SSTEM

 About the Program

This project is funded by the National Science Foundation (Award #1262743)

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

About this NSF S-STEM Award

Scholarships for Advancing Careers in the Life Sciences

This S-STEM Scholarship program at Georgia State University will provide financial, academic, and professional development support to Juniors, and Seniors Majoring in Biology, Chemistry or Neuroscience.  Scholarships of up to $5,000 per year will be based on financial need and academic potential. Students must meet eligibility requirements, including demonstrated financial need. Scholarships are renewable for a second year when retention criteria are met. Some students can receive additional stipends of $5000 for enrolling in a 5th year MS degree program.

The program will provide a comprehensive set of activities and opportunities for development of academic and research skills, with the goal of increasing student self-efficacy. Students will engage in cohort-building activities such as a separate orientation specifically for them and text-based communication within the cohort. They will also participate in faculty mentoring, career planning through creation of Individual Development Plans, enhanced research opportunities, seminar courses and workshops, and facilitation of industry connections.

If you have questions about the S-STEM scholarship program, please contact:
sstem@gsu.edu

 

Eligibility Requirements

 Be a full time student

  • Majoring in Biology, Chemistry or Neuroscience
  • GPA of 3.3 or above
  • Be a US Citizen or permanent resident
  • Individuals from groups underrepresented in STEM (including those who identify as African American/African-descent/Black, Hispanic/Latino/Latina, Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian, or Native Alaskan, and/or first generation students) are encouraged to apply

 

Retention Criteria

 Requirements for continued participation in the program will include:

  • Remain a biology, chemistry or Nueroscience major
  • Full-time student status
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0
  • Satisfactory academic progress toward chosen major
  • Completion of required orientation course
  • Participation in at least five professional development activities each semester, including two career awareness activities

 

 How to Apply

The application period for the 2017- 2018 cohort are now closed

We will begin accepting application in the Spring 2018.

 

Program Contacts

Dr. Suazette Mooring (Program Director)
Department of Chemistry
smooring@gsu.edu

Dr. Dabney Dixon
Department of Chemistry
ddixon@gsu.edu

Dr. Gigi Ray
Department of Chemistry
gbray@gsu.edu

Dr. Ming Luo
Department of Chemistry
mluo@gsu.edu

Dr. Joe Normandin
Neuroscience Institute
jnormandin1@gsu.edu

Dr. Rebekah Chapman
Department of Biology
rchapman@gsu.edu

Dr. Paulos Yohannes
Perimeter College
pyohannes@gsu.edu

 

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