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.
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
Pacific Northwest opportunities
|Deadline:||Host:||Field:||Learn more & apply:||Compensation:|
|TBD for Fall 2020||Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium, Oregon State University||STEM||Undergraduate Team Experience Award Program||Up to $12,000 per team|
|November 22, 2019||Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium, Oregon State University||STEM||STEM Community-College Opportunity for Research Experience (SCORE) Program||$800 per student|
|February 15, 2020||Oregon Institute of Marine Biology||Marine Biology||Exploration of Marine Biology on the Oregon Coast||$600/week stipend ($5400 total for 9 weeks, paid monthly)|
|TBD for Winter 2020||OHSU||Medicine/Health||Summer Equity Research Program||Y|
|TBD for Winter 2020||University of
|Marine Biology||Exploration of Marine Biology on the Oregon Coast||$612/week stipend, travel expenses, room/board|
|TBD for Winter 2020||Oregon State University||Ocean Science||Hatfield Marine Science Center||$4,500 stipend, travel expenses, room/board|
|TBD for Winter 2020||Portland State University||Computational Modeling||Computational Modeling Serving the City||$5,000 stipend, travel expenses, room/board|
|TBD for Winter 2020||Portland State University||Microscopy and Microanalysis||PSU Research Experiences for Undergraduates||$5,000 subsistence, travel expenses, lodging|
|TBD for Spring 2020||Portland State University||Atmospheric Science||Center for Climate and Aerosol Science , Application||Y|
|TBA||WSU Vancouver||Environmental Science||School of the Environment at WSU Vancouver||Y|
|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||Y|
|TBD for Winter 2020||UTEP-ROCCS||Earth Science||University of Texas El Paso||Y|
|(only for Community College students)|
|TBD for Winter 2020||UTEP-ROCCS||Environmental Sciences||Northeastern Illinois University||Y|
|(only for Community College students)|
|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|
BUILD EXITO is an undergraduate research training program that supports students on their pathway to become scientific researchers. Portland Community College supports students in this program as they transition to PSU. Click above for more information!
The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is funded through the National Science Foundation to promote the success of traditionally underrepresented* students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math majors. LSAMP provides an array of services,including helping students apply for scholarships. For questions or to apply, contact Community College Liaison, Dr. Lorna Tran or visit the LSAMP website.
*African American/Black; Latino/a; Native American, Alaska Native; Pacific Islander, Hawaiian Native
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|