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.

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.

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.

NDSCS Programs Eligible for STEM Scholars Grant Participation

  • Architectural Drafting and Estimating Technology
  • Electrical Technology
  • Electrical Construction
  • Electrical Master Technician
  • Industrial Electrical
  • HVAC/R Technology
  • Information Systems Administrator
  • Web Developer
  • Land Surveying and Civil Engineering Technology
  • Microelectronics Technology
  • Nanoscience Technology
  • Precision Machining Technology
  • Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics Technology
  • Welding 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.

View STEM Scholars Program Admission Criteria

For program details contact:
STEM Scholars Program

The NDSCS NSF grant is Award Number DUE 1057574

NDSCS STEM Scholars Program Application

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