The "Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics" (S-STEM) program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) which, in a nutshell, is concerned that our undergraduate students are spending too much time in paid employment. The S-STEM program addresses this concern by providing scholarship support to STEM students and by strengthening the university's student support programs.
S-STEM scholars will receive up to $7,000 per year (depending on their unmet need) for two years and are required to participate in monthly activities that will include faculty advising, community service, career services counseling, and professional development activities with our agency and industry partners. Although we cannot require that S-STEM scholars stop working, the scholarship support is intended to allow S-STEM scholars to focus on schoolwork and related activities instead of employment. This scholarship support is compatible with other financial aid; please contact the office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (102 Sutton Hall; 509-359-2314) with questions. The EWU S-STEM program supports juniors and seniors who are pursuing degrees in Biology, Biochemistry, or Environmental Science. Students in preclinical programs (including medicine, dental, veterinary medicine, medical laboratory science) are not eligible.
The scholarship application cycle for 2015-2016 scholars will start in February, 2015. Students who are considering applying for the scholarship should do two things during fall quarter: make sure a current FAFSA is on file and declare for one of the three majors.