Science and Engineering Scholarships

We understand paying for college can be challenging. That's why we offer more than 80 different scholarships through the College of Science & Engineering.  

Our different departments each offer a number of scholarships - based on need, academic focus, career aspirations and other specific criteria.

Explore our available scholarships in Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computer Science, Meteorology, Geology, Environmental Science, Geography, Math, Physics, Engineering, and Statistics; and apply for those that fit your specific needs.

The Deadline to apply is March 15th.

General college scholarships

The Valensky Family Scholarship

Award: $2000

Qualifications:

  • Must be a signed CSE major.
  • Must have an overall GPA of at least 2.75.
  • Must be a resident of either Michigan or Minnesota.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.

Application:

Applicant must satisfy the four criteria listed above and must submit a short essay (one page maximum) on how they meet the financial need requirement.

Selection Process:

Every year, three departments in CSE will choose representatives to sit on a scholarship committee. They will select one winner each year.

Timeline:

Applications must be received by the CSE dean’s office (galar1tl@cmich.edu) by March 17, 2023. The winner will be chosen before the end of the year.

The Bernie Meister Scholarship

Award: $2000

Qualifications:

  • Must have completed at least one year of STEM curriculum at CMU.
  • Must be a full-time student in an undergraduate STEM curriculum.
  • Must have an overall GPA of at least 3.2.
  • Must have graduated from a high school in either Midland or Isabella County.

Application:

Applicant must satisfy the four criteria listed above and must submit a short essay (two pages maximum) on how and why they are interested in science. The essay will be weighted more heavily than GPA.

Timeline:

Applications must be received by the CSE dean’s office (galar1tl@cmich.edu) by March 17, 2023.

STEM Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2022 by CMU faculty members Dr. Leela Rakesh, Dr. Anja Mueller, Dr. Lisa Gandy, Dr. Choon Lee, to support and encourage students to complete their degree in a STEM related program. The STEM fund was made possible with the help of many CMU alumni, friends, and family. 

Qualifications:

  • Student must be majoring in or intending to major in any program in the College of Science and Engineering or Neuroscience.
  • Student will be an incoming freshman, current freshmen, or sophomore with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • First preference will first be given to students who have demonstrated experience in or commitment to working with historically underserved or underprivileged populations, or experience living or working in diverse environments. Of the students meeting the above first preference, preference will then be given to first-generation college students or international students.
  • Enrolled students must provide a letter of recommendation.

The scholarship may be renewed up to four times following the initial award.

Timeline:

Applications must be received by the CSE dean’s office (galar1tl@cmich.edu) by March 17, 2023.