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S-STEM Scholar Program at EWU

The "Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics" (S-STEM) program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF)

CSTEM is pleased to be a part of the 2015-2016 S-STEM Scholars. ("Cohort 2")

Applications for the 2016-2017 Academic Year are due Friday, February 19th, 2016.
Application and additional information about the S-STEM program is available at:  http://access.ewu.edu/joanna-joyner-matos/s-stem-program. Please feel free to contact Dr. Joyner-Matos at jmatos@ewu.edu with any questions.


Overview to the S-STEM program
The "Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics" (S-STEM) program at EWU supports student success by providing scholarship, academic, and career development support to STEM students with financial needs, enabling them to focus on their studies rather than on outside employment.

The EWU S-STEM program supports juniors and seniors who are pursuing degrees in Biology, Biochemistry, or Environmental Science. Students in preclinical programs (including medicine, dental, veterinary medicine, medical laboratory science, etc.) are not eligible.

S-STEM scholars will receive up to $7,000 per year (depending on their unmet financial need) for two years and are required to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and to participate in monthly activities that will include faculty advising, community service, career services counseling, and professional development activities with our agency and industry partners.

Required qualifications
To be eligible for an S-STEM scholarship, applicants must:

  • be US citizens or an eligible non-citizen, defined as a nationals of the US as defined in section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, aliens admitted as refugees under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or aliens lawfully admitted to the US for permanent residence.
  • be enrolled full time and declared in a baccalaureate degree program in Biology (other than preclinical), Biochemistry, or Environmental Science
  • demonstrate financial need as defined by your FAFSA information
  • complete BIOL 171, 172, 173  introductory sequence prior to the start of scholarship support (Fall 2015)
  • demonstrate academic potential with a cumulative grade point average ≥ 3.0


Preferred qualifications
Preference will be given to applicants who:

  • are members of groups that are traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields
  • are first generation college students (neither parent completed a four-year college degree)
  • have the greatest financial need
  • exhibit academic merit
  • exhibit engagement with the discipline (motivation) as evidenced by their essay and recommendation letters
  • exhibit professionalism by submitting applications that are complete, with correct grammar and spelling 
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