STEM Scholars Program

The NDSCS STEM Scholars program, funded by a $600,000 National Science Foundation grant, provides financial assistance to students through a comprehensive scholarship program that includes three scholarship types and approximately 180 awards over five years.

Standard Scholarship

  • Financial assistance of up to $10,000 per year.
  • Students must be fully accepted into the NDSCS STEM Scholars program.
  • Up to 25 Standard scholarships awarded each year.

Opportunity and Incentive Scholarship

  • Designed to encourage students considering careers in a STEM field, but who do not meet all of the program entry requirements.
  • One semester award of $500.
  • Students who maintain at least a 3.0 GPA while receiving the Opportunity and Incentive Scholarship become Standard Scholarship recipients.
  • Up to 15 scholarships awarded each year in years 2-5 of the program.

Transfer Scholarship

  • Financial assistance of up to $1,000-$5,000.
  • Awarded to graduating students upon acceptance and entry into a STEM-related field at a university.
  • Up to 7 scholarships awarded each year during years 3-5 of the program.

NDSCS Programs Eligible for STEM Scholars Grant Participation

  • Information Systems Administrator
  • Web Developer
  • Land Surveying and Civil Engineering Technology
  • Mechatronics Technology
  • Microelectronics Technology
  • Nanoscience Technology
  • Precision Machining Technology
  • Liberal Arts - Biotechnology
  • Liberal Arts - Chemistry
  • Liberal Arts - Computer Science
  • Liberal Arts - Engineering
  • Liberal Arts - Mathematics

Scholarship Application Deadlines

The STEM Scholars Program Leadership Team will review applications as they are received. Scholarships will be awarded as funds permit.

During the 2012-13 academic year, the STEM Scholars Program awarded nearly $100,000 to NDSCS students enrolled in STEM related programs.

View STEM Scholars Program Admission Criteria


For program details contact:
STEM Scholars Program
701-671-2696
kristi.jean@ndscs.edu


The NDSCS NSF grant is Award Number DUE 1057574

NDSCS STEM Scholars Program Application

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