STEM Scholars Program
Students planning to study in any of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines including advanced manufacturing are eligible to apply for scholarships through this new program. The Foundation will support students at any point in their undergraduate program as well as graduate study. However, we are most interested in supporting students pursuing two-year or certificate programs.
The Foundation will continue to support students in other fields. Students entering life sciences, arts, humanities, business and other areas are still eligible for funding through other student aid programs of the Foundation. Review a full list of scholarship opportunities at the Foundation.
When to apply?
Applications are being accepted starting February 4, 2013 for study beginning this fall.
The deadlines to submit an application are:
Monday, April 15, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. for students enrolling in a bachelor or graduate degree program
Friday, June 28, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. for students enrolling in an associate degree or certificate program
Who should apply?
Students pursuing studies in such fields as chemistry, computer science, engineering, geosciences, physics, astronomy or mathematics are eligible to apply for support. There are many career paths which fall into the STEM fields. See below for a partial list of STEM careers. Students may be planning to attend a two- or four-year accredited college and may be traditional age student or an adult student.
Examples of STEM careers:
High School Chemistry, Physics or Math Teacher
Information Systems Manager
Video Game Designer
Industrial, Aerospace, Electrical, Mechanical or Civil Engineer
View a complete listing of STEM careers
The Foundation is committed to those students who demonstrate the greatest need AND the greatest promise. We will evaluate academic records, standardized test scores (with particular attention to math and science), community participation and career goals, as well as familys' financial situations.
Determining financial need
Candidates are required to submit a copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) that is the result of filling out the Free Federal Form (FAFSA), which determines what a particular family can reasonably afford for education or the expected family contribution. In addition, finalists will be asked to supply a copy of the financial aid package offered by the institution to be attended.
Individual awards may be as high as $5,000 but we expect the average award to be $3,500.
Applicants will be notified of their status in June.
Please contact the Student Aid Office at 1-800-464-6641.