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Scholarships, Internships, and Research Experiences

We are dedicated to supporting you in and out of the classroom. We host workshops each term in collaboration with PCC faculty and staff to teach you about opportunities, how to apply for them, and how to optimize your PCC experience. In addition to workshops, you can find opportunities to take your passion for STEM and Making to the next level through research, job shadows, and paid internships here.

Ongoing STEM Support Programs

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

REUs are provided specifically through the National Science Foundation (NSF), a US government agency that promotes STEM education and research. To find an REU opportunity that is right for you, search the directory at pathwaystoscience.org. You may also view a regularly updated Google slide Deck full of REU information.

Pacific Northwest opportunities
Application Deadline Experience Dates Host Field Learn More & Apply Compansation
June 19, 2020 Fall 2020 Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium, Oregon State University STEM STudent Academic Research Review (STARR) Program $3,000/year for Community College Students
November 22, 2019 Winter Term 2020 Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium, Oregon State University STEM STEM Community-College Opportunity for Research Experience (SCORE) Program $800 per student
December 20, 2019 Summer 2020 OHSU Medicine/Health Summer Equity Research Program Y
February 15, 2020 Summer 2020 University of Oregon Marine Biology Exploration of Marine Biology on the Oregon Coast $612/week stipend, travel expenses, room/board
February 3, 2020 Summer 2020 Oregon State University College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences Research Experience for Undergraduates funded by the National Science Foundation $600/week stipend, travel expenses, room
March 8, 2020 Summer 2020 Portland State University Computational Modeling Computational Modeling Serving the City, Info flyer $6,000 stipend, travel expenses, room/board
March 3, 2020 Summer 2020 Portland State University Microscopy and Microanalysis PSU Research Experiences for Undergraduates $4,000 stipend
March 25, 2020 (5PM) June 14 – July 2, 2020 University of Southern California Global Environmental Microbiology GEM Summer Course All expense paid, three-week, intensive introductory aquatic
May 24, 2020 Summer 2020 Portland State University Teuscher Lab AltREU: Computational Modeling Serving Your Community This is a free research opportunity
February 2, 2020 Summer 2020 Oregon State University Marine Science Hatfield Marine Science Center $624/week, housing
National opportunities
Deadline Program Field Host Institution Compensation
January 31 for priority consideration, March 31, 2020 for all others STEMSEAS Ocean Science Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory $5,000 stipend, lodging
Apply now for Spring 2020 classes L’SPACE Virtual Academy Earth Sciences NASA Virtual Academy N
January 13 for Summer 2020 Geoscientists in the Parks Earth Sciences Various, National Parks Y
TBD for Winter 2020 UTEP-ROCCS, (only for Community College students) Earth Science University of Texas El Paso Y
January 24, 2020 for summer 2020 Future Park Leader Ecology The National Park Service and the Ecological Society of America Y
apply for Summer 2020 opportunities SOARS Atmospheric Science NCAR Y
January 10 for priority consideration, February 1, 2020 for all others Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program Conservation University of Michigan Y
February 2, 2020 for summer 2020 opportunities GeoCorps Earth Science Various Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management Sites Y
TBD for Winter 2020 Global Environmental Microbiology (GEM) 2019 Summer Program Earth Sciences USC & Santa Catalina Island Y
February 1, 2020 for summer 2020 Weather, Climate and Society Research Experience Geoscience University of South Florida Y
PSU S-STEM Scholars

The Portland State University S-STEM Scholars Program is a unique opportunity for high-achieving,
low-income STEM students transferring from community colleges. Funded by the National Science
Foundation, this program will support the transfer success, retention and graduation of cohorts of
academically promising students with demonstrated financial need. Deadline for applying has been extended to April 15, 2020 for the 2020-2021 school year! PSU S-STEM Scholars Program

Scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Below are examples of STEM scholarships that you can apply for on a yearly basis. For more information about scholarships check out PCC’s guide to Scholarships.

Deadline Scholarship Field Learn more & apply Award
TBD for Winter 2020 Matsuo Bridge Company of Japan Engineering American Welding Society Matsuo Bridge Company, Ltd $2,500
13-Feb-20 AAWCC National Board Scholarship American Association for Women in Community Colleges $500
15-Dec-19 The Janet Cullen Tanaka Schlshp Geosciences Association For Women Geoscientists $1,500
TBD for Fall/Winter 2020 Oregon Space Grant Consortium STEM The Oregon Space Grant Consortium $1,000 – $5,000TBD
April 15, 2020 S-STEM 2020 STEM Portland State University S-STEM Scholars Program $16,800 scholarship to PSU