Allied Health program, overcome hardship 2/18/22
Association of Women in Science  $1,000.00  1 women in STEM 2/18/22
Biological Science/ Health Science Scholarship  $500.00  4 strong commitment to STEM (bio/health sciences) 2/18/22
Business/ Computer Science Scholarship $500.00  4 majoring in business or CS 2/18/22
CIO Community of Practices Scholarship   $1,000.00  1 pursuing IT, CS, related bachelor's, financial need   2/18/22
Foothill Cutler Myo Min Family STEM Scholarship  $1,000.00  2 strong academics, STEM major, financial need 2/18/22
Deborah M. Dexter Scholarships in Science  $1,000.00  3 associate degree for transfer in core science (bio, phys, chem), financial need and interest in teaching science  2/18/22
Environmental Horticulture Scholarships  $500 1,200.00  3 enrolled in horticulture program 2/18/22
Galin Family Math Scholarship   $1,000.00  1

math major, intent to transfer


Galina Family Scholarship   $1,500.00  20 health care, Allied Health programs, financial need 2/18/22
Marisol Lopez Scholarship Endowment for Dental Assisting   $1,000.00  1 dental assisting program 2/18/22
Workforce/Career Scholarship  $500-1000  5 rad tech, vet tech, financial need 2/18/22
Yelena Chianurov Scholarship Endowment for Dental Hygienists   $1,000.00  1 dental hygiene program, financial need 2/18/22
International Scholarship for STEM Majors $1,000.00  1 STEM and giving back to community  2/18/22
Prip Memorial Scholarship - Merit  $500-1000  varies physics - selection by physics faculty 2/18/22
Prip Memorial Scholarship - Obstacles  $500-1000  varies physics, passion for STEM, overcame obstacles 2/18/22
Seelbach Memorial Scholarship $1000 2 math, financial need considered 2/18/22
External Opportunities

Here are some websites to check out for listings of scholarships:

And here are some specific scholarships that may be of interest to STEM students.

Name of Scholarship Description Deadline
Latinos in Technology Scholarship

For Latino(a) students who have a declared major in a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-related field 

Silicon Valley Foundation scholarships listing of scholarships for students by different criteria varied by opportunity
Google scholarships listing of scholarships by different identity groups varied by opportunity
BHW Scholarship women in STEM undergraduate or graduate study April
Microsoft Tuition scholarships for STEM students in 4 year college or university STEM scholarships for women scholarships for women in STEM and other related resources April

SLI in the News

Foothill College earns diversity award

STEM for all: Foothill's SLI aims to even playing field for students

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