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Kent State Univ. NSF Scholarships for Broadening Participation in the Sciences

Scholarship Provider: National Science Foundation Grant
Application Deadline: 04/15/2013
Description: The Kent State University Scholarships for Broadening Participation in the Sciences will annually provide 21 undergraduate scholarships, averaging $5,000 each to promising science students. The scholarships will be awarded to students who are financially disadvantaged thereby enabling them to pursue a full-time program of studies that can be completed in four years.

A main goal of this program is to increase the diversity in the sciences. As such we highly encourage students from underrepresented groups to apply. Individuals from minority populations who are interested in pursuing careers in any of the science disciplines should consider applying. In addition, we highly encourage women interested in pursuing a career computer science or physics to apply.
Scholarship Amount: $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: 21-50
Length of Award: Renewable
Minimum GPA: None Specified
Other Comments: The scholarship is renewable each year and available from academic year 2012/13 until 2017/18.


Students applying for this scholarship must intend to pursue a Bachelor degree in the sciences from one of the programs offered at Kent State University. This includes such programs as Computer Science, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Biology, Physical Anthropology, and Mathematics. However, students pursuing degrees towards medical professions (e.g., pre-med and nursing) are not eligible.

Students must also meet the Federal eligibility guidelines
and requirements to receive financial aid (see and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Students from underrepresented groups, in the sciences, are especially encouraged to apply

Application Process

The application includes the student's academic record, two letters of recommendation, and a short one-page essay written by the applicant. The essay should discuss the applicant's science abilities, what he or she has learned about the field, what strengths and weaknesses the student possesses, and what the student's aspirations are for a science

Applicants will be judged based on their financial need, academic record, letters of recommendation, and essay.

Scholarship awardees will be linked academically through a shared interest in computational and quantitative approaches to problem solving in the sciences.

Student recipients of a STEM-Scholarship are required to:

• Remain in good academic standing within their STEM major
• Participate in STEM-Scholarship Program's social and mentoring activities
• Participate in the interdisciplinary STEM-Scholarship capstone
• Work with a STEM faculty mentor on a research in their area of expertise

Scholarship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Dr. Jessie Guinn
Kent State University
113-E Bowman Hall Kent, OH 44242
Kent, OH 44242
Phone: 330-672-0321
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