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STEM Scholars 

This College of STEM program is focused on helping high achieving students successfully transition to APSU by establishing a community connection with STEM Scholars, upper-level STEM students, and STEM faculty and staff, all while exploring a rich environment of research and leadership opportunities.

APSU student on campus

  • One or more of the following:
    • HS GPA of 3.75 or above
    • Science Reasoning ACT score of 27 and up
    • Math ACT score of 27 and up
  • Must have a declared STEM major (or STEM academic interest if you are an AS Liberal Arts major).
  • Admitted to APSU
  • A STEM faculty member will serve as a mentor and facilitator for the STEM Scholar program. This will be in addition to the student’s professional advisor and faculty advisor specific to their degree program. This faculty mentor will help onboard the students and facilitate all of their activities as they progress toward their degree.
  • Each STEM Scholar will be assigned an upper-level STEM student mentor who will assist in their transition to college life and will help prepare them for success in their courses and student activities.
  • Move in early to meet other STEM Scholars, attend workshops on developing independent study habits, social gatherings, and orientation to resources specific to STEM Scholars available on campus.
  • STEM Scholars will have the opportunity to live in a residence hall with other STEM scholars.
  • STEM Scholars will enroll in a STEM Scholars APSU 1000, taught by a STEM faculty member.
  • Be introduced to additional faculty in STEM on a regular basis that will focus on innovative ways to discuss research opportunities available to STEM Scholars and career goals.
  • Participate in annual STEM Scholars trips designed to introduce students to careers and experiences directly applicable to STEM areas and facilitate networking and connections to potential employers and graduate programs after their degree program.
  • The opportunity to become a STEM Tutor or a STEM Scholar mentor as an upper-level student.

STEM Scholar Application

Please enter your first and last name.
Please enter your email address
Please enter your phone number.
Have you been admitted to Austin Peay State University?
Please select the option that best describes your admission status
Are you planning to live on campus?
Please select the option that best describes your housing plans.
The short answer questions below will be used in the selection process. Please take your time while answering these prompts. We strongly recommend typing your answer in a word processor and pasting the answer into the text box below after editing. Please limit your response to less than 500 words.
Please copy and paste your >500 word response in the box below.
Please copy and paste your >500 word response in the box below.
Please tell us what you are most looking forward to as a STEM Scholar?
Will you be able to participate in the STEM Scholars orientation program on August 15th, 16th and 17th from 10:00 am- 8:00 pm?
Please indicate whether or not you will be able to participate in orientation.