Science Department’s Colleges & Contests Resource Page

Parents and Students

The Science Department of the Irvington School District is dedicated to fostering student growth and interest in the STEM fields. This page is for the sole purpose of communicating opportunities for students to participate in competitive and non-competitive science or STEM activities including available scholarships, and to advertise events held at colleges and universities offering majors in STEM. This page will be updated frequently.

LAST UPDATED December 3, 2019


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Scholarships and Contests

American Chemical Society Scholars Program – For high school graduating seniors and college students who are underrepresented minorities who want to study chemistry or chemistry-related fields, such as environmental science, toxicology and chemical technology.

Davidson Fellows Scholarship – For students under 18 years old who have completed a significant piece of work in Mathematics, Science, Literature, Music, Technology, Philosophy and Outside the Box. Significant work is an accomplishment that experts in the field recognize as meaningful and has the potential to make a positive contribution to society.

DNA Day Essay Contest – For students in grades 9-12. The contest asks you to think about the important concepts of genetics.

Engineer Girl Essay Contest – Sponsored by the National Academy of Engineering. This essay competition asks boys and girls to write an essay about a different subject.

Regeneron Science Talent Search – Regeneron Science Talent Search is for students in their senior year of high school who have created a research-based science or math project. Entrants to the competition conduct original research. Many times the participants have worked with leading research teams at universities, hospitals and private laboratories

InvenTeams – The program is designed to generate interest in science, technology, engineering, and math; empower students to problem solve; and encourage an inventive culture in schools and communities. To compete, you must form a team with other high school students. You work with teachers and mentors to invent technological solutions to real-world problems. A program for educators and students in the JV InvenTeams is available by following the link.

FIRST Robotics Competition – You work with adult mentors to build robots that can complete a task.

National Co-op Scholarship Program – Seniors only. To be eligible for the scholarship the applicant must apply and be admitted to one of the participating colleges. They encourage minority and female students and students interested in science, mathematics, engineering and technology to apply for this scholarship.

SAE Engineering Scholarships – College freshmen. For students interested in science, engineering and technology.

SanDisk Scholars Fund – For Seniors and College students. This scholarship is for students with demonstrated leadership and/or entrepreneurial interests and an interest in a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship – This full tuition scholarship in the sciences requires that the student commit to employment with the Federal Government after graduation.

Shell Oil Company Technical Scholarship Program – The scholarship is offered to high school seniors who plan to major in one of the following fields: Geology, Geophysics, Physics, Chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, petroleum, geological or geophysical engineering.

Society of Women Engineers Scholarships – This scholarship is offered to young women who are interested in the science and engineering fields.

Stokes Educational Scholarship Program – This scholarship is designed to recruit individuals, particularly minority high school students, who are planning on majoring in Computer Science or Computer/Electrical Engineering. Those awarded the scholarship become National Security Agency (NSA) employees and will attend college full-time, but work during the summer at NSA for 12 weeks in areas related to their course of study.

Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Awards Program – This scholarship encourages students from Kindergarten to 12th grade to explore a vision of future technology by combining their imaginations with the tools of science.