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S-STEM Scholarship Program @ Univ. TX - Pan American

Scholarship Provider: Funded by the National Science Foundation
Application Deadline: 01/15/2014
Description: This S-STEM Scholarship project at the University of Texas Pan American through funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) aims to:

1.  Recruit academically talented high school students to pursue one of the following S-STEM fields at UTPA - BS in Physical Science, BS in Physics or BS in Chemistry;

2. Promote STEM careers among high school students; and

3.  Provide quality training, development, education, and student support services to S-STEM scholars to enable them to persist in their STEM field and finish their degree in a timely manner.

This project provides:

1.  Scholarships of up to $10,000 per year for a period of up to four years to at least 18 academically talented but financially needy students from local high schools.

2.  A continuing academic mentoring support where each group of four to five S-STEM scholars will be provided with junior/senior mentors during their freshman to junior year.

3.  Career counseling and placement support to S-STEM scholars.
Scholarship Amount: Up to $10,000.00
Scholarship Website: http://portal.utpa.edu/utpa_main/daa_home/cosm_home/sstem_home
School Type Requirement: Four Year College
Applicant Class Requirement: See other comments for more details
Minority Status Requirement: No Restrictions or See other comments below
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Applicant Requirement: Need Based
Awards Given: 11-20
Length of Award: More Than One Year
Minimum GPA: See Other Comments Below for GPA
Other Comments: Eligibility Requirements:

Be a US citizen, permanent resident, national or refugee.

Demonstrate financial need.

Be an entering freshman/sophomore at UTPA

Must have a high school GPA of 3.25 or better in math and science and SAT > 1100 or ACT > 24.

Must pursue one of the following STEM degrees at UTPA: BS Physical Science, BS Physics or BS Chemistry.

Must enroll full-time (at least 12 credit hours per semester).

To be fully considered for the S-STEM scholarships, you need to provide the following:

Completed Application Form

A 200 – 300 words essay describing your academic and career plan(s).

Three (3) Letters of Recommendation from your science/math teachers or counselor(s).

Completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Evidence of SAT, ACT scores and GPA

High School transcripts of record.

Deadline:  January 15, 2014 for Fall 2014 awards

Scholarship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Dr. Edgar Corpuz, UTPA S-STEM Scholarship Committee Chair
Dept. of Physics & Geology, The University of Texas-Pan American
1201 W. University Dr.
Edinburg,, TX 78539
Email: ecorpuz@utpa.edu
Phone: (956) 665-2153