Scholarship Details

Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program

Application Deadline:



Engineering or computer science


The DOE Scholars Program offers unique opportunities that introduce students or post-graduates to the agency’s mission and operations. Participants in the DOE Scholars Program gain a competitive edge as they apply their education, talent and skills in a variety of scientific research settings within the DOE complex. Appointments are available in a variety of disciplines at participating DOE facilities nationwide.


Be a U.S. citizen.
Be at least 18 years of age.
Meet one of the following conditions:
Be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited institution of higher education.
Have completed an undergraduate (B.A., B.S. or equivalent) or graduate (M.S., DVM, Ph.D., or equivalent) degree within five years of the intended start date.
Be a U.S. military Veteran who has been honorably discharged and/or who has been medically discharged because of a service-connected disability and who received a college degree in an appropriate discipline within ten years of the desired start date.
Have completed a qualifying certificate program within one year of the desired start date. The qualifying certificate program must be offered by an accredited academic institution; must require a minimum of 30 semester credit hours or the equivalent; must be in an appropriate science, technology, engineering, or math discipline; and should be related to or complement a prior degree earned (bachelor’s degree or higher).
Be pursuing or have a degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline or a field that supports the DOE operations mission including but not limited to communications, management, business and law.
The DOE Scholars Program main competition opens in Fall. Additional opportunities may be offered during the year to accommodate the needs and schedule of individual sponsoring offices. These opportunities may have different eligibility requirements. To qualify for an opportunity, you must meet the eligibility requirements detailed for the opportunity in Zintellect.

Terms of Award:

Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers the following benefits:

--Career possibilities with the nation’s leading sponsor for scientific research
-- Opportunities to learn from top scientists and subject matter experts
-- Stipends of up to $650 per week (depending on academic status)
--Travel arrangements to and from appointment site

Please Submit:

Your application will include:

Profile Information
Educational and Employment History
Essay Questions (goals, experiences, and skills relevant to the opportunity)
Resume (PDF)
Transcripts/Academic Records - Unofficial transcripts or copies of the student academic records printed by the applicant or by academic advisors from internal institutional systems may be submitted. Documents must include name of the academic institution, name of the student, courses completed and/or in progress and grades. First-year graduate students must submit their undergraduate transcript, including the last two years of courses, degree earned, and date degree was awarded.
Recommendation - your recommendation should address your academic record and potential for success in an appointment, such as demonstrated intellectual merit, communication and teamwork skills.
Submitted documents must have all social security numbers, student identification numbers, and/or dates of birth removed (blanked out, blackened out, made illegible, etc.) prior to uploading into the application system.

All application components must be submitted and received via Zintellect by the deadline to be considered.

Online Application: