Financial Aid for Ph.D. in Statistical Science and Biostatistics
Financial aid is available for outstanding applicants for the Ph.D. in Statistical Science and for the Ph.D. in Biostatistics. In both programs, the financial aid covers SMU tuition, fees, and a health insurance subsidy.
Ph.D. in Statistical Science
Entering students are eligible for Teaching Assistantships for which the stipend is $22,500 per academic year (September – May). TAs typically meet with undergraduates in small lab sessions, hold office hours, and/or assist in grading undergraduate course assignments. Since there is no summer coursework in the Statistical Science program, students often seek outside funding through summer internships. This past summer six Statistical Science Ph.D. students had internships at Frito Lay, Sabre, Capital One, Sanofi Pasture, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Elite Research.
Third and fourth-year students can be funded on Research Assistantships. These students (GRAs) are typically paid by a research grant and work closely with the faculty member who has the grant. The academic year support for GRAs is typically the same as for TAs ($22,500). During the last two years, GRA support has included internships at Baylor Medical Center and at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (UTSW) and five students funded on faculty grants.
Ph.D. in Biostatistics
Ph.D. students in the Biostatistics Ph.D. program are funded on Fellowships for their first two years. These fellowship stipends are $28,000 per calendar year. There are no TA or GRA duties associated with these fellowships, and students are required to take 4 courses per semester for the first two years instead of the typical 3-course load taken by Ph.D. students in Statistical Science. Additionally, since the funding is for the calendar year, the students are involved in research projects either in UTSW labs, supporting SMU or UTSW statistics /biostatistics researchers, or other approved activities. During years 3-4, students making appropriate progress are funded on research grants, primarily by researchers at UTSW.
Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellowship
The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellowship is a U.S. Department of State program run by Howard University that aims to recruit and train exceptional young people who represent racial, gender, religious, and regional diversity and are interested in seeking a Foreign Service career in the United States Department of State. Members of previously underrepresented ethnic communities in the Foreign Service, women, and others in financial need are encouraged to apply.
WayUp Dream Job No-Essay Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to the student who makes the most of the WayUp platform, including: 1. Creating an amazing job candidate profile. 2.Applying to many WayUp internships and jobs
Tom Steel Fellowship — Pride Law Fund
The Tom Steel Post-Graduate Fellowship provides funding for a new lawyer to work in the United States on an innovative, public interest law project that serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
The Steel Fellowship is the first fellowship of its kind anywhere in the country. In typical years, the annual Fellowship is a $30,000 award for an individual to complete full-time work for twelve (12) months. Pride Law Fund seeks to fund "cutting edge" projects with the potential to make a lasting impact.
Roosevelt University Noyce Scholarship Program
The Roosevelt University Noyce Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors and professionals to become middle school and high school teachers in Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics. The program has the following key components.INTERNSHIPS: Roosevelt undergraduate students may apply for an internship that provides up to $400 per year for activities introducing them to the teaching profession. Interns are not guaranteed a scholarship as they enter their junior year, but interns will be seriously considered based upon their internship period.
NOYCE SCHOLARSHIP: Noyce Scholars are eligible to receive a $10,000 scholarship during their junior and senior years at Roosevelt. Graduate students are eligible to receive a $9,000 scholarship during each of the two years of the secondary education MA degree program. All scholars need to complete all courses required for Illinois licensure.
TEACH HIGH SCHOOL: For each year of scholarship received, the scholar agrees to teach an eligible STEM subject in a “high-needs” Illinois school for two years. A high-needs school has a high percentage of low-income students, a high teacher attrition rate, and/or a high percentage of teachers who are not trained in the subject they are teaching. Scholars who do not fulfill the teaching commitment within six years must repay the scholarship.
SUPPORT IN FIRST TWO YEARS OF TEACHING: In partnership with the Chicago Public Schools, additional support during the initial years of STEM teaching will be provided through the assignment of an experienced teacher mentor for two years and summer workshops.
Cornell Sloan Fellowship Programs
The Cornell Sloan Fellowship is designed to increase the diversity of Cornell's graduate student population. These fellowships are administered by the Diversity Programs in Engineering (DPE) Office and are funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Cornell Graduate School.
Students selected for a Cornell Sloan Fellowship receive three (3) years of fellowship support (tuition, stipend, and health insurance) from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Cornell Graduate School to pursue a Ph.D. in designated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines. Fellows also receive two (2) years of support (tuition, stipend, and health insurance) from their respective departments. In addition to stipends, tuition, and health insurance support, fellows also receive a $10,000 allowance to use over the course of their graduate career for professional and academic development purposes.
