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Graduate School - PhDs resources


The project -- -- is a comprehensive and informative resource that systematically sorts out the available undergraduate and graduate programs available today in the U.S. This information is very valuable to students today who are not only dealing with the competitive nature of higher education, but also the rising costs of it.


Widener University


School of Law: JURIST Academy



Carnegie Mellon University


Office of the Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Education (AVPGE)

Suzie Laurich-McIntyre, Assistant Vice • 412-268-7307

(ask about their diversity recruitment program)



Funding for Science or Science Education Graduate Study


  • The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides competitive fellowships that pay your tuition plus a $30,000 stipend per year for 3 years of graduate study.


  • They accept applications from seniors, first year grads and second year grads.


  • They support study in science (including social sciences, technology education, and science education) and engineering. They are actively recruiting more applications from STEM teachers interested in science-education-related graduate studies.


  • The application includes personal statement, previous research experience and proposed plan of research, 3 letters of reference and transcripts.


  • Applications are judged on intellectual merit and broader impact. Intellectual merit considers the proposal of what you want to do including your demonstrated experience to perform in that area and your match to your proposed grad school. Broader impact may include impact on the world, education or impact of YOUR development if you are from an under-represented group.


  • The NSF advises students to plan your undergraduate research early if you are interested and to think about the application process in junior year. This fits well with our honors options at Messiah.


  • To learn more, please see




Internships and Fellowships at the Smithsonian


The Smithsonian Institute is actively recruiting student interns, from a week on Spring Break or Winter Break to ten-week Summer Internships.


Fellowships which provide stipends require a competitive application process.

One week internships are not competitive, but require you make contact with the appropriate Smithsonian Researcher who has a posted project. You email that researcher telling a bit about yourself and your interest in their project, and then they may choose you.




If you are a member of an underrepresented minority group, there are additional paid fellowships which you may access.