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Subject: scholarship information
Category: Reference, Education and News > Education
Asked by: muffin206-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 15 Jun 2003 16:46 PDT
Expires: 15 Jul 2003 16:46 PDT
Question ID: 217717
I am a single mom with a very bright rising highschool senior in NC
who is interested in studying microbiology.  Please help me find
scholarship information.  I have researched the internet, but only
find a couple for which she could apply.  She is interested in
studying through to her PhD and though she will work during college, I
need to find all the $ we can for her.
Subject: Re: scholarship information
Answered By: peggy_bill-ga on 16 Jun 2003 09:14 PDT

I have searched on the internet looking for scholarships that might be
available for your daughter.  I have included specific scholarships
that are applicable to what you describe and are available for either
undergraduate or graduate funding.  I did not include any scholarships
that are offered specifically through one college.  That would be a
useful search once your daughter has narrowed down, somewhat where she
might like to go.  I have also included web pages that have lists of
scholarships.  There are many more on these pages than I have not
explored.  At the end, I have also included scholarship search engines
that I found.  You did not mention that your daughter is of any
minority, so I didn’t include that in my search.  However, if she is,
that could possibly expand her options.

I do want to mention, that for graduate work, most universities offer
some type of funding in the form of teaching or research
assistantships.  They aren’t large, but they are usually enough to
live  on.  They also, usually allow tuition to be waved.

Undergraduate Grants & Scholarships:

American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program

Fulbright Grants.

Mensa Education and Research Foundation

Rotary Foundation Scholarship

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

National Institute of Health

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Biological Sciences

Graduate Grants & Scholarships:

National Defense Science and Engineering

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

National Institute of Health

Scholarship Search engines:


College Board Fund Finder

SRN Express

CollegeNet MACH25

Financial Aid, College Scholarships, Student Loans, College Grants

National Scholarships Fellowship and Research

Keywords Used: 
applying for college scholarships microbiology women

I hope this helps. 

Subject: Re: scholarship information
From: elizabeth199-ga on 15 Jun 2003 19:47 PDT
Hi there.  I am assuming your daughter will be a senior in the fall
and did not just graduate.  Given this, here is what I would suggest
(I made scholarship-getting a hobby in high school and really studied
it and applied to everything, although I wasn't in microbiology). 
First, is the best scholarship website I know, and it is
free.  Never pay for a scholarship website or scholarship finding
program.  You can find them just as well on your own.  I have found
that scholarship books can be a little helpful, but I wouldn't buy
one-- just get it from the local library.  Third, I would suggest that
your daughter do some community service this summer, if she hasn't
already been doing that.  Lots of students get good grades and often
students need something else to distinguish themselves as unique and
as someone who would add to a college community.  Finally, there are
lots of scholarships out there for women in science and I would search
for scholarships in that area.  Also, consider what scholarships are
available through colleges and universities, not just organizations. 
I got almost all of my scholarships after I applied and was accepted
to my university.  Check to see what universities offer scholarships
in that particular area.  I know that is not as specific as a real
answer would be, but I thought I'd just offer you my two cents.  Good

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