selected to become a STEM Scholar will receive a scholarship, renewable each
semester, provided that a minimum 3.0 GPA and full-time progress towards their STEM
degree is maintained. The amount of the award varies by student as determined by the Financial Aid office
using information reported through FAFSA (Free Application for Federal
Student Aid) with maximum awards reaching $5,000 per semester. The goal of the scholarship is to offer
students the opportunity to avoid taking out student loans or working an
outside job to pay for college so that time can be focused on maintaining
STEM Scholars will also have the opportunity
to take advantage of a variety of academic and support services including
faculty mentors, peer mentors, career and transfer workshops, summer research
opportunities, etc. In addition, STEM Scholars in their 2nd year of attendance
may apply to serve as a peer mentor to incoming STEM Scholars, earning
additional funds on an hourly basis.
In order to
maintain their scholarship from one semester to the next, STEM Scholars must:
In addition, STEM Scholars will be asked to
complete required, periodic surveys to assist the college in documenting the success
of the STEM Scholars Program to our National Science Foundation funding
During the semester, STEM Scholars are
encouraged, when possible, to refrain from outside employment obligations, thus
enhancing their ability to take advantage of research experiences, faculty
mentoring, workshops, and other activities available during the academic year.
Summer STEM research, internships and/or work experiences (both paid and
unpaid) are encouraged. Returning STEM scholars will also be eligible to serve
as tutors and mentors for new, incoming STEM scholars.
For questions or more
information, contact Maryann Page (Principal Investigator for the STEM
Scholar’s program; Associate Professor of Biology) at email@example.com.
The STEM Scholars program is supported by the National Science
Foundation under Grant No. DUE-1259441.
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