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Undergraduate Student Funding Opportunities

There are many opportunities for Pace undergraduate students to receive funding for their research, training, and education. Pace offers a number of exciting programs to support undergraduate student research. Additionally, there are different external funding opportunities from federal and private sources to explore. The Office of Research and the Office of Student Success can both serve as resources when searching and applying for outside scholarships, grants, and training opportunities.

Pace University Programs And Opportunities

Undergraduate Student-Faculty Research Program
Run by the Office for Student Success, this program allows faculty and undergraduate students to work together on a research project throughout the year. A stipend is granted to each pair to support their work.

Pace Undergraduate Student Academic Conference Travel Fund
Administered through the Office of Student Success and funded by the Office of the Provost, this initiative is for students who have been accepted to present their research at professional conferences as part of their Pace Paths. Students and faculty should complete the application (DOCX) and submit their applications to Jenny Irwin (

Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR)
This is a national organization whose mission is to “support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship.” Pace University has an “enhanced institutional membership” which provides memberships to students, faculty, and staff at no cost. CUR holds annual conferences and has many resources for undergraduate researchers.

CyberCorps Scholarship for Service
Pace University has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to support students interested in studying information assurance and cybersecurity. Benefits include full tuition and fees, annual stipend of $20,000, a paid internships and employment opportunities at a local/state/federal agency.

Pforzheimer Honors College
Students in the Honors College complete a thesis project and conduct advanced research. Honors College students can apply for a $1000 research stipend to support their projects conducted under the guidance of a Pace professor.

Center for Undergraduate Research Experiences (Dyson)
Provides leadership, coordination and support to student-faculty research collaborations.

Center for Community Action and Research (Dyson)
Supports civic engagement, social responsibility, and reciprocal partnerships with the community.

College of Health Professions Center of Excellence-ALPS
(Advancing Leadership, Partnerships and Scholarships) has different student opportunities and a list of external scholarships.

Lubin School of Business maintains a list of student scholarships for business students.

Prestigious Fellowships And Federally Funded Research Programs, Fellowships, And Awards

There are a number of different opportunities for summer research experiences, fellowships, and research funding for undergraduates. This list is not exhaustive, but provides examples of opportunities across different fields of research. The Office of Student Success and Pace International provide support and assistance for students applying for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships (e.g., Fulbright Fellowship). You can contact the Office of Research if you have questions about federally funded programs.

Please note that the opportunities below are generally for programs available while enrolled in an undergraduate program; undergraduates looking for fellowships to fund graduate training should look at the opportunities on the graduate student funding webpage.

American Chemical Society Scholars Program

American Chemical Society Scholars Program
Awards up to $5000 are given to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. APPLICATION PERIOD: November 1 through March 1 annually.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
Provides up to $7,500 per year for educational expenses to sophomores and juniors in the science, engineering, and mathematics fields. Sophomore award winners receive two years of aid and juniors receive one year. Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.7 and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Most award winners have substantive, supervised undergraduate research experience. Candidates must be nominated by their college. APPLICATION INFORMATION: The online application will be available for student registration the first Tuesday after Labor Day.

Davies-Jackson Scholarship

Davies-Jackson Scholarship
Presents a unique opportunity for students with exceptional academic records, who are among the first generation in their families to graduate college, to participate in a course of study at St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge. Scholars are admitted as affiliated students and have the opportunity to take the more advanced parts of a Cambridge degree course and qualify for a Cambridge BA in two years instead of the usual three. Following the completion of their first year of study some Scholars have opted into a one year M. Phil program at the discretion of the Senior Tutor at St. John's. APPLICATION INFORMATION: ​Applications are accepted beginning September 1 and must be received by October 15, 2019. The successful candidate will be announced in January 2020.

Department Of Defense

Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program
provides full scholarships for undergraduate or graduate studies in STEM disciplines, summer research internships, mentoring, and employment placement upon degree completion. APPLICATION INFORMATION: The application window opens August through December each year. All applicants are required to submit applications online by December 3 at 5:00 PM EST.

Department Of Energy (DOE)

DOE Scholars Program
Introduces students or post-graduates to the DOE mission and operations, and provides opportunities for paid internships, research, and individual development. Stipends are a minimum of $600 per week (for approximately 10 weeks), and internships are at various locations across the US. APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applications will be reviewed and selected by sponsoring offices as opportunities at these offices become available during the year.  If you applied during the Fall 2019 competition, you do not need to submit a second application to the DOE Scholars Program.

