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CSM STEM Scholarship

Scholarship Provider: College of Southern Maryland
Application Deadline: 05/15/2013
Description: The College of Southern Maryland with funding from the National Science Foundation is offering scholarships to entering high school graduates or current CSM students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). The objective of the CSM STEM Scholarship is to provide educational opportunities to financially needy and academically talented students through scholarships that promote full-time enrollment and degree achievement.


CSM STEM scholarship recipients will receive a scholarship award up to $5,000 per academic year over two academic years to be used for tuition, fees, and books. Recipient benefits also includes the following:

Mentorship by field related specialists

Potential summer employment opportunities in a field related environment
Scholarship Amount: Up to $5,000
Scholarship Website:
School Type Requirement: Four Year College
Applicant Class Requirement: Entering First Year Undergraduate or Freshman or Sophomore or Junior or Senior
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Awards Given: 1
Length of Award: One Time Award
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Other Comments: The website does not specify the number of scholarships available so a minimum of one is assumed; there may very well be more.  


The CSM STEM Scholars Program is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant focus is to increase the participation of students in the STEM disciplines.

Applicants must:

Be U.S. citizen. permanent resident. national or refugee. per NSF guidelines

Be financially needy as defined by the U.S. Department of Education as qualified for need-based Federal financial aid criteria

Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 as a recent high school graduate or current college student

Enroll full-time in a Science. Technology. Engineering. or Math degree program

Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 cumulative grading scale)

Be eligible to place into MTH-1120 or higher; ENG-l01O or higher; and place out of Developmental Reading on CSM placement test


Complete the CSM admissions application online at

Submit a completed and signed CSM STEM Scholarship Application
Include one letter of recommendation from a high school or college STEM teacher

Submit official high school transcripts.

Eligible candidates may be interviewed

All documents in one complete package must be returned to:

College of Southern Maryland
Department of Academic Affairs (OM)
P.O. Box 910 La Plata. MD 20646-0910

CSM STEM Scholars cohort will receive individual advising. academic resources -such as study groups. and tutorial support. as well as participation in a four semester Student Success Course.


Students must remain in good standing. This is defined as being enrolled full-time at CSM in a STEM major and maintaining a semester GPA of 3.0 or better and complying with attendance requirements of co-curricular enhancement opportunities.

Scholarship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Sandy Poinsett, Professor, Division of Math, Physics, and Engineering
College of Southern Maryland Department of Academic Affairs (OM)
P.O. Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
Phone: 301-934-7808
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