Neuroscience

Neuroscience is one of the most challenging majors around. It’s the study of the brain and spinal cord. It includes both nervous systems and all that’s associated with it. The study is rigorous and heavily based in science. Many students who choose neuroscience as a major continue on to medical school or another advanced degree. Students with a degree in neuroscience can have a career in many types of labs, since neuroscience covers almost all parts of the body.

Typically neuroscience majors must take several advanced-level math courses, including calculus, probability and statistics. Related courses that deal with the human body are also required; these can include geriatric studies, nutrition, functional neuroanatomy, cell biology and physics. Advanced chemistry is also required including organic chemistry and the corresponding lab work.

Neuroscientists work in all types of situations, from counselors and therapists to disease study. There are neuroscientists in infectious disease labs, Parkinson’s research labs, cancer labs and hospitals. This is a very fluid and promising path to take, especially if there’s an interest in becoming a physician or surgeon. A neurosurgeon is one of the highest career paths a neuroscience student can aim for; it is an incredibly challenging but rewarding field of study.

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Scholarships for Neuroscience Majors

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Churchill Scholarship

Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States

Up to $60,000 November 01, 2021 See Details
 

Churchill Scholarship

Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States

award

Up to $60,000

deadline

November 01, 2021
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Pauletta and Denzel Washington Family Gifted Scholars Program

Cedars-Sinai

Up to $34,000 Varies See Details
 

Pauletta and Denzel Washington Family Gifted Scholars Program

Cedars-Sinai

award

Up to $34,000

deadline

Varies
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Porter Presidential Scholarship in Science and Mathematics

Skidmore College

$15,000 Varies See Details
 

Porter Presidential Scholarship in Science and Mathematics

Skidmore College

award

$15,000

deadline

Varies
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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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Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program

Council of American Overseas Research Centers

$11,500 November 16, 2021 See Details
 

Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program

Council of American Overseas Research Centers

award

$11,500

deadline

November 16, 2021
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Keynote Scholarship

National Space Club

$10,000 December 03, 2021 See Details
 

Keynote Scholarship

National Space Club

award

$10,000

deadline

December 03, 2021
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Austin E. Knowlton Scholarship

Denison University

Up to $5,000 Varies See Details
 

Austin E. Knowlton Scholarship

Denison University

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

Varies
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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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Blahauvietz Family Scholarship

Iowa State University

$2,375 March 01, 2022 See Details
 

Blahauvietz Family Scholarship

Iowa State University

award

$2,375

deadline

March 01, 2022
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Al and Linda Carver Scholarship

Iowa State University

$2,375 March 01, 2022 See Details
 

Al and Linda Carver Scholarship

Iowa State University

award

$2,375

deadline

March 01, 2022
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