General Counsel Undergraduate Intern Program
Provides an opportunity for college students to gain exposure to issues in energy law and policy. Internships are available during the summer and for semesters during the school year. No paid internships are available. APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.  All submissions will be discarded after one year from date of receipt.  No notice of non-selection will be provided.

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program
Designed to strengthen a diverse pipeline of STEM professionals, this summer program provides opportunities to train under the mentorship of program officials and scientists on research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy. Applicants must be enrolled full time in a STEM program at the Bachelor’s Master’s or Doctoral level. Stipends are a minimum of $600 per week for the 10-week program. APPLICATION INFORMATION: Please check back in Fall 2019 to apply.

Department Of The Navy

Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program
Provides opportunities for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy laboratory during the summer. The program is 10 weeks and comes with a stipend. APPLICATION INFORMATION: NREIP's Online Applications closes on November 01, 2019.

Fulbright Program

Fulbright U.S. Student Programs
Support study/research and English Teaching Assistantships in over 100 foreign countries. Candidates must be U.S. citizens who will hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent prior to receiving the grant. To be competitive, candidates should have a GPA of at least 3.5. College and university students must apply through their campus Fulbright Program Advisor. Grants provide funds for transportation, language or orientation courses, where appropriate, tuition, books, maintenance for one academic year, and limited health and accident insurance. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday October 8, 2019 at 5 pm Eastern Time

Gilman Scholarship Program

Gilman International Scholarship Program
Offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. The Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. APPLICATION INFORMATION: The next application will open in mid-August 2019.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)

HSF Scholarships
Offers undergraduate and graduate students of Hispanic heritage merit –based scholarships from $500-$5000. All majors and graduate fields are eligible, although there is an emphasis on STEM fields. APPLICATION INFORMATION: TBA

LGBTQ Scholarship

LGBTQ Scholarships
The Human Rights Campaign  maintains a scholarship database for LGBTQ and allied students. APPLICATION INFORMATION: VARIES BY AGENCIES

National Institutes Of Health (NIH)

Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses, as well as a paid summer laboratory experience at NIH and paid employment/training at NIH after graduation. Scholarships are for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years. APPLICATION DEADLINE: TBA

Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research
Provides an opportunity to work at the NIH with biomedical research scientists. Internships are at least 8 weeks, and include a stipend. APPLICATION DEADLINE: TBA

National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Hollings Scholarship Program
Provides academic assistance for full time study (up to $9500) during the 9-month academic year, a 10-week full time internship position during the summer at a NOAA facility, and academic assistance during a second 9-month academic year for students interested in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology and education. APPLICATION INFORMATION: The NOAA Office of Education 2020 undergraduate scholarship application will open on September 1, 2019.

National Security Education Program (NSEP)

Boren Scholarship
Provides up to $20,000 to US undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to US interests and under-represented in study abroad. APPLICATION DEADLINE: TBA

Rotary Foundation Grant Scholarships

District Grant Scholarships
Can be used to support undergraduate students studying locally or abroad. The scholarship can cover any length of time, from a 6-week language immersion program to a year or more of university study.

The Udall Foundation

The Udall Scholarship
A competitive, merit-based award offered to sophomores and juniors enrolled in an accredited college or university. To qualify for this benefit program, you must be committed to a career related to the environment, OR a Native American or Alaska Native student committed to a career in tribal public policy or Native American health care; a matriculated sophomore or junior at a two-year or four-year accredited institution of higher education, pursuing a bachelor's or associate's degree; pursuing full-time study during the following academic year; and a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident. Students must be nominated by a Udall Scholarship Faculty Representative from their college or university. Each institution may nominate six students. APPLICATION DEADLINE: TBA

Scholarship Resources

Fastweb: Prestigious Scholarships And Fellowships

Prestigious Scholarships and Fellowships
Listing of well-known national and international scholarships and fellowships at the high school, college, graduate and doctoral level with brief description of each, linking to organization’s website with more information.

International Financial Aid And College Scholarship Search

The premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for U.S. and international students wishing to study abroad. This site provides the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings, plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad. Their mission is to promote international education worldwide through the development and publication of the most comprehensive database of International Education Financial Aid information available on the Internet.


Scholarship Search is a comprehensive scholarship directory for students in the U.S. Students can either browser their directory of listings or register under their “Get Matched” feature that matches students with scholarships that are tailored to them.