STEM Opportunities for High School and Post-Secondary Students

The Oregon Coast STEM Hub connects students who are in or heading toward post-secondary STEM programs to find scholarships, internships, competitions, and other opportunities.


    applications due APRIL/MAY 2019


    • Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society - Provides annual $2000 scholarships for fisheries scholars at the undergraduate level and higher. Each year, the deadline to apply is December 31, 2018.
    • Science Ambassador Scholarship - A full–tuition scholarship for a woman in science, technology, engineering, or math. Funded by Cards Against Humanity. Apply by December 11, 2018.
    • UOregon Scholarships for Oregon Scientists - The SOS II program provides scholarships of up to $10,000 to incoming freshmen and transfer students majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, or physics at the University of Oregon. Applications due February 4. 2019.
    • Oregon Sea Grant Summer Scholars Program - This ten-week program places qualifying undergraduate students from around the country with public agencies (federal, state, and local) to provide students with hands-on experience under the mentorship of a career professional in the fields of marine science, policy, management and outreach. Letters of intent are due by February 15, 2019.
    • NOAA Undergraduate Scholarships include those that provide tuition support up to $9500 per year for junior and senior year of college. In addition, they offer paid summer internships at NOAA facilities across the country, summer stipends, housing and travel allowances. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens enrolled in an undergraduate program or are transfering to a 4 year college from a community college. Applications accepted until February 15, 2019
           >Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program
           >Educational Partnership Program (EPP) Undergraduate Scholarship
    • Northwest Scientific Association Scholarships - Awards annual grants to support student research in the pure and applied sciences conducted in northwestern North America. Research grants of up to $750 are available to winning high school or undergraduate proposals. Proposals due February 17, 2019.
    • BP Global STEM Academies - One hundred HS students from around the world will receive scholarships covering full participation in STEM-based study abroad programs in Brazil, Egypt, and the US in June and July 2019. Apply by February 28, 2019.
    • Oregon State University College of Engineering Scholarships - Includes a Dean's Scholarship for first year engineering and computer science students, and an award for students who participated in FIRST Robotics and FIRST Tech Challenge in high school. Most applications due by February.
    • Zonta Coos Bay Scholarships - Students in the Coos Bay area are encouraged to apply for scholarships in STEM, technology, CTE, business, and more. Apply by March 1, 2019.
    • Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship - $10,000 annually renewable college scholarships awarded to individuals studying engineering or computer science who demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities. Apply by March 12, 2019.
    • Barry Goldwater Scholarship - Provides scholarships to college sophomores and juniors majoring in STEM fields. Deadline for nomination varies from September to January; check with your institution.
    • 4-H Youth in Action Awards - 4-H students are invited to share how 4-H changed their lives and how they used the skills in 4-H to change the lives of others. One of the categories is STEM. The application period typically extends from August to October.


    • Pathways to Science - Find programs such as undergraduate summer research opportunities, graduate fellowships, postdoctoral positions, as well as resources and materials pertaining to recruitment, retention, and mentoring.
    • Computer Science Online  - Lists a variety of scholarships available for women in the field of computer science.
    • Discover Data Science - Lists a variety of scholarships available for women in the field of data science.


    • JOIDES Resolution - Applications for summer term on board the JOIDES Resolution are due April 19, 2019.
    • Port Orford Gray Whale Foraging Ecology Internships - Applications for summer interns in Port Orford are due May 1, 2019.
    • NASA Internships - Applications for summer internships are due April 1, 2019, and fall internship applications are due July 1, 2019.
    • Charleston Marine Life Center - This engaging, hands-on program is for Coos County high school students (16yo+) interested in exploring marine science.
    • JASE/JSEP Polar Programs - Apply to work in multicultural teams and explore polar science in some of Earth’s most remote environments, Greenland and Antarctica. All student expenses are covered by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Applications due January 31, 2019.
    • Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program - A paid summer mentoring program to educate and inspire high school students about fisheries science and management. Applications due December 14, 2018.
    • Ocean Exploration Trust - Science and engineering intern positions for undergraduate and graduate students entail 2-5 week periods working aboard E/V Nautilus as Data Loggers, ROV Pilots, or Video Engineers.  Applications accepted until January 4, 2019.
    • Central Lincoln PUD Summer Internships - Applications are being accepted for a Civil Engineering Internship and an Electrical Engineering Internship at an Electric Utility on the coast. Applicants should be following an engineering-related curriculum and in at least their junior year in an undergraduate institution, have experience with AutoCAD, an interest in electrical energy, and a desire to learn more about Public Power Utilities. Apply by March 5, 2019.
    • North Coast Land Conservancy - Three paid summer internships available for HS graduates in Seaside; housing provided. Apply by March 10, 2019.
    • iINVENT STEM Camp Instructor -  OSU precollege programs is hiring OSU students to teach mobile STEM camps for middle schoolers over spring and summer break. Camps will be held all over the state. Lodging, transportation, and food stipends, if required, will be provided. Camp activities include robotics, wind turbine construcction, solar carts, electric circuits, etc. The Oregon Coast STEM Hub routinely brings these camps to the Oregon coast. Apply by March 15, 2019. See more
    • MATE/UNOLS Long Term - Apply for a ~6 month undergraduate internship on board a research vessel. Applications for the summer internship are due March 18, 2019.
    • Northwest Fisheries Science Center - Career training opportunities at the headquarters in Seattle, WA and at five research stations throughout Washington and Oregon for high school, undergraduate, and graduate student interns.
    • Schmidt Ocean Institute - Undergraduate and graduate students take part in seagoing oceanographic research on board the R/V Falkor. Check the website for details.
    • Oceanscape Network Youth Correspondents program - This volunteer opportunity through the Oregon Coast Aquarium allows youth (ages 14-17) to build online content to educate others while they explore, learn and adventure in Oregon. Created materials may include videos, interviews, articles and photo features, all of which will appear on the Oceanscape Network.


    • MATE Oregon Regional ROV Competition - Build a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and use it to complete underwater missions.  The next MATE Oregon Regional ROV Competition will be held April 20, 2019.

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    STEM Opportunities: High School and College

    scholarships * internships * competitions