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What does it mean to be a STEM Education Scholar?

As a STEM Education Scholar, undergraduates have access to assist with local outreach programs, workshops and career-building activities with students from pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade.  In addition to joining a cohort of fellow undergraduates all of whom are preparing to educate future generations of STEM learners, Scholars also develop a strong understanding of best practices in integrating STEM subjects. 

STEM Education Scholars:
  • qualify for early registration for math and science courses.
  • gain special access to academic advisors and exemplary educators.
  • work with local K-12 schools and other student-serving organizations.
  • assist with a variety of STEM workshops on campus.


Each scholar is eligible to receive up to $2,260, which includes: 
  • a $1,000 stipend for tuition. 
  • enrollment in Leadership Safari. 
  • annual membership in a national math or science association. 
  • opportunities to attend a national math, science, or STEM conference.
  • living in the Residential College with other future teachers.
    • 4 co-ed floors of Sweeney Hall
    • 2-bedroom suite shared by 4 or 5 people
    • single beds and a private bathroom per suite
    • accessible accommodations available

Potential STEM Education Scholars are expected to have:
  • a completed STEM Education Scholar Application (see link below).
  • SAT scores at or above 530 (math) and 480 (writing).
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher.

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The work of the Center for Excellence in STEM Education is generously supported in part by the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.