S-STEM Near-Completers Scholarship

Salt Lake Community College has recently been awarded a National Science Foundation S-STEM grant. This grant funds scholarships for students who are in programs of study leading to degrees in science and mathematics. The grant program at SLCC has a provision that allows us to offer scholarship awards to students who are close to completing a degree in math or science. Scholarships awarded through this program will fund students for up to 20 credit hours of instruction and include a small allowance for books and fees. Even if you have already registered for classes, you may still be eligible for an award.

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Applicants must have received an invitation letter to apply. Invitation letters are sent based on a computerized screening process that identifies potential applicants.
  2. Applicants must declare a major in one of the following degree programs: Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Chemistry/Physical Science, Engineering, Engineering Design/Drafting Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Environmental Geology, Geoscience, Mathematics, or Physics. If applicants are currently undeclared but are near completion in one of these degrees, they will need to declare a major prior to receiving the award.
  3. Applicants must have a cumulative 3.0 or higher GPA.
  4. Applicants must demonstrate financial need as defined by the U.S. Department of Education. Need is determined through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process and a completed form is required for all applicants.
  5. Applicants must be able to complete all courses required for graduation within 2 semesters.
  6. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals of the U.S., or aliens lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence. Status will be verified by means of the FAFSA.
  7. Applicants must meet with an academic advisor to develop a plan for completion prior to receiving an award.


Fill out the online application below:

Questions about the scholarship can be directed to Alisa Woodbrey at alisa.woodbrey@slcc.edu or Laurie McBride at laurie.mcbride@slcc.edu

Alternatively, you, you can call Financial Aid Office at (801) 957-4410

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1458881. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.