Get Your Geek On with These 16 Scholarships

Some of us are just really, really good at writing code. Others have read Ender’s Game twice, beat Skyrim in under four hours, and seen every episode of Star Trek, ever. Whether you are building your own droid or downloading the latest Java software, make sure you make time to apply to a few of these scholarships that showcase your geeky side….just in case the TARDIS never shows up.

1. Kor Memorial Scholarship

Offered by the Klingon Language Institute, this scholarship is for creative and innovative students who are pursuing a degree in language study.  Klingon fluency is not needed (but it probably wouldn’t hurt).

2. ESA Foundation Scholarship Program

This scholarship is for women and male and female minorities who are pursuing a career in the computer and video game arts.

3. Intel Science Talent Search Awards

Have an idea for a research project in an area of science, math, engineering, and/or medicine? Carry out your research project and submit a full scientific report about it, and you’ll have the amazing opportunity to win up to $100,000 and attend the Intel Science Talent Institute in Washington, DC.

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4. Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

Sorry dudes, this one is for the ladies who are majoring in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field.

5. Gamers in Real Life Game Design Competition

Send in that concept art in that you have for the hottest new video game around and land a paid internship at Sony Online Entertainment. You know you’ve got a drawing stashed somewhere in that sketchbook….

6. STARFLEET Scholarships

Happen to be a member of the International Star Trek Fan Association? If so, then don’t miss an opportunity to get some free money for loving what you love!

7. Official Penny Arcade Scholarship

Planning to enter the gaming industry after you graduate from college? Then this is the perfect scholarship for you! You can be majoring in anything, as long as you demonstrate the potential to positively impact the gaming industry.

8. Generation Google Scholarship

This scholarship is aimed at supporting underrepresented groups in the computer science field: women and male and female minorities. You must be majoring in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, or a related field, and demonstrate a passion for computer science and technology.

9. Math-O-Vision Contest

Have a passion for numbers? Win up to $4,000 bucks by creating an original movie about or inspired by mathematics.

10. Google Science Fair

Wanna be a part of the biggest science fair in the country? Submit your outstanding science fair project for this competition and win up to $50,000, plus a National Geographic expedition!

11. Delphix Technology Scholarship for Women

Here’s another one just for the ladies who are pursuing technical degrees. To apply, you must submit a software product you developed outside of school or paid work.

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12. “Aspiring Animation Professional” Scholarship Program

This one’s for those of you who are enrolled in an animation-related degree program, including but not limited to graphics, cartooning and illustration, digital art, computer graphics, game design, visual effects, and web design.

13. NASA Space Settlement Contest

Got an idea that’s out of this world? NASA’s asking students to compete individually or in teams and design and submit their ideas for orbital space settlements.

14. Heinlein Society Scholarship

Applicants must be majoring in engineering, math, physical science, or science fiction as literature. To apply, you just need to write an essay related to famous sci-fi author Robert Heinlein or the importance of space exploration to the future of the human race.

15. Collegiate Inventors Competition

Got a cool idea for an invention? Submit your idea to this competition for a chance to win up to $15,000!

16. Microsoft Scholarship Program

Interested in computer science and the software industry? This scholarship, offered by one of the biggest software companies in the world, might be your ticket into the industry! Scholarship winners have the opportunity to apply for an internship at Microsoft, which would be quite an impressive addition to your resume!

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Original Post Date: November 22nd, 2013

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