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SLCC STEM Scholars Award

A partnership of the TRIO STEM program, the School of Science, Math and Engineering, and the National Science Foundation.

The SLCC Stem Scholars Award provides scholarships for students studying Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM). Scholarship awards may be up to $10,000 for students who complete their degree in two years. Scholarships are awarded to academically talented students with who meet the eligibility criteria (see below).

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Application Deadlines

2016-2017 School Year
Incoming Freshmen June 9, 2017
Continuing Students June 9, 2017
2018-2019 School Year
Incoming Freshmen November 15, 2017 – February 1, 2018
Continuing Students November 15, 2017 – March 1, 2018

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be admitted to SLCC as a matriculated full-time student (12+ credit hours).
  • Apply for and be accepted into the TRIO STEM program.
  • Declare an eligible STEM degree program of study from the School of Science, Mathematics and Engineering.
  • Must have and maintain 2.7 cumulative grade point average and be a student in good standing.
  • Must have completed Math 1050 or above, or be currently registered for Math 1050.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Enter SLCC federal student code: 005220
  • Scholarship recipients are not allowed to work more than 20 hours per week during the semester of their award; on campus employment is highly encouraged.
  • The SLCC STEM Award may be received for two years during your enrollment at SLCC.
  • Must be Pell grant eligible

Tips for submitting an excellent scholarship application

  • Follow directions. Do not provide more or less information than what is requested.
  • Avoid tangents and tailor your answers to each specific scholarship opportunity. Beware of copying and pasting the same essay for multiple opportunities.
  • Spelling and grammar count. Feel free to write your essays on a word processor before transferring them to the online application so you can ensure proper spelling and grammar.
  • Personalize your essay answers by giving specific examples. Paint a picture for the scholarship reviewers through your examples.
  • Have someone else proofread your essays.