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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program
Sponsor: Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation
6225 Brandon Avenue, Suite 315
Springfield, VA 22150
Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time college sophomores or juniors, U.S. citizens or resident aliens, have a minimum "B" GPA and be in the upper fourth of their class. Award must be used during the junior or senior year of college. Selection is based on potential and intent to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering.

Amount: Up to $7,500
Deadline: January 28
How to apply: Institutions nominate college sophomores or juniors. Applicants may not apply directly to the foundation.
Website: http://www.act.org/goldwater/

GBT Student Support Program
Sponsor: National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
NRAO Headquarters
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Eligibility: GBT is the largest fully steerable single aperture antenna. Students begin the application process by completing a preliminary funding proposal form. If the proposal is accepted, they will be informed of further requirements.

Amount: Up to $35,000
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.nrao.edu

Graduate Summer Student Research Assistantship
Sponsor: National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
NRAO Headquarters
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Eligibility: Applicants must be first- or second-year graduate students interested in astronomical research. Recipients work on-site for 10 to 12 weeks, beginning in late May or early June.

Amount: Up to $672 per week stipend plus travel expenses
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.nrao.edu

Jack Horkheimer Service Award/Smith Award
Sponsor: Astronomical League
9201 Ward Parkway
Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64114
Eligibility: Applicants must be Astronomical League members under the age of 19 on the date of the application. The award is based on astronomical service and service to the league.

Amount: $1,000 plus travel expenses
Deadline: March 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.astroleague.org

MESBEC Program
Sponsor: Catching the Dream
Attn.: Scholarship Affairs Office
8200 Mountain Road NE
Suite 203
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Eligibility: Applicants must be 1/4 or more degree American Indian, enrolled in a tribe and attend or plan to attend college full-time. Students must apply to all other sources of funding at the same time they apply for this scholarship. Selection is based on grades, SAT or ACT scores, work experience, leadership, clear goals, commitment to the American Indian community and the potential to improve the lives of American Indian people.

Amount: $500-$5,000
Deadline: March 15, April 15 and September 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.catchingthedream.org

Undergraduate Summer Student Research Assistantship
Sponsor: National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
NRAO Headquarters
520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Eligibility: Depending on the specific program, applicants must be either undergraduates or graduating college seniors. Recipients work on-site for 10 to 12 weeks, beginning in late May or early June.

Amount: Up to $672 per week stipend plus travel expenses
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.nrao.edu