National Science Foundation--- STEM Scholarship

The National Science Foundation – STEM Scholarship seeks to assist students pursuing degrees in a STEM field. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, national or refugee per the NSF guidelines. Applicants must demonstrate financial need per the FAFSA application. In addition recipients must have and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA as a recent high school graduate or current college student and be enrolled full-time in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math degree program at CSM. Must be eligible to place into MTH-1120 or higher, ENG-1010 or higher, and place out of Developmental Reading on CSM placement test. Applicants must submit one letter of recommendation from a high school or college STEM teacher.

Supplemental Questions
  1. NSF S-STEM Questions
    • 1) What is your planned area of study?
    • 2) Which campus do you plan to take the majority of your classes at?
    • 3) Please submit a 450-500 word double spaced essay which addresses the following: 1) your interest in your particular area of study, 2) your qualifications, and 3) how you will benefit from this scholarship.
    • 4) Please submit the NSF S-STEM Recommendation Form, which is available here.
    • 5) What is your citizenship status?
    • 6) If I receive a NSF S-STEM Scholarship, I understand that in order to maintain the scholarship, I must: 1) Participate in all program activities including the orientation sessions, mentoring program, undergraduate research and other co-curricular activities, 2) Maintain a 3.0 GPA at the end of the first scholarship/academic year, 3) Maintain full-time status in one of the eligible areas of study.
    • 7) I understand that I will complete a one credit seminar each term, including an undergraduate research component.
    • 8) I certify that the information contained in my scholarship application is true and correct. I give the Financial Aid Office permission to release my name, address, telephone number, GPA, and essay to share with the NSF S -STEM scholarship selection committee. I also give permission to CSMD to use information about my choice of major, academic progress, participation in STEM activities, transfer institution and choice of major upon transfer, for publications and presentations related to this project. My name will not appear on any data reported to the National Science Foundation.