Scholarship Opportunities

While your colleges may offer specific scholarships for your field of study, these lists may help you find other opportunities to decrease the cost of your education. The eligibility requirements of specific scholarships are listed under their names.

General Opportunities

Find scholarship opportunities that match your interests and identities on the Scholly app. 

Questbridge National College Match
This organization supports high school seniors who have shown outstanding academic ability despite financial challenges. They take a holistic approach to reviewing applications, and we do not have absolute criteria or cut-offs for GPA, standardized test scores, income, or other factors.

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship

  • Currently enrolled students working toward a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics from a group underrepresented in their field of study. Underrepresented groups may be defined by: gender, race, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, nationality, and other non-visible differences.

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

Microsoft Scholarship Program

  • Be enrolled full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico at the time you submit the application.

  • A demonstrated record of academic achievement/excellence. Because the scholarship is merit-based, you must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 4.0, or a 4.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 5.0.

  • Show satisfactory progress toward an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related STEM discipline.​

Scholarships Addressing Racial Inequities

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program for is African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with high academic and leadership promise who have significant financial need.

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering

  • Be a high school senior applying to an engineering or computer science program at a NACME Partner Institution, or be currently matriculating in an engineering or computer science program at a NACME Partner Institution.

  • US citizen or permanent resident

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.


Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

  • Demonstrate financial need if required by scholarship sponsor (typically determined by FAFSA).

  • Meet specific criteria for the scholarships to which they are applying.

  • Students must currently attend a HACU-member college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico at the time applications are completed and scholarship awards are made. Students transferring schools, the school must also be a HACU-member to be eligible to apply.  For the most up-to-date listing of HACU-member institutions, please click here.

  • ​Scholarships are ONLY for college students who were enrolled during the spring semester. All students must have completed their first semester of freshman year at the time of applying. High School students are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply​​


Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship

  • Be a high-school senior of African descent (African American or African).

  • Plan to attend a four-year college or university in the fall of the year following high-school graduation.

  • Plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs (such as finance, business administration, or marketing).

  • Demonstrate a passion for technology.

  • Demonstrate leadership at school or in the community.

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.

  • Require financial assistance to attend college.


League of United Latin American Citizens

  • National Scholastic Achievement Awards ($2,000) - GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, and if the student is an entering freshman, 29 or higher on the ACT test, or 1350 or higher on the SAT test. 

  • Honors Awards ($500 to $2,000) - GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, and if the student is an entering freshman, 23 or higher on the ACT test, or 1100 or higher on the SAT test. 

  • General Awards ($250 to $1,000) - Grades and academic performance will serve as indicators of potential; however, an emphasis may be placed on the individual's motivation, sincerity, and community involvement. 

Scholarships for Women in STEM

The Affordable Colleges Website outlines scholarships for women based on which branch of STEM they are interested in.

The Ultimate Guide to STEM Scholarships for Women lists scholarships and offers guidance to high school and college students.

The Science Ambassador Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship for a woman in science, technology, engineering, or math. Film a three–minute educational video of yourself explaining a STEM topic you're passionate about. You must be a high school senior or an undergraduate college student to apply.

Girls in Stem (GIS) Scholarship Award for STEM Students

  • Currently enrolled in good standing in an accredited STEM-related undergraduate program in the United States

  • Current overall GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Proven history of advocacy for the participation of girls in STEM programs

  • Demonstrated community involvement

  • Demonstrated financial need


Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Program
Identify as a female/woman and are studying community college, baccalaureate, or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology, and computer science.

PayScale Women in STEM Scholarship
Any and all current or college-bound women who are majoring in science, technology, engineering or math.

Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Students

The Human Rights Campaign compiled a list of scholarships, fellowships, and grants for LGBTQ students at both the undergraduate and graduate-level.

The National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals Scholarship

  • Successful completion of a minimum of two years of post-high school education at an accredited U.S. college or university

  • Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on 4.0 point scale

  • A declared major in an accredited STEM or STEM-related teaching field

  • Be an active supporter of and participant in programs or organizations that promote LGBTQ+ inclusion and visibility

  • Students must be eligible for fall term registration and must not be under disciplinary sanction.


More college and research funding opportunities for LGBTQ+ students can be found on this Northern Arizona University webpage.