The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Indiana Wesleyan University a $623,337 S-STEM (Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) grant. The award will provide scholarships to 18 academically-talented and financially-needy STEM undergraduate students over four years to pursue and complete undergraduate degrees in biology, chemistry, or physics. The scholarships will support two student cohorts consisting of 9 STEM majors each over a period of four years. For each cohort, the program aims to provide $9,000 per year for four students and $6,000 per year for five students based on financial need and academic potential. A special effort will be made to recruit potential scholars from the State of Indiana and Grant County. To learn more about the application process click here.
Scholars were selected for both cohorts will be a part of a rich experience including distinctive elements such as a specialized STEM student orientation, extensive faculty mentoring and peer tutoring, quality research experiences, student lunches with local STEM employers, a “boot camp” after students’ first academic year to introduce them to key components of a successful science career path, as well as bringing them into an already thriving STEM environment at IWU. The experiences and support provided to these cohorts will foster excitement for their STEM disciplines, foster academic success, and ultimately prime them for entrance into and success in STEM jobs or graduate programs.