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Apply to be a STEM Scholar

April 15, 2012

Now Accepting STEM Scholars for Fall 2012!   Application Deadline is April 30th.

What is a STEM Scholar?

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Scholar’s program is for students interested in majoring in a STEM field who want to share their love and knowledge of science with their peers and their community. STEM Scholars will receive financial support and benefits from the Title V grant for the Fall 2012 semester, and, pending appropriate levels of involvement in the fall semester, for the Spring 2013 semester also.  Once applications have been reviewed, finalists will be invited to an interview. Ten Scholars will be selected for the next academic year.

What does a STEM Scholar do?

  • Train and become a paid peer mentor to your STEM peers.
  •  Participate in paid outreach to elementary, middle school, and high school students.
  • Participate in paid professional workshops.
  •  Become ambassadors of STEM education on campus.

Who is eligible to be a STEM Scholar?

  • Applicants must demonstrate leadership through academic achievements and campus/community activities.
  • Applicants must plan to be Science, Technology, Engineering or Math related majors.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in at least one STEM course (biology, physical sciences, or math).
  • Applicants must have an overall grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
  • Recipients must be enrolled full-time for the fall 2012 semester, and later for the spring 2013 semester.

What benefits do STEM Scholars receive?

  • A stipend of $500/semester provided after summer and winter training workshops
  • A book voucher for $300/semester
  • An iPad for their time as a Scholar
  • Paid Training and workshops for professional and personal development and paid activity participation ($10/hour) for up to 10 hours per week.

How do I apply to become a STEM Scholar?

Download the STEM Scholar Application.  Application Deadline is April 30, 2012.

How can I get more information?

Contact Nicole Bowers by phone (602-285-7542), email (, or come see her in person in the lower level of the Library room 0019 at the back of the Computer Commons.

For more information about the STEM Program visit the STEM