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.

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 MARCH, 2021

College/University Events

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, events are being offered virtually. Please visit the main site of colleges and universities of interest for more details. Thank you.


Kean University – New Jersey Center for Science, Technology & Mathematics Group Summer Scholars Research Program — Open to current sophomores, juniors, and seniors – scholarships available Participants will work alongside faculty and staff on cutting-edge research projects in Analytical Chemistry, Scientific Visualization, Cancer Biology, Machine Learning, Bioinformatics and Modern Drug Discovery. Application deadline April 1, 2021

Governor’s STEM Scholars – The Governor’s STEM Scholars provides high-achieving New Jersey STEM students in grades 10 through doctoral level with an introduction to the state’s vast STEM economy to retain that talent in the state. There is no cost to participants. This is open to New Jersey-based students who will be entering 10th grade in the Fall of 2021 through doctoral level, who have a proven passion for STEM, and a GPA

of 3.5 or higher. The application closes at 11:59 pm on Friday, June 11, 2021. Applicants will be notified by August 2021 of their status. Applicants are required to complete an application, essay question, submit a 60 second video, a resume, a current school transcript, and an optional letter of recommendation.



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.

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

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.