For Students & Families

A special space for students and families to research what you want to know about nano. Successful students share their insights on their educational journey, and careers in the micro/nano industry. Learn about micro/nano education programs and what to expect as a new student.


OSA (The Optical Society) Foundation Scholarships

OSAF scholarships allow students in the optics and photonics community to continue their education, gain new experiences, and make advances in their research. The four available scholarships include the Paul […]

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IEEE Photonics Society Fund

The IEEE Photonics Society Fund leverages photonic technologies to create a better world by providing pre-university STEM outreach and student travel grants and empowering women and underrepresented groups. More Information

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SPIE Scholarship Program

SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarships are open to students located anywhere in the world who are studying optics, photonics, or related fields. More Information

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Fabricators and Manufacturer’s Association NBT Foundation Scholarships

Open to all students pursuing degrees that will lead to a career in manufacturing. More Information

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Intel Scholars Program

Learn about the Intel scholars program and other opportunities. More Information

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Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Scholarship and Engineering Scholars program

Candidates are future engineering and technology majors from regions where “Electronic Systems is a major presence.” More Information

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SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers) Education Foundation scholarships for Technical School/Community College Students

The SME Education Foundation awards scholarships are available to students pursuing manufacturing and engineering related courses at two-year technical schools and community colleges within the United States or Canada.  Additional […]

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College Scholarships for Students in Various Fields

Scholarships are available in a variety of fields including engineering, electronics, vocational, technical, manufacturing, biological science, chemical engineering, and many more. There are also scholarships designated for women and minorities. […]

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