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National Science Foundation S-STEM Scholarships

Stetson University invites students to apply to our NSF S-STEM scholarship program, which offers up to $10,000 per year to academically talented students with financial needs who elect to major in biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, mathematics, molecular biology, or physics.

The NSF S-STEM scholar program is funded by the National Science Foundation, who has awarded $999,823 to Stetson for a project entitled “Cohort-Based Interdisciplinary Learning to Increase Retention and Graduation Rates of Undergraduate Students in Science, Technology and Mathematics.”

Benefits of Becoming an NSF S-STEM Scholar

  • Up to $10,000 per year in scholarship support in addition to your regular financial aid package
  • The NSF S-STEM scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years if you continue to make progress toward completing your biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, mathematics, molecular biology, or physics degree.
  • A $1,000 grant to cover travel and research expenses associated with your capstone research project.
  • NSF S-STEM scholars will participate as a cohort in a STEM-enriched general education curriculum that emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of modern scientific pursuits, peer-interactions, project-based learning, and technological literacy.
  • Regular peer and one-on-one faculty mentors who are committed to your success as a STEM student.

How to Apply and Award Notification

In addition to applying to attend Stetson University, you should inform your Stetson admissions counselor about your interest in becoming an NSF S-STEM scholar.  Award decisions and notification will be made on a rolling basis throughout the year prior to enrollment.

Eligibility Requirements

NSF S-STEM scholars must

  • be a United States citizen, refugee alien or permanent resident alien.
  • be enrolled full-time and pursuing a BS degree in biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, math, molecular biology or physics.
  • demonstrate financial need as defined by the US Department of Education rules for need-based federal financial aid.