Application/Selection Process (DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE)

February 17, 2017 is the application deadline for the Fall 2017 scholarships. However, earlier communication of your intent to apply is highly recommended.

Scholars will be selected on the basis of financial need, recommendations from their high school science teachers, grades, and a personal essay. The target population will consist of academically-talented, financially-needy students who wish to pursue B.S. degrees in biology, chemistry, or physics (not intended for students in pre-medical or health professional programs).   The high school students identified in the above process will be invited, along with their parents, to a series of informational meetings and workshops.  At these sessions interested students will be coached through the process of applying to Indiana Wesleyan University, applying for financial aid, and the scholarship application process.

Our evaluation of potential scholars will have holistic approach. The recommendation of the high school science teacher, other letters of recommendation, the personal essay, and the personal interview conducted by program faculty will weigh heavily upon the selection of scholars. We will look beyond test scores and GPA’s and will be looking for evidences of motivation, logical and critical thinking, resourcefulness, and demonstrated aptitude in the sciences. Please download, read, and distribute the complete PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT and SCHOLARSHIP BROCHURE for the award here.


Scholarship applicants must…

  • be citizens, nationals, permanent residents of the United States, or aliens admitted as refugees (I made the revisions as compact as possible, see the original solicitation for completeness)
  • enrolled full time in a program leading to an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree in one of the following disciplines for each term for which a student receives a scholarship.
  • demonstrate academic ability or potential in STEM discipline (Physics, Chemistry, Biology in this case)
  • demonstrate financial need as defined by FAFSA rules

*Special effort to recruit applicants belonging to under-represented groups, including women and minorities, will be made.

Please send completed application to:

Dr. Matthew Kreitzer, Director

Indiana Wesleyan University S-STEM Program
Ott Hall of Science and Nursing room 480

Indiana Wesleyan University
4201 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN 46953

Tel: 765-677-2301