The Lariat Future Innovators Foundation has a mission of helping the next generation of STEM students who have financial needs to reach their goals. In this fourth year of their scholarship program, the Lariat Future Innovators Foundation has expanded the program across the United States.
Scholarship Amount: A total of up to four awards will be granted, with varying amounts as follows:
- High School Senior: Up to $30,000 as follows:
- $6,000 for freshman year, renewable annually for three (3) additional years at $6,000 as a sophomore, $8,000 as a junior, and $10,000 as a senior if the student continues to meet eligibility requirements.
- College Junior: Up to $18,000 as follows:
- $8,000 for junior year, renewable for one (1) additional year at $10,000 as a senior if the student continues to meet eligibility requirements
- College Senior: $10,000
Students who will be a college freshman, junior, or senior at the start of the 2024/25 school year and who:
- Reside in a rural area (town or city with a population less than 25,000) in the United States and is an eligible zip code as set forth below;
- Come from families with less than $55,000 in household income as shown on their FAFSA form;
- Are between the ages of 18 and 24 in the school year that their school receives the scholarship funds; and
- Are pursuing a degree in any of the Eligible Stem Majors listed here:
Eligible STEM Majors
|Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
|Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General. Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist.
|Aerospace Physiology and Medicine
|Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering Agricultural Engineering
|Air and Space Operational Art and Science.
|Air Science/Airpower Studies.
|Algebra and Number Theory
|Analysis and Functional Analysis
|Animal Behavior and Ethology Wildlife Biology Zoology/Animal Biology, Other. Genetics, General
|Applied Mathematics, General
|Applied Mathematics, Other. Statistics, General
|Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
|Astronomy and Astrophysics
|Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, Other. Chemistry, General
|Automation Engineer Technology/Technician
|Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
|Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other. Botany/Plant Biology
|Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
|Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other.
|Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
|Biomedical Sciences, General
|Botany/Plant Biology, Other.
|Cell Biology and Anatomy
|Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
|Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other. Microbiology, General
|Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
|Ceramic Sciences and Engineering
|Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
|Chemical Engineering, Other.
|Chemical Physics Environmental Chemistry Forensic Chemistry
|Chemical Process Technology
|Clinical and Industrial Drug Development. Pharmacoeconomics/Pharmaceutical Economics.
|Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. Medical Scientist
|Computational and Applied Mathematics
|Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
|Developmental Biology and Embryology
|Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
|Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other. Molecular Medicine
|Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians, Other.
|Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering
|Elementary Particle Physics
|Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
|Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other. Biology/Biological Sciences, General
|Engineering Technology, General
|Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering Materials Engineering
|Forensic Science and Technology
|Human Computer Interaction.
|Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician
|Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
|Materials Sciences, Other.
|Mathematical Statistics and Probability Mathematics and Statistics
|Mathematics and Statistics, Other.
|Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
|Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering Biochemical Engineering
|Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
|Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
|Microbial and Eukaryotic Genetics
|Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other. Zoology/Animal Biology
|Microbiology and Immunology
|Molecular Biology Molecular Biochemistry Molecular Biophysics Structural Biology Photobiology
|Natural Products Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
|Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
|Naval Science and Operational Studies.
|Neurobiology and Anatomy
|Neurobiology and Behavior
|Neurobiology and Neurosciences, Other.
|Nuclear and Industrial Radiologic Technologies/Technicians, Other. Chemical Technology/Technician
|Nuclear/Nuclear Power Technology/Technician
|Oncology and Cancer Biology
|Paper Science and Engineering
|Pharmaceutics and Drug Design
|Pharmacology and Toxicology
|Pharmacology and Toxicology, Other. Biometry/Biometrics
|Physical Science Technologies/Technicians, Other.
|Physical Sciences, Other.
|Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences, Other. Pharmacology
|Planetary Astronomy and Science
|Plant Molecular Biology
|Plasma and High-Temperature Physics
|Science Technologies/Technicians, General
|Science Technologies/Technicians, Other.
|Systematic Biology/Biological Systematics
|Textile Sciences and Engineering
|Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
|Topology and Foundations
|Vision Science/Physiological Optics Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Applicants must write an essay of 500 words or more on one of two prompts, answer three short questions, and meet residency/income requirements. See the online Application Form for details.
June 30, 2024
Eligible Small Towns
This scholarship is designed to help students from small towns because those towns often have fewer resources to support students in their higher education journey. The spreadsheet below lists the eligible zip codes, which are Rural-urban Commuting Areas (RUCA) other than RUCA1.
Applicants must reside in a town that has an Eligible Zip Code.