Rose Traveling Fellowship Program in Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The goal of the Rose Traveling Fellowship is to give graduate students and postdocs in the Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, a cross-cultural experience, which could be in a developed country or a developing country.
The Rose Traveling Fellowship Program at the Harvard Chan School provides critical financial support for students or post-doctoral scholars traveling abroad for internships, research work, or any other academically related projects related to chronic disease epidemiology and/or biostatistics.
There are four $5,000 awards and three $10,000 awards available that will be given out over the course of this academic year. The grant is expected to cover the cost of airfare and other travel costs, provide a stipend for food and housing, and assist with any research expenses.
The award will be considered taxable income, so it is important to include taxes in the budget if you do not want to pay this out-of-pocket. Stipend payments will be made approximately two months after the award decision.
Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship
The Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship is an opportunity for students to start a career in the U.S. where fellows earn up to $37,500 per year for tuition, room and board, books, compulsory fees and some travel expenses, for undergraduate study in the junior and senior years, or a two-year master's degree program in an IT-related area. This will be used for the two summer internships for stipends, lodging and travel allowances: a domestic internship in Washington, D.C. To the U.S. State Department; and a foreign internship with a U.S. A foreign embassy or consulate.
Fund II Foundation UNCF STEM Scholars Program
500 African American high school students who are determined to pursue careers in STEM fields will be selected by the Fund II Foundation UNCF STEM Scholars Program. To help them achieve their goals, these students will obtain scholarships, internships, mentoring and other tools. The Fund II Foundation is making a $48 million donation to the STEM Scholars Initiative.
This collaboration tackles this challenge, with African Americans making up less than five percent of the workforce in science and engineering, and less than one percent of all tech startups. The UNCF STEM Scholars Program of the Fund II Foundation will create a strong pipeline of African American students well prepared to have careers in the tech industry and to become the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs.
Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarship
Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarships fund Polish-speaking American students for graduate studies, such as master's and Ph.D. studies, at U.S. colleges and universities. Scholarships vary from 1,000 to 7,000 dollars. Support is only available for full-time studies in the United States and for English Medical Schools in Poland.
Conservation Internship for Broadening Access (CIBA)
CIBA aims to help diversify the field of museum conservation by introducing students to the field who come from varied economic, cultural, social, and educational backgrounds. Students and recent graduates from Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) of higher education such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) are encouraged to apply to this program.
CIBA Interns will: Gain a deeper understanding of museum conservation through multi-disciplinary experiences involving the conservation of objects, paintings, textiles, paper, time-based media, and/or other materials; Increase their knowledge of advanced technology in the field of museum conservation; Learn about topics in museum conservation practices, industry standards, and educational requirements through weekly seminars curated by institutional experts; Hone their research, laboratory, and professional skills through their internship and weekly skill-building seminars..
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Initiative Internship to Fellowship (I2F) Program
The Smithsonian’s Internship to Fellowship (I2F) Program is a two-tiered learning experience designed to introduce recent college graduates to the diversity of career opportunities within the fields of museum sciences and support. Selected candidates will embark on a 15-week internship in Fall 2019 where they will be placed with a mentor and spend time learning about the Smithsonian, it’s facilities, collections, staff, and it’s role in the global museum and research fields.
This program is made possible through federal support received from the Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Smithsonian’s Office of Fellowships and Internships’ Webb Endowment. This program was established to promote the diversity and inclusion of Asian Pacific Americans in the fields of museum studies and support.
During their internship, interns will participate in bi-weekly cohort programming that will give them a broader understanding of where their placement sits in the larger context of the Smithsonian, and explore the many facets of the museum profession through seminars, other cohort members, and site visits.
As part of the program, all interns will learn to develop a fellowship proposal. Interns will work with their mentors and programming staff to conceive a project, research Smithsonian resources needed to complete the project, and write a proposal. Interns interested in continuing with the second half of the program will submit their proposals to a review committee.
Forrest and Marjorie Martin Graduate Scholarship
The Forrest and Marjorie Martin Scholarships were established as a bequest from the Marjorie N. Martin Trust and Forrest Martin Marital Trust in 2007.
The Graduate Scholarship provides assistance to Eastern Jackson County residents who are full-time graduate students enrolled in at least nine credit hours at an accredited college or university.
Cherokee Rose Scholarship
The Cherokee Rose Scholarship is awarded to a qualified graduate student majoring in Decorative Arts, Environmental Planning and Design, Historic Architecture, Historic Preservation, or Landscape Architecture.
