Biological And Physical Sciences

Natural science is a branch of science concerned with the description, prediction, and understanding of natural phenomena, based on empirical evidence from observation and experimentation. Mechanisms such as peer review and repeatability of findings are used to try to ensure the validity of scientific advances.

Natural science can be divided into two main branches: life science (or biological science) and physical science. Physical science is subdivided into branches, including physics, chemistry, astronomy and earth science. These branches of natural science may be further divided into more specialized branches (also known as fields).

In Western society's analytic tradition, the empirical sciences and especially natural sciences use tools from formal sciences, such as mathematics and logic, converting information about nature into measurements which can be explained as clear statements of the "laws of nature". The social sciences also use such methods, but rely more on qualitative research, so that they are sometimes called "soft science", whereas natural sciences, insofar as they emphasize quantifiable data produced, tested, and confirmed through the scientific method, are sometimes called "hard science".

Modern natural science succeeded more classical approaches to natural philosophy, usually traced to ancient Greece. Galileo, Descartes, Bacon, and Newton debated the benefits of using approaches which were more mathematical and more experimental in a methodical way. Still, philosophical perspectives, conjectures, and presuppositions, often overlooked, remain necessary in natural science. Systematic data collection, including discovery science, succeeded natural history, which emerged in the 16th century by describing and classifying plants, animals, minerals, and so on. Today, "natural history" suggests observational descriptions aimed at popular audiences.

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Scholarships for Biological And Physical Sciences Majors

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Emmy Noether Award

Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation

$25,000 March 26, 2021 See Details
 

Emmy Noether Award

Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation

award

$25,000

deadline

March 26, 2021
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FIRST Scholarship - Bay Atlantic University

FIRST

$13,500 August 15, 2021 See Details
 

FIRST Scholarship - Bay Atlantic University

FIRST

award

$13,500

deadline

August 15, 2021
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President's Scholarship - Texas Wesleyan University

Texas Wesleyan University

Up to $12,000 Varies See Details
 

President's Scholarship - Texas Wesleyan University

Texas Wesleyan University

award

Up to $12,000

deadline

Varies
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UHD Scholars Academy Scholarship

University of Houston - Downtown Scholars Academy

Up to $6,000 Varies See Details
 

UHD Scholars Academy Scholarship

University of Houston - Downtown Scholars Academy

award

Up to $6,000

deadline

Varies
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Memorial Scholarship

American Association of University Women - Naperville Area

$5,000 March 31, 2021 See Details
 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Memorial Scholarship

American Association of University Women - Naperville Area

award

$5,000

deadline

March 31, 2021
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

Up to $10,000 May 05, 2021 See Details
 

Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

award

Up to $10,000

deadline

May 05, 2021
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Shoe-Smith Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

$4,000 March 13, 2021 See Details
 

Shoe-Smith Scholarship

University of Colorado Boulder

award

$4,000

deadline

March 13, 2021
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Forester Science Scholarship

Lake Forest College

Up to $8,000 Varies See Details
 

Forester Science Scholarship

Lake Forest College

award

Up to $8,000

deadline

Varies
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William and Effa McMeans Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

William and Effa McMeans Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

award

$2,000

deadline

Varies
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Sven Peterson Memorial Scholarship - UCSD

University of California, San Diego

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Sven Peterson Memorial Scholarship - UCSD

University of California, San Diego

award

$2,000

deadline

Varies
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