Scholarships – STEM Degrees

American Chemistry Society (ACS) awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards of up to $5,000* are given to qualified students. African American, Hispanic, or American Indian high school seniors or college freshman, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology are eligible to apply.

The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship promotes diversity within the profession through an annual scholarship program for Black/African American, Hispanic, Native North American, and Pacific Islander students. The scholarship award recognizes and encourages the academic achievements of full-time undergraduate students pursuing a degree that may lead to a career in the actuarial profession.

The Actuarial Foundation awards the scholarship in the following levels:

  • $1,000 – high school senior applying for freshman year;
  • $2,000 – college freshman applying for sophomore year/sophomore applying for junior year; and
  • $3,000 – college junior applying for senior year

The award will be divided to cover multiple semesters or other terms comprising the academic year. Recipients attending school for a portion of the upcoming year (e.g., one semester) will receive the corresponding portion of a full year scholarship amount. Each eligible scholarship applicant, whether or not a scholarship is awarded, may request an actuarial mentor as a personal resource to answer questions about the actuarial field, actuarial exams and to offer assistance in pursuit of a career in the actuarial profession.

Mutual of Omaha Actuarial Scholarship for Minority Students – Awarded to undergraduates preparing for actuarial careers. This $5,000 award, which is paid in equal installments during the school year, is contingent upon the recipient’s continued satisfactory preparation for an actuarial career. To learn more or view scholarship guidelines, view the application form (PDF).

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) invests more than just scholarship money into their recipients; they invest confidence, trust and a large community of support and encouragement. Year after year, AISES scholars bring potential and limitless possibilities for the future of STEM, each working towards advancing their impacts within their career fields for not only their families, their communities, their tribes and themselves, but advancing their capacity for impact on the broader world through their educational pursuits and community leadership.

American Chemistry Society
The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship
Mutual of Omaha Actuarial Internships & Scholarship
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society Scholarships
Resource – Be an Actuary