Monday, June 22, 2009

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology & Mathematics (S-STEM)

The National Science Foundation announces a request for proposals (RFP) from universities interested in providing scholarships for academically talented, financially needy students, enabling them to enter the workforce following completion of an associate, baccalaureate or graduate-level degree in science, technology or mathematics. Grantee institutions are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, reporting demographic information, and managing the S-STEM project at the institution.

: $600,000 to be spread across 5 years

Due date
: 09/14/09 (notice of intent due 08/11/09)

According to NSF, "The S-STEM program emphasizes the importance of recruiting students to science and engineering disciplines, mentoring and supporting students through degree completion, and partnering with employers to facilitate student career placement in the STEM workforce. Participating institutions are expected to support the goals of the S-STEM program including:
  • Improved educational opportunities for students;
  • Increased retention of students to degree achievement;
  • Improved student support programs at institutions of higher education;
  • Increased numbers of well-educated and skilled employees in technical areas of national need.
Students to be awarded scholarships must demonstrate academic talent and financial need. In addition, they must be US citizens, permanent residents, nationals, or refugees.

For more information click here.