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S-STEM Scholarship Information

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National Science Foundation S-STEM Scholarship

Increasing the Number of Regional Community College Graduates and Active Duty Military Personnel, Veteran and Dependents Enrolling in and Completing a STEM Baccalaureate Degree

Dr. Cindy L. Taylor, PI
Associate Dean of CoSM & Professor of Biology

Dr. Karen Meisch, Co-PI
Associate Professor of Biology

Dr. Nell Rayburn, Co-PI
Chair & Professor of Mathematics and Statistics

APSU has been awarded a NSF S-STEM grant with a goal of increasing the number of students from regional community colleges (Columbia State Community College, Nashville State Community College, and Volunteer State Community College) and APSU Center @ Fort Campbell, active duty military personnel, veterans and dependents enrolling in and completing a science, technology, engineering and math baccalaureate degree. In 2012-2013, we anticipate awarding 15 scholarships.  The scholarship maximum is $10,000 for the academic year and it is dependent on individual demonstrated financial need (defined by FAFSA).

 To be eligible, students must:

  • Have a declared major in a STEM associate’s degree or baccalaureate degree in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science and Information Technology, GeoSciences, Mathematics and Statistics, or Physics.
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA at the end of the second semester (approximately 30 hours) at a participating community college or at Fort Campbell.
  • Demonstrated academic potential or ability based on transcripts and teacher or faculty recommendations.
  • Demonstrate financial need as defined by the U.S. Department of Education.

 Qualifications:

  • Must remain a full-time student by completing 12 or more credit hours each fall and spring semester.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, a national of the U.S., or an alien lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence.
  • Must have a declared major leading to a baccalaureate degree in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science and Information Technology, GeoSciences, Mathematics and Statistics, or Physics.
  • Must demonstrate financial need as defined by the U.S. Department of Education for need-based federal financial assistance.  Students must have an application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) on file for the 2012-2013 academic year.
  • Must maintain a 2.75 GPA and meet satisfactory academic progress as defined by the U.S. Department of Education.

If you believe you are eligible for this scholarship, please click on this link:

   NSF S-STEM Scholarship Application

NSF S-STEM Award No. 1153787

"Partial support for this work was provided by the National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S STEM) program under Award No. 1153787. Any opinions, findings, and conclusion or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.”