Applicants must meet all other eligibility criteria.
TAMU Eppright Outstanding International Student Award
One $2,000 cash award is presented annually to an international student who has excelled in academics, leadership, service, and participation in extracurricular activities. This is the highest honor bestowed on an international student at Texas A&M.
George B. Hightower, P.E. Fellowship
The NSPE Education Foundation George B. Hightower, P.E. Fellowship is awarded annually to a current engineering undergraduate or graduate student who is enrolled in or graduated from, an ABET-accredited engineering program.
A resume or summary of internship co-op experience(s) and involvement in other activities .
The Fellowship award will be disbursed to the recipient’s school in one installment for the next Fall semester.
The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program
The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) is open to citizens of certain developing countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a master degree program in a development-related topic. Subject to available funding, JJWBGSP offers scholarships for 48 Participating Programs at universities in the U.S., Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Japan in key areas of development, including economic policy management, tax policy, and infrastructure management. Please note that if you are not admitted to one of these 48 programs, you are not eligible to apply for a JJWBGSP Scholarship in 2021.
MIT Sloan Fellowships
MIT Sloan is able to provide fellowship opportunities to first- and second-year students in the MBA program, thanks in part to the generous support of individual, corporate, and foundation donors.
The MIT Sloan Admissions Committee awards merit-based fellowships to exceptional students based on a variety of criteria, including, but not limited to Academic excellence, Professional achievements, and Potential to enhance the MIT Sloan community
McKinsey & Company awards scholarships of $10,000 each to up to three first-year MBA students at the MIT Sloan School of Management. The award recognizes MIT Sloan students with an outstanding record of academic achievement, demonstrated drive and personal impact, and distinctive leadership in professional, community, or campus activities.
MIT Sloan offers $15,000 scholarships on a first-come, first-served basis for veterans of the U.S. military that are matched dollar-for-dollar by the federal government.
Facebook Fellowship Program
The Facebook Fellowship is a global program designed to encourage and support promising doctoral students who are engaged in innovative and relevant research in areas related to computer science and engineering at an accredited university.
The program is open to students in any year of their PhD study. We also encourage people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply, especially those from traditionally underrepresented minority groups. Applications are evaluated based on the strength of the student’s research statement, publication record, and recommendation letters.
Winners of the Fellowship are entitled to receive two years of paid tuition and fees, a $42,000 annual stipend to cover living and conference travel costs, a paid visit to Facebook headquarters for the annual Fellowship Summit, and various opportunities to engage with Facebook researchers.
Facebook Fellowship Award Includes Tuition and fees paid for the academic year (up to two years/four semesters). Paid visit to Facebook headquarters for the annual Fellowship Summit (pending COVID-19 restrictions)
The GEM Fellowship Program
GEM’s fellowship programs span the entire recruitment, retention, and professional development spectrum. GEM’s principal activity is the provision of graduate fellowships at the MS and Ph.D. levels coupled with paid summer internships. GEM also offers fellowships without paid summer internships through our GEM University and Associate Fellowship programs.
The objective of the MS Engineering Fellowship Program is to promote the benefits of a master's degree within the industry. GEM Fellows are provided practical engineering summer work experiences through an employer sponsor and a portable academic year fellowship of tuition, fees, and a stipend which may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted. GEM MS Engineering Fellows receive $4,000 living stipend per full-time semester up to 4 semesters ($8K per academic year – 3 quarters), up to two paid summer internships with a GEM Employer Member, and full tuition and fees provided by a GEM University Member.
The objective of PH.D. Engineering Fellowship program is to offer doctoral fellowships to underrepresented minority students who have either completed, are currently enrolled in a master’s in the engineering program, or received admittance into a Ph.D. program directly from a bachelor’s degree program. Fellowships may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted. Ph.D. Engineering/Science Fellows receive a $16,000 stipend in the first academic year of the GEM Fellowship, GEM Member University provides a living stipend up to the 5th year of the Ph.D. program, equivalent to other funded doctorate students in the department, a minimum of one paid summer internship with a GEM Employer Member, and full tuition and fees provided by a GEM University Member.
GEM offers MS and Ph.D. level students an outstanding opportunity and access to dozens of the top Engineering and Science firms and Universities in the nation. The GEM Fellowship was designed to focus on promoting opportunities for individuals to enter industry at the graduate level in areas such as research and development, product development, and other high level technical careers. GEM also offers exposure opportunities to a number of opportunities in academe.