STEM Scholarships and Grants

MARJORIE NEUHOFF SUMMER SCIENCE COMMUNITIES GRANT

STEM SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION -2014


MARJORIE NEUHOFF SUMMER SCIENCE COMMUNITIES GRANT

The College is pleased to solicit application for the Neuhoff Summer Science Communites Grant. This is for student/faculty teams in Chemistry, Physics or Biology. Faculty and studnets will collaborate for 10 weeks during the summer on a research project, meeting regularly with others in the program for cross-pollination of ideas.

Neuhoff Program Description (pdf)

Neuhoff Application (doc)


STEM SCHOLARSHIPS - CLOSED for 2014

Saint Mary's College has recieved funding for two different scholarship programs for students in the Sciences and Mathematics: The National Science Foundation PRISM scholarship program and the Clare Boothe Luce scholarship program. The programs are for different groups of students, so please read the descriptions carefully. In all cases, students must be U.S. citizens, as per the granting agency requirements.

  • PRISM SCHOLARSHIP DUE DATE - FEBRUARY 26, 2014

  • CLARE BOOTHE LUCE SCHOLARSHIP DUE DATE - FEBRUARY 26, 2014


NSF PRISM Scholarships

Contact: Dr. Ryan Dombkowski

What is it?

A scholarship program for Saint Mary's College students in the classes of 2016 and 2017 who demonstrate exceptional motivation, ability, and enthusiasm for science, mathematics, or engineering, commonly referred to as STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.

Who can apply?

1)    First year students in the class of 2016 or 2017 intending to major in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and/or the dual-degree program in engineering.

2)    Must be a US Citizen.

3)    Must be in academic and social good standing.

4)    Must qualify for financial aid (even if it is just $1!).

How much?

Total scholarship amount is up to $26,500 per student distributed as $6,500 during the sophomore year and $10,000 during each of the junior and senior years.

What are the benefits and obligations if I get a scholarship?

1)    Participate in volunteer and community outreach in STEM disciplines (approximately 1 hour per week)

2)    Participate in program educational events/field trips (approximately 1 per semester)

3)    Apply for summer research opportunities (either on or off Saint Mary’s campus)

4)    Organize and participate in “STEM Day”

5)    Attend a professional conference and present the results of your research

6)    Enjoy the mentorship, support, and company of Drs. Dombkowski, Barstis, and Snow.

What will give me a better chance at getting a scholarship?

1)    Earn good grades in your first semester courses.

2)    Demonstrate enthusiasm and motivation for pursuing a career in a STEM discipline (note: this scholarship program is not intended for students interested in a career in health care).

How do I apply?

Application materials are shown below. Applications are due February 15, 2013 to Dr. Dombkowski.

PRISM Application Form (MS Word or PDF)

PRISM Faculty Reference Form - Note:  The selection committee (Drs. Barstis, Dombkowski and Snow) will not write letters for this scholarship. (MS Excel or PDF)


Clare Boothe Luce Scholarships

Contact: Dr. Christopher Dunlap

What is it?

The Clare Boothe Luce scholarship program is for rising juniors who are majoring in chemistry or mathematics. The purpose is “to encourage women to enter, study, graduate, and teach” in science, mathematics and engineering. Thus students who intend to pursue a career in medicine or other professional programs are not eligible to apply. Students who are intending to pursue the engineering dual degree program are eligible to apply.

How Much?

The scholarship covers full tuition for the junior and senior years at Saint Mary's College, as well as a book allowance.

What are the requirements?

Students must have a 3.5 GPA to apply and be a declared Chemistry or Mathematics major. Students also must be U.S. citizens.

What other obligations are there?

Students will be expected to participate in outreach programs to pre-college girls to encourage them into science careers. Awardees will also be encouraged to participate in research experiences, either at the College or elsewhere as preparation for further work in the sciences after graduating from the College. Attendance at meetings in your field is also encouraged.

How do I apply?

Application materials are below. Students need to complete the application form and have one letter of reccommendation from a faculty member. Applications are due on February 26th, 2014. Notification will be after Spring Break

Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship Application (doc)

Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship Faculty Reference Form (doc)